Bertas Kinderland at Sonnenbahn midway station in Fiss, © Tirol Werbung/Hans Herbig

Top Regions for Ski Holidays with Children

Winter holidays with children can be great fun - if the location, facilities and atmosphere are right. We have put together a list of Tirol's best ski regions for families, where children will find plenty to see and do while parents enjoy relaxing in the heart of the Alps.

Ski holidays with children need the right infrastructure – from beginners' areas and equipment storage facilities to flexible rental arrangements that allow kids to change their skis, boots and poles as and when they wish. Tirol is home to 14 quality-approved family ski regions with particularly family-friendly resorts and ski schools that meet a range of quality criteria. On-piste highlights such as adventure parks and funslopes guarantee plenty of fun, while parents of younger children can use the resorts' childcare facilities and relax safe in the knowledge that their precious ones are in good hands. Many of the resorts also have family reductions for life passes.

"Fun on the Slopes": new children's programmes in Tirol's ski schools

In line with the motto "Fun on the Slopes" there are 28 quality-approved ski schools where children aged 3 years and older can learn how to ski in a fun, relaxed environment. Following the ski lesson in the morning, the afternoon is spent out and about exploring the landscape – searching for animal tracks, racing each other on snow discs, or simply building a good old snowman. A whole day of skiing is often too tiring for young children, so they are relieved to have different snow-based activities in the afternoon. Progress is recorded in a special booklet, and before you know it your little snow angels will be whizzing down the slopes faster than Mum and Dad!

Galtür in the Paznauntal Valley

Children's area in the Silvapark Galtür, © Paznaun-Ischgl Tourism Board

With its many fun activities and well-marked slopes, the Silvapark Galtür is ideal for children of all ages. The resort itself is divided into six zones, three of which are designed with children and teenagers in mind. The "Zwergerlwelt" (Dwarves' World) is where young children can take their first tentative turns on skis, while the "Abenteuerland" (Adventure World) is for more experienced skiers and has features such as tunnels and rollers. Finally, the "Actionpark" is for teenagers and young-at-heart adults keen to test their skills on rails, boxes and fun a race course. While the children are occupied in ski school or playing under the watchful eye of the local childcare experts, parents can head out on their own to explore the resort and try a little off-piste freeriding.

Accommodation. The Familienhotel Ballunspitze is an excellent base for families with children. It has many child-friendly facilities such as the Kinderparadies Bärenland, a children's cinema room, a climbing wall and a children's sauna. For a cheaper alternative, try the Ferienwohnungen Oberweissbach in Waidring – these holiday apartments are situated in the centre of the village but nevertheless offer plenty of peace and quiet.

Children's ski school.The "Spielplatz Schnee"programme is offered by the Skischule Galtür.

Ski rental. Sport Walter in Galtür

Further activities. There are plenty of activities away from the slopes in Galtür, including bowling and swimming, the Erlebnismuseum Alpinarium and fun barrel races where everyone is welcome to have a go.

Special family deals. Children under the age of 8 years receive a free lift pass when accompanied by an adult. The reduced children's rate is valid for children and teenagers up to the age of 19 years.


Bertas Kinderland at Sonnenbahn midway station in Fiss, © Tirol Werbung/Robert Pupeter

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, a ski resort comprising three interconnected villages on a sunny plateau high above the valley floor, is one of the most family-friendly ski areas in Tirol thanks to its many attractions and activities for children of all ages. While children too young to ski are looked after by trained childcare specialists in the "Murmlikrippe" in Serfaus, little snow angels can take their first tentative turns on snow in "Bertas Kinderland" and "Bertas Kindergarten" in Fiss-Ladis. The Serfauser Sauser and the Fisser Flieger, two adrenaline-pumping rides high above the ground, are ideal for all ages, while adults in particular will enjoy the many chillout stations dotted around the resort with large wooden recliners. The resort also has a number of fine restaurants.

Accommodation. The Hotel Bär and theBaby- und Kinderhotel Laurentius in Fiss, both of which are rated four-star superior, are top addresses for families with children. Alternatively, Haus Markus in Fiss offers tastefully decorated holiday apartments large enough for families at very reasonable prices. One of the resort’s ski pistes runs right past the building.

