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Children in St Anton

With dedicated children's areas not only at  Nasserein and the resort centre but also up at the Gampen, combined with excellent ski instructors, St Anton is an excellent choice for your Family ski holiday. The Village itself offers plenty of traditional Austrian charm with a good range of local facilities including a fantastic indoor and outdoor pool complex, climbing walls and tennis centre.

St Anton can be great value for Families as there are heavily discounted rates for ski passes with rates from only £15 and our guests can take advantage of free kids ski and boot hire with each adult hire through our local suppliers.

Children in our chalets

We welcome children in any of our chalets at any time throughout the season regardless of whether you are a group taking over the whole chalet or individual bookings into a larger chalet.

  • Our generous special reductions apply throughout the season
  • Selected family rooms with half price for under 12s.
  • The same reductions apply to all your children (not just the first two!).
  • Our child discount applies whether your children share your room or not.
  • Children enjoying discounts are still counted towards group discounts.

(Child discounts do not apply to late availability/reduced price holidays)

For all children under the age of 12 years we offer a generous 10% discount , however in selected chalets and family rooms, children can go at half price. All discounted children enjoy our child friendly early supper which our chalet staff will provide at approximately 6pm, (a parent must be on hand to oversee their child). This will be a two course meal with tasty (& healthy!) dishes such as shepherd’s pie, pasta bakes and casseroles followed by fruit, ice cream, crumbles etc. We encourage parents to chat to  our chalet staff prior to their arrival to discuss their children’s  meals. If you are taking over a whole chalet and would prefer your children to join the normal adult dinner then there is a supplement of £50 per child per week, please advise us of this at least two weeks prior to your departure. If you are in a shared chalet then we expect children under 12 to have the early supper. The only exception is Christmas dinner and sometimes meals on arrival night if you are arriving late.

We charge £100 for babies  under the age of 2. Subject to availability, we can provide travel cots and high chairs if required, please ensure you bring your own baby sleeping bag or blankets  and a harness if required for high chairs. Flight seats are not included and  car seats are not provided on our coach transfers. However baby seats are available on private taxi transfers, please ask for prices for private transfers.  We do not provide jars or formula but your chalet host will happily keep some fruit/veg to one side and make a puree for your baby. Breakfast and children's supper is available to older babies who can manage normal solid foods.

All our chalets have tv’s and dvd players so please feel free to bring your own selection of dvd’s and also a selection of general board games.

Please bear in mind that our chalets/chalet hotels are not equipped to be child safe, there won't be stair gates or socket covers for example, bunk beds may not have guard rails and  not all chalets have microwaves if you need these for sterilising bottles etc. Please make sure you are familiar with the chalet layout and bedroom locations and bear in mind that entrances maybe shared with other residents. Children's behaviour and their safety remain the sole responsibility of their parents at all times.

Childcare

We don't offer any child care of our own, however the popular Kinderwelt (Childrens World) is based  in the resort centre at the foot of the slopes. The centres provide an exciting programme of fun and games both indoors and outdoors in specially designated children's playground areas. Can be combined with ski school where appropriate.  Open from 9am to 4.30pm daily excluding Saturday for children from around 2.5 years of age, and no longer requiring nappies. For further information please call the Kinderwelt office direct or visit their website. Full day care from €80 and half day from €50, lunch available at €16/day.

Kinderwelt, St Anton
Tel +43 (0)5446 2526, www.skischool-arlberg.com

Alternatively or for younger children you will need to organise private care, private nanny contact details are below, please contact  directly. NBIf you do intend to book a private nanny for the week,  we generally expect you to have booked one of our chalets for your sole use. Please discuss with us first the suitability of having a private nanny in our chalets.

St Anton nannies
Tel +44(0)7860 925055, www.st-anton-childcare.com
Established by Katia Pozerskis in Meribel, 2003, a qualified teacher and mother of 2,  offering  a private nanny service in various European ski resorts. For more information please contact Katia directly.

Ski School

Childrens ski school with Ski School Arlberg  is available for children from age approximately 3 years upwards  (must be out of nappies) - Bambinis, aimed at teaching them how to take their first ski steps!. Lessons are for for two hours between 1pm and 3pm and can be booked daily,  as a course or combined with morning kindergarten and afternoon Bambini. One half day is €65. Combined morning kindergarten and afternoon Bambini is €90 per day (lunch is +€16/day).

Group lessons are available for children from 4 years upwards with a special mini group just for 4 year olds. Lessons are for 4 hours per day split between the morning and afternoon, generally 9.30-12.00 and 13.00-15.30. Lunch with child care for the hour  is available at €16/day otherwise you need to collect at the end of the morning and return for the afternoon session. Lessons are available on a daily basis or a course, as a guide, 5 days lessons is €271. Children under 14 years enrolled in ski school must wear helmets, these are available for hire but you shouldn't rely on availability particularly during school holidays.  For more details please look at    www.skischool-arlberg.com