Ski holidays on a farm

Nothing is more idyllic and original than a holiday in the countryside. Staying in a magnificent farmhouse surrounded by stables, fields, and untouched nature. It's even better when the farm is in the Alps and you're additionally surrounded by great mountain landscapes. Here, skiers and snowboarders can combine the idyllic countryside with tons of fun on the piste.

Those who want to connect their ski holiday with their love of the countryside will find just the right offer for the whole family here.

Ski holidays on a farm
Ski holidays on a farm
Schmiedererhof

Walchsee

Schmiedererhof °°.

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 12/01/19

73 % from £ 186
On the piste

Brief description

The cosy farmhouse Schmiedererhof is located in Durchholzen, a suburb of Walchsee. The ski bus stops at the accommodation and the lift to the Zahmer Kaiser ski area lies directly across from the accommodation. The Hochkössen ski area can be …

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Gästehaus Ottenhof

Brixen in Thale

Gästehaus Ottenhof °°.

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 23/03/19

84 % from £ 476
On the piste

Brief description

The cosy Gästehaus Ottenhof is located nicely with a fantastic panoramic view, directly on the valley run to Brixen (equipped with snow canons), so ski-in and ski-out is possible and also the valley station is easily reached on skis. The centre of …

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Apartment Zasserl

Kössen

Apartment Zasserl °°.

3 nights incl. lift pass
from 23/01/19

94 % from £ 102
Family

Brief description

The Tyrolean-style Apartment Zasserl is located in a tranquil area, approx. 6 km from the centre of Kössen, and offers an exceptional view of the surrounding mountains. A farm yard is located directly beside the apartments. The Unterberghorn lift …

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Holiday Village Hotel Ponyhof

Fusch am Großglockner

Holiday Village Hotel Ponyhof ****

4 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 23/03/19

95 % from £ 392
Family

Brief description

The family-friendly 4-star Holiday Village Hotel Ponyhof is located in a quiet and sunny spot. The resort centre of Fusch can be reached within approx. 2 km. The Areit lift is located in Zell am See (approx. 8 km away) and takes you into the ski …

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Landgasthof Dorferwirt

Oberau

Landgasthof Dorferwirt ***

3 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 15/03/19

94 % from £ 223
Short breaks

Brief description

The traditional, 3-star Landgasthof Dorferwirt is located in the heart of the romantic high Alpine valley Wildschönau, centrally in Oberau. The resort centre can be reached after about 300 m. A practice lift can be found in approx. 150 m distance …

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Hotel Hauserwirt

Münster

Hotel Hauserwirt °°°

5 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 13/01/19

93 % from £ 382
Family

Brief description

The traditional Hotel Hauserwirt is situated approx. 500 m from the resort centre of Münster in Lower Inn Valley. The Spieljoch ski area in Zillertal can be reached within approx. 12 km. A cross-country trail leads right by the hotel and a …

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Organic Farm Weberhof

Mauterndorf

Organic Farm Weberhof °°.

5 nights incl. lift pass
from 31/03/19

New from £ 326
Family

Brief description

The Organic Farm Weberhof is situated in a quiet location at the edge of Mauterndorf. The resort centre can be reached after about 300 m. The nearest ski area is the Grosseck-Speiereck ski area, which is approx. 3 km away from the accommodation. A …

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Gasthof Limberghof

Zell am See

Gasthof Limberghof ***

3 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 03/04/19

61 % from £ 252
Glacier

Brief description

The family-run 3-star Gasthof Limberghof is located in a sunny spot on the southern side of Bruckberg. The nearest ski bus stop can be reached after approx. 100 m, from where the ski bus will take you comfortably to the 1.2 km distant Areit lift …

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Ferienhaus Bergsee

Heiligenblut

Ferienhaus Bergsee °°.

3 nights incl. lift pass
from 09/01/19

New from £ 158
Low Cost

Brief description

The family-run Ferienhaus Bergsee is located in the resort district Hof-Zlapp and offers a breathtaking view of year-round snowy Grossglockner mountain. The ski bus stops in approx. 50 m and takes you to the Schareck valley station in a distance …

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Matzhof

Leogang

Matzhof °°°.

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 23/03/19

New from £ 439
Family

Brief description

The rustic Matzhof Farm, with its livestock, home-grown products, and newly renovated holiday apartments, offers you much comfort. The centre of Leogang is about 3 km away. A free ski bus stops direct at the house and brings you in the ski area …

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Biobauernhof Starbauer

Golling

Biobauernhof Starbauer °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 23/03/19

New from £ 280
Family

Brief description

The idyllic organic farm Biobauernhof Starbauer is located in the district of Bluntau in Golling at Salzach. The ski area Dachstein can be reached in approx. 20 km and a ski bus stop, the resort centre and shopping facilities can be found in …

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Farm-Pension Wassererhof

Gerlos

Farm-Pension Wassererhof °°

3 nights incl. lift pass & BB
from 09/01/19

60 % from £ 214
Family

Brief description

The cosy Farm-Pension Wassererhof is situated in a quiet location in the district of Gmünd, approx. 3 km away from Gerlos and the Isskogel lift of the Zillertal Arena. A ski bus stop can be found approx. 150 m away from the accommodation. Access …

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Why a Ski Holiday on a Farm?

The possibilities on a farm are diverse and close to nature. Children in particular will find it to be a great experience with nature while personally getting to know various types of animals. Many farms offer half-day or full-day supervision so that parents can confidently head to ski area while their kids feed chickens and pigs, milk cows, run around the yard or have a snowball fight. If the farm has horses, adventurous trips through deep snow or romantic carriage rides are usually offered - an experience that's not just for children. In the evenings, there's nothing more cosy than gathering together in front of a roaring fire in the parlour for hot punch and to watch the snow fall outside.

Ski Holiday on a Farm: Where To Go?

More and more holiday-makers are becoming interested in winter holidays on the farm and that's why the options are growing. You could, for example, visit the Farm-Pension Wassererhof in Gerlos. The cosy Farm-Pension Wassererhof is located in a quiet area in the district of Gmünd, approx. 3 km away from Gerlos and the "Isskogelbahn" gondola of the Zillertal Arena. Here, you can experience an ideal ski holiday with cows, horses, pigs, chickens, and cats.

Ski Holiday on a Farm: What Should I Know?

When thinking about a ski holiday on the farm, happy, free-range animals usually come to mind. However, this is not always the case. As a ski holiday on a farm is oftentimes referred to as "sustainable tourism", you should really be sure to partake in environmentally-friendly travel and make sure that the animals present are not living in a factory farming environment as this is not a pretty sight for your children and should not be considered "normal". Furthermore, allergies should be considered, particularly animal hair allergies as this could be an issue when staying on a farm. The best thing to do would be to bring extra play clothes with you so that you and your kids can visit the stables untroubled. If you keep these tips in mind, your winter holiday on a farm will surely be unforgettable!