Going on a family skiing break can be a fun-filled adventure for all age groups. Skiing is an activity for the whole family which can cater for ‘wannabe’ professional skiers, children or ‘tag-along’ grandparents.
There are a number of things to consider when going on family ski holidays as you will need to think of everyone’s needs. The choice of resort is an important factor, as you need to find one to suit your family. For instance picking a resort which has beginner ski areas or ski-schools for the older, more experienced youngsters in your party is generally a good idea.
Some children might not wish to ski all day long, which is fine as there are a number of alternative activities to occupy you in a ski village or resort.
Winter sports holidays with the family could involve tobogganing, relaxing by a cabin fire or just playing board games indoors before bed. As long as everyone is involved and there is something to suit all tastes, you can ensure that the family ski trip is a success.
Here are a few helpful hints and tips to consider when planning the ultimate family ski holiday.
What to consider when looking for ski packages
Booking early is generally advised to ensure you get hold of the bigger family rooms on offer. One of the fundamental things to consider when booking a winter sports family holiday is the different packages available to you.
For example, would you like the deal to include a family ski pass or are you looking for a half board package in a ski chalet? Perhaps you are going as a large group and need a larger group ski chalet package. A ski-in-ski-out convenient property is also a great idea as then you don’t have to worry about transporting all the kids and their kit.
The range and variation of ski packages is practically endless, which is why it could be worth investigating what the needs of the whole family are. The facilities available should also be considered. For example, you might wish to have early dinners and special menus for youngsters, require cots and highchairs or need to use food storage equipment for heating formula and baby food.
Where to go
A safe, homely atmosphere where children can play and parents can relax in a cosy cabin amidst snow-capped mountains is the ideal scene for a family holiday.
You could find this in a number of resorts and all inclusive ski holidays across Europe, such as Les Deux Alpes, France, which is hugely popular amongst families. The resort offers a children’s club for kids aged from as young as 4 moths, as well as unlimited opening hours in well stocked playrooms.
Holidaymakers and families will not fall short of late ski deals (http://www.neilson.co.uk/ski/late-deals/) either when looking to go on a winter sports break.