top resorts for family skiing
Ski resorts for young children
The best ski resorts for very young children are the ones with lots of childcare options and especially any which boast ski holidays with childcare included. Resorts with great nursery slopes like Meribel and Val d’Isere are great places to take young children who are ready to learn to ski, because the superb local ski schools will make it fun and allow you to ski with the grownups for a while. Our favourite ski resort for families with small children is La Tania in France, because it has a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere, wonderful nursery slopes and direct access into the incredible 3 Valleys where adults can enjoy the most extensive skiing in the world.
Ski resorts for teenagers
If you’re skiing with teenagers, consider resorts with good terrain parks for them to hangout in, plus accommodation with games rooms, teen clubs and good transport so that you don’t need to ferry them around. Choosing a smaller and more contained resort in France or Austria could also be good option if you plan to allow them a bit more freedom to explore on their own. If they’re older or adult teens, take a look at Mayrhofen, Val Thorens and St Anton where the nightlife is as exciting as the snow sports.
Ski resorts for non-skiers and grandparents
Why not include the older generation into your family skiing holiday. With so many resorts having lots of alternative activities away from the slopes it is great way to enjoy time together and perhaps get some help with the childcare. Some good examples of resorts with plenty to explore would be Chamonix and Zermatt which are real mountain towns with oodles of history and so much more than mere “ski resorts”. Check out all the best ski resorts for non-skiers for more ideas.