Family Guide to Skiing

Family ski holidays are magical, from the first time you take on the slopes together to the cosy evenings by the fire. They’re made for treasuring every moment – mid-morning hot chocolates, ski-school celebrations and mastering those first turns. They’re for wrapping up warm and feeling the crunch, crunch, crunch under your feet. For snowball-fight squeals and looks of delight as you open the curtains to a fresh blanket of soft, white powder.

We have created this family skiing guide, where you can find everything you need to know about skiing with kids. From choosing the best ski resorts and schools, to packing tips and safety advice, we have got you covered. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will find useful information and recommendations to make your family ski holiday a memorable one.


Skiing with Babies and Toddlers

It is truly incredible to be able to take your child on their first trip to the mountains. This could well be their first time in the snow and being able to share in this experience with them is truly a once-in-a-lifetime gift. Whether you’re helping them make their first snowman, sharing cuddles and hot chocolates in front of the fire or taking them to ride in a gondola (an experience many young children absolutely love), you will want to make sure you savour every precious moment.

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Skiing with Children Aged 5-12

As your children get older, you will have the opportunity to share your passion for skiing with them and watch them learn and develop. Skiing as a family is a wonderful experience, being able to appreciate the incredible mountain setting while doing something you all enjoy, what could be better?! When skiing with children aged 5-12, you will also be able to enjoy more of the unique activities the mountains have to offer, from tobogganing to ice skating and even some amazing fun-filled swimming centres, all of which can be topped off with that age-old mountain family favourite – fondue!

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Skiing With Teenagers

Skiing with teenagers can be a whole lot of fun. Skiing as a family, watching their skills develop and seeing them enjoy themselves taking on more and more of the mountain is a real joy. As your teens find their ski feet, they will also strive for a bit more freedom, both on the slopes and in resort, so a good resort choice is key. Ski holidays can provide a welcome break from the stresses of everyday life for the whole family, allowing you to relish in mountain experiences together. Whether your children are 13 or 19, you can enjoy some quality time together and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Our Top Tips for Family Ski Holidays

Travelling as a family can be stressful at times, so we’ve put together some of our top tips for ensuring your holiday goes as smoothly as possible, from booking through to heading out on the slopes!

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