Planning a skiing holiday with children is not always easy. Good supervision by a professional ski school is just as essential as a balanced mix of challenging and easier slopes, so that parents and children alike can enjoy themselves. The all-round package best includes a supporting programme for the ski-free day, or an evening activity for the children. All this is available in the Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal Ski Association. Snowplaza tells you 9 reasons why your children will love the varied area in southern Germany.
1. Söllis winter world at the Söllereck
In Söllis Winterwelt even the youngest can learn to ski in no time at all. On the conveyor belt and later on the rope lift they go up. The children are always looked after by professional ski instructors. In this way the children first get to know the equipment and playfully learn the first plough curves. The Kinderland inspires with colourful, cheerful displays around which the first turns are made. Shortly afterwards, the little winter sports enthusiasts are also on the move with the ski instructors on the normal piste at Söllereck.
2nd Snowtubing at the Nebelhorn
On the Nebelhorn, the NTC Funpark and the Kinderland provide variety on ski-free days. When snowtubing, everyone grabs a tire and slides down the mountain in the designated lane. The steep turn at the end promises extra fun and thrills. The way back to the starting point is comfortable with the conveyor belt. While the adults enjoy the sun during their lunch break, the youngsters can let off steam on the snow tubing track for only 1.00 Euro. For even more fun and action, the NTC Park offers other activities such as snow biking and bobsledding.
3rd Allgäu Coaster at Söllereck
The Allgäu Coaster at Söllereck is an attraction both in winter and summer. On rails the long toboggan run leads over several curves down into the valley and promises fun for young and old at rapid speeds up to 40 km/h! The track is 850 metres long and safe. Each sledge has two seats. Younger children can ride into the valley accompanied by an adult. Both passengers are strapped in and the speed is automatically slowed down. At the end of the route the lift takes you back to the starting point at Söllereck.
4. funslope on Fellhorn pulpit wall
Only skiing is often too boring for children. The specially designed Funslope in the Fellhorn-Kanzelwand ski area therefore provides fun and variety in between. The 840 metre long Audio Quattro Funslope leads over hills, through tunnels and through curves. The nearby Easy Park offers even more action. With its smaller kickers and obstacles, it is the perfect introduction to the world of freestyle and not only fun for children.
5th horse-drawn sleigh ride in Oberstdorf
The surroundings around Oberstdorf can also be explored in a horse-drawn sleigh. With 2 HP the tour leads through the most southern holiday region of Germany. The horse-drawn sleigh rides start daily in front of the Oberstdorf House at Megèver Platz and start in winter at 10:30 a.m.. From Oberstdorf the carriage takes you to one of the Oberstdorf side valleys. For example to the Spielmannsau or to the Christlessee. A two-hour stay is planned on site to explore the surroundings or to visit one of the excursion restaurants. It is advisable to book in advance with the various providers, especially in the high season.
6. tobogganing on the Nebelhorn
The Nebelhorn not only invites you to ski, but also to toboggan. From the Seealpe, the 2.5-kilometre-long toboggan run leads into the valley. 450 metres in altitude are overcome on the ride. Even on the sled, high speeds are reached and the descent to the Oberstdorf village edge becomes an experience. The sledge can be borrowed on site at the Seealpe station for a fee of 10.00 euros. So nothing stands in the way of spontaneous tobogganing fun even after skiing.
7th XXL-Pistenbully at the Söllereck
A Pistenbully for climbing, sliding and swinging is located below the valley station of the Söllereckbahn. The XXL replica of a real wooden snow groomer is an adventure playground for youngsters. At the shovel there is a climbing wall suitable for children, in the driver’s cab the children can feel like real snow groomer drivers and the tubes invite you to hide and seek. Of course, the wide slide at the end of the snow groomer and the swing behind it should not be missing from the playground at Söllereck.
8. blue valley descent at Ifen
The blue downhill run at Ifen is an experience not only for children, but also for beginners. The descent from the highest point of the ski area at 2,030 metres to the valley station of the new Olympic lift takes you up about 750 metres. This makes the downhill run at Ifen a great piste for the whole family. If you haven’t had enough, you can then take the shuttle bus to the valley station of the Parsennbahn am Heuberg in just a few minutes to tackle the next blue downhill run.
9th Igloo Night at the Nebelhorn
As soon as the first snowflakes fall, the children storm outside to build snowmen and igloos. Many also want to sleep in the self-built snow cave. In Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal the dream of a night in an igloo comes true. At the Nebelhorn, an igloo village awaits snow explorers of all ages. A total of up to 40 people can spend the night at the lodge. Igloo guides are available to answer any questions. Nobody has to freeze in the expedition sleeping bags that are handed out for the night.
Further information about Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal
With a total of 130 kilometres of slopes, Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal has something for everyone. The Söllereck is the family mountain of the region. With its large children’s area and easy downhill runs, the clearly laid out area is ideal for skiing holidays with children. Ifen, on the other hand, is not only impressive with its panorama, but also has a few black runs to offer. On the Fellhorn-Kanzelwand there is the large Crystal Ground Funpark, which is illuminated at night for freestylers and snowboarders, and the Nebelhorn provides 7 kilometres of skiing fun on Germany’s longest downhill run to Oberstdorf.