When planning a family ski holiday to minimise cost and maximise time together, self-catering apartments are hard to beat. Being in control of your meals means you can work around the family's mood, appetite and energy level, without being restricted to set dining times or menus. Whether you choose a home cooked meal, takeaway, eat out or even hire a private chef, you have the freedom to organise your self catered family ski trip exactly as you like.
We know what makes a great family ski apartment and have a fantastic range flying from dozens of regional airports. Many are near the pistes and ski lifts, so you don't have to lug your children's skis around. Some child friendly ski apartments have a pool (which kids will love) and spa facilities (which parents will love) in the complex as well as a great location close to shops, bars and restaurants.
For the ultimate savings, ask about our self-drive family ski holidays to apartments in France, Austria and Italy. Taking your own car means you can pack food your family are familiar with, from cereal brands you know they’ll love to pre-cooked, frozen suppers that you can defrost and reheat in resort (whether homemade or those scrummy ready-made ones from Cook, Charlie Bingham & co). It also saves you having to deal with the faff of a big supermarket shop in a foreign country, or the hiked-up prices and limited offerings in resort.
We love the range of apartments on offer for families, but if you want to widen your search to all ski apartments the world over, you can filter through everything here. We also have some wonderful family chalets and family ski hotels where meals are usually included with the cost of your stay. Browse all family ski holidays worldwide here.
Val d'Isere, Meribel, Val Thorens
Many French resorts have child care facilities bookable with English companies so ask us when booking your apartment. Those without a local English company often still have options either via the tourism office or the ESF.
|Property||Resort||Favourite features||£ Price from (pp)|
|L’Amara Apartments||Avoriaz||Ski in/out, access to pool & spa, sleep up to 8||£519|
|Montsoleil Terrasses d'Helios Apartments||Flaine||Direct access to the slopes, indoor pool & spa facilities, sleep up to 8||£409|
|Sun Valley Apartments||La Plagne||Easy doorstep skiing, use of facilities in neighbour hotel, sleep up to 8||£429|
|Village Montana Apartments||Tignes||Ski in/out (lifts opposite), heated outdoor pool, wellness facilities, sleep up to 10||£349|
|Les Alpages de Chantel||Les Arcs||Very near the piste, indoor pool & wellness facilities, play area, sleep up to 6||£309|
|Les Crozats Apartments||Avoriaz||Doorstep skiing, fantastic leisure centre nearby, sleep up to 7||£469|
|Les Granges du Soleil||La Plagne||Ski in/out, indoor pool, fitness room & wellness facilities, sleep up to 8||£459|
|Chalet Mâtine Apartments||Morzine||On the piste, access to facilities in neighbour hotel, sleep up to 7||£559|
|Residence Le Telemark Apartments||Tignes||On the piste, near ski school & kindergarten, sleep up to 12||£559|
|Montsoleil Terrasses d'Eos Apartments||Flaine||Direct access to the slopes, heated outdoor pool, spa, sleep up to 8||£399|
We update this list often but facilities can change, so if any specific feature is essential to your trip, make sure you ask us to confirm the details before you book your holiday.