What to Look for When Finding Family Skiing Holidays in Europe

Skiing is one of the best activities to get into while holidaying in Europe. There are many different places to head when looking for a holiday that incorporates skiing. These places include all the many requirements that people have when both looking to go skiing and looking to satisfy their overactive kids! 

Location

First, let’s think about location. Family skiing holidays in Europe cover some of the most popular parts of the continent. These include countries like France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. These are the destinations that feature pristine mountains runs with plenty of culture thrown in.

Check out the high-altitude spots around the Alps for family based fun. These destinations are rife with child-friendly ski schools ensuring that each participant gets the attention they deserve when learning.

Ski Facilities

Ski slopes often have a variety of runs with with different difficulty levels. The Monterosa resorts in Italy, for example, have more than sixty different pistes with more than half of them being a little tougher for the average skier! Rest assured though, there are plenty of green and blue level runs that make it easier for young learners dotted throughout Europe.

Where You’ll Stay

You should also consider factors like accommodation when planning a family friendly ski holiday. Some skiing resorts have plenty of high-end chalets catering beautifully for all members of a family. The Belle Plagne ski resort, is one such example, with the Vanoise Express a very popular family choice for newcomers to skiing.

Some destination resorts can sometimes be locate a little higher up in elevation than others. This is the case in Austria with resorts like the Obergurgl park that has runs up to three kilometres above sea level at their highest points. This elevation might be tiring for especially young kids!

Services for the Kids

Many chalets and other types of accommodation have nursery and day care clubs. These places provide children with access to a large variety of different snow-related activities. Some places also offer skiing lessons for children of varying ages and even have some smaller child-friendly slopes for them to test out their new skills.

Check out New Deals

One good tip is to keep an eye out for deals that different resorts have at different periods of the ski season. Some places offer free ski hosting services and discounts on trips booked on certain dates. Booking on specific dates at the Chalet Hotel Valverde in Gressoney, Italy, for example, can give you £100 off of total cost. All chalets have their own terms based and discounts and it pays to look around when planning your family ski holiday.

Skiing in Europe is great fun for all the family. There are all types of resorts in Europe providing a good variety of options for any concerned parent.

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One comment on What to Look for When Finding Family Skiing Holidays in Europe

  • Vivora

    Mike groomed Aspen, Sundown, Kane, Matthew’s Loop, Chute, Raven’s Ridge, Menzie’s, Tillicum, ASP, and Vale on January 8th. bfeore the storm, which dropped about 8 inches of snow. So there’ll be lots of fresh grooming the next few days to get us back to powdery soft trails as the temperatures drop again and the sunshine arrives!Remember Chili Sunday, this Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm at Parking Lot 3. There’ll be lunch ready by the fire! Bring your own portion of chili to add to the pots, a mug, bowl and utensil and some left-over Christmas baking for dessert. The club will supply buns, tea, coffee and cocoa. We’ll have free beginner lessons at 1pm, and some spare equipment to try out for those who have never skied bfeore. Members and non-members welcome! See you there.

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