Family Ski Holidays: The best resorts

Family Ski Holidays: The best resorts

Practical Skiing Advice

Family Ski Holidays: The best resorts

Family skiing is great fun. A family ski holiday is a fantastic opportunity for bonding with your loved ones because you get to spend a lot of quality time together. During the day you can all do something active like skiing or sledding while enjoying the spectacular views. In the evening you can play board games by the fire in a snug Alpine chalet or go out for a mountain meal. You’ll create some amazing memories and plenty of new family stories to tell.

Family Ski Resorts: What To Look For

In order to have a great time and avoid disappointment you’ll need to stay in a family-friendly ski resort. Look for a ski area that offers:

  • Easy access to the slopes
  • Frequent shuttle bus service
  • Family-friendly accommodation
  • Kid-friendly spas
  • Skiing lessons with English speaking instructors
  • A kids’ club
  • Snow parks
  • A leisure centre
  • Family-friendly evening activities

Having multiple options to keep your little ones entertained is fundamental.

Let’s look at the best family ski resorts in the French Alps.

The Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallées)

Resorts: Reberty, Les Menuires, Méribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, La Tania
Ski runs: 339
Snow parks: 1
Km of pistes: 660km

The Three Valleys is the biggest ski area in the world. It’s famous for its 660km of well-groomed pistes which offer beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes. Thanks to the modern lift system available here, there are almost no queues, even during the school holidays. The ski lifts are also equipped with protection systems for kids.

If you need some alone time, you can enroll your children in the many available skiing courses. You’ll have a chance to explore some of the best off-piste itineraries in Europe. After an energetic day out, you could take the whole family to the cinema, ice skating rink, or swimming.

For accommodation, look no further than our chalets in the heart of The Three Valleys.

La Rosiere, Espace San Bernardo

Resorts: La Rosiere, La Thuile
Ski runs: 77
Snow parks: 4
Km of pistes: 160km

La Rosiere is known for attracting plenty of sunshine all year-round. The temperatures feel higher which is ideal for families with young children. From the resort you can reach the Italian ski area of La Thuile, which offers more challenging runs on north-facing slopes. La Rosiere is child-friendly, offering plenty of fun day and night activities. In town, you can take the little ones to snowman-making competitions, snowball fights and night snowshoe hikes. La Rosiere has won awards for the facilities they have for families.

For accommodation, opt for one of our quiet chalets in La Rosiere snuggled in the local woods.

Les Arcs

Resorts: Les Arcs 1850, Les Arcs 1600, Les Arcs 1950, Les Arcs 2000, Peisey-Vallandry, Villaroger, Peisey Nancroix
Ski runs: 123
Snow parks: 3
Km of pistes: 450km
Nearby resorts: La Plagne

Les Arcs 1950 - one of the four villages in the ski area - has to be one of the best ski resorts for families in the world. The village is pedestrianised and features a skiing school, as well as a kids’ club with swimming pools, a kids’ corner, board games, and Playstations. There is also a babysitting service, which accepts babies over 9 months old, as well as kids up to 13 years old. If you fancy leaving your little ones in the village, you can go skiing on a staggering 450km of fantastic pistes.

There are plenty more activities to do all together. You could take your loved ones on a husky ride, ski-joering, snow-shoeing, ice skating, helicopter sightseeing, and glacier walking. You won’t struggle to get the family together, even if you don’t all like skiing.

If you’re heading to Les Arcs, we are about to add a superbly located chalet lodge. Watch this space. For now our chalets in La Plagne offer direct access to Les Arcs via the Vanoise Express right on the doorstep and are in an equally family-friendly resort.

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Nov 2023

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