The children are excited and looking for fast-paced fun, the grandparents want to enjoy winter at a leisurely pace, and the parents can’t wait to hit the slopes. Multi-generational trips are the perfect way to reconnect with your family, but it’s not easy to meet everyone’s interests. The key to a successful holiday with the extended family is finding a place that offers plenty of activities for every member of the family. Welcome to Lake Achensee, the perfect destination for everyone.
Young or old, there’s no shortage of things to do in Maurach in the winter. While the little ones practice their first turns in the ski school, the older siblings hit the slopes under the expert guidance of a ski instructor. The parents explore the cross-country ski trails along the lakeshore while the grandparents set out for leisurely winter walks. And the aunt, who has a thirst for adventure, takes a zip ride on the AIRROFAN Skyglider which races downhill from the Adlerhorst (eagle’s nest) viewing platform on the Gschöllkopf (2,039 m) towards the Mauritzalm at a speed of 80 km/h hour. In the afternoon, the whole family regathers, ready to recount a day of adventures. The Atoll Achensee is perfect for winding down together. Splash about to your heart’s content in the Panorama-BAD complete with family pool, children’s pool with water playground and a 90-metre flume water slide.
Achenkirch is also ideal for a day out with the extended family. The ski area Christlum is known for its wide slopes, which are most suitable for families with children. Alternatively, the parents can go ski touring while the tiny tots make their first turns in the Christlum-Dinopark. For a special shared family experience, join our ranger-guided winter hikes where you get to observe the wildlife of Austria’s largest nature park.
At the ski lifts Planberg and Wiesenlifte, the professional instructors of the local ski school cater to skiers of all ages and skill levels. In the ski area Zwölferkopf, parents and children can swoop down the slopes together. The grandparents might enjoy the 1.5-hour panoramic circular walk. If you are looking to satisfy your need for speed on the snow, how about a tobogganing ride on the natural run from the Zwölferkopf to Pertisau? If you want to repeat the thrill of the ride, take the cable car up the mountain. A second toboggan run winds its way down from the Rodlhütte which can be reached by foot or “Rodlexpress” shuttle. Another fun family activity is snow tubing where you enjoy a jolly ride down the slope on an inflatable inner tube. Pertisau is also known for its outstanding cross-country ski trails, which run through the village and into the scenic Karwendel valleys.
Small, tranquil, and perfect for people looking to connect with nature: Steinberg am Rofan is a winter storybook idyll. It is also an excellent place for winter hiking, tobogganing or cross-country skiing, alone or with the whole family. Steinberg is one of Tirol’s “Mountaineering Villages” which focus on environmental awareness and sustainable tourism.
In winter, the small community of Wiesing boasts a beautiful panorama. Visitors can explore the snow-covered landscape on groomed cross-country ski trails and cleared winter walks. There is also a toboggan run which is 3 kilometres long.