Ski rental. Sport Patscheider in Serfaus, Intersport Pregenzer, Sport Krismer und Sport Schmid in Fiss

Further activities. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is home to an almost unlimited range of attractions and activities away from the slopes. Highlights include motorski racing for children, a sunrise ride on the Masner Express gondola as well as a Segway trekking tour. The spectacular Adventure Night and Nightflow shows are also popular.

Special family deals.Adults staying at least three days who have children under three years of age can buy a young family ticket for the price of an adult ticket.

Nauders in the Tiroler Oberland

Nauderix Kinderland at Nauders ski resort, © Tirol Werbung/Verena Kathrein

The Nauders-Bergkastel ski resort is a haven for familes. Wide pistes allow skiers and snowboarders of all ages to carve long turns in the snow, while the youngest guests learn how to ski under the watchful eye of trained instructors in the ski kindergarden. A new children's restaurant was recently opened next to the top of the main cable car. However, the undoubted highlight for young children is the 6500m² Nauderix Kinderland with a playground, tubing run and Red Indian Trail as well as the Nauderix Kids Park designed for teens keen to try out some of the latest snowsports. Children who have already mastered the basics of skiing can show off their skills to their parents on the Nauderix-Rallye.

Accommodation. The four-star superior Familienhotel "Mein Almhof" in Nauders is a good choice for families. While parents enjoy a well-deserved rest, children can enjoy themselves at the KidsClub. The hotel also has spa facilities open to all the family.

Children's ski school. The Skischule Nauders offers the "Spielplatz Schnee" programme. 

Ski rental. Skirent Nauders

Further activities. The 3km Lärchenalm toboggan run is floodlight in the evenings. A chairlift takes you up to the top. Then it is time to whizz back down into the valley!

Special family deals. Nauders offers a range of deals and discounts for families with children. As well as reduced lift passes for children and youths, there are family lift passes. Further reductions are offered from mid-March onwards.


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

The infrastructure in the sunny Hochzeiger ski resort is perfect for families. The resort itself is compact and the ski school, rental shops and pistes are all close together. Children will learn to ski on the gentle slopes down in the valley, where they do not need a lift pass. Older and more experienced skiers can head for the snowpark to practise their tricks, while Pitzi's Kinderparadies is a childcare facility with trained members of staff. Parents and grandparents who do not want to ski themselves should nevertheless head up to the top of the cable car, where they can admire the fabulous views, enjoy coffee and cake at the restaurant, explore the winter hiking trail or try the 6km toboggan run which the children will definitely want to have a go on later.

Accommodation. Four-star superior and a warm welcome for families – that is what the Hotel Andy in Jerzens offers. Childcare service, games room and a children's sauna are among the highlights.

Children's ski school. The Schneesportschule Hochzeiger-Pitztal in Jerzens offers the "Spielplatz Schnee" programme. 

Ski rental. Sport Lentsch and Sport Schultes in Jerzens

Futher activities. There is plenty to see and do away from the slopes. How about a ride in a real piste-grooming machine and a backstage tour of what goes on behind the scenes at the resort? Other popular activities include horse-drawn carriage rides at the Reithof Pitztal in St. Leonhard.

Special family deals. With the "Bambini-Freiskipass" children under 10 years of age ski for free when accompanied by an adult. In January there are also "Bambini-Wochen" with special discounts for children.


Family-friendly ski holidays in Hochoetz, © Ötztal Tourismus

The Hochoetz ski resort at the start of the Ötztal Valley is ideal for families and beginners. With its quiet slopes and relaxed atmosphere, it provides the perfect setting to learn to ski or simply cruise the slopes. Families with young children will particularly enjoy the child-friendly facilities Hochoetz has to offer, including WIDI’s Kids' Club – the perfect place for youngsters to take their first tentative turns on snow under the watchful eye of trained instructors. Older children and teenagers should head for the WIDI Funpark, where they can work on their tricks. The restaurant at the top of the resort in Hochoetz is a good place for all the family to meet up at lunchtime. As well as majestic views, it also features a children's restaurant, a kindergarden and a play area.

