Sign Up To Everything
It may seem obvious but it’s worth ‘Liking’ the page of any ski resort you plan to visit on Facebook, registering on their own website and even downloading their app as soon as you know you want to go there. That’s because this is the era of ‘flash deals’ on everything from lift passes to mountain lunches when resorts, keen to draw you in, may offer savings of up to 30% of things you’re going to have to buy anyway, just to encourage you to commit to your holiday. French resorts seem to be particularly keen on this kind of initiative at present.
Kids Ski Free
Some resorts offer free or lower cost ski passes for kids. Or sometimes One adult lift pass purchased = One FREE Kids lift pass.
Kids under 4 ski for free
If you’re planning your first family ski holiday with your children and they are under 4 years old then you’ll be happy to know that kids under 4 ski for free in most ski resorts including the following popular resorts: Les Deux Alpes, Le Grand Bornand, Chatel, Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville in The Trois Vallees in France and Solden in Austria. You can read my articles about family ski holidays to find great tips and advice on how to make things run more smoothly…
Kids under 5 ski for free
Your children are under 5 and you’re wondering where you can take them skiing this year without having to buy them ski passes. Kids under 5 ski for free in a surprisingly high number of ski resorts including: Alpe d’Huez, Les Arcs, Isola 2000, Morzine and Les Gets in Les Portes du Soleil, Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens and La Tania in The Trois Vallees and Wengen in Switzerland.
Kids under 6 ski for free
The children are getting pretty keen on skiing now but the holiday budget is a bit tight this year, then be assured kids under 6 can still ski for free. Here are a few of your favourite resorts where your kids can ski for free. Austrian ski resorts seem more generous with the free ski passes for kids in resorts such as Zell am See, Kaprun, Saalbach and Kitzbuhel.
Kids under 7 ski for free
As the children grow up it’s harder to find ski resorts where kids ski for free. However, you can count on us to find out where… Verbier and the other ski resorts in the Quatre Vallees in Switzerland allow kids under 7 to ski for free. If you’re a fan of skiing in France, you’d better quickly find another destination as the French ski resorts appear to stop free ski passes at the age of 7! However, the French resort of Sainte Foy still offers free passes for under 7s.
Kids under 8 ski for free
This is perhaps the time to change to skiing in Italy. There are many fantastic Italian ski resorts that offer free ski passes for kids under 8. The hugely popular resorts in the Milky Way ski area, Cortina and the other resorts in the Dolomiti Superski area and Courmayeur all allow kids under 8 to ski for free. Obergurgl and Hochgurgl in Austria and Zermatt in Switzerland also offer free skiing for under 8s.
Kids under 9 ski for free
It was tough to find ski resorts offering free ski passes for under 9s but don’t despair, there are still a few to choose from and they are not second rate either! Gstaad and Zermatt in Switzerland and Alta Badia in Italy offer free skiing for under 9 year-olds.