France is a real favourite for families, and with good reason. There’s a lot of variety in French ski resorts, so you can find a holiday that works for the whole family. It’s got huge ski areas with pistes to suit everyone, from beginners up to advanced skiers. In purpose-built resorts, the ski schools and nursery slopes are easy to reach if you’re picking up little learners in the afternoon. And kids can generally start ski school from three years old in France, whereas Italian,…Continue Reading “BEST FRENCH SKI RESORTS FOR FAMILIES”

Snow centres have indoor ski slopes where you can have a go at skiing, snowboarding and sledging on real snow. They’re a taste of the mountain with fresh snow every day, runs of different lengths and gradients and qualified instructors – so you can learn the basics or sharpen up your turns before your next ski holiday, making them ideal for beginners and pros alike. Where are they? There are snow centres in Manchester, Castleford, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hampstead and Tamworth. And you’ll find a…Continue Reading “WHAT’S A SNOW CENTRE?”

We’ve picked out our favourite resorts for families with older kids. Between the accommodation, skiing, activities and food, this is one holiday they’ll be bragging about for years to come. Méribel, France Méribel’s a good base for intermediate-skier families who are new to the Three Valleys. It’s right in the middle of the ski area, so you can head out in any direction to explore the massive 600km of piste. When you’re not on the slopes, keep the kids entertained at the big indoor pool…Continue Reading “TOP SKI RESORTS FOR TEENAGERS”

Time together, new memories and non-stop fun are key to a successful family ski holiday. Once the lifts close and the sun goes down, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head that, in the words of Goldilocks, is ‘just right’ for both you and your little ones. From rooms with enough space to store piles of winter gear, to after-hours entertainment for all ages, here are our top family-friendly ski hotels. Hotel Lohmann, Obergurgl Only a 3-minute walk to the ski lifts, Hotel Lohmann’s position…Continue Reading “TOP 3 FAMILY SKI HOTELS”

So your holiday’s booked, you’ve bragged about it to everyone who’ll listen, and the kids are practising their best snowball fight technique – now you just need to work out what to pack. Make a list and check it twice Packing for a ski trip takes a little more planning than your average summer holiday – t-shirts and flip flops won’t cut it when you’re spending a week in the snow-covered mountains – so we’ve put together a list of all the essentials. If it’s…Continue Reading “PACKING FOR A FAMILY SKI TRIP”