Skiing in Zermatt with Kids

I first saw the Matterhorn on a Toblerone wrapper when I was a child, and had since been fascinated by the jagged mountain range. This past February, I finally got to witness the Matterhorn’s beauty when I traveled to Zermatt— the vast and brilliant beauty of the Matterhorn coupled with the quiet charm of the surrounding ski town exceeded my romanticized expectations of the area. Needless to say, skiing in Zermatt with kids was one of my favorite family vacations.

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Olympic-themed winter at Lake Placid with kids

Lake Placid is an adorable town in upstate New York. It’s most famous for hosting the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, including the men’s hockey “Miracle On Ice.”

There are many winter activities to participate in — from bobsledding to snowshoeing to skiing to ice skating, there is sure to be something for everyone. And if you need a break from all the snowy fun, Lake Placid has a cute downtown area to browse.

Out of all East Coast ski destinations I’ve visited, I found Lake Placid to be the most vibrant and active. Plus, decorations during the holiday season make the place look magical!

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Skiing in Austria with kids- Skiing Alpendorf

  • St Johann-Alpendorf Ski Resort

If you are looking for a resort where you will enjoy an exciting family ski vacation in Europe (Austria), then the Alpina Family Spa and Sporthotel is just the place to be.  My family, along with some family friends, went there for a skiing vacation during the kids’ winter break; we had a great time skiing in the Alps.

Alpendorf is a quaint village that is about 55 km away from Salzburg and 3 km away from the town center of St. Johann Im Pongau. It is part of the Ski Amadé region of Austria, which has about 28 ski areas and towns, making it the second largest ski area in Europe.  Alpendorf is about 2hrs 30min from the Munich airport and 50min from the Salzburg airport.  We flew through Munich as it was much cheaper than flying through Salzburg. Our hotel arranged a van to pick us up from the airport.

Why did we decide to choose this resort for our family ski vacation in Europe?  We were looking for a place that was both kid- and adult-friendly.  Here are some key reasons why we choose this hotel:

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