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Family skiing

Very few things can beat the enjoyment of a skiing holiday with family. Waking up early with the little ones on the first morning, seeing fresh powder over the mountains, blue skies and not a cloud in sight - heaven! There is so much excitement to be had on a family ski holiday. The first lift experience, sharing ski school stories over a hot chocolate in the mountains, making memories and selfies on the slopes. Get it right and a family ski holiday can be the best thing in the world!

Before you hit the slopes with the little ones, there are plenty of things to consider and we're here to help make your trip a great one. We've got top tips, family friendly skiing destination suggestions and everything else to take the stress away and make sure you enjoy every minute as a family. We offer all ski extras including equipment, additional activities and anything else you need so that you can sit back, relax and hit the slopes!
 
We are passionate about what we do, because we love doing it! Most winters we are lucky enough to have four generations of our family all skiing together, from 8 to 80 years olds (the kids still can't get over Grandpa beating them down run 1 in Trysil!). We are always careful to pick a resort that we know will be enjoyed by everyone, from the racers to the leisurely skiiers. We have dragged our kids all over the Alps and across Europe (and made all the mistakes so you don't have to!) to find the best skiing destinations for families. 
 

Top tip: don't take little ones to an expensive, larger resort as you probably won't get to make full use of your ski pass! Instead opt for a smaller ski area with great ski schools and ski-in, ski-out accommodation so it's easy to take a break and go back out again - no one wants tired little ones on the slopes! 

Start at the beginning

When looking at family friendly ski resorts, there are a few key points to bear in mind:

  1. Ski schools - a few morning lessons will give kids the confidence to try longer runs, you'll be skiing as a family in no time!
  2. Access to accommodation - it's amazing how a cold, tired little one can be rejuvinated by whizzing back to the accommodation for a hot chocolate and a sit down! 
  3. Flight and transfer time - we tend to opt for resorts that have a shorter flight and transfer time 
  4. Resort set up - sign posted resorts where most runs lead back to the same area are ideal

Our top recommendations for family friendly ski resorts: 

Norway - Geilo & Trysil

Andorra - Arinsal, La Massana, Soldeu & El Tarter

France - Avoriaz, Le Clusaz, Flaine

As they get better and stronger

After a few lessons with one of our recommended ski schools, it won't be long before the kids are joining everyone else on longer runs down the mountain. Pick a resort with lots of wide open, flowy, well connected blue runs to help build their confidence, and so they can easily get back to the hotel or apartment if they need a rest. While more on the expensive side, particularly during school holidays, the Alps has some wonderful resorts that are perfect for families. Les Arcs, La Plagne, Lech & Avoriaz are all great options.

Gaining some confidence

As they gain confidence and their skiing skills improve, they may want to venture off on their own and explore the resort. Lots of our family friendly resort recommendations have snow parks, fun runs and jump areas that the kids will love discovering! We love small, friendly resorts where all runs come back to the resort when we're away with the kids. Trysil in Norway, Alpbach in Austria, Pila in Italy, La Clusaz in France and Arinsal in Andorra tick all the boxes.

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