Taking your kids to the snowy slopes of a ski resort can feel a little daunting. It really doesn’t have to be that way. Nowadays, ski resorts can sort out so much of your holiday that taking the kids is easier than ever.
Kids clubs, ski schools, even childcare in the evenings. All these things make your family ski holiday a great experience. Now, all you need is a guide to where is best for family skiing. That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled Our Top 5 Family Ski Resorts to make your decision simple.
Love skiing? Taking the kids? These resorts offer everything you need…
France is popular with skiing families and Flaine makes it easy to see why. Decent snow, excellent ski schools and a holiday full of additional activities. That’s why skiers and non-skiers alike love Flaine. Swimming, ice-skating, snowshoeing and paragliding will make sure your time off the slopes is just as fun.
For families looking for a great hotel, we recommend Le Totem. This modern hotel offers excellent kids clubs and skiing virtually to your door.
Val di Fassa, Italy
As well as being ideal for families, Val di Fassa offers plenty of slopes. This makes it perfect for families with older children that love to ski. Kids a little too young for the piste? There’s loads to do – ice skating, bowling and even a swimming pool. Parents can get time to ski with many hotels offering childcare facilities.
Why not stay at the Chalet Violetta? This charming accommodation also hosts Crystal Ski’s Pepi Penguin Club and Whizz Kids Clubs for children aged 6 months to 11 years.
La Rosière, France
If you’re looking for a ski resort with tranquility and peace, have a look at La Rosière. Skiers of all ages and abilities will find plenty to do, on and off the slopes. You won’t be left behind if you’re not up to scratch – the beginner slopes are excellent. Younger kids will love the ice rink and bowling alley, as will older kids, parents and even grandparents.
For a great location, close to the slopes, try the Chalet Cervinia. This popular accommodation is ideally located for getting to the resort centre.
Saas Fee, Switzerland
If you thought skiing in Switzerland was all about big slopes, great scenery and authentic alpine lodgings – you were right. Saas Fee is a pretty Swiss ski resort with an enviable snow record. Off the snow, kids clubs and activities make sure that time away from the piste is as much fun if not more.
Looking for the ideal family ski holiday in Switzerland. Top of our list is the Hotel Alphubel. A FREE kindergarten for children from 3 years make this a fantastic family accommodation.
Quality snow. Check. Beautiful mountains. Check. Great for kids. This resort has all three. Claviere is a popular choice for families, with kids of all ages. If you’re want your kids to learn to ski, the slopes are fantastic for beginners and so are an excellent choice for getting your little ones used to the slopes.
For Crystal’s very own kids clubs, the Club Hotel Grande Claviere offers Whizz Kids and Pepi Penguin. Popular with families, these give you more time to enjoy yourselves on the slopes.
Got younger children? Wondering what age you can get them started? The check out our guide to when children can start skiing.