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The best family ski resorts in Austria

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If you’re on the search for the perfect ski resort that all the family can enjoy then why not consider Austria? Family skiing in Austria has remained popular for decades as there are many family-friendly and fun resorts that you can head to. Its picturesque surroundings, charming villages, and unbeatable world-class skiing facilities, means it’s hardly surprising that Austria is considered one of the top ski destinations in the world.

As winter ski holidays are nearing, you may be on the lookout for where to ski in Austria with family. Well, you’ll be spoilt for choice as the country is well-known for its thrilling skiing conditions and pristine slopes that are family-friendly. But whether you’re a seasoned pro or beginner, or maybe you just need a little refresher, here at Chill Factore we have lessons and the slopes to get you ski holiday-ready.

Let’s take a look at where to ski in Austria with family and some of the reasons why this trip will be your best ski trip yet.

Where to ski in Austria with family?

Whether you’re accustomed to having fun on the slopes with the family or you’re new to the scene and are keen to see which destinations are most popular, we have put together this useful guide for you.


The charming and picture-perfect streets of Alpbach make it one of the most popular and best family ski resorts in Austria. With family-friendly hotels all over there are plenty of places to stay, along with rows of wooden chalets and cosy eateries you can enjoy.

When it comes to the slopes you can enjoy some of the best family skiing in Austria with over 100km of looked-after pistes in the ski area of Ski Juwel. This is also a great option for any first-timers as there are learning facilities, ski schools and nursery slopes available too! If you do take a trip here as a family then be sure to visit the Alpbachtaler Lauser-Sauser which starts at 1,845m and you can reach speeds of over 40km/h.


If you’re looking for family skiing in Austria that offers you reliable conditions, then its snow-sure reputation makes Obertauern an excellent choice. This destination offers the ease and convenience that all parents need when travelling with little ones. For example, the circular resort means that you can start and end your day in the same spot. Your little ones can also enjoy the easier slopes and improve their skills.


You may hear this resort referred to as one of Austria’s best-kept secrets, and one thing is for sure, it is a safe haven for skiing families. There are plenty of things for the whole family to enjoy with slopes for kids of all ages and adults of all skill levels.

If you’re looking specifically at what the kids have to enjoy then there is the magical snow playground of Kinderschneealm as well as Murmli Park for little skiers. Serfaus-fiss-ladis is also known for its child-friendly facilities such as schools and fun-filled adventure trails.


Schladming is part of the four-mountain ski area in Austria and has remained a popular favourite amongst families of all ages. Here you will find dedicated family zones that can ensure a fun and safe experience for children and adults alike.

One of its most popular hits with the kids is the Kali Adventure Trail which offers a mixture of playful challenges and skiing activities. Parents visiting this resort can rest easy knowing that this reputable ski resort is well-known for offering families the ultimate ski trip.


As you can imagine from its nickname of the ‘Ski Circus’, Saalbach-Hinterglemm is one of the best family ski resorts in Austria as it offers a wide array of diverse skiing experiences. Whether you and your family are looking for lots of slopes to choose from or accessibility such as modern life systems, this resort has got it all.

For the little ones in the family, there is the Fun Park which is full of mini obstacles and jumps that will be sure to keep them entertained while improving their skiing abilities. It is also a safe and fun environment for kids to find their ski feet with!

Get ski ready with Chill Factore

If you’re planning a ski getaway for all the family then you should be sure to get ahead before heading out there by visiting us at Chill Factore here in Manchester.

We are home to the UK’s longest indoor ski slope and we’re the perfect place to learn, develop, or refresh your skills. Whether you’re a first-timer, need a refresh or want your kids to learn before they go, we offer everything you need to practise before your trip.

If you’re completely new to the ski world, or maybe your little ones are about to try out the sport for the first time, then our beginner lessons are perfect for you. Our professional ski instructors will help guide you every step of the way, from the first time you pop on your skis to your debut on the Beginner Slope.

Whether our beginner lessons are for yourself or your kids, our experts know the challenges that beginners face and can make the learning curve a whole lot easier. Our beginner lessons also include skiing techniques and how to correctly use the drag lift.

Here at Chill Factore, children as young as four can start their skiing journey with the help of trained ski instructors who know exactly how to help your little ones reach their potential on the slopes. Our lessons are tailored to the needs of young learners and include instructional and fun lessons so that they are kept interested in their newfound sport.

Our lessons for kids are available from ages 4 to 16 with different skills and techniques taught throughout their journey.

At Chill Factore, we offer a range of facilities and lessons, from snowboarding lessons to ski lessons so you can come all year round. Plan your visit to us today and discover the joy of indoor skiing in Manchester.

Whatever you need from Chill Factore, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 0161 749 2222, email us at, or come in to speak to us.

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