Skiing fun with the family doesn't have to break the bank. In the Pitztal and Ötztal valleys, for example, family and children's tickets are well affordable, or even free of charge! Keep reading for yet more great tips for families: Steinplatte Snowpark appeals to freestyle-loving skiers, while cross-country ski enthusiasts are well catered for in the new "Crosspark" in the Pillerseetal Valley. Why not try them both out?
Happy Family Weeks in Hochoetz
Young skiers can enjoy the family-friendly Hochoetz ski area for free during three different promotional periods (10th - 17th December 2022, 7th - 28th January 2023, 18th March - 1st April 2023). A free ski pass, free 5-day ski course or 5-days of free childcare at Hochoetz ski kindergarten all mean less strain on the holiday budget and prove that the destination of Oetz in the Ötztal Valley has made affordable family holidays in the snow a real priority.
Hochzeiger Young Family Ticket - THE ski pass deal for families
The Pitztal Valley is also making every effort to keep costs down for young families. Parents with small children (born 01.01.2020 and younger) can purchase a "young family ticket" at special rates. Children under the age of 10 years can use the lifts completely free with the “Bambini Free Pass.” On certain dates there are also ski courses that are free for children up to 6 years of age, provided they are staying in Pitztal.
A park full of action: Steinplatte Snowpark offers four cool lines divided into three sections. Boxes, tubes, rails, hips, kickers and corners in the “main section" are sure to make the hearts of every freestylers skip a beat. The “mid-section" consists of an easy line and a medium/pro line. The latter continues in the "end section" to the lift entrance. A special feature of the Steinplatte Snowpark is certainly its length, which measures an impressive 1,500 metres.
Another novelty for hours of snow-filled fun: the new "Schatzberg Zwergenland" is being built at the middle station of Schatzberg cable car in Wildschönau. The spacious area offers children plenty of space to learn skiing - on magic carpets, with a ski carousel or on a wave run with entertaining elements. Mini-skiers can also romp around the snowball playground, or the large Schatzberg igloo.
The new park is the first permanent cross-country skiing park in Pillerseetal. Children and the young at heart, as well as beginners and experts can playfully try their hand at a course consisting of a wide variety of obstacles over 10 stations. Pillersee Cross Park offers oodles of fun and targeted training over a distance of around 800 metres with a simple slalom around brightly coloured cones, fast-paced wave track and steep curves, as well as a practice area.