Snow exciting! Six things to do in the Austrian Alps this winter!

Do you like the snow? I do but I haven’t seen any for a while - last winter, where I live in the UK, we just had dreary rain the whole time. Ugh.

Anyway, if this coming winter is as soggy and depressing as the last, we’ll need to jump on a plane if we want to see some snow and, this year, I fancy Austria. I can just see my family staying in some smart ski property for sale like these from Kristall Spaces, and spending all day in the snow under a bright blue sky, we’d love it. And we wouldn’t have time to get bored because there would be loads of things going on, including activities that are family-friendly.


Here are my top tips:


FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Opening
Above the resort of Sölden, from the comfort of the Rettenbach Stadium, you can watch the Giant Slalom, the opening event of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. Loads of top skiers will be competing, including the current reigning and multiple men’s champion, American Ted Ligety. You can also watch the processions and presentations and attend the parties. Admission to the stadium is free to kids under eight. It’s all happening over the weekend 24 to 26 October.



James Blunt on a mountain top!
In Ischgl, you can watch the singer and songwriter James Blunt playing his top tunes – and it’s free. This is the first of the winter’s Top of the Mountain concerts, which start and end the season. Elton John, Mariah Carey and Robbie Williams (Robbie Williams!) have also played there. You might even spot James Blunt out skiing as well, he loves it. 29 November.

Great music and a brilliant winter holiday – you can’t beat it. I’d love to live this life for a while and the properties they have out there look gorgeous.

"James Blunt" by Ani5972 from hu.wikipedia

Go to a rave – in the snow
Ok, this isn’t something for the little ones but, if you want to enjoy some grown-up entertainment then hire a babysitter, put on your best face and head off to Saalbach’s nightclub on the ski slopes for Rave on Snow. It’s the biggest outdoor winter music festival anywhere and features seventy DJs playing the best electronica, house and rave music. 11 to 14 December.



Lighting up for the New Year cerebrations
See in 2015 by watching the traditional Torch Run in Saalbach just before midnight then watch the fireworks explode as you welcome in the New Year. I can’t think of prettier way to begin 2015, it will be spectacular.



It’s International Hot Air Balloon Week
The thirty-sixth International BP-Gas Balloon Trophy is once again taking place in the ‘balloon village’ of Filzmoos, south of Salzburg. Around 40 teams will compete, flying over the beautiful ranges and valleys. Sunday night is balloon night, with colourful, glowing balloons lighting up the dark, starry sky, while you keep warm with mulled wine and enjoy the yummy snacks, great music and gorgeous fireworks. Wednesday is all about the children, so the fun begins at 3pm. 10 to the 17 January 2015.



AMS Ski Championship wraps up the season
Winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding and cross-country all feature in the AMS Ski Championship in Saalbach. The top professionals in each discipline will be competing, and there will be spectacular opening ceremonies to enjoy, as well as live music. From 25 to 28 March 2015.



Do you have any ideas? I'd love to hear your suggestions!
Jada x

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