Fun in the snow with the whole family at the adventure mountain Golm!
We are mountain lovers from A to Z and in winter always on the lookout for the latest insider tip for ski vacation with kids. Because as soon as the first snow falls, it tingles in our feet. So great is the longing for the first turns in the snow. We really like small ski resorts in Austria that keep up with the times and come up with special things for families. That’s why we were very happy when we received mail from the family ski resort Golm in December.
The adventure mountain Golm in Montafon is located in the smallest Austrian province in Vorarlberg. Family runs, play and fun elements on the slopes, a snow sports school specializing in children and an attractive pricing model are some of the highlights for families. And it gets even better: this ski resort is family-friendly AND climate-neutral!
For one weekend we had the pleasure to visit the family ski resort in Austria. We tested lifts, slopes, huts and a family hotel next to the slopes and collected our impressions. Curtain up for our insider tip for ski vacation with kids in Austria!
The Golm Adventure Mountain provides special wow moments when skiing with children.
There are many wow moments for families at the Golm Adventure Mountain. The first astonishment we experienced right at the beginning was the view of the picturesque mountain landscape from the Golm cable car. Because we set off directly after breakfast to really make the most of the sunny day. If you plan your ski trip or ski vacation with kids at Golm in advance, you can really save money on tickets. Children born in 2017 and younger even ride for free.
Arriving at the top station, we choose the first blue slope for us. After all, our family rule is to first ski three easy runs to break in and warm up before venturing onto more difficult mountains. With over 10 km of beginner-friendly slopes, we don’t have to look far at Golm, the family ski resort in Austria. Not only are they wide, but they’re also easy to see. So strap on your skis and close your helmet. Off we go on a discovery tour at Golm, the insider tip for ski vacation with kids!
At the top station is the Golmi-Land with magic carpet. There already the very smallest swing their first curves motivated in the snow. They are supported by professional ski instructors. Even older kids can get tips and tricks for the perfect turns from the pros.
The gummy bear bag remains confidently in the backpack – the Golm motivates every kid!
What makes the family ski resort in Austria such an insider tip for skiing vacations? It’s the extra treats for kids that keep them motivated throughout the ski day. It’s far too exciting and thrilling to ski down all the cool attractions on the slopes for families several times over. Our gummy bears in our backpacks, which we usually carry with us as a motivational boost, were neither missed nor unpacked at Golm.
Adventure slopes: In addition to the family downhill runs, there are extra highlights for the kids. The Golmi Forest explains the rules about skiing as you pass by. Things get exciting in the Witches’ Forest. Small hills for mini jumps await and the course leads clearly through the forest. Thereby the kids are challenged motorically. You can find out where the adventure slopes are hidden in the slope map.
Rätikonbahn mountain station: For all those who want to soak up a special mountain panorama. A fabulous view of the surrounding mountains awaits you at the top. In addition, you can start the longest family run down to the valley – it is almost 10 km long!
Natural toboggan run: If you need a break from skiing, grab a toboggan at the valley station in Vandans. With it you whiz down the natural toboggan run down the mountain. A really great change with smaller kids who have tired feet after a few hours of skiing.
Riding the lift, made easy: We were particularly positively surprised by the family ski area in Austria by the lifts. Each lift is immediately slowed down by the lift operator as soon as it’s children’s turn. Getting on and off is thus a breeze, and there’s still plenty of time to get underfoot.
With these great deals, you can customize your mountain adventure to fit your family and have a lot of fun, guaranteed!
The adventure mountain at Golm is the first climate-neutral family ski area in Austria.
The ski area is not only varied, child-friendly and safe, it is also ahead of the game when it comes to sustainability. But what exactly does climate neutrality look like at Golm? The entire ski area runs on 100% green electricity, some of which is produced on site. The Hüttenkopf lift is the first photovoltaic chairlift in the world. Every third guest rides on the power of the sun. We think that’s absolutely top class!
For refreshment while skiing, you can enjoy regional dishes at the Grüneck Panorama Restaurant. The homemade Austrian classics like Wiener Schnitzel and Kaiserschmarren are part of every successful ski day. There are also our favorite organic teas from Sonnentor. You can enjoy these at their very best on the sun terrace.
However, we cause the most CO₂ emissions by traveling to the resort in our own cars. If you switch to a more environmentally friendly alternative, you can save up to 80% CO₂. You can travel comfortably by train and get to the mountain from Munich in 3 h 40 min. We definitely want to try that out next time. So that it also works on-site with the ski luggage, you can use the ski depots at the mountain railroad, and rent skis. The absolute game-changer in ski vacation with kids is a family hotel directly on the slopes. We have a hot tip for you on the Golm.
Falkensteiner Hotel Montafon: The family hotel next to the slopes
The Falkensteiner Hotel Montafon has only opened in December 2022 and is an ecological refuge, embedded in the mountain world. It is only a few meters to the Latschau midway station. You absolutely do not need a car on site at Golm.
As guests at the Falkensteiner Hotel Montafon, we felt pretty lucky. Because the Falkensteiner has specialized in providing all families with an all-around happy vacation on the Golm. Every member of the family feels right at home!
You stay in spacious family rooms with a great view. Waking up with a mountain panorama in front of the window is an absolute dream. Our room included a small fine room with a reading corner for the kids. You can also look forward to delicious food with a regional focus in the in-house restaurant Stäffa from early to late. It is incredibly relaxed in the whole house. Because for the children play areas were arranged, which look for their-same.
Thus, there is a really cool indoor playground for climbing and sliding in the Falkensteiner Hotel Montafon. In addition, there is a bouldering wall and exciting experiments on the environment are conducted daily in the childcare center. After skiing, a dip in the spacious family swimming pool is part of the fun. Warming up, splashing and sliding, that’s what every child looks forward to.
In the beautiful spa area, parents can relax and put their feet up. You can be pampered with massages and treatments, enjoy the panoramic sauna and read in peace. The beautiful loungers with mountain views are made for that. By the way, they’re my personal favorite spot.
Our WOW effect at the Falkensteiner: While you two sit at the bar with a drink, you can keep an eye on the kids at the bouldering wall. A clear win-win situation for everyone. Someone has thought it through!
Our conclusion about the family ski resort Golm in Austria
Ski vacation with kids at Golm is simply great! Families can ski together, enjoy the fresh mountain air and recharge their batteries at the Falkensteiner Hotel Montafon.
Children and parents get their money’s worth on a winter vacation at Golm. First of all, the heaps of fun on the child-friendly slopes with at least one detour to the adventure slopes. Followed by the Einkehrschwung in the panorama restaurant Grüneck. The Kaiserschmarren (pancakes) you enjoy there, along with the view, can’t be topped. Then it’s off to relax in the pool and SPA area of the Falkensteiner Hotel. Conveniently located next to the slopes and the gondola station. The children are well catered for with indoor playground and childcare. In the evening, the most delicious dishes line up at the buffet. While you enjoy the last drink at the bar, you can watch the children playing. Afterwards, everyone falls happily into bed and dreams of the new day in the most beautiful ski resort for families.
Whether for the whole week, or just the weekend trip to the mountains, the Golm is a special insider tip for ski vacation with kids in Austria! We have taken the mountain and the surrounding area straight to our hearts and will definitely be back. By the way, you can find our very own contribution to environmentally conscious travel and being on the road with children here.
This article got created in cooperation with Golm Silvretta Lünersee Tourismus GmbH. Thank you for the wonderful days with you. It was our greatest pleasure to get to know your family ski resort in Austria and now recommend it as an insider tip for ski vacation with kids on our website. See you soon!