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Skiing with the family has its very own challenges – but also brings a lot of joy. We’ve selected 10 Austrian ski areas that offer a wealth of options specifically designed for children and their parents.

Family winter holidays in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis © Andreas Kirschner / Andreas Kirschner Family winter holidays in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis © Andreas Kirschner / Andreas Kirschner

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (Tirol)

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tirol might be one of the child-friendliest ski areas in the world. The resort has a host of family-friendly accommodation offering child care for the littlest ones, 125,000m² of slopes reserved for children as well as an entire kids’ adventure land for playing in the snow. Ski courses for all ages (led by trained professionals, of course) are on offer here, and lunch is served in two dedicated children’s restaurants. Apart from the slopes, families have some great options for tobogganing and winter hiking, including with pushchairs. And for rainy days, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis has created a website just for the kids, featuring information on the area as well as fun online games.

  • Child-friendly accommodation
  • Childrens' skiing areas
  • Ski schools
  • Child care & kindergarten

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Family spends a beatiful day on the skies © Bergbahnen Brandnertal GesmbH  / Reimund Meyer Family spends a beatiful day on the skies © Bergbahnen Brandnertal GesmbH / Reimund Meyer

Brandnertal (Vorarlberg)

For active family holidays, you’ll love the charm of Brandnertal’s small villages, its warm hosts and good restaurants, and wide variety of activities on and off the slopes. From skiing with the whole family to the thrill of a long fresh-air toboggan run, to exploring the silvery paradise on winter walks and snowshoe trails, there’s something for everyone. A weekly winter programme designed for children and a variety of themed trails – including an animal trail featuring goats and llamas – ensure that no one will get bored here.

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Children skiing at Wilder Kaiser © Felbert Reiter Children skiing at Wilder Kaiser © Felbert Reiter

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (Tirol)

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is one of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world, and its child-safe chairlifts, gentle and perfectly prepared slopes, and numerous blue runs make it well-suited for a family holiday. There are a whopping 22 ski schools for kids from 2 years to pick from; and off the piste, fun options like illuminated toboggan runs and a village consisting of 18 actual igloos abound.
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Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn © Tourismusverband Saalbach Hinterglemm Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn © Tourismusverband Saalbach Hinterglemm

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn (SalzburgerLand & Tirol)

In the Skicircus, families are greeted with 270 kilometres of ski slopes – 140 km of which are blue pistes. Highly qualified ski instructors teach skiing, snowboarding and freeriding techniques to pupils of all ages, whilst two dedicated toboggan runs (one of which requires toboggans with brakes!) provide off-piste fun.
 
  • Ski schools & ski kindergartens
  • Children’s ski areas
  • Toboggan runs
  • Snow tubing
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Snowshoe hiking in the Bohemian Forest © Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Andreas Röbl Snowshoe hiking in the Bohemian Forest © Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Andreas Röbl

Bohemian Forest (Upper Austria)

If you’re looking for a quaint, off-the-beaten-track ski resort, give the Bohemian Forest in the north of Austria a try. Here, children aged 10 or younger pay only € 3 for their lift ticket, the area has two dedicated kids’ parks and boasts the world’s first comicbook slalom course.
 
  • Affordable
  • 2 kids’ parks
  • Ski school
  • Snow guarantee
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Family skiing in Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus /  shootandstyle.com Family skiing in Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus / shootandstyle.com

Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau (Tirol)

The new children’s paradise JUPPI-DO offers a range of obstacles, jumping courses, and ski trails for the little ones to hone their skiing skills. Off the slopes, attractions like the “Lauser Sauser” Alpine coaster (you’ll ride in two-seater sledges reaching speeds of up to 42 kmph), an igloo-building workshop or the opportunity to ride shotgun on a piste basher will keep everyone entertained.

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Mascot Schmidolin with children on Schmittenhöhe mountain © Schmittenhöhebahn Mascot Schmidolin with children on Schmittenhöhe mountain © Schmittenhöhebahn

Zell am See-Kaprun (SalzburgerLand)

The Schmittenhöhe mountain is a sure bet for family skiing. Here, mascot Schmidolin the Dragon will entertain children and teach them how to ski, while parents can enjoy one of the many pistes. Families can explore the local XXL Fun Slope and the snow park, or go glacier skiing on Kitzsteinhorn mountain. Children of all ages will also surely enjoy the world's longest toboggan run in the neighbouring Wildkogel Arena.
 
  • Children's programme for the youngest
  • Snow parks
  • Toboggan runs
  • Glacier skiing

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Ski area Bad Kleinkirchheim © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl Ski area Bad Kleinkirchheim © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl

Bad Kleinkirchheim (Carinthia)

This laid-back ski area in the south of Austria has numerous easy to moderate descents on offer, and newcomers can learn how to ski in one of four ski schools. Smaller children from three years of age attend the local “ski kindergarten”. Exciting off-piste attractions such as snow-shoe hiking, horse sleigh riding or fun toboggan rides are available as well. And thanks to a special children's area, a family visit to the region’s famed Thermal Römerbad spa is a relaxing experience for the entire family.
 

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Family skiing in Ski Amadé ski area © FJÄLLFERIE Family skiing in Ski Amadé ski area © FJÄLLFERIE

Ski Amadé (SalzburgerLand & Styria)

A network of 25 ski resorts, Ski Amadé in SalzburgerLand has something for everyone, including specialised family accommodation, holiday offers for families, and designated children’s ski areas. Off the piste, families can go tobogganing, ice skating, or even take a hot-air balloon ride.
 

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Kitzbuehel Alps © Tirol Werbung / Michael Rathmayr Kitzbuehel Alps © Tirol Werbung / Michael Rathmayr

Kitzbüheler Alpen (Tirol)

Practise lifts and magic carpets for infants in the valley and 400km of blue pistes throughout the skiing area provide plenty of family skiing in the Kitzbüheler Alpen. Designated photo points provide you with keepsakes of your family holiday, and guided family hikes offer a break from the pistes.
 

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