Tips for a winter vacation with the family

Winter magic

We are your hosts as well as winter sports enthusiasts and parents. Nothing is more important to us than providing a relaxing, eventful winter vacation with your family. That is why we have designed our hotel in such a way that families feel comfortable and right at home here. We are also happy to provide personal tips anytime for unforgettable vacation moments with children in East Tyrol. 

The Winkler family

The Lienzer Bergbahnen on the Hochstein

With the gondola/section 1 of the Lienzer Bergbahnen on the Hochstein, you can comfortably and quickly reach the Moosalm from Lienz. The tow lift is ideal for small children to learn how to ski. Christoph Stotter and his ski school, Skischule Schlossberg, offer excellent children's skiing lessons. At the inn right on the slopes, you can enjoy lunch and a rest. From the Moosalm, the Osttirodler - the legendary alpine coaster - leads down into the town of Lienz. You should definitely experience this racing fun in winter too! An insider tip is the natural toboggan run on the Hochstein: take the nostalgic chair lift up to the Sternalm, which is also a wonderful spot for a lunch break. From here, a natural toboggan run leads to Lienz (depending on snow conditions). This is a special experience for the whole family. You can rent toboggans at the Sternalm or here at the hotel. 


Zettersfeld family ski area

Our favorite ski area with children! The Zettersfeld ski area is a quality-tested family ski area. The sun shines here, and there are plenty of slopes that are less challenging and ideal for children. On the platter lift or in the ski kindergarten, kids can quickly learn to ski - with you or in the ski school. Then the family can tackle the ski runs together, which are neither steep nor overcrowded. Treat yourself and your family to Kaiserschmarrn pancakes or Tyrolean dumplings at the Naturfreundehütte so that you have plenty of energy to continue your afternoon full of winter sports.


Skischule Lienzer Dolomiten

Obertilliacher Bergbahnen

The secluded ski area in Obertilliach is ideal for small children. The lift rates are particularly reasonable and family-friendly. From the Dolomitenhof, you can comfortably reach the Golzentipp-Obertilliach ski area by car in a little over an hour or by ski bus.


Sunset snowshoe hike with national park rangers

You can hike over the Zettersfeld in the glowing light of the evening sun with national park rangers. In the evening light, the panorama of the Schober group and Lienz Dolomites is simply magical. The national park ranger will tell you how the chamois, fox, and snow hare survive the snowy winters and will show you which animal tracks belong to the respective animal. For these guided snowshoe hikes, take the Lienzer Bergbahn lift over 2 sections to the Steinermandl. After a cozy stop for refreshments at the Naturfreundehütte, you can take the taxi back to the hotel.  


Under the spell of the Großglockner – nature watch with national park rangers

On this hike a national ranger will take you right up close to the Großglockner. You can observe native wild animals up-close in their natural habitat with binoculars on a tripod. You can learn everything about the winter activities of the wild animals from a trained national park ranger. Does a marmot really sleep all winter? How do native wild animals eat when everything is completely covered by a layer of snow? Why don't golden eagles and bearded vultures fly south?