Taking the family on a ski holiday is a memorable experience, so make sure you choose a ski resort that suits your families needs. Listed below are the top 5 family ski resorts based on what they have to offer families.
Steamboat Springs is a true Rockie’s Cowboy town, which boasts authenticity with its many old western ranch style accommodations. This resort is a real winter wonderland for children where their wild imaginations can run free.
Steamboat springs has many programs to entertain any family all day long. The ski school guarantees that your child will ski with others that are the same level as them and parents if you don’t feel comfortable leaving your child then that’s ok, because the ski school allows the parents to ride along at the back. Or if you want a day or night away from the kids, The Kids Adventure Service offers supervised entertainment until 10pm or there is a great daycare center that minds children as young as 6 months old.
The snow is consistent at this resort and runs range from beginner to advanced so there is something for everyone. The resort also offers a Kids-Only terrain and lifts which are designed for teaching and fun.
Park City Mountain Resort boasts luxury, affordability and simplicity, which is so important when trying to manage a family ski holiday. No wonder it was named “The No.1 Family Vacation” by SKI Magazine. Park City resort is located only 30 minutes from the airport so you won’t need to worry about expensive taxis just catch a local shuttle bus. The countryside is stunning and the moose are plentiful so keep an eye out. The resort itself is well located close to the main chairlifts and offers many hotels that can accommodate a family.
The resort offers many long, easy and wide runs which are perfect for beginners. If the little ones are going to have lessons then you will be happy to know that Park City was the first resort in North America to guarantee that your child’s lesson will have no more than 5 to a class. For the little ones under the age of 5 all lift tickets are free. After the skiing is done for the day and you want to experience what else the mountain has to offer then head to maybe Olympic park to the museum or Gorgoza Park which offers tubing and snowmobiling. Park City also has a Zip Line and Alpine Coaster.
At Sun Peak Resort the village offers ski-in ski-out, the slopes are easy to navigate and the child minding facilities and ski school are top-notch. It’s all made very easy for you and your family to have a stress free holiday. On your first day you should attend the free guided tour run by Nancy Greene a former Olympic medalist who can tell the kids about skiing, her experiences and about Sun Peak.
If skiing didn’t wear out the kids then there are other activities such as an ice skating rink, bungee trampoline, tube park and a sports and aquatic center.
Les Houches resort has specifically been built to cater to families and this is why they received the “Famille plus Montagne” national certificate from the French government. Everything is easily accessible and services are plentiful.
This resorts tries to keep prices low for families and this is why they introduced the “tribu” ski pass for three to five people valid from four hours to eight days which gives a discount to families with kids. The green runs are plentiful and offer many magic carpet rides for the first timer. After skiing the kid can spend the afternoons at the husky dog park, mountain railways, goat farm or at the tree top adventure playground.
For families that have teenagers who are experienced skiers this is the resort for you. Here the whole family can enjoy the full European style ski resort experience while not compromising on kid’s activities. The village offers entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. There is an ice skating rink, tobogganing, tenpin bowling, a cinema and many restaurants and cafes. There is even an indoor heated swimming pool that offers swimming lessons.
Runs range from beginner to advanced and boasts some of the best off-piste skiing. So if you want to leave the kids at ski school while you enjoy the more difficult runs, St. Anton has one of the best in the world. The ski school offers programs specifically for developing teenagers where they can make friends to hang out with after the slopes. This will give mum and dad a night off to enjoy a bottle of wine under the stars.
So where you next family ski holiday will be?