Ski Hotels with crèche and kids clubs with SNO®
A lot of our best family ski hotels have kids clubs, which are so much fun you'll have to prise the little monkeys out of when you return guilt-free from the slopes (or massage table...).
Some incorporate ski lessons too - and with pyjama clubs, movie nights, babysitting services and even things for teens, our best hotels with childcare have fun family skiing down to a tee.
Hotels big and small are surprisingly similar in their childcare, usually based around a playgroup to provide supervision after lessons or if they're too young to ski. Why do we like them?
They're flexible: With half and full day slots to suit your schedule.
They're full of new friends: Hanging out with new friends is half the fun of holidaying when you're young.
They're on hand: You don't have to make a detour to a resort crèche each morning.
They're simple: Hotels already have your details, so often there's no extra passport or medical checks.
Then there's the fact that these all-singing, all-dancing kids clubs some of the most exciting activities in the mountains…
If your child's old enough for ski school, lots of properties ensure they get there, and back again, without you having to put in an appearance. Book with Club Med and properties have their very own ski instructors, often included in the price. Others often work in tandem with local schools for a seamless transition from club to lessons.
These couldn't be better for skiing families: They'll put on kids' boots, sort them into groups, take them off to lessons (no having to carry skis), feed them on the mountain and then bring them back at the end of the day (often with hot chocolate ready and waiting).
Hotel childcare is thrilling but comforting, just what a child away from home needs.
On times we've booked, no two days have been the same and no youngster in ski hotel childcare goes to bed with energy to spare.
Ask our specialists for each hotel's specifics, but a typical day might look something like:
(Babycare, 3 to 6 years)
10:00 AM: A walk through the snow to start the day
11:30 AM: Getting messy with finger paints
12:30 PM: Lunch (2 courses, one hot)
02:00 PM Toys and games
03:30 PM Snacks and drinks
04:00 PM Story time –winding down before dinner
(Tots to pre-teen 7 to 12 years)
10:00 AM Bumboarding in the snow
11:30 AM Snowmen making
12:30 PM Lunchtime (2 courses, one hot)
02:00 PM Bring out their inner Picassos with arts and crafts
03:30 PM Snacks and drinks
04:30 PM Reading corner
Mixing activities they could only do in the Alps (snowman competitions, resort mascot visits and gondola rides) with familiar fun (reading, craft-making)
Sorting meals, childcare and ski school for you and yours can be an almighty headache… Which school's best for kids? Which instructors speak good English?
Besides the good sense of having all your meals under one roof, many packages include childcare and kids clubs. Childcare programmes often go on after supper, with story time and movie nights to keep them busy before bedtime. All ages can carry on having the time of their lives, while Mum and Dad make the most open bars and free snacks.
|Grand Massif Samoens||4 tridents||Samoens||France||420||Kids clubs, ski & snowboard lessons, pools, all-inclusive|
|Hotel Alpine Palace||5||Hinterglemm||Austria||131||Kids club, playroom, games room, spa, pool|
|Hotel Les Cimes du Soleil||4||Avoriaz||France||252||Ski in/out hotel, kids clubs|
|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 hotel|
|Hotel Le Cret||3||Morzine||France||90||Kids club, pool|
|Village Montana Hotel||4||Tignes||France||83||Kids club, play room, outdoor pool & wellness facilities|
|Club Med Cervinia||4 tridents||Cervinia||Italy||207||Kids clubs & lessons, indoor pool, table tennis, all-inclusive|
|Village Club du Soleil||3||Flaine||France||110||Kids clubs, family dining area, wellness facilities|
|Les Arcs Panorama||4 tridents||Les Arcs||France||433||All-inclusive, kids clubs & ski school|
|Hotel Kulm||5||St Moritz||Switzerland||172||Kids club & babysitting on request, top luxury hotel|
|Village Club du Soleil||3||Les 2 Alpes||France||239||Kids clubs, ski in/out, sun terrace|
|Club Med Valmorel||4 tridents||Valmorel||France||192||Kids clubs, ski school, all-inclusive|
|Mammoth Mountain Inn||3||Mammoth Mountain||USA||216||On-site childcare, spa, outdoor pool, games room|
|Hotel Princesa Parc & Diana Parc||4||Arinsal||Andorra||165||Mini club, games zone, spa, bars|
|Hotel Sonne||4||Saalbach||Austria||86||Childcare, playroom & teens room, sun terrace|
|Club Med L’Alpe d’Huez La Sarenne||3 tridents||Alpe d’Huez||France||364||Kids club & ski lessons, all-inclusive|
|Hotel Melia Sierra Nevada||4||Sierra Nevada||Spain||221||Kids club, games room, spa|
|Village Club du Soleil||3||Montgenevre||France||173||Children’s club, sun terrace, evening entertainment|
|Hotel Alpin Juwel||4||Hinterglemm||Austria||78||Kids club, indoor & outdoor pools, spa|
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.
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