Steaming hot chocolates, snowball fights and ski school stories … everyone remembers their first family ski holiday. We sent the Wing family to Passo Tonale for first ski lessons, fresh snowfall and family time on the mountain. Here are their best shots. Grand Hotel Paradiso Crystal Childcare onsite Virtually ski-in, ski-out Trampolines, soft play and games Swimming pool and wellness centre The Wings stayed in the Grand Hotel Paradiso in the beginner and intermediate resort of Passo Tonale in Italy. It’s an easy pick for…Continue Reading “FIRST FAMILY SKI HOLIDAY”

Choosing the right ski resort for your family holiday can take a bit of planning, particularly if it’s your first time skiing together. Keep these pointers in mind and you’ll have a new family tradition before you know it. Small is beautiful More compact resorts tend to be easier to get around, because everything you need is close by and nobody needs to walk too far. Consider choosing a smaller ski area too, so that learners can build up their confidence on a set of…Continue Reading “HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY SKI RESORT”

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 and Tamworth. And you’ll find a team of…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”