Top 5 Ski Chalets in Austria for Families
Austria is very well suited to family ski holidays. Transfer time to and from the airport tends to be slightly shorter than the French equivalents which makes getting to and from the chalet that bit more bearable with little ones in tow! However, finding chalets in Austria that suit families can be a little trickier than you might think for two reasons:
1. Smaller chalets (12 beds and under) are few and far between so getting a sole occupancy chalet of the right size can be tricky.
2. The bigger resorts such as St. Anton dominate the catered chalet scene. St. Anton particularly is world-renowned for amazing apres-ski, and of course that attracts guests looking to party…a lot. That tends not to mix with families!
There are ways around these two problems if you know where to look, and guess what…we do!
This could be the perfect chalet hotel for parents skiing with little ones. There is a nursery slope outside the chalet and the property has its own small bar too. The main resort offers great skiing for all abilities and is just a short transfer from the airport. [Sleeps 25-35]
Chalet Angela is one of the very few smaller catered chalets outside of St. Anton. Obergurgl is a top destination for families and this chalet is the only one that will give a smaller group their own place. Luckily it’s lovely!! [Sleeps 6-8]
Chalet Alpenland is located in the village of Zug, which is a short bus ride from the town centre of Lech. It suits older families who aren’t looking for ski school access as that involves bussing into town. If you’re not after a ski school, this chalet is great. It has a chairlift right opposite and you can ski in/out. There are also some half-price kids places! [Sleeps 18-19]
St. Anton can be tricky to get right for a family trip and the location is the element you need to consider carefully. Too central and you’ll be affected by noise from passing revellers, too withdrawn and getting to and from the slopes becomes a pain. This chalet is well-situated over the road from the nursery slopes and Nasserein gondola. [Sleeps 10-12]
This large chalet hotel is ski in/out and opposite the lifts. It’s situated at the foot of piste number 8 which is one of the most flattering blue runs in the ski area. Kids love the swimming pool and parents love the hotel bar!
For more recommendations and to book your Austrian ski chalet family holiday, contact us and let’s chat.