This my regular buggy friendly winter walk in St Anton am Arlberg. I think I did this walk pretty much every day when D was tiny while she napped in the pram. I am assuming that you have a buggy that will cope with a little hard packed snow; this is a ski resort after all. It is a circular walk of approximately 2.7km. It will take around 40 minutes at a leisurely stroll with a buggy if you are also stopping to take photos.
As part of the #take12trips challenge we are trying to visit some local attractions as well as visiting destinations further afield. To add to the challenge these need to be toddler friendly. For our first trip I headed to the Museum in St Anton am Arlberg with a toddler in tow. This is somewhere I had never visited in around 7 winters here, so it was about time.
There aren’t a whole lot of choices for celebrating the Chinese New Year in St Anton am Arlberg. In fact there is one Chinese restaurant, the Shanghai on the high street (Dorfstrasse). It also sells sushi, which is a slightly odd combo. This makes deciding where to go pretty easy. Is it a baby friendly restaurant?
As part of writing about my ski season with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. Which are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this first St Anton cafe review Jules will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint…
During our first ski season D ranged between 8 weeks and 6 months old. So we needed plenty of ideas for snowy day activities for a baby. She was too young to have any interest in playing in the snow. Although she loved getting out and about in the pram and buggy. We went for a walk pretty much every day. But of course there were a few cold and stormy days where staying in was more appealing. Continue reading “Ski Season With a Baby: Snowy Day Activities for a Baby”
Before baby D was born I had images of using a sling virtually all the time. It seemed like a great idea for dealing with public transport, steps, shopping and so on. Anywhere the buggy would be unwieldy. I also thought it was a lovely idea for around the house; keeping the baby close while having hands free to get on with stuff. Here’s the reality of using a sling in a ski resort… Continue reading “Using a Sling in a Ski Resort. And Which Sling?”
I had a list of several features we were looking for when choosing which buggy to take skiing with a baby:
- Must be robust enough to cope with snowy paths
- Is also able to cope with rugged trails and terrain
- Can run with the buggy, once the baby is old enough
- Ideally be usable from birth
- The model has a strong secondhand market
So what can you get up to with a baby in a ski resort? How easy is it to get out and about? We were based in St Anton am Arlberg for the ski season when our baby ranged from 2 to 6 months old. Here were our favourite 5 things to do to in a ski resort with a baby: Continue reading “5 Things To Do in a Ski Resort with a Baby”
The packing list for a ski season is different to packing for travelling, as we will be in one place for a long period of time. Plus one of us was travelling by ferry and car, which means we had rather more flexibility in what we could take. This post covers what general baby stuff I found it useful to take with us. Continue reading “Ski Season with a Baby – Packing List”
So when Daisy was around 8 weeks old, it was time for our first ski season with a baby. You’re never too young, right? Although many people we knew thought we were crazy to even be considering it… Continue reading “Ski Season with a Baby – Which Austrian Ski Resort?”