Zillertal (Austria Skiing)

Single Parent Ski Holiday over New Year in Tyrol’s World-Famous Zillertal

Now Boxing Day’s here and New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, how about showing your kids the real festive season? Well now you can! This year, get away from the rain and discover winter fun and relaxation on a single parent skiing holiday based at a luxurious hotel in the Austrian Tyrol. Outside, you’ll find a breathtaking Alpine backdrop, with beautiful mountains, endless forests, crystal-clear night skies, and skiing, skating, tobogganing and other winter sports. And inside, comfortable superior rooms, fine dining, a large indoor pool, bar, spa area with a range of saunas and steam room, Wifi and games for you and the kids to enjoy. In short, this New Year’s holiday will be the icing on your Christmas cake!

Our single parent families will be staying at the superior 4-star Gartenhotel Crystal in the world-famous Zillertal Valley. The hotel offers wonderful views of the Alps and the valley and provides the perfect starting point for skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities. There is something here to please everyone – from family skiing just outside the hotel to 400 miles of slopes in the nearby Hochzillertal-Hochfügen region.

Our hotel has received the HolidayCheck 2016 Award with a 99% recommendation, and boasts fantastic facilities including a cosy bar and a restaurant with wonderful views of the Zillertal Alps. The rooms are beautifully furnished and come with balcony, ensuite bathroom, radio, TV, Wifi, hairdryer, telephone and safe deposit box.

To keep the younger children entertained on this single parent Christmas holiday, the hotel has a large kids room full of games, including giant Lego and a toy house, while a games room with table football, video games, Internet, table tennis and pool tables ensures that there’s always plenty for older kids to do in the evenings.

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Skiing/Snowboarding: Fügen in Zillertal is the perfect resort for a family skiing holiday. With 13 miles of slopes, 8 lifts and 2 magic carpets, the ski region of Spieljoch is just 200 metres from our hotel. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle bus from just outside the hotel to the amazing Hochzillertal-Hochfügen area, not only described as Austria’s best ski region by the Sunday Times but also voted the best ski area in the world by skiresort.info! With 50 miles of black, 250 miles of red and 100 miles of blue runs, as well as amazing deep snow skiing, the region offers a vast range of possibilities for skiers of all abilities!

Other Activities on Offer: Why not try cross-country skiing, hiking through the mountains on foot or snow shoes or taking a romantic horse drawn carriage ride through the countryside? Alternatively, indoor and outdoor pools heated by natural thermal springs, long slides and water chutes, a large kids area and generously laid-out sauna area are only a 15 minute walk from our hotel.

New Year’s Eve: Take a special trip on the old steam train, join the warm-up party in the afternoon at Hochzillertal and watch the ski show performed by local kids and ski instructors followed by the first fireworks of the evening.  Back at the hotel we will celebrate with a reception including a delicious 6-course gala dinner – after which the party really gets going, with a live band in the bar area and more fireworks to see in the New Year! The celebrations continue on New Year’s Day with fun tobogganing just outside our hotel, dancing and the annual musical fireworks.

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Zillertal is the largest valley branching off the Inn Valley in Tyrol, and follows the course of the River Ziller. It is surrounded by the glaciated Zillertal Alps to the south and east, the lower peaks of the Kitzbühel Alps to the east and the Tux Alps to the west.

In the 19th century, Zillertal became well-known across Europe for its travelling tradesmen and singing families. The families of travelling singers and organ builders from the region are credited with having spread the Christmas carol Silent Night across the world in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Once dominated by the mining industry, the region gradually became dependent on tourism for its income from the middle of the 20th century onwards. Following extensive work on lifts connecting the seven ski areas in the valley in the 1990s, Zillertal has grown to become a huge ski area in recent years, with a combined total of 390 miles of downhill slopes.

We will be staying in the picturesque town of Fügen in Zillertal, approximately 25 miles from Tyrol’s capital of Innsbruck. Fügen is home to shops and cafés, excellent restaurants offering traditional Tyrolean specialities and European cuisine, rustic ski lodges and après ski bars. Ski school registration and ski hire are right next to our hotel.

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"Fantastic people, host (thank you, Daniela), great salad bar, good wines and excellent accommodation. Snow a little slushy towards the end of the week but the people made the holiday.
Another great thing about SPOH holidays, was having childcare support every night to enable parents to relax and share a grown up dinner together. This is the first holiday I have felt Theo and I acted more like a 'normal' family, and less like a strange couple. We both had real fun with our peers which helped make the holiday. Thank you!"

- Gemma & Theo (5) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2016

"Annie’s 1st ski holiday (and our 1st with SPOH) was out of this world! Any reservations I had about taking my 4 year old were gone within the 1st 24 hours. Nothing was too much trouble, the holiday was everything I hoped it would be. Delicious food, great company, fun skiing, life-long memories! Roll on 2016"
- Lindsay & Annie (4) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2015

"Thank you SPOH for another good holiday. Sandra, Daniela and Jacob are naturally wonderful hosts that make sure everybody is happy. I cannot praise them high enough. The skiing wasn’t what was expected for Easter, only because of the unusual weather for this time of year, it snowed a lot, but we did end up with glorious sunshine at the end of the week. Everything is so well organised that the only hassle you get is trying to wake up the kids!"
- Kowkchee & Neve (16) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2015

"Fantastic holiday. Sandra, Danielle and Jacob were great hosts. Can’t wait to go again next year. Ella has been promoting you guys to all her friends who are in single parent families."
- Beany & Ella (10) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2015

