By Expedia Team, on December 2, 2019

The Best Family Ski Holidays

“There’s nothing like a ski holiday to create lasting memories for the entire family. Snowy destinations are often ideal not only for skiing and snowboarding, but for plenty of activities the kids will love; most resorts offer sleigh rides, tobogganing, ice skating, and more. Not only that, some resorts are better than others in that they offer ski hills for skiers of all levels as well as nanny and daycare options. Keeping all of that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best family ski holidays in Europe and beyond!

The Best Family Ski Holidays

Cervinia, Italy

Cervinia, found in the Italian Alps, is fantastic for children as it has a long snow season – meaning you can almost always count on snow during popular school breaks – and has lots of easy pistes for children of all ages to practice on.


Val d’Isere, France

Val d’Isere is one of France’s biggest and most popular ski resorts, and for good reason! Fun for all ages, Val d’Isere has nearly 200 miles of marked ski trails, meaning everyone in your family (no matter their ski level) will find a trail they’ll love. With plenty to do off the slopes as well – think ice skating, snowshoeing, and more – you’ll want to plan for plenty of time with the kids on a ski holiday to Val d’Isere.

Mont Tremblant, Canada

With a colourful village and wide pistes that make for easy skiing, Mont Tremblant makes the journey across the Atlantic worth it. With plenty to do on and off the slopes for kids, setting aside a week or more for this family ski holiday is guaranteed to create lifelong memories.


Zermatt, Switzerland

With the beautiful Matterhorn looking down on you, Zermatt is one of Europe’s best known ski resorts. Kids will love the variety of the slopes, and many Zermatt hotels offer family suites and nanny services.

La Plagne, France

La Plagne is another French ski resort that caters well to families. With a huge array of beginner slopes, ensuring even the most nervous of skiers feels comfortable, you can watch as your children’s skiing abilities (and confidence levels) grow by the day. There are also multiple nanny services and daycares if you decide to spend some time away from the kids.

Vail, USA

If you’re heading to the USA for a family ski holiday, Colorado’s Vail is an excellent choice. With plenty of ski lessons on option, many of which can be found directly through your Vail hotel, your children are sure to feel comfortable on the slopes in no time. There are also many family-friendly activities off the slopes if you need a break from the skis.


Meribel, France

Another fantastic option in France for a family ski holiday is Meribel. With a wide variety of nursery slopes for even the youngest of skiers, Meribel makes for a perfect spot for first-time or nervous skiers. With a beautiful location in the Alps and plenty of things to do off the slopes, Meribel ensures you’ll have just as much fun as the little ones.

Lech, Austria

This gorgeous ski resort found in the Austrian Alps is known for being on the pricier side, but it’s also known for being incredibly snow-sure; no matter when you book your ski holiday during the school year, you know you’ll most likely have powder. With plenty of ski schools catering to kids as young as three, you’ll rest easy knowing your children are in good hands on the slopes in Lech.


Yllas, Finland

Trust us… the kids will love skiing in Finnish Lapland, otherwise known as Santa’s home! Far less crowded than many of the other ski resorts in France or Switzerland, you’ll often have the slopes to yourself, perfect for less confident kids trying to find their footing. For a break in between the pistes, make sure to look for reindeer and maybe even a glimpse of St. Nick.

Arinsal, Andorra

For a budget-friendly option, consider heading to Arinsal in Andorra for a family ski holiday. With plenty of affordable Arinsal hotels and dining options, the other benefit to visiting with the kids is that there is a good range of piste levels; children of all ages will feel comfortable on the beginner slopes, especially after a few days at a local ski school.

What are you waiting for? Book this winter’s family ski holiday today!”