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Review Stubai Glacier: Family Skiing

Category Family: Official review by
1 year ago
Family 10 / 10
Overall: 85 / 100
  • Kids areas
  • Enough slopes for beginner
  • Wide offering of ski schools and nurseries
  • Affordable for families

BIG Family children’s area and restaurant with kindergarten at the mountain station of the Gamsgarte


The offering for families at Stubaier Gletscher is extraordinarily good. The BIG Family Camp is a dedicated area with a large and mellow slope served by a chairlift and four magic carpet lifts, located directly next to Restaurant Gamsgarten. This separate nursery area is also the meeting point for the Neustift ski school, with plenty of instructors ready to give children a helping hand. Next to the practice area, the Kitzlift and Mürmele chairlifts provide access to further mellow slopes.

Top offer: Kids under 10 ski for free at Stubaier Gletscher

We are in no doubt that Stubaier Gletscher is one of the most family-friendly ski areas in all of the Alps. It is worth noting that children under 10 are able to use all lifts free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult.

Simple tour around the Schaufelspitze

If the kids already have a bit of experience on two skis, you can take on this straightforward tour around the 3,333 metre Schaufelspitze which only encompasses blue-marked runs (we’ve marked this tour on the trail map included in the images for this category): 

  • Piste no. 4 from Restaurant Eisgrat to the Bödelehütte
  • Trail 4a from the Bödelehütte to Fernau middle station 
  • Fernau surface lift back to the Bödelehütte
  • Fernau chairlift from the Bödelehütte to Pfaffengrat
  • Run no. 10 and another ride on Fernau chairlift up to Pfaffengrat (you can ski trail no. 10 as often as you like)
  • Piste 5c to Gaisskarferner Lift (on Gaisskarferner you can also ski the blue-marked run no.5 as often as you like)
  • From Gaisskarferner mountain station, you can take trail no. 1 or 1a back to Restaurant Eisgrat


Kindergarten, children’s restaurant, BIG Family Fun Slope and the list goes on...

The offering for families at Stubaier Gletscher is so wide-ranging that it’s difficult to list everything in one test report. The most notable family highlights are as follows:

  • Two fun slopes with rollers, banked curves and obstacles (big family boardercross down from the Murmelebahn lift, and a 1 km big family fun slope served by the Eisjoch 2 lift)
  • Snow groomer trips for children
  • Children's restaurant for ski school children with dedicated children’s tables etc.
  • Indoor kindergarten in the Gamsgarten mountain station with full-day child care
  • “Comfort piste for families and people aged 50+” (broad run no. 7 on Daunferner)
  • Speed trap at the end of Daunferner (run no. 7)
  • And much more besides…


Martin Bauer
Category Family: Review by User Martin Bauer
Family 10 / 10
Overall: *52 / 60
*6 out of 10 categories rated

    One oft he best resorts for families!

    Thanks to the great children’s care service and the children’s area located directly at the mountainstation of the “Gamsgarten” your youngest family members will be optimally provided for. At the children’s area you’ll find ski-lift-facilities designed particularly for children (carpet-like transportation technique) and for the more experienced youngsters there are three beginner-lifts (“Kitzlift”, “Schaufelschuss” & “Murmelebahn”) outside the children’s area. The local ski schools are of course always happy to take care of your youngsters. Since 1973 children under age 10 accompanied by one parent get free access to the ski-lift-facilities. This is furthermore underlined by the “Ski Club Micky Mouse” program at the “Stubai Glacier” resort. The numerous category blue descents(12 out of 22) neither ask to much of children nor too little of parents who want to ski with their kids.A neat and cozy room at the mountainstation “Gamsgarten” is available for children who want to take a rest. Your youngsters will be taken care of while you can check out the more challenging rides without worrying about your children!


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