A family ski holidays is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together and enjoy the outdoors and fun sports in stunning surroundings.
There are many choices when it comes to family skiing, discover chalets that specifically cater for families, all-inclusive hotels with in-house childcare and kids clubs for all ages in selected resorts.
Various ski destinations cater for all abilities ranging from complete beginners to old pros, with the majority offering family ski lessons for all to enjoy.
Skiing is a great choice for an active holiday as it ensures time in the great outdoors, exercising and perhaps learning a new skill.
Children and adults alike can take much confidence from their improved abilities, and even overcoming challenges, during a ski holiday.
Time spent in ski school can be the perfect starting point for complete beginners and for children can be the gateway to new friends and new adventures.
Meanwhile, the endless list of après-ski activities can provide the indulgence, fun and entertainment everyone can enjoy.
Iglu Ski have provided the ultimate ski holidays for families to enjoy this ski season, with unbeatable deals to (ski) boot!
Courchevel 1850, France
Courchevel is a highly sought-after resort for families.
With a host of family-friendly activities from ice skating to world-class ski tuition, it is easy to understand Courchevel’s increasing popularity.
It is also very well connected to the rest of the 3 Valleys via 2 large Gondolas to the top of the Saulire.
Courchevel (1850) is where the main lift hub is found, giving easy access to the main Courchevel ski area.
The slopes directly above the village are a mix of easy runs for beginners learning the ropes.
Start at the nursery slopes at Altiport or take the Jardin Alpin gondola up to the Evolution Zone for an enjoyable first experience on the slopes.
Crystal 2000 is incredibly popular with families as it caters for all, including in-house child care, excellent leisure facilities, easy access to the slopes and family rooms and suites.
It is hard to beat the hotel’s location as the main resort centre is situated right on the slopes.
The resort centre is an easy ski away and for après ski the hotel offers free complimentary minibus shuttle from 9pm-midnight every evening and, on their staff night off, from 7pm-midnight.
La Rosiere, France
La Rosiere offers fantastic snow conditions and a variety of runs for all levels of skier.
Perfect for families, the sunny resort of La Rosiere is close to the Italian border and links with La Thuile.
Children will quickly gain confidence on the quiet pistes while adventurous adults can take off for a day’s heli-skiing in Italy.
The ski area currently boasts 160 km of pistes but is expanding this winter as 2 new chairlifts serving 5 new pistes are created in the Mont Valaisan sector.
The construction of new chairlift provides access to the resort’s highest peak from December to late April.
Chalet Schatzi enjoys a prime location at the foot of the village slopes.
The spacious family suites and independent lounge areas make this an ideal family chalet.
Additional family-friendly facilities including the kids club, crèche and available childcare have proved to be immensely popular with families of all ages.
With beginner, intermediate and expert routes to choose from, it will be easy for skiers and snowboarders to improve their skills and slowly increase the difficulty levels.
Beginners and novice skiers will enjoy the Gaisberg lift or the Festkogl area in Obergurgl, while the Schermerspitze ski trail is ideal for intermediate skiers.
For the more confident skiers amongst the family, the Hohe Mut run is sure to be appealing, offering spectacular views and a thrilling ride down one of the tallest summits in the Alps.
On Tuesdays, night skiing can be enjoyed across Obergurgl, with 8km of floodlit slopes for people to explore.
Ski school instructors start the event with a stunning ski show full of stunts and jumps before a marvellous firework display – a definite hit with families seeking evening entertainment!
Chalet Alpenblume is perfect for families and is within a mere minute or two’s walk of the nearest piste and the main Festkogl gondola-lift, giving speedy access up into the heart of the Obergurgl ski area.
The chalet includes three modern guest apartments, offering spacious family accommodation for multi-generational families and those with older children and teenagers.
The main building also offers traditional Austrian style communal areas, including an entrance lobby with reception desk, a small lounge with a log fireplace and an additional cosy ‘snug’ lounge.
Gressoney is one of the most scenic resorts in the Aosta Valley with views of Mont Blanc, the Monte Rosà glacier, the Matterhorn and the Gran Paradiso.
For slightly more advanced families, Gressoney has some of the best skiing in the Monte Rosa.
Snow reliability is superb, thanks to the high altitude and snow-sure climate.
There is a great terrain for intermediates, while there are also plenty of opportunities for advanced skiers to try their hand at some more challenging runs.
Chalet Hotel Valverde is conveniently located in Gressoney with easy access to the skiing and also to the children’s Snow Park for the youngest skiers.
The ski hire shop is less than a minute’s walk away and the village centre is just 4 minutes away.
With comfortable accommodation, on- site child care, including patrol, and a wonderful ski area to discover, this chalet is a hugely popular choice for families.