Frozen 2 inspired your kids and ask for a ski vacation? Thanks to cheaper and sometimes even free tickets for lift tickets for kids, a European vacation can become a reality this winter. We are going to help you find the most convenient ski resorts in Europe for families.
1. Arosa Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Roger Federer, the famous tennis man loves this area so much that he built a family chalet in the area.
At first, there were two separate ski areas, but they were linked a few years ago and know you have a vast space of 140 miles to discover and enjoy. If you’re afraid of skying, you could hit the sled runs. You will find many hotels in the area which have breakfast included and the prices for kids are affordable.
2. Sainte-Foy Tarentaise, France
Do you want to enjoy a day of skying just by yourself? Right at the base of the mountain, you will find a daycare for children ages 3-11. You’ll be free to enjoy your hobby while your kid is well taken care of. In case your little one is a ski passionate, he can take ski lessons from 3 years old. Children under 7 years old have free lift passes if they are accompanied by a skiing adult.
3. La Clusaz, France
The great advantage of this area is its localization. It’s under an hour’s drive from the Geneva airport and the view is absolutely breathtaking. Kids under 5 years old have free access, while kids under 14 years old have day passes that cost less than $40 per day. You can also find affordable accommodation there. We recommend booking a room at La Ferme, a cozy hotel near the mountain.
4. Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria
Austria is highly recommended for ski trips. Kids 9 and under receive free lift tickets at the Tirol resort. It’s a good area for beginners, the accommodation is affordable and you can do tobogganing and ice skating, not just skiing. There are lots of hotels in the area that offer all inclusive-packages and discounts for ski rentals.
5. Vialattea, Italy
This area is about 1.5 hours away from Turin and it is considered to be one of the best ski resorts for families. You’ll find all-inclusive packages which include: rentals, lifts passes, daycare for children ages 4 to 10.
Surrounded by France’s first national park, Parc National de la Vanoise, the picturesque Haute Maurienne Vanoise ski valley is one of France’s lesser-known alpine idylls.
Travellers with young skiers should base themselves in the resort of Val Cenis, which spans the small township of Lanslebourg-Mont-Cénis, rural-boho Lanslevillard, and remote Bonneval (which suits intermediate to advanced skiers). Val Cenis boasts numerous slopes that are ideal for beginners, including the longest continuous green piste in France, and blue runs that meander down the mountain from 2800m.
Accommodation in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise ski valley ranges from cosy self-catering chalets to sleek apartments sharing a pool (from around €220 a night for a family of four). Train travel from London to Modane takes around nine hours, or you can fly into Grenoble, Chambéry or Turin (Italy). For English speakers, Peak Retreats can arrange accommodation, ski hire, lessons and lift pass packages.
Have a safe and snowy family vacation!