Certified family ski resorts

Famlily skiing in Osttirol

Being taken care of all-round is the catchphrase for a perfect family holiday on the ski slopes. Parents do not need to fret because the organisation of the holiday is playfully easy. Everywhere there are pistes suitable for beginners, child-friendly ski schools, all-round childminding and plenty of attractions such as snowtubing or snow carousels. There will therefore not be a dull moment for sure! Furthermore, lifts and cable cars have special family tariffs and often also children’s tariffs that make the shared ski adventure affordable. Optimal conditions therefore for all ages. In cooperation with the cable cars, the ski schools and the ski rental services, a range of quality criteria have been established by Tirol Werbung. The following ski resorts are among the family ski resorts certified by Tirol Werbung due to the fulfilment of these criteria.

Skizentrum Sillian Hochpustertal - ski mountains for the little ones

The Sillian Hochpustertal Ski Centre attracts visitors with 22 perfectly groomedkilometres of pistes throughout the season. The comfortable 6-seater bubble chairlift with heated seats will take you to the summit of the 2400 metres high Thurntaler. While parents ride on black, red and blue pistes, ambitious teenagers test their limits in the “Yellowsnow” snow park. Young skiers, on the other hand, feel at home in the Kinderland with their own practice lift and magic carpet and are well looked after in the two ski children's schools. A special highlight: the long valley run. If you start from the top, you can enjoy a dreamlike descent with a difference in altitude of more than 1200 metres.

Family and enjoyment are very important in the Hochpustertal Ski Centre. Anyone who climbs Sillian's local mountain for the second time is already familiar.

Parents do not have to worry about their kids — even if they stop for a snack on the Thurntaler Rast with the beautiful sun terrace and enjoy traditional dishes and homemade pastries and the unique view of the Carnic Alps and the Villgrater mountains.

Lienzer Bergbahnen - Ski n' the City

Lienz is known among winter sports enthusiasts primarily for the World Cup races that take place every two years on the Hochstein - with the finish arena right in the city. In the meantime, more and more families discover the advantages of spending ski holidays in a lively city. Outstanding restaurants, unusual pubs and shops run with passion invite you to discover the rustic and the trendy Osttirol likewise.


The Zettersfeld, the largest ski area in Lienz, not only attracts with a large selection of gentle runs and perfect infrastructure for families, but also with sun lounges, an impressive panorama and numerous huts with friendly service and traditional Osttirol cuisine instead of schnitzel shop or self-service restaurant.

The 400-metres-fun slope is popular with children thanks to its waves, curves, jumps, tunnels — 16 elements ensure that the kids are never bored.

Ambitious skier families meet at the Hochstein - and favour the seven-kilometre downhill run that leads from almost 2,000 metres above sea level down into the city of Lienz at 668 metres above sea level. About halfway is the Moosalm, where children find their paradise and you can be treated in one of the three huts at lunchtime. The Osttirodler, the legendary all-year-toboggan run, which promises the ultimate kick on the way down to the valley, also starts here.

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