I think you will find it rare for a ski school to offer half-day childen's
group lessons, unless it is for very young children. The problems being, of
course, that the rest of the group will progress technically while your
daughter is skiing with you (not suggesting in any way that skiing with you
is bad, btw).
The solution for you may be to consider 2 hour private lessons in the
morning - advantages would be greater progress for your daughter and
fulfilling the conditions that you set out in your post - disadvantage would
be greater cost (and lack of group atmosphere). Watch out also if you are
going at half term - it may not be possible to get private lessons outside
the lunchtime or before lessons start - I would contact any ski school
As far as the resorts that have been suggested so far, I would agree with
both Serfaus and Obergurgl - Serfaus is a big resort for Dutch and Germans
and can get very busy in school holidays. Obergurgl is a favourite with
British upmarket package and independent guests - ski school is excellent
but the resort can be a bit bleak in bad weather. Lech is beautiful and
accommodation is great - can be a problem with the resort running out of ski
instructors at busy periods.
I would recommend the resort in my sig - accommodation, atmosphere and
children's ski school are all excellent - but the ski area may be a bit
limited for the rest of you? It depends on how easy you are taking it these
days...if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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> Can any one think of an Austrian resort to suit:
> daughter, aged nearly 7, has had 3 weeks ski school so not really beginner
> but needing the tuition plus consolidation by skiing with parents;
> parents - competent, skied for years, enjoy lunch and taking it a bit
> these days, but still like to cover distance;
> son aged 11, wants to ski all the mountain, (and probably can);
> Having used British chalet club operators for last 11 seasons, we want to
> try Austria, staying in a comfy hotel, booking direct, with own transport.
> Would like daughter to attend ski school in morning and collect her for
> lunch and ski with us pm - think she is too young for all day school this
> time. Son skis with parents, pushing dad hard.
> We've been to St Anton 3 times, great ski school but not ideal for picking
> up daughter and finding somewhere for lunch and easy skiing in afternoon.
> other experience of Austria but would appear to suit us better than French
> resorts, and possibly Swiss - the main criteria is our
> that Austrian ski school is the best for children.
> Essentially, we want our daughter to get out of the beginner rut and be
> to ski with all the family. So ski school important. And for parents to
> in more atmospheric surroundings. Oh, it's for Feb half term of course...
> So, I'll be very grateful for any ideas