Fun on the slopes in Europe.
Fun on the slopes in Europe.

Family Ski Holidays in Europe

Europe has long been a favourite for family skiing holidays, with short journey times from the UK and many fantastic child-friendly ski resorts in budget-friendly Andorra, quaint Austria, the French Alps and French Pyrenées, Italy and Switzerland. See our special offers and latest deals on Europe family ski holidays with partners Alpine ElementsPierre & VacancesEsprit SkiMark WarnerCrystal Ski Holidays and Club Med.  

Opinions obviously vary, but the following are generally considered by experts to be among the best family ski resorts in Europe:
• Flaine, French Alps.
• Alpe d’Huez, French Alps.
• Avoriaz, French Alps.
• Sainte-Foy Tarentaise, French Alps.
• Obergurl, Austria.
• Lech, Austria
• Ylläs, Finland 

Scandinavia is not the first destination that springs to mind when it comes to family ski holidays – and not the cheapest, despite, with the exception of Finland, being outside the currently expensive Eurozone. However, the Nordic countries do have some entrancing resorts offering atmosphere in spades, and with some research and planning you can keep costs down. Alternatively, given the current strength of the euro against the pound, you might want to consider eastern Europe for your next family ski trip.

See our family ski holidays tips page for more advice.


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Neilson Hotel Del Clos

Half-board hotel in Andorra with childcare from 4-months, indoor and outdoor play areas, sports therapy service and free coaching on the slopes for adults.

Ushuaia Mountain Hotel

Modern hotel, traditionally-styled, located on the slopes of Andorra with amazing views, cosy lounge and access for guests to a nearby spa with kids' pool.

Neilson Hotel Aalborg

Les Deux Alpes
Mountain views from your bedroom, jam-packed kids club itinerary, ski school drop-off and pick-up for the little ones and sledges for all to use, in Les Deux Alpes.

Alpen Village Hotel

One of the quieter Italian ski resorts, this 3-star hotel welcomes families with a kids club, pool, cosy lounge and hearty Italian food to see you through time on the slopes.

Hotel Cristallo

4-star hotel with large family rooms, childcare for 3-12 year olds, indoor and outdoor pool, and full board dining service in a ski-in ski out location in Austria.

Farm Holiday Wachter

A small collection of traditionally-styled modern apartments sleeping up to 6 people within a farmhouse in the north Tirol region of Fiss.

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Aparthotel Refugio Laudegg

A small collection of wood-cladded stylish rooms and suites in the Ladis ski region with the most amazing mountain views plus handy facilities for children.

Club Med Les Arcs Panorama

All-inclusive hotel in family-friendly Arc 1600 where kids are catered for from 4 months through to 17 years and snow-based activities are included.

Club Med Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon

Haute Savoie
All-inclusive ski resort just an hour from Geneva airport with childcare from babies through to teens and an interactive restaurant where kid cook for the parents.

Esprit Ski - Family Ski Holidays in Val d’Isère

Val d'Isère
Great après ski, miles of slopes for beginners and pros, and day/evening childcare make the catered chalets in Val d’Isère ideal for families.

Esprit Ski - Family Ski Holidays in Champoluc

Aosta Valley
Catered ski chalet with family suites and interconnecting rooms, plus spa area, childcare and ski in ski out access, all less than 2 hours from the airport.

Esprit Ski - Family Ski Holidays in Les Arcs

High altitude location means more guaranteed snow time, plus childcare, ski lessons and cosy chalets for exclusive use or mixing with other families.

Esprit Ski, St Anton

St. Anton
Range of large and small catered chalets (traditional and modern options) in prime positions around the family-friendly St Anton ski resort plus top class childcare.

Esprit Ski, Obergurgl

Family-friendly pedestrianised ski resort just 90mins from the airport and room options that feature a very handy kitchenette.

Esprit Ski - Family Ski Holidays in La Rosière

La Rosiere
Family-friendly, and chic, ski resort with the largest collection of catered chalets with Esprit Ski, with options sleeping a 5 to options sleeping many families.

Esprit Ski - Family Ski Holidays in Courchevel

A lively resort with choice of three accommodations each close to the slopes, with childcare for babies through to school-age and lessons available from 3 years.

Esprit Ski - Family ski holidays in Belle Plagne

La Plagne
Popular resort with a great family hotel in the heart of Belle Plagne, with meals included plus childcare options from 17 weeks-12 years.

Esprit Ski - Family ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d'Huez
A collection of chalets in the popular ski resort of Alpe d'Huez; some for private hire and some with ski in ski out access.

Residence Le Christiana

Trois Vallees
Self-catering apartments in a pedestrianised resort with ski in ski out access, options sleeping up to 8 people and many with balcony access.

Alpine Elements - Family Ski Holidays

Rhone Alpes
A variety of chalets and hotels in the French and Austrian Alps, ideal for families, especially those with young kids.