Skiing for families
As skiing continues to increase in popularity the choice for all
types and levels of skiers has become wider with new destinations
being added all the time. For the family there are perhaps the most
decisions to be made in making your choice, in particular when you
can go, how far you have to travel and whether the range of skiing
available will suit all skill levels from the advanced adult to
the child beginner. Other considerations may include whether the
resort is noisy at night or that if you have a rest day from skiing
that there are plenty of other activities available.
Family friendly ski resorts
What to look for...
Short airport transfer or easy access by car.
Good access to the slopes from the accommodation.
Traffic free areas in the villages or resorts.
Reliable snow cover.
Varied piste areas including nursery areas.
High quality ski schools and guides.
What to do with the kids apart from
Other winter activities include ice-skating, curling and sleigh
rides but some of the larger resorts or hotels will have sports
centres or a swimming pool. Of course nothing beats building a snowman
or having a snowball fight especially if you have a nice cosy chalet
to go back to warm up.
Having skied all day, you should have a hearty appetite by the
evening even if you have had lunch on the slopes, most resorts will
have a good range of cafes, restaurants in which you should find
suitable meals for children. Most of the resorts will have a supermarkets
if you're self -catering. It may be an idea to bring a few of your
children's favourite snacks if they are fussy.
What to take in particular for the
Wet and cold children are miserable children, make sure you take
enough warm and comfortable clothing - remember that an all in one
for very young children may not be very practical for trips to the
loo. Good hats and gloves and unless you want to keep buying a pair
every day attaching gloves with string and threading it through
the jacket or suit is a must. Thermal underwear and good quality
socks will help keep out the cold and up to the age of seven or
eight a good quality helmet is an essential. Never under estimate
the sun's intensity at altitude sunglasses, goggles and high protection
sunscreen should be carried at all times.
In France - Les Arcs, Avoriaz and Flaine.
In Switzerland - Murren, Saas-Fee and Wengen.
In Austria - Serfaus
In North America - Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah
- Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado
Call us on 0845 299 4450 for further details