best ski resorts for children and families

edited December 2009 in Skiing
hi we are a family of four planning to book a holiday all 1st time skiiers and ages are 40, 33, 15, 8 could you recommend resorts for us please, thanx


  • edited November -1
    Hi Marian, check out our article on best European ski resorts for beginners:
  • edited November -1
    You didn't mention if it was in the USA or Europe. In the USA I think Steamboat, Crested Butt and Beaver Creek do the best with families. Steamboat-stay on the mountain next to the gondola lift. There are plenty of buses into town. Crested Butt, stay at the base of the mountain or look at Treasury Point Condos. It is a great complex with pool and NICE! Directly on the bus loop to the slopes and town. Beaver Creek, stay in the village. For Europe we love Saas Fe, Switzerland. It is on the flip side from Zermatt. Fly into Geneve. Train up the mt. Stay at Hotel Christiana, a wonderful family hotel with the best rates. You can ski here for a week including all meals CHEAPER than a week in Colorado without meals etx...
  • edited November -1
    I went to Morzine this winter with our children and stayed at a beautiful chalet called Treeline Chalets, it was amazing and the area was perfect for families especially on the Morzine les gets side. Lots of blues and very easy reds!! Such a great and vast resort, something for all abilities.
  • edited May 2010
    Again depends on whether you are looking to ski in Europe or US/Canada but we would recommend considering a Club Med ski holiday for first timers in Europe as it offers an all inclusive package. Your flights, transfers, ski passes, ski lessons and all food and drinks are included. You would need to pay for ski hire on top but apart from that do not need to spend a penny more.

    Club Med have a great selection of resorts in Europe and we can help you choose the right resort. It is an excellent option for families, I take my own children and they absolutely love it.

    Kind regards,

  • edited July 2012
    Alpe d'Heuz in France was really good for us. There is a vast ski area, with a range of slopes for all levels and it is much cheaper than the 3 valleys, verbier etc.
  • edited November -1
    Solitude Ski Resort in Utah is GREAT for beginners, and a very family-friendly place to stay, as well...
  • edited November -1
    St Martin de Belleville in the Three Valleys which is the biggest skiable domain in Europe offers an original skiing old rustic village atmosphere (very pretty) but well conected to the three valley ski network, great for famillys who want to enjoy an authentic rustic chalet style holiday. We have been everywhere in Europe but for us the best value chalet to stay in is Chalet Chardon Bleu, with Peak Pursuits which is about 8 mins out of St Martin de Belleville and its serviced by a minibus that drops you off in the morning and picks you up after your apres ski drink in a local bar. Free ski guiding and a gourmet quality three course meal adds to the perfect experience. Kids have a separate tea time giving them time to mix with other kids in the chalet and time to socialise whilst the adults have dinner. Everyone has time to thoroughly enjoy themselves. We loved it and will return again next year. They have really good reviews on Trip Advisor. Have fun!
  • edited June 2011
    Hey i would like to add For families with teenage kids, Obergugrl, the highest parish in Austria, is a good option. It’s a small, focused village with friendly Austrian charm and snowsure slopes, but not so many that the kids would get lost on their own.
    hope u would like the place and choose it as ur destination..
  • edited November -1
    La Roisere or La Plagne in France are great ski resorts for families, both offer wide blue runs ideal for learning and you wont have to be checking the piste map at every lift as all of them link to another wide blue.
  • edited March 2012
    Lenzerheide is in Switzerland, just next to Austria and is a great skiing destination for all ages. There are a variety of ski slopes covered in a think layer of snow perfect for skiing abilities. There are a range of modern transport facilities to help you move around the resort and get up to the top of the ski slopes. There are also bars and restaurants along the way for refreshments.

    Skiing is normally good until around mid April time so you can make the most of the snow!
  • edited January 2013
    if are looking for best place to ski, and want some adventure in your lives come for skiing in kashmir
  • edited November -1
    hii marian !!
    we have best places to skiiing in north africa inMorocco exactly especially if you are still beginners .
    there are two best skii stations in Morocco one in the hight atlas which Oukaimden station not far from toursitic city Marrakech .
    and second one in the middle atlas which is called michlifen skii station very closed to Ifran city ( swistland of morocco ) .
    these two places are wonderful for families and their children on these places you can find skii equipments for hiring them .
    all the moroccan families who like to walk on snow or skking go to these places to spend weekend or al least journey .

    enjoy moroccan nature !
  • edited November -1
    I would recommend Alpe d'Huez! It has lots of beginner slopes and a big skiing area. The town is quieter than other resorts which is probably a good thing when you're travelling with your family. Lots of lovely restaurants, cafes etc, swimming pool, ice skating rink. Great for cycling in the summer as well :)
  • I loved Sainte Foy. The resort is great for all abilities. We've been going there for 5 years and have introduced our kids (both 3 and 4) recently and they love it. We stay with premiere neige cause they have their own childcare facilities, which the 2 boys use after their morning ski lessons.

    We found that Sainte Foy is quieter than most bigger resorts during peaks too!!!

  • St. Anton / Tyrol / Austria:
    The „Märchenwald“ Faritail Forrest near Nassereinbahn and the Kinderland at the Galzigbahn are made especially for children and support skiers and snowboarders in a decent and for children suitable way.

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