Austria's Imst region is offering free ski tuition courses for young children during their Children's Ski Weeks in March.

The free children's ski course, during the three weeks between Feb. 27 and March 20, are available for children aged between three-and-a-half and seven years old.

Packages are priced from €626 per person and include seven days' accommodation in a self-catering family apartment; a six-day ski pass; and access to the Alpine coaster - a downhill rollercoaster (the longest in the Alps) - reached via ski lift from the resort.

Imst has launched a new area ski pass which covers four ski areas and 104 kilometres of runs on the one ticket this winter. There are seven natural sledding runs in the area to try, including some of the longest in Austria's Tirol region, a total of 25 kilometres of toboggan runs, much of it floodlit for night-time descents. Other attractions include 45 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, a practice slope, and day care for young children. There is also Austria's highest climbing wall in a hall at Imst.

The ski runs served by the lifts of Imster Bergbahnen are located between 1000 and 2100 metres altitude and the gently sloping terrain make it an ideal spot for those seeking easy skiing and for families with younger children. However the Alpjoch sector provides more challenging skiing for the more advanced.

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