Children's ski lesson at the Hochzeiger ski resort in Jerzens, © Tirol Werbung/Robert Pupeter
Children's ski lesson at the Hochzeiger ski resort in Jerzens, © Tirol Werbung/Robert Pupeter

Ski Schools for Children in Tirol

There are a plenty of quality-approved ski schools across Tirol offering families features such as special ski courses for children, courses with instructors who speak other languages, indoor kindergardens and childcare during lunchtimes.

Parents who wish to enjoy their holiday in the knowledge that their children are in safe hands should choose one of the quality-approved ski schools in Tirol's top family regions. These snowsports schools must fulfil even stricter criteria than the others in the region. For example, snowsports instructors working with children are obliged to attend courses each year on the latest teaching methods for children of different ages. Children as young as three years of age are welcome at these ski schools, which also offer plenty of fun attractions and activities away from the slopes.

Each ski school has a separate beginners' area with easy-access conveyor belt lifts and a range of learning aids. There is also an indoor kindergarden close by where youngsters can warm up on cold days and play inside when the weather gods are not smiling. The schools use a universally understandable orientation system to make it easy for kids from different countries and speaking different languages to find their way around. Changing from one group to another during the week is no problem, and at the end of each course there is a race where all the children can show what they have learned.

Each ski school has its own beginners' area with easy-access Magic Carpet lifts and learning aids such as giant slalom courses and ski carousels., © Tirol Werbung/Fritz Beck
Magic Carpet & Giant Slalom

Each ski school has its own beginners' area with easy-access Magic Carpet lifts and learning aids such as giant slalom courses and ski carousels.

The fully qualified ski instructors show children how to ski in a fun and friendly way., © Tirol Werbung/Fritz Beck
Understanding & Patience

The fully qualified ski instructors show children how to ski in a fun and friendly way.

Children can look forward to plenty of fun activities both on and away from the ski slopes., © Tirol Werbung/Fritz Beck
Learning & Having Fun

Children can look forward to plenty of fun activities both on and away from the ski slopes.

Each ski school has its own cuddly mascot to motivate children and make sure they enjoy their ski lessons., © Tirol Werbung/Fritz Beck
Cuddly Mascots

Each ski school has its own cuddly mascot to motivate children and make sure they enjoy their ski lessons.

At lunchtime the children all eat together with their ski instructors - a great way to make new friends and load up on energy., © Tirol Werbung/Fritz Beck
Eating Together

At lunchtime the children all eat together with their ski instructors - a great way to make new friends and load up on energy.

The indoor play areas offer plenty of fun, action and adventure - perfect for when the weather is bad!, © Tirol Werbung/Fritz Beck
Indoor Play Areas

The indoor play areas offer plenty of fun, action and adventure - perfect for when the weather is bad!

Tirol's Top Family-Friendly Ski Schools

Serfaus Ski School

In the family-friendly region of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, the local ski school's friendly and experienced instructors teach children aged from 2 to 17 everything from the basics of starting, stopping and standing through to race technique and freestyle tricks. Murmli, the resort's cuddly marmot mascot, is also on hand to ensure a fun day for youngsters. The Kinderschneealm beginners' area next to the mid-way station of the Komperdellbahn cable car covers 45,000 square metres, while the Murmlipark in the village of Serfaus also provides a safe setting for little ones to take their first turns on snow. Child-friendly facilities at the Kinderschneealm include an obstacle course, ski carousels and two kids' restaurants. Activities in the resort include regular ski races, a biathlon laser course (for children aged six years and older) and entertainment with music. Find out more about the Serfaus Ski School.

 

Fiss-Ladis Ski School

The resorts of Fiss and Ladis in the family-friendly region of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis offer group ski lessons for youngsters of all ages and abilities, including not only fun on the slopes but plenty of action and entertainment away from the pistes. The children's area covers around 80,000 square metres and is located at the mid-way station of the Sonnenbahn cable car. As well as a restaurant and an indoor childcare area there are adventure zones called the Red Indian Land, Fairytale Village, Forest of Sounds and Cave World. Within the Kids' Funpark there is a race course. Babies as young as three months are welcome in Berta's Kindergarten, named after the resort's friendly mascot Berta the Cow. Find out more about the Fiss-Ladis Ski School.

 

Nauders Interski Ski School

The Nauderix-Kinderland in the resort of Nauders in the family-friendly region of Nauders in the Tirolean Oberland offers 6,500 square metres of fun, action and adventure. Huge fairytale characters, pistes with bumpy rollers, snow tunnels, a Red Indian Trail and a show stage ensure a fun and safe time as kids take their first tentative turns on snow under the guidance of experienced and friendly ski instructors. These instructors are also on hand to look after children during the lunch break in the nearby child-friendly restaurant. The resort even has heated sleeping cabins where youngsters tired from all that activity can lie down for a rest. The toilets have also been designed with children in mind. Kids aged two years and older are welcome at the ski kindergarten at the top of the Bergkastel lift. Find out more about the Nauders Ski School.

 

Neustift Ski School

The BIG Family Ski Camp on the Stubai Glacier with its child-friendly restaurant and kindergarten is located in the family-friendly Stubai Valley and provides kids of all ages with a fun introduction to the world of skiing. Mascots Mini B and B Big are on hand to show children aged four and above around the Miniland and, for those who already have experience of skiing, the Kinderland. Teenagers and advanced younger skiers will enjoy the funpark with its snow castle, rollers and slalom course. Visitors to the resort even have the chance to take a ride in a real piste-grooming machine. Find out more about the Neustift Ski School.

 

Söll-Hochsöll Ski School

Hochsöll is a ski resort within the family-friendly region of Wilder Kaiser where children aged four years and older can learn the basics of skiing in the Hexen-Kinderland at the mid-way station in the Hochsöll. Regular highlights include treasure hunts, fun & games in the snow and ski safaris. The beginners' area has an easy-to-use conveyer belt lift and a ski carousel. It can be reached quickly and easily from the rest of the resort. The nearby Alpengasthof Hochsöll offers lunch with childcare. Children as young as one year can be left in the very capable hands of the childcare experts at the Kinder-Korn-Kammer (KiKo Söll), located next to the bottom of the cable car. The KiKo Söll has a series of rooms decorated according to different themes: a Crawl Room, an Action Room and a cosy Sleeping Room. Find out more about the Söll-Hochsöll Ski School.

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