Ski hotels for Families

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Forget packing a mountain of toys – family ski hotels have got you covered! Booking the kids into a family-friendly ski hotel comes with lots of benefits - like the new pals they’ll make for ski school, or the fact that everything from potties to pool tables to interconnecting rooms is usually provided on request.

Some of 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 child-friendly amenities like play rooms, kids’ clubs and delicious, kid-friendly feasts for a week of smiling sprogs and worry-free parents. Let the fun begin!

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Family ski hotels in France

When it comes to family-friendly ski hotels, France is once again the undisputed champion. With all-inclusive Club Med hotels throughout the French Alps and purpose-built resorts that are all about easy access to the slopes and ski schools, you can’t go far wrong for family skiing in France. Some of our favourite Club Med resorts in purpose-built resorts are Club Med Les Arcs Panorama and Club Med La Plagne, which is also great for teens. Another teen favourite hotel is Hotel Les Balcons (Belle Plagne) in La Plagne. One of our best French family ski hotels is Hotel Val Claret All Inclusive, a ski in ski out hotel in Tignes with a kids club and even a cinema.

Family ski hotels in Austria

Some of the best family-friendly resorts in Austria include Mayrhofen, Obergurgl and Lech. All have some awesome hotels. Mayrhofen has short transfers from the airport, and one of our favourite hotels for teens is here: the Sporthotel Strass. If your kids are water babies, some of our best family hotels in Austrian ski resorts include the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl in Obergurgl and Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Kitzbuhel. Also in Obergurgl, some of our other favourite family ski hotels are the Hotel Bergwelt in Obergurgl with a kids club and Hotel Wisental with the ski school outside the front door.

Family ski hotels in Switzerland

Switzerland's family magic extends beyond the pistes and hotels. Picture horse-drawn sleigh rides through snow-dusted villages, charming fondue nights in crackling pubs and exhilarating toboggan runs under a starlit sky. For families making responsible choices, Switzerland shines. Take the Sunstar Alpine Hotel in Wengen, or the Hotel Belvedere in Grindelwald, where sustainability is key. While teens will adore the sleek vibe of Hotel Alex in Zermatt, catering to both skiers and non-skiers, families seeking ski-in/ski-out convenience have gems like Hotel Silberhorn in Wengen and Hotel Schönegg in Zermatt waiting to be discovered.

Family ski hotels in Italy

When it comes to family ski holidays, Italy is more than just pizza and pasta (although those are definitely on the kids menu!) In Cervinia, the all-inclusive Club Med Cervinia, has an Indoor pool, table tennis, ski lessons and a kids club. The charming La Thuile, part of the Espace San Bernardo, has a few of family-friendly hotels: the Hotel le Miramonti with a kids’ club in the centre of town, and Hotel Planibel (TH La Thuile) almost next to the gondola, also has a kids club.

Best family ski hotels

Hotel Rating Resort Country Rooms Features
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 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 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
Village Montana Hotel 4 Tignes France 83 Ski in/out, play room & kids club, outdoor pool & wellness facilities
Club Med Serre Chevalier 3 Serre Chevalier France 350 Indoor pool, 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
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.

Facilities & Services in Family Ski Hotels

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.

Family Rooms in Family Ski Hotels

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.

All-inclusive family ski hotels

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!:

Club Med Alpe d'Huez, Club Med Les Arcs Panorama, Club Med La Plagne, Club Med Grand Massif Samoëns

Bringing the baby on a ski holiday

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.

Family Ski Hotels FAQ:

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.

And all have some awesome hotels. Check out our top 10 family ski resorts page for the top locations.

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.

We have a whole page dedicated to award-winning gourmet ski hotels here. Among them are these family friendly hotels:

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:

  • Sterilisers
  • Baby baths
  • Highchairs
  • Cots
  • Snow buggies

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.

Teenagers will almost certainly be grateful for hotels with facilities like games rooms, spas and swimming pools. Club Med hotels in resorts like La Plagne or Tignes are good bets, or perhaps:

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.

These are only a select few – select ‘ski in/out’ in our filter to show more family friendly properties with doorstep skiing.

We love the especially unique pools in these hotels. Our Ski hotels with pools page shows a whole host of other family-friendly options.

We love:

Here are a few examples:

  • Hotel Carlina (1850) in Courchevel to make the best of high altitude ski slopes
  • Easter ski holidays page shows all kinds of family friendly hotel packages. Use the filter to bring up hotels only. What’s the best family ski hotel in Europe?
  • Hotel Kulm in St Moritz for a sophisticated taste of the Swiss ski life
  • Club Med Tignes Val Claret in Tignes for all-inclusive doorstep skiing
  • Sunstar Alpine Hotel in Grindelwald to bask in the eye-dazzling beauty of the Jungfrau - a UNESCO world heritage site What’s the best family ski hotel in North America?
  • The Sebastian in Vail for classy quarters and facilities for all ages
  • Residence Inn Marriott in Breckenridge is a classic American mountain resort hotel with plenty of mod-cons
  • Coast Blackcomb Suites in Whistler for pure ski in ski out convenience

Club Med Sahoro Hokkaido in Sahoro . It’s an all-inclusive hotel making the organisation of your holiday far simpler and giving great value for money. We love Club Med’s childcare programmes, which do a sterling job at keeping everyone’s day brimming with fun.

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.

There sure are! Check out:

See our Eco ski hotels page to find other family friendly hotels that are trying to keep it green.

  • Get the necessary travel insurance.
  • Remember to pack your family’s medication
  • Little ones are more susceptible to altitude sickness, so that could be the reason for headaches, nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath or loss of appetite - make sure they’re kept well-hydrated and if symptoms are severe, see a doctor.
  • Lots of resorts have their own medical centres with doctors if you need one.
  • If your child doesn’t feel well, avoid ski school/childcare to prevent spreading anything to other children.
  • In a medical emergency, the number to call is 112 in Europe, 911 in North America and 119 in Japan.

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