Top 10 children’s winter destinations – Tyrol right upfront

01/12/2015 - Selina Sauerland

From free lift pass to full-day child care service – the offers for families on a ski holiday are diverse. To get the little ones started on the snow and to enjoy a good holiday at the same time, it is important to provide ideal learning facilities, fun playgrounds in the snow, child-safe lifts, etc. SnowTrex has picked the top 10 family resorts under consideration of the before mentioned aspects.

Berta and Murmli © Andreas Kirschner – Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Tirol
  1. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

Year for year, this Tyrolean ski region is on the top of nearly all lists when it comes to family-friendly ski resorts. The ski areas around Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis are some of the most child-friendly within the Austrian Alps. Attractions such as the kid’s snow alp, Berta’s kids land, the Murmlipark, an Indian land, a dinosaur forest on the piste, the Murmlitrail or the children’s skidoo track provide a large range of entertainment for the little ones.

  1. Stubai Glacier

The family-friendly ski world BIG Family, located just above Neustift, provides a care-free package for families with children of all ages. Main attraction is the BIG Family Ski Camp on the Stubai Glacier with separate kid’s area, practise lifts, Miniland, a children’s restaurant and an indoor kindergarten in the mountain station Gamsgarten.

Ski mascot FUNty welcomes the little ones in Zillertal resorts Zell am Ziller, Gerlos, Krimml and Wald-Königsleiten. The huge, yellow elephant is the signature sign for these child-friendly ski areas in the valley, offering fantastic beginner and kid’s areas, as well as guest kindergarten. Action highlight here for the whole family, is the Alpen-Acterbahn Arena Coaster (rollercoaster) in Zell.

  1. Hochoetz

The ski region Hochoetz in the Ötztal offer comparably cheap huts and a manageable ski area with 41 kilometres of piste. For the little ones there is a kid’s land, practise lifts, full-day child-care service, as well as an indoor relaxation and play area. Highlights on the piste are a special fun park for mini freestylers and a kid’s track for getting to know wild animals.

  1. Almenwelt Lofer

The Skialm Lofer in the Salzburg Saalach valley has already been announced “most family-friendly ski area in Austria” on various occasions. The pistes sum up to 46 kilometres in total, they are extra wide and there are two children’s areas located directly at the Lofer Alm lift. Especially child safety is a major focus here, thanks to the special family chair lift Schwarzeck, with automatically closing kid’s bars, and a fully pedestrianized resort centre. Further, there are special reduced family cards for various local activities.

  1. Arber in the Bavarian Forest

The ski area at the Große Arber is an original family ski area: not to large, easily manageable practise slopes with four magic carpets and a great price-service ratio. In the ArBär kid’s land there is the bear mascot to help the kids to get started on the snow, and the family cross park is fun and diverse for both children and adults.

  1. Alpe di Siusi

The Alpe di Siusi is known as the most family-friendly ski resort in Southern Tyrol. The lifts are child-safe and there are various large children areas which invite to learn skiing in a playful way. Further, there is the little witch Nix which is a great help for the children’s orientation and also provides useful security tips. Fun parks and a time-tracking slope specially designed for children add to the offer.

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    • Monday, 12. January 2015
    • author: Selina Sauerland
    • category: Press
    • tag: Austria

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