ski holidays with childcare
If you have young children, finding the right childcare is the key to a fun-filled family ski trip. Many of our accommodation suppliers organise great childcare in the form of ski school, nannies or kids clubs, but don’t feel that you have use what’s offered by the tour operator. The most family friendly ski resorts have organised care for children from 3 months up to teenagers, from Ski School crèches and ski clubs through to private companies providing bespoke childcare and lessons. Decide what kind of care you want and how much for your children and then book early, because places get taken up quickly, especially for peak dates like the Christmas, New Year, Half Term and Easter school holidays. Ask our specialists for advice.
Skiing with nanny or other families:
An increasingly popular option is to take a carer with you, or go away skiing in a group with other families, to share the childcare duties. Taking your own childcare with you has the twin benefits of (i) better discounts available for large groups and (ii) not paying for childcare). You may also feel more comfortable if you already know the person looking after your children.
Skiing with grandparents:
We see more and more families taking granny and/or grandpa on their ski holiday, because grandparents love handling the childcare in such a special environment. See our skiing with children page for more tips and advice. Even if they don’t ski, grandparents are well catered for by choosing a more interesting resort with attractions beyond the slopes – go somewhere remarkable like Zermatt or Chamonix where you can walk inside the glacier, take the cog railway, visit the Alpine museum, view the Mont Blanc or Matterhorn… these real mountain towns with centuries of history far more than mere “ski resorts”.