Winter Family Holidays
10 reasons for your perfect winter family holidays at Lake Achensee
1. Family-friendly accommodations
Seven accommodation providers are certified family-friendly accommodations tailored to the needs of families with children: Hotel Garni Lechnerhof, Appartements Waldruh, Aktiv & Spa Resort Rieser, Hotel Caroline, Hotel Garni Haus Leithner, Pension & Appartements Marxenhof, Appartements Garni Fortuna, Wagner’s Aparthotel
2. Two Kinderhotels
The brand “Kinderhotels” is known throughout Europe. Especially in Austria many hotels fulfil the criteria of the Kinderhotels and have an extensive offer for the whole family. There are two Kinderhotels at Lake Achensee: Kinderhotel Achensee in Achenkirch and Rieser´s Kinderhotel Buchau in Maurach.
3. Learn how to ski in the valley
In all villages surrounding Lake Achensee, children learn how to ski on the practice hills with parkour and conveyor belts right in the middle of the village. The parents can watch while the aspiring little skiers learn their first turns in a safe and fun environment. Children’s ski courses can be booked directly at one of the six ski schools.
4. Multigenerational family holidays
The Achensee holiday region offers something for everyone. Children, parents and grandparents can engage in a multitude of winter activities: winter hiking, cross-country skiing in the side valleys or snowhoeing – you will be spoilt for choice with things to do.
5. Activities off the slopes
Families spending their winter holidays at Tirol’s largest lake can enjoy a range of activities off the slopes. How about a horse sleigh ride or ice skating?
6. Tips for teenagers
There’s loads of ways to fill a day with fun: The Skyglider AirRofan in Maurach, Snowtubing in Achenkirch or skiing with jumping into the Bagjump in Pertisau are perfect for anyone who wants a heart-pounding adventure.
7. Stroller-friendly trails
Lake Achensee boasts a network of well maintained and stroller-friendly winter hiking trails, making it an ideal destination for family holidays with small children. While one parent goes skiing, the other one can take a leisurely stroll in the valley.
8. Effortless tobogganing fun
Families with children who do not want to trudge uphill can take the lift to the starting point in Achenkirch. In Pertisau, a tractor toboggan shuttle or the cable car takes visitors effortlessly up the mountain.
9. Winter camping
Do you enjoy travelling in a caravan? Lake Achensee has four campsites that are open year-round and ideal for winter holidays: Alpen Caravanpark Achensee, Camping Schwarzenau, Karwendel Camping und Inntal Camping.
Children and teenagers are keen to learn new sports. Achenkirch has the perfect terrain for snowkiting, an activity that involves using downhill skis or a snowboard and a specially designed steerable kite. Learn tips and tricks from professional kite instructors for maximum fun.