Austrians ski like they breathe, and don’t expect to pay hugely inflated prices to do what comes naturally. So for all the adorable prettiness of most resorts, incredible snow sure ski-areas, and fun activities for kids, a family ski holiday in Austria can be very good value.
It also packs a lot of interest into the adventure, lets you mix up cities and resorts; spa and ski, or simply glide through some of the most magnificent scenery in Europe. Not forgetting it’s also the land of adorable ‘Mountain Hut’ restaurants, and they’re as good a reason as any to go.
Here are five wonderful, family-friendly resorts to think about this winter.
Austria’s downhill racing legend is also a fantastic family resort, scores high with older kids and teens, and has great schools and childcare for young, first-time skiers too.
In spite of its international reputation, Kitzbühel’s atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Naturally the skiing is excellent, the lift system’s one of the best in the region, and the area is snow-sure from December through to April.