Take the family on an Austrian skiing holiday

Take the family on an Austrian skiing holiday

If you’re thinking of taking your children on a skiing holiday this winter, Austria makes the perfect destination. After all, it’s the place where skiing began, so where better to introduce your children to this exhilarating winter sport? The picture postcard scenes will make for a wonderful setting as you take to the slopes. Austrian ski schools are among the most famous in the world, and for good reason. They’re well used to catering for families, and have lessons to suit all abilities. Part of the holiday experience is finding the right hotel, so you’ll want to be sure of staying in a pleasant hotel. Happily there are many family-friendly hotels, often family-run themselves, with lots of experience in making your stay memorable.

One of the best things about Austria as a family ski destination is its easy access from the UK. If you’re travelling with children, you want to avoid long-haul flights if you can. Not only do children get cranky and bored on longer flights, but the travelling time eats into your holiday time. With a flight time of less than 2.5 hours from the UK, Austria is very accessible for even the shortest ski trips, and you won’t suffer even a hint of jetlag. So why look further, when Austria has everything you need?

Another bonus about Austria’s ski resorts is that you won’t be disappointed by the lack of snow (imagine eagerly looking forward to your trip, only to find that the snow is late starting this year!). Austria has an excellent snow season, however, so no need to worry. There are several resorts with a good snow season, with some even lasting into April. That’s good news for families, as it offers a little more flexibility. You may be able to schedule a skiing trip during the Easter holidays, rather than having to head off during the half-term break. You could even have a truly magical Christmas and spend the holiday season on the slopes. Isn’t that worth saving up for?

If it’s the first time your children have been on a ski slope, you’ll want to take them to a resort that has easy slopes for beginners and a good ski school. Austria has resorts that cater for all abilities, and schools that will give your children a safe and carefully supervised introduction to the slopes. And if you have more experienced skiers among your party, you can find resorts with a mixture of slopes to suit all levels. Plus there are lots of other facilities for your children to enjoy.

After a day on the slopes, even the most energetic skier will need to take a rest from their skis. As well as their fabulous slopes, Austrian resorts have an array of facilities for the après-ski moments. You’ll find sleigh rides, spa treatments, ice rinks and swimming pools. And while your kids safely sleep, you can enjoy the nightlife. Every member of the family will love a skiing trip in one of the excellent Austrian resorts, so look no further, and book your skiing holiday now!

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