Families old and young will find everything they’re looking for in the 4 Valleys as the massive ski area caters for all abilities. Plenty of activities away from the slopes will keep any non-skiing family members well entertained.
Older families will love Verbier where experienced skiers can experience some of the best off piste in the world, while any daredevil kids speed around the huge freestyle park at La Chaux. Family members old enough to enjoy the après ski will be hard-pressed to find a better nightlife anywhere so it’s lucky our chalets and hotels are located perfectly to give you access to both the slopes and town centre in no time at all.
Nendaz and Veysonnaz are ideal for young families, with relaxed, friendly atmospheres and the perfect set up to let parents enjoy a stress-free break. Nendaz is one of only 23 destinations in Switzerland to have been awarded the “Families Welcome” status. Designated beginners’ areas and great ski schools like Ecole Suisse de Ski et Snowboard mean that learners of all ages can get the hang of the basics in fun and easy-going surroundings.
Soon they can move on to the gentle blue runs just above Thyon or at the top of the Tracouet and Prarion lifts. Older kids will love the snowparks and skicross in Thyon and Nendaz, that’s if they can drag themselves away from the endless off piste! These two resorts make great destinations for families looking for a quiet holiday offering good value for money, as they are not as well-known and exclusive as Verbier.
There’s no danger of non-skiers suffering from boredom as there are all kinds of entertainment and activities throughout the 4 Valleys. Those after an active getaway can choose from snowshoe hikes and dog sled rides to tubing, paragliding and ice skating for exciting ways to keep busy. Alternatively, for anyone looking for a more relaxing week, the shops, swimming pools, spas (especially Hotel Nendaz 4 Valleys spa) and Verbier’s cinema are perfect for some R&R. Kids too young to ski can benefit from sledging and organised treasure hunts while the childcare services in each resort can give parents some much needed time off!