Kids go free
Skiing in Austria is all about postcard-worthy mountain villages, fun après-ski and traditional family-run hotels. The scenery is just stunning, with low (and high) rolling hills, plenty of tree-lined runs and a very modern lift system.
If you're looking for a classic ski holiday, Austria is definitely for you. Many ski areas are vast thanks to interlinked resorts such as the 500+km Zillertal Arena (home to Mayrhofen), the 305km of glorious St Anton Am Arlberg pistes and the 270km Ski Circus (home to Saalbach and Hinterglemm).
Ski and snowboard tuition in Austria is excellent too. All schools are English-speaking and cater for beginners right up to experts. Most resorts offer specialist courses such as off-piste or freestyle, ideal if you're looking to push your skills to the next level.
Off the slopes, you should definitely take advantage of the delicious mountain cooking and the celebrated 'Konditorei' cakes. And be sure to check out the world-renowned Austrian après-ski which follows in the lively and traditional Tirolean fashion.