Accommodation. Families can choose to stay at the WIDI Accommodation Partners which include everything from apartments to four-star hotels.

Children's ski school. Schneesportschule Mali, Skischule Fischer and AGE Skischule in Oetz

Ski rental. Snow Fun Center, Skiverleih AGE und Skiverleih Fischer in Oetz

Further activities. The children's trail next to the Ochsengartenbahn cable car is a great place for youngsters to learn more about alpine animals such as marmots, chamoix, etc. The nearby Therme Aqua Dome in Längenfeld offers total relaxation in its spa and swimming pools. Ice skating on the Piburger See lake is a popular activity for families in winter.

Special family deals. During the Happy Family Weeks all children under 6 years of age staying in the region receive a free ski pass and either a free five-day ski course or five days of free childcare.


Family Skiing in Kühtai, © Eye5/Daniel Zangerl

At just over 2,000 metres above sea level - no other family-friendly winter sports resort in Tirol is as high as the Kühtai ski area. And as one would expect, the guarantee of snow cover is correspondingly high. Virtually all hotels along the local road have direct access to the slopes and everything is within a convenient distance. This means the family ski resort is clearly structured and children lose no time in getting out and about in the great outdoors. A real highlight is the Kühtai Rally, a treasure hunt on skis through the entire ski area, which can be solved with the assistance of a smartphone app and is suitable for the whole family. KPark, a high-class fun park, is particularly popular with older children and young persons and is equipped with a line for younger novices.

Accommodation. All in Family Hotel Moritz is a seasoned pro when it comes to catering for the needs of guests of all ages. The hotel offers all-inclusive holidays with 12-hours of childcare per day and an extensive entertainment programme.The 4-Star-Superior-Hotel Mooshaus focuses on combining luxury with family friendliness.. A “game-land”, kids’ spa, family cinema and a kids’ menu are all part of the programme. The hosts also manage the 4-star Sporthotel Alpenrose with special family rooms.

Children's ski schools. Follow Me Ski School and Kühtai Ski School

Ski rental. Sport Seppl and Intersport Heidegger

Further activities.The Family Tour on “Zieseln”, small, electric tracked vehicles, hardly bigger than a wheelchair, is another extraordinary attraction. Moreover, Kuhtai guests can sample the delights of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ski tours, all with introductory offers for children. And those who can’t ignore the allure of city life: Can take advantage of the free and speedy shuttle bus transfer to and from Innsbruck.

Special family deals.During the "Family Hit Week" from 14th to the 26th of January 2018, children born in 2012 or after sleep free in their parents' room and receive a free 6-day ski pass on stays of a minimum of seven days. A 5-day ski course (Sunday to Thursday) and supervised childcare for children aged 3 to 4 years is also included.


Skiing on the Stubai Glacier, © Stubai Glacier/Christoph Schöch

Beginners and families with children on holiday in Tirol will find exactly what they are looking for at the Schlick 2000 resort in the Stubaital Valley. This compact ski area offers facilities for families such as Big Ron's Kinderland at the midway station of the cable car as well as childcare, conveyor-belt ski lifts, snow carousels and slalom courses where Mum and Dad can drop in and see what their children have been learning. The rental shop is located next to the bottom station of the lift. More experienced skiers will also find plenty of challenging red and black pistes, and the "Super-Skipass" gives access to the Stubai Glacier.

Accommodation. From the bottom lift station in Fulpmes it is not far to the Family Apart Stubai hotel, where children will love the bunkbeds and adults will appreciate the traditional Tirolean decor. An alternative is the Vitalhotel Auenhof, which has its own childcare service. A cheaper alternative are the large Ferienland Stubai holiday apartments in Fulpmes, which sleep up to six people. 

Children's ski school. The "Spielplatz Schnee" priogramme combining ski lessons and outdoor activities is offered by the Schischule Stubai Tirol in Fulpmes. 

Ski rental.Sport Pittl in Fulpmes

Further activities. Why not take a break from the slopes and explore some of the many attractions in the valley such as the Ice Grotto on the Stubai Glacier or the Stubay adventure swimming pool and sauna with a children's pool and rubber ring slide.

Special family deals. The ski resort offers reduced rates for children and youths. Children under 10 years of age ski for free when accompanied by a paying parent.

