Beate Erlmoser

Where to go skiing with the kids, from young to old

Our boy are now 4 and 6 years old and would love to become professional ”freestylers”. That's why we're always looking for new adventures for both of them. For us that means that basicly to be well prepared with snacks and a shovel - because they wann build "kickers" (small jumps) everywhere. 

In the search for suitable places...

...we mostly go to the familiar areas that still hold surprisingly new challenges for kids everytime. Because we live in the middle of the Salzburger Sportwelt, I mainly introduce you to Loations from this Ski amadé region and the Grossarltal. For us, they simply are A.) the quickest to reach and B.) it pays to go there for just an hour or two. ? 

Location 1:

As mentioned in a previous article, a hot tip in this regard is the “Hochbifang” lift in Altenmarkt / Radstadt. Kids of all ages get their money's worth here.

Location 2: 

Always a new adventure - the Buchberg T-Bar lift, also affectionately known as the “banana lift”, in Goldegg is highly recommended. A T-Bar od “drag lift” has become extremely rare these days, so that’s a great practice too. The area is perfect for beginners to racing skiers when it comes to downhill difficulty or slope steepness and incline! 

Location 3:

The new drag lift on the popular 'Hahnbaum' in St. Johann is also worth a visit. The lift is alternately equipped with a bracket for two people and a plate for one person. The piste, which was newly opened especially for this cause, is perfect for practise. In addition to the drag lift, the pommel lift can still be used free of charge. 

Location 4: 

Grossarl is always a popular destination for us. Everything is offered here, from the pommel lift to the 'snow park' and fun slope. A pommel lift in the valley is for free and directly accessible by car. A conveyor belt (“magic carpet”) has also been set up here for absolute beginners. 
 

Location 5: 

But now we come to a top tip for kids who like to “freestyle” a bit. The Shuttleberg Flauchauwinkl-Kleinarl shuttle mountain is ideal for the little wild ones! The Absolut Park Snowpark is one of the largest and best-known freestyle parks in the alps and offers opportunities to learn or perfect any tricks.

The “Jib Park” and the “Beginner Line” make it possible for younger kids to get used to their first tricks. Even professionals in this field can be booked as teachers. There you have the opportunity to learn first-hand skills from freestylers on skis or snowboards. Currently only possible as a private lesson. Unless our country is scourged by a pandemic, the Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl ski area offers freestyle events from small to large.

If the situation allows, the infamous “Local Kids Camp” will take place again next season. In addition to the much sought-after tips and tricks from the pros, this offer includes a photo shoot at the end of the 4-day event.

Not to forget:

The 'Cash4Tricks' event series in all six of the 10 snow parks throughout Ski amadé. The next winter is sure to come and our kids can practice a bit until then ? 
Even if jumping and playful skiing are not yet so popular with children, there are numerous offers for the whole family in this ski area. 

These are the short trips to the furthest "Winkl" of our ski region that definitely pay off for the whole family.

Beate Erlmoser

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