Should you be heading to Austria this year, then maybe look up Hochoetz which is in Tirol in Western Austria and has 41km of slopes to enjoy with a good mix of easy, intermediate and difficult ski runs.
This is a good place to go with the family, as the kids can
get their first taste of skiing alongside certified instructors. The
season usually runs from Mid December to the beginning of April,
weather permitting of course!
One thing you can't miss when you visit is the Snow Village in Hochoetz Otztal which is made up of Igloos and look awesome! Or if you find yourself at a loose end on a Friday night, then indulge in a glass of prosecco and some Moonshine bathing in the thermal bath and sauna at Aqua Dome (runs 25th September to 31st December).
Hochoetz is very family friendly and you can make use of the day care, nursery, the kids ski school, fun park and play areas.
If you're lucky enough to be staying in Hochoetz for New Year,
then you need to head up to the Panorama Restaurant for the
traditional New Years Eve party, paragliding show, live music and
then enjoy the amazing fireworks display.
From here you can sit back and marvel at the panoramic view of the village below surrounded by your family and friends. Not many people can boast they brought in the new year at 2020m!
The Acherkogelbahn funicular usually open on new years eve from 8.30m - 3am.
There are some great apres ski bars around the resort area, so there will be a multitude of places to choose from if you're not heading to the Panorama Restaurant!
Some of the restaurants in the area will also have New Years Eve events on with special menus available. It's probably best to book in advance so you're not left eating a bag of crisps on the 31st December!!
Jay's Cantina and Bar
I found a webcam that updates regularly and gives great views of Hochoetz, it's not Live, but you can get a good look at what's going on!
You have to get in quickly to book your hotels in the Hochoetz
area, families especially love this location so rooms will go
quickly! Here are a few you might like to have a nosey at! Some of
these are no more than 2km from the ski resort itself.
Hotel 3 Mohren
Nature Resort Otztal
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.
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