Top 10 family ski resorts
The world renowned French ski resort of La Plagne is a high altitude resort offering a wide range of slopes suitable for all abilities, the pistes of La Plagne provide great skiing for the whole family. There are a number of activities to entertain the kids as well as a selection of kids clubs.
Total km of piste: 425km • Flight time: 2 hours • Transfer time: 2 - 3 hours
A fantastic Austrian ski resort, Niederau is offers excellent skiing for new and intermediate skiers as well as boasting a fantastic ski school. This is a brilliant resort to visit during the festive season where Christmas markets and sleigh rides provide the perfect winter wonderland experience.
Total km of piste: 70km • Flight time: 2 hours • Transfer time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Take your family to the Milky Way ski area for quality snow, beautiful scenery and the traditional mountain charm of Claviere. With an impressive selection of childcare and kids clubs, your children will be well looked after during a family ski holiday here. Families with kids of all ages will enjoy their time on the slopes of Claviere.
Total km of piste: 400km (Milky Way) • Flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours 15 minutes • Transfer time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Tignes is a fantastic ski resort for all the family, it's hassle-free and there are plenty of our family hotels and chalets with ski-to-door access. The nursery slopes are located right in the resort centre and you'll also find a mini snow park along with the snow gardens – perfect for keeping the children entertained. Adults can experience the vast variety of terrain that the Espace Ski area has to offer. Crystal Childcare is also available in-resort offering a wide range of childcare options.
An all-round excellent resort, Scheffau is a picturesque village that is perfect for your family ski holiday. With a fantastic range of skiing available this is also a great place to learn, especially for kids, and is a truly stunning snowy location for your ski holiday. The kids clubs and winter activities at this resort make it a brilliant family ski destination.
Total km of piste: 279km • Flight time: 2 hours • Transfer time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Known as a skier's paradise, Whistler Blackcomb is the perfect resort for families. There is great access to the slopes from many of our Whistler hotels and fantastic children-only teaching zones along with many more child-friendly snow parks. In Whistler the fun doesn't just stop on the slopes - there are many other activities and adventures to make a truly memorable family destination.
7. Val di Fassa in Italy
A popular ski resort for families, Val di Fassa gives you access to some of the best slopes in the stunning Dolomites. You can learn to ski or snowboard in glorious sunshine in Val di Fassa while more experienced skiers enjoy the wide open runs further up the mountain. Take time out from skiing and relax in the swimming pool, on the ice rink or with a game of bowling.
Total km of piste: 120km • Flight time: 1 hour 45 minutes - 2 hours 30 minutes • Transfer time: 2 hours 30 minutes
8. Kranjska Gora in Slovenia
This resort has everything you need for a great family ski holiday, and it's excellent value for money too. With popular ski clubs for kids from 6 months to 11 years, parents are able to enjoy more time out on the slopes. For families that all want to ski Kranjska Gora has a wide range of slopes and provides quality tuition from trained professionals.
Total km of piste: 30km • Flight time: 1 hour 40 minutes - 2 hours 30 minutes • Transfer time: 1 hours 15 minutes - 3 hours 15 minutes
Well-known for offering great value for money, Arinsal is also an excellent option for your family skiing holidays. Newer skiers can benefit from the friendly English-speaking tuition, gentle slopes and snow conditions while more experienced skiers can head to the various red and blue runs. The popular kids clubs and snow garden will ensure your little ones have a great time in Arinsal.
Total km of piste: 30km • Flight time: 1 hour 40 minutes - 2 hours 15 minutes • Transfer time: 1 hour 15 minutes - 3 hours 15 minutes
10. Alpe d’Huez in France
A frequent favourite with Thomson Ski customers, the resort of Alpe d’Huez boasts a selection of great facilities as well as first class skiing. With an outdoor swimming pool and large skating rink in Alpe d’Huez there are lots of things for all the family to do. This is also the fifth largest ski area in France so there is something for skiers of every level.
Total km of piste: 249km • Flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours • Transfer time: 2 hours 15 minutes