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Family Ski Holidays

The prospect of organising family ski holidays with children can be daunting but if you get it right, your children will have a great time and the holiday will be a lasting success. Choosing the right family ski resort is a major factor here and our sales consultants have information on many family ski resorts and accommodation, so you’ll be sure to find one to match your family's ski holiday preferences and ski experience.

Our dedicated team of family ski specialists is here to give you expert advice on all aspects of choosing your perfect family ski holiday.

Booking Ahead – Family Ski Holidays for 2018 /2019

If you regularly go on family ski holidays or you’re a family going on a ski holiday for the first time, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. This can save you stress, worry and money later on. Our family ski holiday experts can help you book the perfect ski holiday for the entire family to enjoy as well as helping you get early booking family ski deals. Call our experts now on 01922 896 819 and let us help you find the best holiday for you and your family.


Our Recommended Family Ski Accommodation

Hotel Harfenwirt

The great value 3* Harfenwirt in Niederau is ideally situated opposite the nursery slopes and has an indoor pool, saunas, steam room and whirlpool.

Hotel Princesa Parc

The 4* Princesa Parc in Arinsal, Andorra, is a large, stylish hotel with an unbeatable location close to the main gondola and has a great range of facilities.

Chalet Hotel Elisabeth

The 3* Elisabeth in Kuhtai is the ultimate in family skiing convenience - unbeatable ski-in/ski-out, snow-sure location, just 40 mins from Innsbruck.

Hotel Alpin

The 4* Alpin in Scheffau, has been a family skiing favourite for years. The location is fantastic and there is an indoor swimming pool and sauna.

Hotel Austria

The superb 4* Austria in Obergurgl has been run by three generations of the Steiner family. There is an indoor swimming pool and heated outdoor pool.

Hotel Rila

The popular Rila in Borovets, Bulgaria is in a great central location, opposite the chairlift. It has an indoor pool and a Hotel-run kids club.

Family Ski Holidays - Family Friendly Ski Resorts

As we know, short legs tire easily - compact family ski resorts where all resort amenities are close at hand, will minimise the walking you need to do and ensure little ones have the energy to enjoy the important part of the holiday - the skiing. If you have beginners/improvers in the family, choosing a family ski resort with gentle runs will be important i.e. a high proportion of blue runs. Whilst the main activity on family ski holidays is of course skiing, choosing a family ski resort with other activities available both indoor (swimming etc) and outdoor (ice-skating, tobogganing etc) is often a wise move, in case you or the children want to take a break from the slopes.

Here are just a few of our recommendations for Family friendly ski resorts:


Family Ski Holidays Andorra:

  • Arinsal
  • Soldeu


Family Ski Holidays Austria:

  • Ellmau
  • Mayrhofen
  • Obergurgl
  • Niederau
  • Scheffau
  • Soll


Family Ski Holidays Bulgaria:

  • Borovets
  • Pamporovo


Family Ski Holidays France:

  • Avoriaz
  • Courchevel 1650
  • Flaine
  • La Plagne
  • La Tania
  • Les Arcs
  • Morzine
  • La Rosiere
  • Valmorel


Family Ski Holidays Italy:

  • Cervinia
  • la Thuile
  • Passo Tonale
  • Selva
  • Val di Fassa


Family Ski Holidays Switzerland:

  • Saas Fee
  • Villars
  • Wengen

Family Ski Holidays - Accommodation Options

You may well be having ski school for the kids so accommodation near the nursery slopes/ski school meeting place is a good idea. Also, accommodation near the lift system avoids having to tackle the ski bus or more walking in ski boots. Ski-in, Ski-out accommodation means less walking but these properties tend to book up early and are not surprisingly more expensive than comparable properties further from the slopes.

It's possible, with younger children that you will require child care of some kind so it may be useful to find a hotel which has in-house kids clubs. Our family ski holiday expert advisors will be able to recommend suitable family hotels and advise on any related costs.

