by Frank V. Persall
The ski resort of Ellmau is part of the massive Ski Welt ski area, so families with expert and intermediate skiers will have a ball exploring the expanse of ski runs on offer. But beginners will also have a good time, with a good local ski school and nursery slopes down in the village. Costs are not high in this region and it is a quieter resort without the party nightlife of some of its neighbours.
Photo: Ellmau Ski Resort
Tirol St Johann is not that far away from Ellmau but it has its own ski area which is great for beginners and intermediate skiers. Those who are more advanced can travel a short way down the valley to the historic resort of Kitzbühel and its extensive ski area. St Johann in Tirol is usually referred to in that manner as there is another St Johann over in the province of Salzburg: St Johann im Pongau.
Photo: St Johann In Tirol Ski Resorts
Seefeld ticks the boxes for families on a number of levels. It has a quick transfer from the nearest airport, it is at a relatively high altitude and there are plenty of things for families to do together. So if you are planning on spending a few days skiing but also trying out cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or winter walking (all much cheaper!) then this might be the place for you.
Photo: Seedfeld Ski Resorts
Over in the province of Salzburg, the ski resort of Flachau is a real favorite with school ski break organizers. The terrain is of an intermediate standard, the transfer from the local Salzburg airport is
via a motorway and accommodation and other costs are reasonable compared to some of the bigger names in Austrian ski resorts.
Photo: Flachau Ski Resort
Lermoos is a small village near the German border and is ideal for those travelling down from Munich airport. It is another ski resort which is more suitable for beginner or intermediate levels but retains the kind of atmosphere that makes children remember that lovely village in Austria where they once learned to ski.
Photo: Lermoos Ski Resorts
About Frank V. Persall
Originally from the UK, Frank has a passion for skiing and anything snow related. He is currently on a never ending mission to visit the best ski resorts across the USA and the the World. Frank is happiest when he is on ski slopes with his wife and three children.