You’ve decided on a family trip to Europe this winter, whether you’ve opted for the mountains in France or the ski regions of Austria. With kids in tow, finding a resort both family-friendly and easy to reach is important. Travel-booking platform Omio sought to show a winter escape to ski areas is just as magical when reachable by train.
These five European ski resort regions make travel even easier thanks to their accessibility by train, leaving more time for you and the young ones to enjoy some time out in the snow.
This resort is not only the cheapest ski resort in Europe, but it’s also got more than 40 kilometers of pistes to explore. Jasna is home to a wide selection of high-end feeling hotels, and with its proximity to a train station that traverses Brussels, Belgium, and Vienna, Austria, you can extend your winter trip to other countries.
St. Anton, Austria
Take the Railjet from Vienna to St. Anton to experience this popular ski region. There’s also the Arlberg Exrpress, offering easy access to this quaint Tyrolean village. St. Anton boasts great ski terrain and a lively après-ski scene. After your time here, continue your rail journey to explore the wider Arlberg area.
In this picturesque town, located within the Bavarian Alps, families will find a resort renowned for its ski slopes. Accessible by train from Munich, the area is home to Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze, and welcomes visitors with its charming Bavarian atmosphere.
La Plagne, France
Go from Paris to Aime-la-Plagne via train and enjoy an easy transfer to La Plagne resort. Part of the vast Paradiski ski area, the resort boasts diverse slopes and a wide range of winter activities for all skill levels of skiers and snowboarders.
Les Houches, France
Although sharing the same Chamonix Mount-Blanc Valley as the much pricier Chamonix area, Les Houches promises the same access to stunning views of Mont Blanc. Perfect for both beginner and intermediate skiers who want to build their confidence, Les Houches is also home to a railway station connecting the border of Switzerland with Les Houches and Vallorcine station.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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