Board Basis

You may want the flexibility of cooking in an apartment yourself or the service of a half board hotel. A family friendly ski chalet, which offers more than half board (see [Catered Chalet]( section) may be an attractive option as they are usually small residences with a maximum of 20 guests. As the rooms in the chalets are usually on one or two floors, you can put the kids to bed, and relax in the living area for a drink or two, safe in the knowledge that you’re close by.

Family Ski Holidays - Essentials

Airport Transfers

Transfers are usually included in a family ski package. Transfer times can vary greatly from resort to resort but it often takes 2 to 3 hours to drive to the mountain resorts. You will usually get a stop on route so a fairly long transfer will still be comfortable and family-friendly especially if you take reserves of drinks and snacks to last the journey.


Most operators have a Kids club and crèche with a variety of cute names. They are usually for 3/4 to 10 year olds and 6 month to 3/4 year olds respectively. In house crèches are hard to come by and should be booked well in advance (we can take care of this part of your family holiday for you). Childcare offered by the operator is either morning, afternoon or full day (including lunch) and the price often varies between high and low season.

In addition, there are ‘Resort kindergartens’. Of course you could always take your own nanny/granny or travel with another family in order to share the burden, we always recommend you take the option that works best for your family. Most operator run clubs will be predominantly English speaking.

Family Skiing in School Holidays

Of course, most families will travel in school holiday time. Not surprisingly, these dates book up earlier than most so booking early is recommended in order to give you a wide choice. Unfortunately, due to demand, the prices are higher in school holidays (especially February Half term) but our sales team will search all the available options to find you the family best ski deal.

Family Skiwear

Setting yourself up with all the necessary ski clothing and equipment can be an expensive business, but we don’t recommend that you skimp on the quality of the clothing you take – particularly gloves, as a cold child is grumpy child Therefore hiring essential items like Jackets, Trousers/Pants, Fleeces and Helmets, even Hats, Goggles, Gloves & Socks can be a good idea, Many people pick up bargains on e-bay for growing kids.

Ski Holiday Discounts for Children

When you share a 3 or 4 bedded room with your children, they will be eligible for a reduction (subject to 2 full paying passengers occupying the room). However, some operators give a small child reduction even if they have their own room or a small reduction for children sharing with 1 adult, again our expert team will advise you on all aspects of your booking, so don't worry if this sounds a little complicated.

Children are usually classed as 2-11 (or 12, depending on the ski operator) year olds in family ski hotels and family ski chalets and 2-15 (or 16) years in apartments. There are sometimes Free Child Places but these need booking early. Our family ski consultants will search for the large family rooms and free places to ensure that you will be offered the best price for your family.

Family Ski Holidays - Exclusive Offers

We have a range of exclusive offers specifically for families - talk to one of the team about the offers that are available on your family ski holiday. In general they are:

  • FREE CHILD PLACES : on selected routes and accommodations.
  • CHILD CARE: We have reduced priced offers on Child especially if booked early.
  • PRE-BOOKABLE SKI PACKS : Children will get a discount on skis and boots.
  • FREE LIFT PASS FOR KIDS : Some resorts will give free passes for the youngsters.
  • FLEXIBLE FLYING: if you are a group of Families, we can fly you from different UK airports.
  • HASSLE FREE BOOKING: We will help you all the way from selecting the holiday to the time you return.

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    Why book with us

    • Our expert ski team have organised hundreds of Family Ski Holidays over many years.
    • We will give you knowledgeable advice on all aspects of organising a Family Ski Holiday. If the kids are happy, so are you.
    • Our sales team have visited most, if not all of the family friendly ski resorts so have first hand knowledge to help you find your perfect Family Ski Holiday.
    • We know where the best child prices are to be found, so let us find the best Family Ski deal for you.
    • Many families return to book their ski holidays with us season after season and refer us to their friends and relatives who are also looking for a family skiing holiday.
    • Just make one call and we will do the rest!

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