Top ski resorts for families in the Alps

08/30/2012 - Selina Sauerland

SnowTrex, Europe’s No. 1 for ski holidays, has taken a look at the most important ski resorts in the Alps and has compared them with regards to their family-friendliness.

Main criteria for the comparison were the accommodations, the price and variety of offers away from the pistes, such as kid’s clubs, ski kindergarten and activity swimming pools. Ellmau, Flachau, Kaltenbach and Fieberbrunn in Austria, Bodenmais and Oberstdorf in Germany, Castelrotto in Italy, Meiringen in Switzerland, as well as Tignes and Valmorel in France are the top results on this comparison.

Family ski areas should offer easy slopes, children’s ski schools and ski kindergarten, leisure time activities on days with bad weather and attractive prices for families. “The top ski areas for families offer very satisfactory conditions on skiing facilities, ideas, leisure time activities and also great value for price”, says CEO Thomas Bartel.

Families are supplied with a range of possibilities in many ski areas: family-friendly skiing for all budgets and preferences can be found throughout the entire Alpine region. “Our favourites for families with small children offer supervision in kid’s clubs or ski kindergarten, a family or activity swimming pool, as well as tobogganing”, says Bartel. Further, the resorts also offer ski-free days and diverse evening entertainment.

Price-wise, the French resort Valmorel is unbeatable where you can get 7 nights including 6-day lift pass for the Grand Domaine in an apartment at the Résidence Les Chalets de Valmorel from the 7th of January 2012 for a family with 2 children from £868.

In Autria, Kaltenbach in the Ziller Valley is the best resort for families. One week including 6 days skiing with the “Zillertaler-Superskipass”, in a double room with 2 additional beds at the accommodation Jägerklause, for a family with 2 children (aged 5 and 9 years), from the 21st of January 2012 costs £1,108.50. Children up to the age of 5 receive 100% and children up to the age of 10 receive 50% reduction.

Top ski areas for families with older children who can already ski or snowboard, according to the SnowTrex study, should offer a snow park, time tracking on the slopes, ski bus and ice rink. Here Fieberbrunn is one of the top resorts in Austria (one week including the 6-day lift pass “Schneewinkel” in the Gasthof Obermair from £339 per person).

 

The TravelTrex GmbH recorded 106,000 travellers and 33.5 million Euro revenue in the tourism year 2010/2011. In the company headquarters in Cologne SnowTrex has approx. 100 members of staff working under one roof.  With its winter brand “SnowTrex” the company has developed market leadership for ski holidays in the European region and offers a continuously expanding portfolio with more than 200 destinations and 1,200 accommodations in nearly all European mountain ranges, as well as the USA. With the brand “HolidayTrex” the company offers holidays all year round. Via the websites www.snowtrex.com and www.summertrex.com as well as via the call centres (both available in 16 languages) TravelTrex offers its holidays in the whole of Europe. However the company does not only concentrate on direct sales, but also cooperates with more than 600 active booking pages on the Internet, as well as travel agents and other renowned sales affiliates from within and outside the holiday sector.

For further information, pictures and examples of prices, and if you require help with research, please contact:

TravelTrex GmbH                           info-uk@snowtrex.com

Selina Sauerland                              Tel. +44 20 336 533 13

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  • Thursday, 30. August 2012
  • author: Selina Sauerland
  • category: Press
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