Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals, Austria: Time for family, time for nature
It’s about time for a holiday at Gradonna Mountain Resort! The need to just treat ourselves and spend precious time together as a family again is especially strong considering the events of the last year. Not long to wait now!
It hasn’t been an easy year – for anyone. What with working from home and home schooling, it’s been challenging trying to find time for ourselves, especially as a family. As a result, many can hardly wait to finally be able to go on holiday together and experience something outside their own four walls. What better place to do this than the Gradonna Mountain Resort in East Tyrol, where you can expect not only exciting experiences for both young and old, but also plenty of peace and quiet in the midst of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Kids und Teens
Toddlers, children and teenagers alike are sure to find their perfect holiday experience at the Gradonna Mountain Resort, so after breakfast all together it’s time for a leisurely tour with the buggy, a trip to the forest playground or a Snapchat-worthy tour of the summits. Childcare and supervised trips for the almost-grown-ups are included here. And while the kids explore the forest, draw nature mandalas or prove their balance on the slackline under the watchful eye of qualified supervisors, parents can enjoy some much-deserved time out while hiking, mountain biking or relaxing in the spa.
Come rain or shine
Even if the weather isn’t on your side, there’s no chance of getting bored at the Gradonna. The littlies can let off steam in the indoor play area or use items gathered in nature to make pictures with the supervisors. Teenagers, meanwhile, can be shown how to make brightly coloured mocktails or style hair, and be entertained by the singing talent of the others during the karaoke party. Both big and small will have fun during bad weather in the hotel’s own bouldering room, where there’s a suitable route for all levels of agility and skill. There’s something here to help the whole family burn off some energy in all weathers, no matter what it is you’re into.
When families aren’t getting active, they can enjoy quality time at the Gradonna in the natural bathing pond, the family yoga sessions, slipping and sliding into one of the pools or setting off on a gentle stroll around the resort, whose unique location at 1,300 metres above sea level guarantees unforgettable views even on such a short journey.
Another good opportunity to come together as a family is dinner time. Unlike at home, you won’t find the grown-ups in the kitchen – instead, everyone can enjoy the exquisite cuisine together and at the same time. And that’s how, come rain or shine, active or relaxed, every day can be a fun family day – something we’re longing for more than ever this year.
Text: Nina Prehofer