I would appreciate some advice on a tentative plan I have hatched for a January ski trip to Bavaria in January 2020. About us, we are a family of four (myself, 12 yo and 10 yo all ski, +1 doesn't, but happy to tag along) of reasonable ski ability (Oz blue runs skied competently). So not looking for anything too hard in our ski adventures. Never skied abroad before (but heading to NZ in Sept), nor done much travel in Europe. I have a tentative house-swap arrangement with a family who have an apartment at Oberjoch, Bad Hindelang, Germany. This is 185 km south east of Munich (or alternatively 130 km WNW of Innsbruck on the German-Austrian border, adjacent to Tyrol. The appartment is next to a ski resort https://www.bergbahnen-hindelang-oberjoch.de/ The ski resort describes itself as "family friendly", looks to be between 1100 and 1500m elevation (see pic), situated as the Alps rise up from the plains of Germany. To me it looks like a wider but less tall version of Thredbo - so probably right for us in terms of weather, coldness, terrain etc. Our plan is for a house swap in January - our house in the Illawarra for their appartment at Oberjoch. Given my noob status about Euro-skiing, I'd really appreciate some perspectives, as for us such a trip will be a big investment and we'd like it to work out. Here are a couple of questions: 1. Snow in January in Bavaria at this elevation in Jan - how reliable? I've emailed the ski resort and they say no worries, but they are inclined to say this. The resort does talk about its snow making capability, so hopefully OK as a backup. Would it be like Aus in July? 2. The ski resort is near lots of others in Austria - should we buy a season pass to the Oberjoch resort, or buy day/multi-day passes to a variety of nearby fields? 3. I guess I'd budget something like $1800 per person airfares, $1500 for ski passes and then ??? for kids ski hire x 2. Accommodation should be free, seems we can arrange a mutual car swap, so once there, further expenses beyond usual day to day food etc shouldn't be too much different from Aus (we mainly self cater due to diet requirements). 4. Advice on getting month-longish ski hire in Bavaria. I'll take my skis but not keen on lugging kids skis boots and poles across the world. 5. Any advice about keeping warm, particularly for kids - we've only skied in Aus thus far with its mild conditions. Two weekends ago at Selwyn it was -3 deg C and windy. Kids and I skied through it but I'm guessing we'd need some gear upgrades for Euro-winter.