Family Skiing

Spending time skiing as a family is one of life's great experiences and watching your children grow in confidence and ability, while developing a love of the mountains, can't be underestimated. Happy children make happy parents, so we're on hand to help plan the perfect family ski holiday. We can recommend the best resorts, based on your children's ages and abilities, that also offer the easiest travel options.

Being able to book the little extras such as ski school, childcare, ski lift tickets and rentals before you leave the UK can make a big difference for families planning a ski holiday. Knowing what a huge help booking in advance can be, we have put together a quick pick of some of our favourite family ski resorts where everything can be done before you go, leaving you more time to enjoy the snow.

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Les Arcs 1950, France

Family Skiing - Les Arcs

The purpose built resort of Arcs 1950 is the perfect ski destination for families with young children. With all amenities on your doorstep in this car free resort, everything in Arcs 1950 has been designed to make your holiday as easy and fuss-free as possible. The comprehensive childcare facilities also mean you can enjoy the vast Paradiski ski area safe in the knowledge your children are being cared for throughout the day.

Top Family Tip:

The Cariboo Club offers childcare for babies and children from 9 months up to the age of 12 – book early as places are limited!

Recommended Family Accommodation:

Residence Le Village, Les Arcs 1950

  • Pedestrian purpose built resort with all amenities on your doorstep
  • Several heated pools across the complex
  • Comprehensive childcare and ski school facilities

Avoriaz, France

Family Skiing - Avoriaz

A short transfer from Geneva and a car free centre makes Avoriaz a firm favourite with families. The centre of Avoriaz provides plenty of terrain for beginners to get started, with lots of green & blue runs on which to gain experience and confidence. Everything is close to hand in Avoriaz; wherever you stay you should be able to ski to your door meaning no long walks carrying several pairs of skis! The newly built Aquariaz water park also provides a fun alternative to skiing for all the family.

Top Family Tip:

The Villages des Enfants, which takes children from 3 years, is hugely popular with extensive facilities on and off the slopes.

Recommended Family Accommodation:

Residence L'Amara, Avoriaz

  • Direct access to the ski area and lifts
  • Children's area and babysitting service
  • Indoor swimming and paddling pools

Other fantastic family friendly resorts in Europe include: Flaine, Montgenèvre, Chamonix, La Plagne, Val Thorens and Villars. If you require any further information on any of these resorts or are looking for more ideas, then please do not hesitate to contact one of our Ski Specialists on 0131 243 8097 or email ski@ski-i.com.


Panorama, British Columbia

Family Skiing - Panorama

Panorama is a car-free village with slopeside lodgings and an excellent hot tub complex at the base of the mountain, making it an ideal family destination. There are also regular kids' themed nights which mean you can head out for a nice relaxing dinner whilst the kids use up the last of their energy!

Kids up to 18 at Panorama ski and rent free all season alongside a 30% early booking discount on lodging and a 30% discount on adult rentals, lift ticket and airport transfers!

Top Family Tip:

All lift tickets also include night lift access for night skiing (when available), Nordic skiing trail access, snowshoeing trail access, tobogganing and snow tubing – great fun for the whole family!

Recommended Family Accommodation:

Gold & Premium Condos & Townhouses

  • Ski-in/ski-out location
  • Adjacent to the Panorama Springs water park
  • Large spacious condos with fully equipped kitchens

Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Family Skiing - Aspen

With the addition of the Snowmass Recreation Center, an 18,000 sq ft indoor space of pure fun, the new Snowmass base is a haven for families! Within the Recreation Center the new Treehouse Kids Adventure Center stands as the first of its kind in the snowsports industry, boasting a family-friendly climbing gym, teen activities, kids' retail and a host of themed rooms for ages eight weeks and older. The Treehouse is easily accessible from anywhere in Snowmass with short-term and underground parking, free shuttle buses and ski-in/ski-out access on Fanny Hill.

Top Family Tip:

Use the Kid's Mountain Guide to find trails marked specifically for kids like Fort Frog, a children's adventure center featuring a western-style fort, Screamin' Eagle run or Grouse Grove.

Recommended Family Accommodation:

Crestwood Condos, Snowmass

  • Perfect ski-in/ski-out location in the new Snowmass base village
  • Close to the new Treehouse Kids Adventure Center
  • High quality, spacious condos ranging from one to four bedrooms

Tremblant, Quebec

Family Skiing - Tremblant

Tremblant is Eastern Canada's leading resort and is very popular with families for several reasons, not least the shorter flight from the UK compared to the western Canadian resorts, resulting in less jet lag and quicker time zone adjustment. Tremblant is a charming purpose built resort, meaning that everything has been built for your convenience, wherever you are staying in resort.

Top Family Tip:

If you don't feel like skiing or snowboarding then mosey over to the Aquaclub La Source, where kids will love the Tarzan rope swing and you can unwind in the eucalyptus steam baths and hot-tubs.

Recommended Family Accommodation:

Hilton Homewood Suites, Tremblant

  • Located at the top of the pedestrian village in a superb ski-in/ ski-out location
  • Offers a great 1 bedroom loft unit which is perfect for families
  • Complimentary breakfast for all guests

Whistler, British Columbia

Family Skiing - Whistler

So much of Whistler is designed with families in mind, whether it’s the kids only area on Whistler Mountain perfect for building up confidence, the timings of the excellent ski school lessons to work with adult lessons, or the wealth of other activities that can keep everyone busy on and off the slopes. There are easier runs right to the top of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, meaning that even novices can enjoy the spectacular views on offer.

Top Family Tip:

Our local reps will meet you on your first morning and can give you the lowdown on the best family restaurants and also advise of the many discounted activities on offer, ranging from dog sledding to zip wiring to horse drawn sleigh rides.

Recommended Family Accomodation:

Westin Whistler Resort & Spa

  • Ultimate ski-in/ ski-out location on Whistler mountain
  • Steps away from the kids ski school check in
  • Home to the Westin Kids Club which takes kids from 18 months

Other fantastic family friendly resorts in North America include: Winter Park, Copper, Breckenridge, Steamboat, Vail, Banff, Sun Peaks, Big White and Silver Star. If you require any further information on any of these resorts or are looking for more ideas, then please do not hesitate to contact one of our Ski Specialists on 0131 243 8097 or email ski@ski-i.com.

Childrens' discovery in Whistler Blackcomb's Family Certified Zones: