Best Family Ski Resorts
Ensure you get an amazing family ski holiday by checking out our best family ski resorts - well at least the top 10 as we see it! From superb facilities, to ideal slopes and lots of great child-friendly restaurants, our family ski resorts guide should give you some great ideas so you don't end up needing another break when you return!
Best Family Ski Resorts - Our Top 10
Whether this is your first time or not, the best family ski resorts seem to all offer choice. Choice of slopes, of great ski schools and choice of airports or transfers to make your journey simpler. Whether you have one child or four, family ski holidays should be a chance for you all to get a break, so check out our best family ski resort recommendations below.
** These are not in any particular order
Avoriaz is at the centre of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area boasting a combined total of over 650km of pisted runs streching across both France and Switzerland. The resort itself is a purpose-built traffic free haven offering lots of activities for those on a family ski holiday. Morzine is also just down the valley!
Regarded by many as one of the finest ski resorts in the world. With 1,000 hectares of the most varied marked ski runs and a remarkable 10,000 hectares of off-piste it offers an amazing variety of skiing. For families there are a wide selection of highly regarded ski schools and the resort has a huge range of convenient ski in - ski out lodgings, ideal for parents with children.
Les Arcs valley offers access to one of the largest ski areas in the world, the paradiski. Stretching through four acrs - 1800, 1600, 1950, and 2000. There are literally miles and miles of runs on offer. This balance of different levels of terrain makes it an ideal resort for mixed ability groups and families.An added bonus is that Geneva is an easy transfer away.
The largest ski area in Eastern USA, Killington is also the closest major US ski resort to the UK. The resort combines great skiing with beautiful New England scenery. With 6 interconnecting mountains Killington offers skiers and boarders amazing diversity, a great family choice.
Val Gardena is located in the heart of the amazing Dolomites. It is a good value family resort where skiing is viewed as a family activity to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. This area was part of Austria for many years and it still has a certain Tirolean charm with German being the main language and not Italian. Nightlife is lively and informal.
Ylläs is one of Laplands best ski resorts and is home to the largest network of floodlit cross country ski trails in Finland. The resort mainly caters for beginners to intermediate skiers and boarders. An attractive family friendly resort with predominately log chalet style buildings providing the archetypal lapland experience. The resort offers lots of other activities for all the family including dog, reindeer and snowmobile safaris.
Set in the Saastal Valley, this is a superb location for families. A child-friendly resort, it's a 3 hour transfer from Geneva on train and bus giving you access to high altitude skiing and boarding. A superb place to go, GoSki.co.uk goes there every year!
Morzine is perfectly situated for exploring the vast ski area of the Portes du Soleil an enormous ski area with 650km of piste. Morzine is a very pretty, family-friendly old market town ski resort with not a single high rise apartment block in sight! Also links to Avoriaz for high altiutde snow!
Located at the heart of the fantastic 'Grand Massif' with over 265km of amazing ski runs this large varied ski area has plenty to offer all levels of skier and boarder and is renowned for excellent snow conditions and sunny days. Flaine is a superb family resort with a short transfer time.
An ideal family resort with a traffic-free village and doorstop skiing widely available. For beginners there is a nursery area right by the village and intermediates have a good choice of slopes - 152 km of wonderfully groomed pistes. Despite being purpose-built the resort is prettier than most modern resorts. The apres ski is low key with bars and restaurants offering good value and a friendly atmosphere.