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Ski holidays with children

All the family is wild about it

If you are looking for the right ski resort when it comes to a ski vacation with children you will find what you were looking for in Hochoetz at the entrance to Ötztal. It is not without reason that the compact area at over 2000 meters has taken up the slogan "The big family". At this point we will explain what makes Hochoetz so special and why it is ideal for a ski holiday with children.

Children come to power. On skis!

In Hochoetz, the youngest ones experience their first big skiing performance, because the infrastructure is completely geared to the needs of the youngsters. The kids’ constant companion (and omnipresent in the ski area) is WIDI, the mountain sheep and mascot of the region. And this is how the ski adventure for the very youngest, who are taking a course at one of the partner ski schools, begins in WIDIs Kids’ Land: a separate practice area includes several magic carpets and promises a playful introduction to snow sports before moving on to the four practice ski lifts that lead over gently sloping terrain and are therefore just perfect for children and beginners.

Explore WIDIs Kids’ Land

ski holidays with children

Even more WIDI. Even more skiing fun.

Children who have successfully left the practice area behind can now discover the entire ski area for themselves. Of the total of 41 slope kilometers in Hochoetz, 12 kilometers are blue, easy pistes, and 21.5 kilometers are red, intermediate ski runs. And lovely WIDI the mountain sheep says hello to the ski-loving kids almost at every turn:


WIDIs fun park

Steep turns, waves, jumps and rails. All this and a lot more (including a new speed course) awaits courageous children in WIDIs fun park.


WIDIs kids’ course

Keep your eyes open on the ski slope. This is the ultimate motto "On the tracks of wild animals" children's course. Kids, for whom red pistes are no problem, will discover true-to-life replicas of forest animals to the left and right of the trail.


WIDIs rally

The WIDI rally requires both skiing skills as well as brain power. All children who easily ski down red slopes can look forward to puzzles scattered throughout the ski area.


WIDIs movie shuttle

You won't find this in any other ski area in Austria: WIDIs movie shuttle is located at the top station of Acherkogel gondola at over 2000 meters. Behind this mystery, there is a 5D multimedia simulator with a 180-degree screen that allows you to experience the chase all the senses. By the way, you don't have to be able to ski if you want to take part in this adventure.


WIDIs play & slide park

WIDI's play & slide park promises a change from fun on the slopes. Small waves and hills are great for sliding and tobogganing, while parts of the WIDIVERSUM, which is popular in summer, invite you to play.

If you now think that all children's attractions in the Hochoetz ski area have been listed already, you are wrong! The kindergarten, for example, is open daily for kids from the age of 2, who are looked after while parents enjoy their rounds in the ski area. There is also a free children's theater every Wednesday during the winter months. The snow playground in Ochsengarten offers even more play opportunities, and the with gates represents another ski challenge – fast-paced fun that knows no age!

ski holidays with children

Even more excellent reasons for a ski holiday with children in Oetz

In addition to all these measure-made children's attractions, Hochoetz has other plus points that make parents happy too:

  • Sunshine galore: with an average of 71 sunshine days per season, Hochoetz ranks among the 10 sunniest ski areas in Austria
  • 100% snow guarantee: due to the high altitude (up to 2272 meters), you don't have to worry about the snow conditions
  • Side trip to Kühtai: if you buy a skipass in Hochoetz, you can also use it to make your turns in the neighboring Kühtai ski area - including free bus transfer
  • The "Happy Family Weeks", which take place on three dates in winter, are easy on the families’ holiday budgets. Children from the age of 4 enjoy a free 5-day ski course, younger children from 2 to 4 years are looked after free of charge.
  • Do you prefer a rustic ski hut or a modern mountain restaurant? It doesn't matter, because you can find both in Hochoetz. A total of 7 gastronomy spots promise culinary enjoyment
  • If you have always wanted to spend the night in an igloo, you have the chance to do so in the snow village directly in the ski area (near the Acherkogel top station).
  • "Night owls" can enjoy night skiing in Ochsengarten.
  • Fun off the beaten slopes: Hochoetz and the entire Oetz holiday region offer countless alternatives to skiing. Winter hiking trails, tobogganing and cross-country skiing opportunities or ice skating at lake Piburger See provide variety during your winter holiday
  • All particularly family-friendly accommodations in the Oetz holiday region can be found under the name WIDIs partner lodgings

Frequently asked questions about skiing holidays with children

The cost of a ski holiday with children depends on several factors, such as the travel period (low season or peak season), the seasonally changing skipass prices, the type of accommodation or whether a ski course is attended. Finally, it also depends on whether you bring your own ski or winter sports equipment or rent it on site.

The Oetz region with the Hochoetz ski area in Ötztal, Tirol’s longest side valley, offers inexpensive ski holidays with children. The "Happy Family Weeks" in particular, which take place on three dates in winter, are easy on families' holiday budgets. Children from the age of 4 enjoy a free 5-day ski course, younger children from 2 to 4 years are looked after free of charge. All the good reasons for a ski vacation with children in Oetz can be found HERE.

A popular destination for ski holidays with children is scenic Ötztal, more precisely the Oetz region and its Hochoetz ski area. An infrastructure that is specially tailored to the needs of families meets snow-reliable slopes, most of which are easy or moderately difficult.

Especially the "Happy Family Weeks", which take place on three dates in winter, are easy on the holiday budget of families. Children from the age of 4 enjoy a free 5-day ski course, younger children from 2 to 4 years are looked after free of charge. All the good reasons for a ski vacation with children in Oetz can be found HERE.