Zillertal Superski Area is a brilliant base for the family ski holiday this year; there’s heaps of exploring to be done both on and off the slopes.
There are some fantastic areas in the region to take the kids if they’re just learning to ski- the skiing at Fugen and Ahorn is great for beginners- kids and parents alike.
Those who have already taken to the pistes will find plenty of challenging terrain throughout the week and the red Talabfahrt run down to the village is one of the longest and most scenic in the resort, though can get crowded at the end of the day. There are some breath-taking views and good food to be had at the Freiraum at the peak of Ahorn if anyone needs a rest- a quick coffee, Irish or otherwise, can be a godsend on a cloudy day.
If you’re likely to split up on the slopes, head to the Zillertel Arena. There’s a great selection of pistes for all abilities, and there are plenty of lifts and on slope restaurants that make good meeting points.
For more adventurous and proficient families there’s the challenge of the adventure mountain Penken and a trip to the Hintertux Glacier. With both laying claim to some incredible steep terrain and well maintained snowparks, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to show off your new found skills.
The whole family are well catered for off the piste as well. There are ice rinks (indoor and outdoor) in Finkenberg, Tux, Mayrhofen and Zell, and the well-equipped leisure centre in Mayrhofen will help you relax after a day on the slopes. Tux also boasts the highest natural hot springs in Austria, and at the nearby Playarena the kids can have fun on the climbing wall and bouncy castle whilst you luxuriate in the soothing springs.
Many of our hotels can arrange childcare facilities if you’re travelling with tots that aren’t going to spend the whole week on the slopes- though many of the regions ski schools cater for children as young as 3. If you don’t fancy the excess charges that can be accrued when travelling with the whole family, then look into our self-drive packages. As well as saving yourself a few pennies and a lot of hassle at the airport, having a car in resort makes exploring the whole area a more stress free process. Choose a package that includes flights and transfers if you would prefer all of the logistics to be taken care of for you- the ski area’s only a few hours from Salzburg so you can be on the slopes in no time.