Where To Go For Your First Family Skiing Holiday


Family Ski holidays at Ischgl

Although there are dozens of fantastic family ski holiday choices out there, all over Europe, we have opted for Ischgl due to the fact that it is one of the best ski resorts for beginners. It offers luxury ski packages that allow adults to enjoy the piste along with their younger family members and then enjoy the finer things in life during the evening. One can rest assured at Ischgl, that they will be in the lap of luxury at all times and enjoy some of the best powder on the continent.


The Background

Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It has several resorts which is why it is able to cater for skiers of all ages and abilities.
Firstly, there is Silvretta Arena and the Ischgl-Samnaun is connected with the ski resort of Samnaun across the border in Switzerland. So, when on a luxury ski holiday to this resort, you can enjoy the benefit of visiting two countries.
When added together, this makes Ischgl the largest skiing resort in the Alps. Its 238 km of pistes are served by over 45 mechanical lifts including cable cars, gondolas, detachable chair lifts and some T-bars.
Once the sun goes down, Ischgl is also known for its famous après-ski parties and nightlife. The resort hosts music concerts celebrating the end of the annual ski season. This is similar to the likes of Snowbombing festival but just with that added air of sophistication that we know people simply love.
These are some of the artists that have played at Ischgl:

Bob Dylan
Elton John
Mariah Carey
Mel C
Leona Lewis
Katy Perry
Kylie Minogue
Alicia Keys
Tina Turner

Luxury Ski Packages in Ischgl

Aside from all the music and ski lessons for beginners and experts, this resort offers the ultimate family experience, all with the beautiful scenery that we all know the Alps provide. There are almost 400 rentals available on the complex, ranging from B&Bs and guesthouses to holiday homes and five star-rated hotels. Although we often have luxury properties available here at Avenue during ski season, it is well worth taking a look at the booking functionality on the Ischgl website, where you can see full availability and the vast range of accommodation available.

Ski hotel

Family Ski Holiday of a Lifetime

Having done our research, we fully believe that Ischgl is the ideal place for you to enjoy your first family skiing holiday and in the lap of luxury. All of the aforementioned factors combine to make it a no brainer especially if you have many members of the family with a range of abilities and skills on the slopes. There’s a wide choice of luxurious hotels and a bigger variety of restaurants independent of the hotels than you’d expect in an Austrian resort. It gets even more luxurious when you venture into the Tirolean heartland of the Kitzbüheler Alps, where you can really push the boat out on your trip.

The scenery is pretty much unrivalled and getting to the resort from the local airports and train stations is fairly straight forward, see below for more information.
Nearest airport: Innsbruck, 90 minutes (100km); Zurich, three hours (235km).
Nearest station: Landeck-Zams. The 4240 bus leaves from the forecourt and takes one hour.

At Avenue we have a vast selection of luxury chalets to accompany you on your skiing trip as well as more guides and tips on Annabel’s atlas that is well worth reading through for more information.