"We had the most amazing experience in Zillertal, and as first-time skiiers we were well looked after. The hotel and staff were definitely 4-star (at least)! Would recommend to everyone."
- Louise & Oliver (6) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2016

"This was the first time I’d been away on an organised trip with my 6 year-old. We had a fantastic time and I can now see the advantages of someone else doing all the organising! It was a great mix of skiing during the day but enough time to relax and enjoy the facilities in the afternoons and evenings. Sandra and Daniela were fabulous hosts and couldn’t have been more helpful throughout the trip. Miriam looked after the little ones in the evenings and she was a very caring and patient childminder. Everyone was really friendly and we felt at home in the group straight away. Would I do another holiday? Can’t wait!"
- Maria & Nelisha - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, February 2013

"A massive thank you to Sandra and Daniela for another enjoyable ski holiday with SPOH. An overall great value for money holiday that was stress free! We shall see you again soon."
- Kowkchee & Neve (14) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, February 2013

"A big thank you to Sandra and Daniela for organising such an excellent holiday and making sure everything went smoothly. We all had a fantastic week, both on and off the slopes and the girls now want to go skiing every year. Hope to see you again soon!"
- Jo, Emma (9) & Katie (7) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, February 2013

"Great people, wonderful locations, good food… happy children."
- Ray & Tuilelaith (10) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, February 2013

Flights are not included in this price:

At Single Parents on Holiday, we do not restrict you to fly from a particular UK airport – we let you choose your most convenient departure point. This means you can travel from any airport in the UK, Ireland or anywhere else in the world.

Please check Opodo, or your preferred travel website for competitively priced fares to Innsbruck or Munich or call Sandra on 0333 370 3701 for a flight quotation. Please note that for this holiday, the nearest airport to our resort is Innsbruck. Transfers from and to Munich, which is also within convenient travel distance, will only be at designated pick-up times, and short waiting times may apply.

For airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and other travel essentials, please check out our Holiday Extras page.

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Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. This insurance has been arranged with MGA Cover Services Limited with the trading name Affirma (registered address Farren House, The Street, Farren Court, Cowfold, West Sussex RH13 8BP, company registration: 08444204, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 678541, and insured under binding agreement with CBL Insurance Europe DAC (registered address 13 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland, company registration: 218234), who are authorized and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (membership: C33526) and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 203120.
In the unlikely event of Insolvency you must Inform MGA Cover Services Limited immediately on +44 (0) 20 3540 4422. Please ensure you retain your booking confirmation as evidence of cover and value.
Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond.

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We advise all our customers to take out adequate travel insurance to cover them in the event of illness, injury or other unforeseen events which may prevent them from travelling as well as for transfers back to the UK in case of illness, hospital treatments abroad, lawsuits brought against any responsible party in case of injury as well as other reasons such as the loss or theft of luggage or travel documents. Please check our Holiday Extras if you need to take out travel insurance.

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"Fantastic people, host (thank you, Daniela), great salad bar, good wines and excellent accommodation. Snow a little slushy towards the end of the week but the people made the holiday.
Another great thing about SPOH holidays, was having childcare support every night to enable parents to relax and share a grown up dinner together. This is the first holiday I have felt Theo and I acted more like a 'normal' family, and less like a strange couple. We both had real fun with our peers which helped make the holiday. Thank you!"

− Gemma & Theo (5) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2016

"Annie’s 1st ski holiday (and our 1st with SPOH) was out of this world! Any reservations I had about taking my 4 year old were gone within the 1st 24 hours. Nothing was too much trouble, the holiday was everything I hoped it would be. Delicious food, great company, fun skiing, life-long memories! Roll on 2016"

− Lindsay & Annie (4) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2015

"Thank you SPOH for another good holiday. Sandra, Daniela and Jacob are naturally wonderful hosts that make sure everybody is happy. I cannot praise them high enough. The skiing wasn’t what was expected for Easter, only because of the unusual weather for this time of year, it snowed a lot, but we did end up with glorious sunshine at the end of the week. Everything is so well organised that the only hassle you get is trying to wake up the kids!"

− Kowkchee & Neve (16) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2015

"Fantastic holiday. Sandra, Danielle and Jacob were great hosts. Can’t wait to go again next year. Ella has been promoting you guys to all her friends who are in single parent families."

− Beany & Ella (10) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2015

"We had the most amazing experience in Zillertal, and as first-time skiiers we were well looked after. The hotel and staff were definitely 4-star (at least)! Would recommend to everyone."

− Louise & Oliver (6) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, March 2016

"This was the first time I’d been away on an organised trip with my 6 year-old. We had a fantastic time and I can now see the advantages of someone else doing all the organising! It was a great mix of skiing during the day but enough time to relax and enjoy the facilities in the afternoons and evenings. Sandra and Daniela were fabulous hosts and couldn’t have been more helpful throughout the trip. Miriam looked after the little ones in the evenings and she was a very caring and patient childminder. Everyone was really friendly and we felt at home in the group straight away. Would I do another holiday? Can’t wait!"

− Maria & Nelisha - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, February 2013

"A massive thank you to Sandra and Daniela for another enjoyable ski holiday with SPOH. An overall great value for money holiday that was stress free! We shall see you again soon."

− Kowkchee & Neve (14) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, February 2013

"A big thank you to Sandra and Daniela for organising such an excellent holiday and making sure everything went smoothly. We all had a fantastic week, both on and off the slopes and the girls now want to go skiing every year. Hope to see you again soon!"

− Jo, Emma (9) & Katie (7) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, February 2013

"Great people, wonderful locations, good food… happy children."

− Ray & Tuilelaith (10) - single parent ski holiday in Zillertal, February 2013