Booking the brood into a family ski hotel comes with lots of benefits - like the new pals they’ll make for ski school, or the fact everything from potties to pool tables to interconnecting rooms can usually be provided upon request.
Our best ski hotels for families have handy locations near the slopes and ski schools - meaning minimal grumbles on the ski school run each morning. Some even come with play rooms and kids clubs for a week of smiling sprogs and worry-free parents.
They may not all have swimming pools, bouncy castles and games rooms (though last time we checked, Soldeu's Hotel Piolets had all three), but a family friendly hotel is one that doesn't restrict child access.
If your little ones are too young for ski school, or you want a lesson and childcare package, have a look at our ski hotels with childcare - where they'll have a whale of a time while you're out on the slopes.
When the lifts close, a lot of hotels hold early supper sittings (usually between 5-8pm) for kids. For afters, some hold movie nights before bedtime, get the kids together for pyjama clubs and provide baby-listening services so that Mum and Dad can switch off for a few hours.
Clowns to the left of you, jokers to the right, and your kids halfway across the hotel? The best family hotels have sussed that while you may not want your kids in the same room all evening, they also need to be close to hand. That's why many now offer "family rooms", joined by interconnecting doors.
Elsewhere you can add third beds to a double room for kids under 12 years, and there are other options besides. Ask our experts when you call to work out which is best for you.
We love all-inclusive because they save us all that hassle AND they save money while they're at it.
Lots of all-inclusive deals factor in childcare, lessons and lift passes too. Because everything's in one place, and instructors collect you at your hotel, there's less of the mad morning rush to get everyone ready. SNO's favourite all-inclusive family hotels – last time we checked, under 4's could stay for free!:
Being new parents doesn't mean forfeiting the annual ski trip.
Club Med is the master when it comes to baby facilities - providing a "baby welcome" to infants from 4 to 23 months, and baby buffets at dinner. Many other family friendly lodgings can provide the necessities on request, like baby gear (cots, changing mats, baths, high chairs) as well as bottle-warmers and pureed foods.
Our booking process is simple - contact us (by phone or online enquiry) once you’ve found a hotel package for you, or we can help you decide if you’re still unsure. To secure the booking, we’ll take a few details about each guest, then a deposit payment (or the full balance if the holiday is less than 12 weeks away).
Right here! You’ll often find packages for hotels, chalets and apartments with bargains like lift pass and ski/board equipment hire deals, free guiding or corking price reductions. Drop us a line and we’ll tell you what’s on offer.
It totally depends on what you’re looking for and your budget. There are hotels with pools, hotels with childcare, ski in ski out hotels, luxury hotels and cheap hotels and they all come with various ratings and catering levels. Use our search filters to select any preferences you have and find the perfect hotel for your clan.
Use our sort button to view holiday prices from lowest to highest. Bear in mind the cost of meals when they are / aren’t covered. All inclusive holidays are fantastic value for money for families, as they include all your food and drink as well as things like ski lessons and lift passes. There are other ways to keep costs low, like choosing to self-drive instead of fly.
Yes - the best are early booking deals which let you bag bargains on family accommodation in excellent family resorts before rooms get booked up. If you’re looking for something more last minute, not to worry - ask us about last-minute discounts.
There are usually some cracking last minute family ski holidays up for grabs. Naturally, there’ll be a more limited selection of peak week hotel packages (like school holidays), but if you don’t have fixed preferences on things like which resort, you should be able to find a great deal.
Yes - our family hotels will either have family rooms with multiple beds, family suites or interconnecting rooms that you can move between. Let us know your family size and sleeping preferences and we’ll show you what’s available.
Yes - if your kids are old enough to sleep alone, it can work well to have two neighbouring rooms. A lot of family hotels have rooms with adjoining doors to let you internally access to each other’s rooms.
Yes - some families prefer to have complete flexibility over meals. Filter for room only deals using our search bar at the top of this page. Some hotel rooms in North America have kitchen facilities where you can prepare your own meals. There are also plenty of food delivery services if you want to avoid eating out every day.
Yes! They’re a great choice for keeping your budget under control and give you less to think about when it comes to all the little things that go into a family ski holiday. All inclusive holidays typically include flights and transfers, ski lessons, other kids activities, lift passes, food and drink.
Breakfast and dinner each day. There will usually be a mix of hot/cold breakfast, with juices, tea and coffee. Lunch is left to you - try out a local restaurant or grab a simple sandwich to keep you going until dinner back at the hotel.
All three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner! Families can start the day with a hearty breakfast, return for lunch (sometimes served in the hotel and sometimes packed to take on the slopes) and later on, tuck into dinner.