Alpbachtal Valley

Family ski holidays in the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau, © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus

The Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is known first and foremost for its small, quiet resorts ideal for families with children. In the villages of Kramsach and Brandenberg skiers can even use the lifts free of charge during the week. Frostys Schneewelt at the top of the Wiedersbergerhornbahn cable car has a children's cinema and lots of great games as well as a friendly team of childcare experts to look after kids aged 2 to 6 years. Older children and teenagers will enjoy the funslopes and funparks. Highlights include the Eva-Maria Brem giant slalom course on the Reitherkogel mountain, named after one of Austria's most successful female skiers.

Accommodation. The 150m² family apartments at the Oberhaslachhof offer plenty of space and child-friendly extras such as cots and changing facilities. Spa facilities, swimming pools and a childcare service feature at the Kinderhotel Galtenberg in Inneralpbach.

Children's ski schools. The skiCHECK Alpbach ski school offers children's ski lessons, while Frostys Schneewelt at the top of the Wiedersbergerhornbahn cable car has a team of friendly instructors at the Ski- und Snowboardschule Alpbach Aktiv.

Ski rental. All ski and snowboard equipment can be hired from skiCheck Alpbach, Sport H&N (Reitherkogelbahn cable car and Wiedersbergerhornbahn cable car) and Conny's Sport (Pöglbahn cable car and Alpbach).

Alternative activities. The Alpbachtal Seenland Card offers many great deals and discounts on activities in the region such as the Wörgler Wasserwelt adventure pool, toboggan hire and torch-lit walks. We also recommend ice skating on the frozen Reintaler See lake in Kramsach or the Eisarena in Kundl.

Special family deals. Between 24 March and 8 April 2018 all children born in or since 2002 ski for free throughout the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau resort when accompanied by an adult with a ski pass valid for at least 3 days.


Family ski holidays in the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau, © Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau

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.

Accommodation. Next to the lifts in Oberau is the family-friendly Tirolerhof, a three-star hotel with plenty of traditional Tirolean flair. Children will enjoy the indoor swimming pool and play area, while adults can relax in the spa.

Children's ski school.Next to the beginners' area is the Happy Skischule Wildschönau in Oberau, while up at the top of the Schatzberg resort there is a new children's area with lessons for youngsters of all ages. The 1. Skischule Wildschönau in Niederau also offers lessons for children.

Ski rental. Skis and snowboards can be hired from the Skiverleih Margreiter, which has branches in Auffach, Oberau and Niederau, as well as from Sport Blachfelder in Niederau.

Further activities. 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.

Special family deals. Children born in or since 2002 receive a free ski pass between 24 March and 8 April 2018. Young children born in or since 2012 can ski for free all winter in the company of an adult.

Kitzbühel Alps - Hohe Salve

Lift in Itter, © Kitzbühel Alps

The sunny Hohe Salve resort is one of the best places from which to access the huge SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, a network of interconnected ski areas in the east of Tirol. Hohe Salve has many easy pistes, heated chairlifts and the Kids Club Salvenaland Hopfgarten with a beginners' area, two conveyor-belt lifts and childcare services for children up to three years of age. The qualified instructors at the Skischule Alpin, a ski school with its own area for beginners away from the busy slopes, have all the skills and experience to teach children to ski in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Families can now also use the ski storage facilities at the bottom of the lifts in Hopfgarten.

Accommodation. A magical night-sky effect in each of the rooms at the Familotel Hopfgarten ensures a good night's sleep. Further highlights for families include family apartments as well as a baby club and an indoor swimming pool.

Children's ski school. The Skischule Alpin in Hopfgarten offers the "Spielplatz Schnee" programme.

Ski rental.Intersport Oberhauser and Skiverleih Kurz in Hopfgarten

Further activities. How about a fun toboggan ride down from the Haagalm hut in Hopfgarten? Or a visit to the Wörgler Wasserwelt Wave leisure centre with the world's first double loop-the-loop water slide?

Special family deals. Visitors with children can benefit from special deals and discounts, such as a lift pass for families with young children which enables parents to share a lift pass between them. During the  "Familienskiwochen" weeks children up to 15 years of age ski for free.

