Pretty chocolate-box villages combined with one of Austria's largest ski resorts make the Wildschönau region perfect for families with children. While the kids are learning to ski, parents can head off and explore the funpark and freeriding.
The Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is famous for its traditional family-friendly ski resorts. In the region's many villages there are lots of small lifts and gentle slopes ideal for those taking their first tentative turns on snow. Further up the mountain there are more challenging pistes as well as funslopes and funparks. Schatzberg is one of the most popular resorts with families, with easy skiing at the bottom and plenty of fun for all ages in the Family Park at the Thalerkogllift.
Winter hiking is a great alternative activity for families. From the mid-way station of the Schatzbergbahn cable car there is a hiking trail to Auffach. On bad weather days there is the 1st Wood Museum of Tirol in Auffach and the Wörgler Wasserwelt adventure swimming pool in Wörgl. Tobogganing is available on the Rodelbahn Lanerköpfl toboggan run in Niederau. There are also courses on how to build an igloo.
Special family deals. Children born in or since 2004 receive a free ski pass between 21 March and 13 April 2020. Young children born in or since 2014 can ski for free all winter in the company of an adult.
Children's Ski Schools in the Wildschönau Region
As well as the beginners' area run by the Happy Skischule Wildschönau in Oberau there are also children's lessons up at the top of the cable cars in the Schatzberg resort. The 1. Skischule Wildschönau with the friendly mascot Bobo the Penguin offers courses for children in Niederau.