Families are welcomed to resorts in the Aosta Valley in an almost God-fatherly manner, as Italian hospitality knows how to treat their clientele.
Ski schools in each resort are well respected and have highly qualified staff meaning children will be taught to a very high standard. Cervinia and La Thuile have the widest selection of blue runs, and both are lively towns with great kids programs like freestyle competitions in La Thuile during February half term.
Pila is a very popular choice among families and school trips due to its long windy blue runs- Grimod and La Nouva- meaning the kids can make friends and hang out in the large hotels, while the parents ski to the sun terraced bars like Bar Yeti.
The car-free village centres of Courmayeur, Pila and Cervinia are perfect for letting the children wander and small villages like Champoluc, La Thuile and Gressoney are quiet and tranquil.
Courmayeur has bus shuttle runs throughout the resort, so you can very quickly get onto the piste without much difficulty, and then relax in one of the many family friendly restaurants either on the mountain side or in the village centre. Champoluc and Gressoney are great for children who won’t mind kicking back with a book as the après ski for children is quite old-school.
On the piste, snowparks with a good mis-match of kickers and rails of varying size and difficulty are located in each of the resorts, or within lift access, so the kids can have more than enough fun burning off their energy on the mountain. Sports centres and outdoor activities can also be organised throughout the resorts, including snow shoeing, sledging and cross-country skiing.