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 word 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 is ideal for little legs and equipment-laden parents. Inside, there are spacious family rooms sleeping up to four, with a sitting area, double sofa bed for the kiddies and even a baby-listening monitor – promising a good night’s sleep for all.
After skiing, kids can let off the last of their steam in the playroom under the watchful eye of mum or dad – while the other sneaks off to the hotel spa to make the most of the sauna, steam room, sanarium and whirlpool.
Dinner comes with beer, wine and soft drinks too, so you can save your cash for mid-morning hot chocolates on the slopes or a slide around the resort’s ice skating rink.
Grand Hotel Paradiso, Passo Tonale
The modern and stylish Grand Hotel Paradiso comes with a huge range of rooms – from standard rooms with double beds and sofa beds, all the way up to princess suites with two bedrooms and bathrooms.
Our Crystal Childcare is also based at the hotel, so your kids can be looked after by UK-qualified staff while they have fun with indoor and outdoor games, and 2-course lunches. Tots aged 6 months to 4 years will love our Pepi Penguin Nursery. And older kids up to 8 years can join our Beanie Bear Club where ski lessons, and drop-off and pick-up, are included too.
When the lifts close, take a family dip in the grotto-style indoor pool (because who can resist a holiday swim?) and mix up your meals with one evening at the à la carte Pizza & Pasta restaurant. For the rest of the week, tuck into buffet-style dinners that even come with free drinks – what more could you ask for?
Piolets Park Mountain Hotel & Spa, Soldeu
Get both style and substance at the Piolets Park Mountain Hotel & Spa. This great-value option in the Andorran Pyrenees is kitted out with contemporary décor and bedrooms with plush beds and sofa beds – perfect for morning cuddles.
Located off the main road in Soldeu, the hotel’s close to the resort’s restaurants and indoor ice skating rink, and is only an 8-minute walk to Soldeu’s main gondola. There’s also a ski bus stop close by, in case you’d rather save your energy for when you’re on the mountain.
When you get back, take advantage of your two free spa entries by splashing about in the pool, or watch your little ones tire themselves out in the playroom’s ball pit. Evening meals are buffet-style, with show-cooking stations whipping up a range of treats for even the fussiest of eaters.
Feeling inspired? Bundle up your bundles of joy and plan your winter ski holiday now.