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Family fun on the slopes in Les Menuires.Family fun on the slopes in Les Menuires.

Given the chance to try them out, most kids fall in love with skiing and/or snowboarding. And with careful planning, family skiing holidays really can last a lifetime because you’ll all want to keep going back for more. The bad news is that you’ll need to save your pennies if you want to ski every year! 

The good news is that ski resorts are ever more child-friendly. Opinions obviously vary, but the following are generally considered by experts to be among the best family ski resorts in the world.

Flaine, French Alps.
Alpe d’Huez, French Alps.
Avoriaz, French Alps.
Sainte-Foy Tarentaise, French Alps.
Obergurl, Austria.
Lech, Austria
Ylläs, Finland 
Whistler, Canada
Tremblant, Canada 
Vail, USA

Read our full guides to family-friendly ski resorts in Europe and North America, and see our special offers and latest deals on family ski holidays with partners Alpine Elements, Pierre & Vacances, Esprit Ski, Mark Warner, Crystal Ski and Club Med.  

Read on for our expert family ski holiday tips.


Club Med all-inclusive family holidays
Club Med family holidays

Limited Time Offer: 15% off 2018/19 all-inclusive ski holidays

Book a Club Med ski holiday by midnight 16 March 2018

Esprit Ski
Esprit Ski

Easter ski from £2589 per family

Plus extra 5% discount when you quote Take the Family

Pierre & Vacances
Pierre & Vacances

Last-minute ski deals with Pierre & Vacances

Save up to 20% on ski apartments

Recommended Partners

Pierre & Vacances

Great value self-catering apartments and chalets for European family ski holidays.

Club Med

All-inclusive family ski holidays with childcare and tuition.

Mark Warner

Ski holidays in Europe suitable from babies through to teens.


• Take kids to an indoor ski centre to become familiar with the equipment, for lessons or to find out if younger children are ready for lessons.
 • Investigate the childcare offered – unless your kids are looked after to some degree, as a beginner you won’t be able to learn, or as an experienced skier you’ll be frustrated.  
 • Consider a holiday village combining self-catering apartments with hotel-style facilities, or catered chalets with professional childcare for extended families or families holidaying together. 
 • Rent children’s helmets, skis, boots and poles – they quickly grow out of them. Rent or borrow ski jackets and salopettes in the UK. Bring thick socks, gloves, hats, sunblock, ski goggles/sunglasses, and vests and thermal pants.
• Check you have suitable insurance.

See our full family ski holidays tips page for more advice, plus our features Family-friendly Ski Resorts in Eastern Europe and North American Ski Holidays on a Budget.

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Esprit Ski - Family Ski Holidays in Val d’Isère.
Great après ski, miles of slopes for beginners and pros, and day/evening childcare make the catered chalets in Val d’Isère ideal for families.

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Ski Holidays to Suit All Kinds of Family in the Tirol, Austria.
We discover that classic Alpine Austria holds the solution to many family ski dilemmas.

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