With its wide range of childcare options, easy slopes and special family deals, the Wilder Kaiser region is perfect for families with young children and also offers plenty of pistes for advanced and expert skiers. From winter 2018/19 visitors can also explore the brand new "Witches' Winter" adventure area.
Thanks to its connection with SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, the region offers parents and children an enormous choice of easy slopes and beginner-friendly facilities. Parents with babies and toddlers in particular enjoy fabulous benefits with the childcare facilities offered by “Kiko” Kids Granary in Söll and very reasonable family ski pass deals. Children can learn how to take their first steps in the snow, for example at “Hexenwiese - Witches Meadow” in Söll - free of charge for the whole family. Those feeling a little more confident can visit the Kinderkaiserland with its ski adventure park at the cable car mountain terminal in Scheffau. A brand new attraction opening in winter 2018/19 is the "Witches' Winter", an outdoor adventure area previously only open to visitors in summer. Meet the witches themselves while out and about on the pistes and stop off at the Simonalm hut for a spooky "witches lunch in the dark". Don't be late – food is served at precisely 11:64 o'clock!
Attractions away from the slopes include the Kaiserbad swimming pool in Ellmau, a pretty village where the popular Austrian TV series "Der Bergdoktor" is filmed. From mid-January until mid-March there is a Husky Day every Friday in Söll where guests can experience what it is like to ride on a sled drawn by these friendly, powerful animals.
Special family deals. The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental has many deals for families with children, such as a lift pass packages for families with young children where parents can share one lift pass between them. During the "Familienskiwochen" weeks children under the age of 15 ski for free.
Children's Ski Schools in the Wilder Kaiser Region
Children as young as two years of age can take their first tentative turns on snow under the watchful eye of professional snowsports instructors at the Skischule Scheffau. Families with children should definitely also check out KinderKaiserland, the number one highlight of the ski school with lots of great attractions for kids. At the Skischule Söll activities include not only ski lessons but also treasure hunts in the snow and outdoor adventures in the Alps. Last but certainly not least is the Kinderland KiKo, the perfect place for bad weather days on the mountain. Located in a former corn warehouse next to the top of the gondola in Söll, it has a range of themed rooms where children can have fun with new friends.
Ski hire shops in the region
- Sporthaus Edinger, Söll: www.sport-edinger.at
- Hansis Sport- und Mietcenter, Scheffau: www.hansissportshop.at
- Skischule & Skiverleih Ellmau Hartkaiser, Ellmau: www.skischule-ellmau.com
- Top Skischule, Ellmau: www.topskischule.com