Times vary between hotels. There’ll usually be some flexibility around when you eat, recognising that families have different routines. Most hotels serve meals in certain time windows (e.g. breakfast between 7am - 10am) so that you can eat when it suits you best.
Yes, family friendly hotels will prepare child-friendly dishes - expect treats like cheesy spaghetti, chicken nuggets and ice cream as well as healthy fruit and veg for their 5-a-day. If your child has any specific dietary requirements, do mention these in advance to help with planning.
Usually until a certain time in the evening. Some hotels have notices in the bar area outlining their policy around children. It’s best to double check with staff if you’re still unsure.
Lots of hotels can provide:
Always check with us before your holiday to be sure that you have what you need. Equipment may be in higher demand on peak weeks, so the earlier it’s requested, the better.
Some hotels run full-blown childcare for a range of ages, often incorporated with ski lessons for those old enough to learn. Others offer bookable nannies or babysitting services, or will recommend a nearby independent creche or ski school.
Plenty! Our favourite all-inclusive hotel holidays include group ski lessons for different levels and age groups. If lessons aren’t included, many hotels are located conveniently close to ski schools where they can be booked separately.
‘Family only’ hotels are fabulous social hubs where single parents and youngsters. Staff are used to pitching in with things like supervising teatime and there are often in-hotel children’s groups/activities to keep everyone endlessly entertained. Ask us which family-only properties are available on your chosen dates.
All of our family friendly hotel packages should be suitable for under 3’s and the best have on-site childcare options tailored to tiddlers. Choosing a hotel with features like a playroom / swimming pool are a good shout, as is picking a resort with plenty of non-skiing activities.
Hotel Le Kaila in Meribel offers plenty to write home about - modern yet rustically designed with a spacious spa, cosy piano bar and Michelin star dining. Or, whisk your clan to Whistler’s world-famous Fairmont Chateau, with its castle-like architecture, four fabulous restaurants and outdoor and indoor pools.
Here are a few examples:
Hotels don’t usually allow pets, but lots of chalets are happy for dogs to join you (usually for an additional fee). See our Chalets which allow dogs page for more information on things like vaccines and pet passports.
|Hotel Le Kaila||5||Meribel||France||42||Near slopes & ski school meeting place, spa|
|Hotel Koh-I Nor||5||Val Thorens||France||63||Games room, kids menu, baby pack for infants, ski in/out|
|Hotel Alpine Palace||5||Hinterglemm||Austria||131||Kids club, playroom, games room, spa with pool|
|Grand Massif Samoens||4 tridents||Samoens||France||420||Kids clubs, ski lessons, swimming pools, all-inclusive|
|Hotel Les Cimes du Soleil||4||Avoriaz||France||252||Ski in/out, kids clubs|
|Piolets Park Mountain Hotel & Spa||4||Soldeu||Andorra||150||Play room for kids, spa for parents|
|Hotel Bergwelt||4.5||Obergurgl||Austria||75||Kids clubs, games room, spa|
|Club Med La Plagne 2100||4 tridents||La Plagne||France||326||Kids clubs, ski school, ski in/out|
|Alpenpark Resort||4.5||Seefeld||Austria||140||Leisure centre with children’s fun world, games room, kids equipment|
|Hotel Le Cret||3||Morzine||France||90||Kids club, swimming pool|
|Hotel Le Petit Dru||4||Morzine||France||71||Indoor/outdoor pool, playroom, games room|
|Village Montana Hotel||4||Tignes||France||83||Ski in/out, play room & kids club, outdoor pool & wellness facilities|
|Club Med Cervinia||4 tridents||Cervinia||Italy||207||Indoor pool, table tennis, ski lessons & kids club, all-inclusive|
|Grand Aigle Hotel & Spa||4||Serre Chevalier||France||60||At the foot of the slopes, play area, kids menu|
|Village Club du Soleil||3||Flaine||France||110||Kids clubs, family dining area, wellness facilities|
|Beaver Run||4||Breckenridge||USA||515||Kids games room, childcare, ski in/out, indoor pool|
|Hotel Araucaria||4||La Plagne||France||84||Indoor pool & kids pool, spa, near centre, ski school & nursery slopes|
|Hotel Wisental||4||Obergurgl||Austria||27||Ski school in front of hotel, play room, leisure area|
|Holiday Club Hotel||4||Are||Sweden||244||8 swimming pools & waterslide, family activities|
|Hotel Arlberg||5||Lech||Austria||52||Ski from the door, indoor pool, kids menu, playroom|
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.