Wilder Kaiser

Kinderkaiserland in Scheffau, © Wilder Kaiser

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.

Accommodation. While children are fast asleep in bed, their parents can relax at the bar and look back on an eventful day. The Hotel Kaiser in Scheffau, a four-star hotel with all-inclusive deals, is ideal for families with children, as is the Hotel Hexenalm in Söll with its child-friendly infrastructure and facilities. Those in search of large, affordable apartments will find exactly that at the Ferienhaus Bichler in Scheffau. These sunny holiday apartments in a quiet location are fully equipped and ideal for families.

Children's ski school. The Skischule Scheffau and the Skischule Söll both offer the "Spielplatz Schnee" programme.

Ski rentals. Hansis Sport- und Mietcenter in Scheffau and Sport Edinger in Söll

Further activities. 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.

Kitzbühel Alps - Brixental

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, © Tirol Werbung

With the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental and Kitzbühel/Kirchberg, this region has not one but two large resorts to offer. The SkiWelt, one of Austria's largest interconnected wintersports areas, has many gentle pistes ideal for beginners as well as children's areas, childcare services and even special ski lifts designed with the safety of children in mind. Further attractions popular with all the family include the igloo village in Hochbrixen with its ice exhibition and the three "Skimovie" runs where skiers can film themselves in action.

Accommodation. For all those who like to fall straight into bed after a hard day on the slopes there is the four-star Familienhotel Loipenstub'n and the holiday apartments in the Resort Tirol in Brixen im Thale.Visitors in search of a little luxury will find what they are looking for at the four-star superior Hotel Elisabeth in Kirchberg. Guests working with a smaller budget should try the Haus Cavada in Brixen im Thale, a cosy traditional guesthouse in one of the oldest buildings in the valley.

Children's ski school. The Skischule Brixen im Thale, the Skischule Aktiv (also in Brixen) and the Alpine Profis in Kirchberg all offer the "Spielplatz Schnee" programme.

Ski rental. Intersport Kitzsport Fleckalmbahn und Pengelstein in Kirchberg

Further activities. Tobogganing is a great activity for all the family. There is a 3.5km toboggan run in Gaisberg.

Special family deals. The SkiWelt has plenty of great discounts and deals for families with children, including a package for families with young children which allows parents to share a single ski pass. In the "Familienskiwochen" weeks children up to 15 years of age ski for free. In Kitzbühel there is also the 3+1 deal – three people pay, four people ski.

Kitzbühel Alps - St. Johann

St. Johann ski resort, © Stefan Eisend

The compact nature of the ski resort in St. Johann makes it popular with families. There are four ski schools where children can learn to ski and several childcare facilities, including the "Kapa-Kinderstube" in St. Johann and the "Krabbelstube Vogelnest" in Oberndorf, as well as a special babyhotel. Older children will enjoy the funslope with its many jumps and obstacles. St. Johann is the perfect place for the young and the young at heart!

Accommodation. Families will enjoy the four-star Landgut Furtherwirt in Kirchdorf with its own children's area or the St. Johanner Hof. The four-star babymio in Kirchdorf has been designed with the needs of babies and their parents in mind.

Children's ski school. Four ski schools offer the programme – the Schneesportschule Eichenhof in St. Johann, the Schischule St. Johann i. T., the Skischule Total in Kirchdorf and the Skischule Oberndorf.

Ski rental.Rent World Noichl und Intersport Patrick in St. Johann

Further activities. Relaxation is guaranteed at the Wellnesscenter Kaiserquell spa in Kirchdorf and the Panorama Badewelt leisure centre with a huge slide in St. Johann. Adventurers of all ages in search of an adrenaline kick can visit the Hornpark high-rope park with a special obstacles course in winter.

Special family deals. The ski resort offers a range of discounts on lift passes for children and youths according to their age. Bonuses are also awarded to families purchasing season tickets.

Kitzbühel Alps - Pillerseetal

Childcare in the Pillerseetal ski resort, © Rolart Images

There is no region in Tirol which gets as much snow as the Pillerseetal Valley – and that's official! Little wonder that this region in the east of Tirol is popular with families. The three local ski resorts Fieberbrunn, Pillersee/Buchensteinwand and Steinplatte Waidring are excellent for teenagers looking for a little freestyle action. Children of all ages as well as their parents will enjoy Timoks Coaster in Fieberbrunn and the Triassic Kinderland in Waidring.

