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To be honest, it was always hard for me to get excited about mathematics. But that’s precisely what I’m going to focus on in this article – just for you ;-) – the numbers! And I have to admit, arithmetic has never been this much fun. Bottom line: We’ll see just how much the included Nationalpark Sommercard will save you during your summer holiday with ALPS RESORTS. So, let’s do it!

As of May 2022, our Alpendorf Dachstein West will proudly display the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality. We will show you what makes ALPS RESORT in Salzburger Land a certified hiking establishment and precisely what advantages await you there for your upcoming hiking holiday.

Will you be spending your summer holidays at an ALPS RESORT in the Schladming-Dachstein Region? An outstanding decision - especially if you're staying here between 20 May and 1 November!

Can you barely wait for summer? The same goes for us here at ALPS RESORTS. I asked around to find out what my colleagues are looking forward to the most.

Do you want to make hiking appeal to your kids and share with them your passion for the mountains? We have collected a few tips for your next hike with your whole family.

Sledding is a winter sport for the whole family and is great fun. Big or small – you are never too old to go sledding. On the sledding hills located in the countryside near our ALPS RESORTS, which we present to you today, you will be able to hurtle down the mountainside until your runners are aglow and your cheeks are a rosy red.

The bigger the better, or smaller and more intimate? Hunting for extended pistes and high speeds or comfy huts and homestyle cooking? Or are you yearning for glorious deep-snow hills? What type of ski holiday is “your thing”?

OK, raise your hand if you know what we’re talking about: Teaching a new sport to your child takes a whole lot of patience. On both sides. After one or two pitiful attempts at playing ski instructor, I quickly decided to turn to a ski school and place my son in the hands of a professional. The result: Since last winter, my four-year-old has become an avid skier, mom has been spared a lot of wear and tear on her nerves, dad is really proud and, together, we can frequently be seen “tearing up” Austria’s ski slopes. Are you also a big ski fan who can barely wait to pass on your love for the “white stuff” to your child?

How on earth are those tent poles supposed to work? And where did we put the can opener? Hmmm. Yes, a camping holiday can be really marvelous. But only when the tent is standing, the inflatable sleeping mat is blown up, the sleeping bag has been rolled out and the camp stove has been lit. And you wake up in the morning without too much of a stiff neck. If you – like me – are a "#naturelover at heart", you enjoy the benefits of a holiday in nature, but simultaneously prefer not to forgo the luxury of accommodations that are already waiting for you (and in which you can also stand up straight), then today we have a great tip for you!

"Be cheeky, wild and wonderful!", Astrid Lindgren once advised us. Thanks to our ALPS RESORTS holiday homes, chalets and apartments, you have plenty of space to do just that. So much space in fact, that even grandma and grandpa can come with you on your Austrian holiday. Awaiting explorers, big and small, right outside their own front door: nature in abundance and countless memorable adventures. For the very best excursion and hiking tips for families, simply stop by the front desk and chat with our local receptionists who know the area like the backs of their own hands. At many of our family resorts, the regional Guest Card is automatically included in the price of your stay -  giving you the opportunity to visit exciting sightseeing attractions in your region either for free or at a discounted price! As is the case with our ALPS Residences in the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region.

Great fun is guaranteed. And the first indication of that comes from grandma and grandpa as they bravely disappear into the first tube slide, the "Liesl", letting out a joyous yell as they launch themselves. And then it's our turn. We drive at least once a year to Neukirchen in order to pay a visit to the Slide Path in the Wildkogel Arena. A popular excursion destination for families and a genuine highlight of any summer holiday spent in the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region in the midst of the Austrian mountains – not only for children.

After a good snowfall, there’ll be no holding you back – you will simply have to head out of your cozy home-away-from-home. Into the wintertime fun that awaits you. In our case, here in Styria, that means walking the few steps from your apartment to the valley lift station of WM Berg Kreischberg and floating up the mountain on the gondola. Or all bundled up, setting out on an extended winter walk. Or, simply stay right in front of your chalet engaged in a high-spirited snowball fight …