For ski break this year, the kids got a week off of school. Last year, we loved our time skiing in Serfaus, Austria, but it was a huge hit on our bank account! This year, we were looking for a more economical choice, and after reading about Flachau, it was our choice. Flachau is a village in the district of St. Johann im Pongau in the Salzburg state of Austria. It was beautiful! Gorgeous pistes and mountain views, good restaurants for apres ski. Flachau is perhaps best known for its famous son, the ski legend Hermann Maier, who grew up and trained here, and still lives here. His name is everywhere.
We were to lucky to go on break with our dear friends, the Hollands! We did ski break in Serfaus with them last year and have grown closer since. Their Aussie friends Kirstie and Mel were stopping through on their tour of Europe, so they joined in some of the fun, as well. We stayed at the kinder hotel Schlosshotel Lacknerhof, which was right near the Achterjet gondola, which was suuuuuper convenient when having kids walking in ski boots. The pool had a few water slides and there was a kids club and a kids buffet with plenty of ice cream! Staying at a kinder hotel on ski break is totally worth the extra money! I cannot overstate how convenient they make everything for you. You easily get into a groove, with your own daily table and familiar wait staff, and having the pool and game room and kids club just make it that much more fun for the kids. We loved Flachau. It was a beautiful ski break without breaking the bank.