Group ski holidays for single parent families
At Single Parents on Holiday we understand that taking your children skiing on your own can seem somewhat daunting, especially if you haven’t skied before or if your kids are still quite young. But you needn’t worry if you book a single parent ski holiday with us: All our single parents are in the same boat, and our team members will take care of everything, so that you can have a fun and stress-free time with your kids on and off the slopes. Check out our single parent ski holidays 2022/2023 in Austria:
Our single parent ski holidays 2023:
11 to 18 February 2023: We will stay at this fabulous 4-star family hotel with spacious double rooms and junior suites, large indoor pool, spa and staffed kids room until 10 pm. Our hotel is only 5 minutes away from the lifts and we will take a private shuttle to the slopes each morning.
1 to 8 April 2023: Our superior 4-star ski in/ski out hotel is directly on the slopes at 1,750 m and boasts an indoor pool, large spa, staffed kids’ room, teen lounge, ski storage and more. For 2023 there will also be a brand new adult only rooftop pool and spa!
8 to 15 April 2023: Enjoy great snow conditions on the only glacier in Austria where you can ski all year round. Our wonderful 4-star hotel is walking distance to the cable car station and boasts a pool, spa, kids room, squash and soccer court. It’s the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day on the slopes, with a huge spa, pool, and first class restaurant.
Why book a single parent ski holiday with Single Parents on Holiday?
First class service:
We have offered single parent ski holidays with kids since 2007 and pride ourselves on our expertise! Our holidays are accompanied by one or two of our experienced team members who will organise your airport transfers, greet you at the hotel and introduce you to the other single parent families. Most importantly, they will do all the planning for you, from arranging your lift pass and equipment hire to pre-booking group and private ski or snowboarding lessons. If you are an advanced skier or feel you are past the stage of requiring ski lessons, you can, of course, join your hosts and the other single parents for some group skiing or snowboarding. We will ensure everyone has company on the piste and off the piste.
4-star hotels with excellent facilities:
Our 4-star hotels are usually directly on the piste or a short walking distance away. If we choose a hotel that is further away, we will offer a shuttle service to the piste in the mornings to make sure you start your day fresh and relaxed. Facilities vary from hotel to hotel but usually include an indoor pool, fitness room, spa and kids room. Naturally, we try to choose hotels with kids facilities to keep the younger guests entertained in the late afternoon/evenings when our families return from the slopes. So, one or two of our hotels in our single parent ski programme will have a kids room with qualified staff that will look after the kids at set times so that you have the option to ski or snowboard even if they kids don’t want to ski that day, or even have dinner and drinks whilst your kids are looked after. On some of our single parent ski holidays we also include an evening child minder who keeps the younger kids entertained allowing the parents to enjoy dinner and drinks and get to know each other.
Company of other single parent families:
Single parent ski holidays are a very sociable affair! The kids love the fact that they have instant playmates in the group and at ski school, and the adults bond over dinner and drinks. Of course, some of our single parents will also ski together during the day, either through ski school or the guided skiing your Single Parents on Holiday host/s will provide. There will also be other activities, our single parent families can enjoy together, such as tobogganing or ice curling. Our ski hotels usually have around 40-50 rooms so you never lose sight of the other families and can spend a lot of time together if you so choose.
Why ski in Austria?
Our top ski destination, Austria, offers excellent standard of accommodation, lift systems and ski schools, and is far superior to ski resorts in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. From our personal experience, Austria is the ideal ski locations for this type of holiday as you get much more for your money than you do in, France or Italy, for example, where standards are hit and miss and facilities are often less child-friendly. From the rustic villages to the buzzing towns, we love Austria and all Austria is famous for !
Do I need to be fit to ski or snowboard?
Many of our single parents worry about their fitness levels or their age. Those days when they used to go to the gym in their lunch break or after work is something of a distant memory. Hence their worry is not unjustified. But it is never too late to get fit for the slopes with ski exercises to strengthen core and thigh muscles. This can massively increase your enjoyment of your ski holiday. These exercises need to be carried out for a minimum of two to three times a week over a period of at least 6 weeks prior to your ski break. Even if you are generally fit, you will benefit as your legs will surely feel the strain after a few days. It really doesn’t take too much effort to get fit for the slopes, so unless you have any specific health issues that prevent you from skiing or snowboarding, you should be perfectly capable of trying either.
What if I am a beginner skier?
You are never too old to learn how to ski! Skiing is a fantastic sport for all ages and once you are hooked, there is no going back. Some of our single parents are complete beginners or had a long break after having kids so you will not be the only beginner. The ski schools we cooperate with on our single parent ski holidays offer beginner classes for adults of all ages and you will find that many of the other adults are parents your own age. Your Single Parents on Holiday host will be there to help you book the right class and get you and your kids settled in ski school. We only use reputable ski schools employing qualified ski instructors with many years of experience, and most of our single parents can master any blue and some red runs by the end of their single parent ski holiday. If you are unsure which of our single parent ski holidays is best for you and your children, or if you have any question about what you need for you first ski adventure, contact us. We are here to help you prepare for your first family ski trip.
What if I am an advanced skier?
Our single parent ski holidays are perfect for any parents who are advanced skiers and want to hit the piste with other skiers of the same level of ability. Skiing is a social sport after all and much more fun in a group than on your own. Your Single Parents on Holiday hosts will ski with the intermediate and advanced skiers in the group whist the children are at ski school to ensure everyone has company on and off the piste and gets the most out of their ski holiday. We only choose the best ski regions in Europe that offer a wide choice of runs, including some black runs to keep our advanced skiers challenged.
What do I need to pack for a single parent ski holiday?
Going on a single parent ski holiday requires a little bit of planning. Here is everything you need to bring on your first family ski holiday with kids. If you have any questions about what is provided at the resort or what else you need to pack, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Single Parents on Holiday team.
What if I want to ski without the kids?
If you feel hesitant and want to hone your skiing skills before you take the kids away on a ski break, then why not go on one of our singles ski holidays? These are ideal for any single parents whose kids have grown up or who are able to enjoy the luxury of going away on their own without the kids. Check out our ski programme for solo travellers here:
Single ski holidays 2022/2023 (no kids, adults only):
Singles ski holiday in Hintertux, Austria (glacier skiing): 10 to 15 Dec 2022 (5 days): Treat yourself to 5 nights at a wonderful 4-star hotel close to the cable car station, with spa over 2 floors, pool, fitness room and squash court and have reserved single rooms for our group of solo skiers. You can ski all year round on 60 km of well prepared pistes.
Singles ski holiday in the famous Ziller Valley 8 to 15 Jan 2023 (7 days): Mark the beginning of 2023 with a fabulous ski holiday in the charming village of Fügen, which has its own ski resort and access to the amazing Hochzillertal-Hochfügen ski arena. Our superior 4 star hotel offers fantastic facilities including a large indoor pool with waterfall, grotto, and whirlpool, a heated saltwater outdoor pool and an amazing spa.
Singles ski holiday in Obertauern from 25 March to 1 April 2023 (7 days): This is our 7th time in Obertauern, but our first single ski holiday in this beautiful ski in/ski out resort. Our superior 4 star hotel boasts an indoor pool, brand new adults only rooftop pool and mountain spa and an all-day dining experience starting with a lavish breakfast buffet, followed by a lunch buffet, après ski snack, and deluxe 5-course gourmet dinner in the evening.