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
Heiligenblut

Adventure Farm Stempf °°.

7 nights incl. lift pass

New from £ 317
Low Cost
Brief description

The cosy Adventure Farm Stempf ist located in the midst of an impressive landscape with a view of the Großglockner. With the free ski bus (approx. 50 m away) you will reach the Rossbachlift (approx. 1.3 km away) in just a …

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Kössen

Apartment Zasserl °°.

7 nights

94% from £ 186
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. …

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Golling

Biobauernhof Starbauer °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass

New from £ 276
Short breaks
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 …

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Heiligenblut

Ferienhaus Bergsee °°.

7 nights incl. lift pass

New from £ 308
Low Cost
Brief description

The family-run Ferienhaus Bergsee with attached farm 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 …

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Obsteig

Family and Landhotel Stern ***+

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB PLUS

94% from £ 336
Family
Brief description

The ecologically conscious, 3-star superior Family and Landhotel Stern is located centrally in Obsteig. The ski bus stops directly at the house and takes you comfortably to the approx. 1 km distant ski area at Grünberg as well …

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Münster

Hotel Hauserwirt °°°

5 nights incl. lift pass & HB

93% from £ 348
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 …

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Fusch am Großglockner

Holiday Village Hotel Ponyhof ***+

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB

95% from £ 616
Family
Brief description

The family-friendly 3-star superior 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)…

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Brixen in Thale

Gästehaus Ottenhof °°.

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB

84% from £ 467
Family
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 …

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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!