The family that skis and skis together, stays together …and there aren't many places better for that than Bad Hofgastein.
To ease the financial burden the resort also offers a Family Bonus which gives extra scaled discounts for children aged up to 19 when a family buys lift tickets together, including free tickets for the third and subsequent children when a family of five or more buy tickets. During the low season at the end of March and in April terms get more generous still with free ski passes for children aged up to 15, even when the family group is three or four, when purchased with their parent's ticket. Discounts extend to ski school, ski hire and even mountain restaurant bills as well as the lift tickets.
Childcare is available at Angertal from age two years, six months with the Schneesportschule Gastein. There's an 800 square metre Kids park there. Several ski schools offer special children's classes from age four for skiing and from age six for boarding.
One unusual attraction is the Fun Center for kids and teens, 2200m up on the Stubnerkogel. This has a kid's cinema, ball pool, Sony play stations and free internet access.
3 stars out of 5 overall