Are you looking to do a bit of skiing in Austria with your family? Well, here is an outline of some of the best ski resorts in the region ideal for families:
If you want to spend some skiing time away from the crowds, Westendorf is the place to be. It features a nursery slope, which is great for members who are beginners and a chairlift, and is situated right at the heart of the village.
That said, if you are looking to visit Westendorf and in need of airport transfer services, there are numerous tour operators providing the service at Innsbruck (INN) Airport the closest airport, which is about 85 kilometres from the resort. While there, you can also choose from the wide range of superb catered ski chalets available in the area.
If you have small kids or teens, Filzmoos offers the ideal atmosphere. It features great nursery slopes and a snowboarding school. The skiing takes place on both sides of the gentle slope and can be accessed from most parts of the resort. It also features a challenging and endless terrain for the more advanced skiers, and if you would like a bit of winter walking, Filzmoos has over 30 miles of winter trails to offer as well as other top snowsports activities, a treat any catered ski chalets Austria fanatic will be sure to deeply appreciate.
This ski resort has some of the best facilities in Austria, with its ski lift complex having outstanding indoor and outdoor child facilities. Moreover, the Gamsgarten lift complex features a restaurant, kids play area and crèche. There is also a learning area just outside with a moving carpet ski-lift. For intermediate skiers, the resort offers generally wide terrain, while for those who wish to do a bit of hiking, groomed and secured walking trails that span from the Gamsgarten mountain station to Tyrol.
Kaprun is a ski resort with generally tree-lined terrain and a gentle slope. For beginners, the Maiskogel ski area located at the edge of Kaprun is ideal. Intermediate skiers on the other hand can ski at Kitzsteinhorn Glacier located above Kaprun, which offers wide slopes and excellent skiing conditions from autumn through to the beginning of summer. The resort also has a myriad of trails suitable for Nordic walking.
With a peak of about 2820 metres, Serfaus is a superb resort for intermediate skiers and offers great family oriented programs. It also has an excellent lift system. For family skiing, the areas close to Komperdell restaurant are the best as they are equipped with moving carpet ski lifts, themed ski routes and a children’s restaurant.
Alpbach is a picturesque village in Austria that has been popular with British families for a long time. It has gentle nursery slopes and while those for intermediate skiers aren’t extensive, they are great for practise and building confidence. That said, the village’s ski schools are child-friendly, and if the slopes prove to be too much for the kids, the resort has an indoor swimming pool. The closest airport is Innsbruck, which is about 50 kilometres away, with several tour operators ready to offer airport transfers if you ever need the service.