Accommodation. The Biobauernhof Mittermoos and the four-star hotel Alte Post in Fieberbrunn as well as the cosy rooms at the Plankenhof in Waidring are ideal for families with children. As a cheaper alternative there are also the Ferienwohnungen Oberweissbach in Waidring. These holiday apartments are in the centre of the village yet offer plenty of peace and quiet.

Children's ski school. Four ski schools offer the "Spielplatz Schnee" programme: S4 snowsports and Sport Widmann in Fieberbrunn, the Skischule Pillerseetal in St. Ulrich and the Skischule Snowsports in Waidring.

Ski rental.S4 snowsports, Sport Widmann and Intersport Günther in Fieberbrunn, Intersport Kienpointner in Waidring

Further activities. Sometimes it is good to take a break from the slopes and try out something different like a visit to the Aubad spa and swimming pool, the Energiebrunnen spa in Fieberbrunn, the Alpensportbad in St. Ulrich or the Schlauchbobbahn in Waidring. The region's biggest attraction, quite literally, is the huge cross on top of the Buchensteinwand mountain, which visitors can climb up.

Special family deals. All three resorts have discounts for children, special deals at Easter and child-friendly prices during the "Schneezwergerlwochen" in January, when children up to the age of 5 years receive a free six-day ski pass.

East Tirol

The funslope in Zettersfeld with views of the Lienz Dolomites, © Lienzer Dolomites/Roland Haschka

There are two ski resorts in East Tirol which are considered especially good for families with children. The first is the small but perfectly formed Skizentrum Sillian in the Hochpustertal Valley, where both adults and children will enjoy the excellent facilities and calm atmosphere. The beginners' area, known as the Winterwichtelland, is located in the centre of Sillian itself, while older children can enjoy a combination of skiing and activities at the Bobo Kinderclub and teens can dial in their tricks in the Yellowsnow Funpark. The second family-friendly resort is Zettersfeld in Lienz. Perched high above Lienz, the largest town in East Tirol, almost all of its pistes are suitable for families. The resort also features a Sunsite Park snowpark where young snowboarders and freeriders will find plenty to keep them busy. Zettersfeld has a number of traditional huts on the mountain serving food and drink. Their sunny terraces offers magnificent views of the Lienz Dolomites. A recent addition is the 400m funslope with a series of rollers, banked corners, jumps and tunnels.

Accommodation.Visitorswith children will enjoy the special family rooms at the 4 star superior Sporthotel Sillian in the Hochpustertal Valley. Those who prefer a more rural experience can stay at the Schuistlhof farm with its large holiday apartments. In the Lienz Dolomites themselves there is the 3 star Dolomitenhof, which has both family rooms and apartments. Last but not least, animal lovers should try the Gerlhof farm in Obernussdorf with its cows and chickens.

Children's ski school.Children aged three years and older can learn to ski at the Wintersportschule Hochpustertal. The Skischule Lienzer Dolomiten in Zettersfeld and the Skischule White Element in Sillian also offer special courses and lessons for children.

Ski rental. Equipment for both adults and children can be hired from Joachim's Skishop at the bottom of the cable car in Zettersfeldbahn and from Sunny Sport 2000 at the bottom of the lifts in Sillian.

Further activities. There is plenty to see and do in East Tirol away from the ski slopes. Popular winter activities include full-moon guided snowshoe hikes in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Families will also enjoy the Osttirodler, a kind of mountain rollercoaster open all year, and the swimming pools at the recently renovated Dolomitenbad leisure centre in Lienz. There is also ice skating on the frozen Tristacher See lake and on the ice rink in Lienz.

Special family deals.During the Family Hit Week from 17 March to 2 April 2018 children up to the age of 14 receive the SkiHit Osttirol ski pass and a ticket to the cinema free of charge and also pay nothing for accommodation if they share their parents' room. Teens aged 15 to 18 pay children's prices for the SkiHit ski pass.

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