A Fam­ily Ski Get­away to The Kraller­hof

The Kraller­hof is nes­tled within a pic­turesque val­ley be­neath a ma­jes­tic moun­tain range... It was love at first sight!

LuxeGetaways - - Contents - BY MONT­GOMERY C. FLOYD

The sun was just a faint glim­mer on the dawn’s hori­zon as it was com­ing over the Leogang Moun­tains. “Put your hands on your knees and do a pizza,” I said to Tris­tan who was glid­ing down the car­pet of snow, and into my arms. “Bril­liant,” I cheered. He looked up and beamed proudly; his first ski run – con­quered! True, it was only the chil­dren’s hill out­side of the ho­tel, and he was only two-years-old, but it was a mon­u­men­tal ride for both of us.

My sons, Tris­tan (8) and Con­rad (4), be­gan ski­ing when each of them was two years old – re­sid­ing in Switzer­land it is an un­writ­ten pre­req­ui­site. In fact, I have wit­nessed some chil­dren ski­ing even ear­lier. Con­sid­er­ing how quickly they learn at a young age, the Swiss deem it only log­i­cal that par­ents in­tro­duce their chil­dren to this win­ter pas­time as soon as walk­ing be­gins; plus, it is a fan­tas­tic win­ter ac­tiv­ity to en­joy to­gether.

Fam­ily ski­ing is an op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a sport that is also good for your health – com­bined with the added ben­e­fit of sharing this ex­pe­ri­ence with those dear­est to your heart – it is a win­ning tri­fecta, in­deed. There are few other fam­ily hol­i­days that of­fer the per­fect blend of fun and fit­ness, not to men­tion, ski­ing al­lows for the chil­dren to ap­pre­ci­ate the great out­doors. How­ever, the most im­por­tant as­pect is that the ex­pe­ri­ence cre­ates life­time mem­o­ries, which is the over­all pur­pose of these fam­ily ad­ven­tures.

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