Our Perfect Girls' Day Out
My 12-year-old daughter Anna has so much fun skiing but despite this we have decided to have a girls' day out away from the piste.
The refreshment stop without skis
We sit down at a table and let the sun shine in our faces. The scent from inside is already delicious. We are greeted warmly by Margot, the good soul of the hut. We order cheese dumpling soup and a hearty snack. A lot of time in the fresh air makes every child hungry and that's how it is: we polish off everything in record time.
After our meal, we sit in the sun for a while and enjoy the view and the fresh air. Even though my daughter is already entering puberty and some things are “uncool”, she is a child again today and can barely wait any longer: tobogganing is a highlight at any age. So we pull on our jackets and take one of the toboggans each. Of course, Anna makes a bet with me as to who will get to the bottom first. She knows that I am more careful and she will beat me easily. Today I plan not to brake too much because there is enough snow and the track is free of ice. After just a few metres downhill, she breaks out into continuous laughter. This is so infectious that I also grin and laugh the whole way down. The bends are great fun because I can catch up a little time and my daughter's competitive spirit is awakened. At the car park my daughter beams: “I'd love to ride down again straightaway. It was so cool.” The rest of the family are certain to be waiting for us. Happy after the exercise and the fresh air, the delicious meal and the tobogganing party, we set off home. I decide to set aside a girls' day out with my daughter in the future – she is growing up so fast......
You can find more information at hochalm-unken.at
Walking time: ca. 1.5 hours
Height difference: 415 metres
Length of toboggan run: 3.5 km
Length of path: 3.5 km
Starting point: Car Park 1 (fee payable) at the beginning of Heutal, 990 m
Difficulty: easy, family-friendly natural toboggan run or winter hiking trail
Refreshments: Jausenstation Hochalm at 1405 m
Further tours can be found at lofer.com/touren