Why Austria Is a Great Place for a Family Trip

While there are hundreds of ski resorts across the globe, in Europe, USA, Canada and more, Austria has a certain charm about it that entices young and old alike! It is a country of great community, culture, activity and landscape, and lends itself greatly for family trips, for the following reasons:

Ski Resorts For all Ages:

It’s all good and well for a ski resort to boast the highest-grade slopes and the most challenging runs, but what happens when you are a family with beginner skiers? Austria is a country that caters to all, with hard, medium easy ski runs that are all of the highest quality. It’s not easy learning to ski and snowboard well, if all you have are poor quality beginner runs, and good quality professional runs! The best ski resorts in the world know that they can’t only provide for professionals, but must include all ages and skill levels.  Austria’s ski resorts strike the perfect balance, with places like St. Anton, Zell am See, and Saalbach-Hinterglemm offering great slopes of all grade, with modern facilities and accommodation right at the base of the mountains!


Childcare and Ski School:

All the ski resorts we work with provide fun and effective ski schools for individuals, couples and larger groups. Talented and friendly instructors will help you every step of the way, until you are confident and capable to tackle the mountains alone.  Austria also offers day-care services for children that includes ski lesson, lunch meals and fun activities! Parents can ski in peace for a few hours, knowing their children are happy and safe, and learning to improve their own skills!

Family-Friendly Activities:

Beyond skiing and snowboarding, Austria offers a wide range of family-friendly activities in all their ski resorts. From sledding and snowshoeing to ice skating and snow tubing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! The adults, older kids and adrenaline-junkies can go ice-climbing, hot-air ballooning hundreds of metres in the sky, or paragliding over the incredible alps; those with younger kids, or who refer having their feet on the ground, can attend beautiful music concerts or theatre performances, visit interesting museums or play around in indoor water parks and pools!  Families can spend time together on horse-drawn sleigh rides, walking through cheery Christmas markets and everything in between!

Great Hospitality:

Family trips can be stressful at times, having multiple people to look after at the same time. Luckily, you can expect a very warm welcome and assistance wherever you go in Austria, with family-run hotels, guesthouses, and chalets offering the friendliest of service to all!  Cozy accommodations are found throughout the country, offering family-sized rooms, play areas, and childcare services. Austrians are known for their willingness to accommodate guests’ needs, making your family trip just a little easier!


Cultural Experiences:

Austria is rich in culture and history, with cities like Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck providing magnificent palaces, landmarks, and world-class museums to visit. Immerse your family in the magic of Mozart’s birthplace, visit fairy-tale castles like Schönbrunn Palace, or attend traditional performances such as the Vienna Boys’ Choir or the Salzburg Marionette Theater. These outings bring both education and enjoyment for your group and add a nice alternative when your body needs a break from skiing!

Delicious Cuisine:

Austrian food is almost magical in the way it can please your stomach and your soul! Traditional dishes are designed warm up the body after a long day of winter activity, and never fail to warm your mood too! Hearty and comforting, dishes like Wiener Schnitzel, winter stew and warm apple strudel will bring out a smile in everyone! Almost all restaurants offer kid-friendly menus and are willing to accommodate even the pickiest of eaters. Dining out in Austria is sure to be enjoyable for every member of the family.

Safety and Accessibility:

When taking your family anywhere, safety is a top priority; and even more so when there’s adventurous activities like skiing and snowboarding involved!

Parents and guardians can take comfort in the fact that Austria is known for its well-maintained infrastructure and high safety standards at all times. Ski resorts make a concerted effort to prioritize safety on the slopes, with designated family zones and beginner-friendly areas that allow stress-free skiing and snowboarding.

Off the slopes, safety remains a top priority, with Austria’s efficient public transportation system making it simple and effective to navigate between cities and attractions, minimizing travel stress for families and ensuring an enjoyable time!


Overall, Austria offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor and indoor adventures, cultural experiences, and safety, making it an excellent choice for a memorable family holiday in winter. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, exploring historic cities, or simply enjoying quality time together over some delicious food, Austria is the place to be with your family this winter!