Hello, I have read all the forum discussions and trawled the net, but would appreciate advice on choosing a location for a family holiday with a LARGE age range for mid-December.
The chlidren want to see snow and learn to ski, and I understand that snow is not guaranteed in mid-December except for up at the Zugspitze.
The older folk won't ski and are happy to potter around town, maybe an excursion or two to Mittelwand, etc.
Would anyone have an opinion on whether I should:
1) Book a hotel or apartment nearer the Eibsee Cable car, so that the kids can get access to snow more quickly every day (is there anything for the grandparents to do at Eibsee in winter?)
2) Book a hotel or apartment in Garmisch, where it seems that there is a bigger town and more for grandparents but then take the bus/cog train to Eibsee and then the Eibsee cable car everyday with the children (I read somewhere that this could be about an hour each way)
I need to balance the needs of the grandparents and conserving children's energy for skiing. Finally, I prefer not to rent a car, but do you think a car would be useful/necessary for either location to give us flexibility?
thank you everyone for your advice