Family holidays - skiing with children!

Ski vacations are fun for young and old! Whether skiing, tobogganing or winter hiking - the mountains have something to offer everyone in winter and a winter vacation with the family creates unforgettable moments. SnowTrex offers a large selection of family-friendly hotels & accommodations that cater to the special needs of families so that you can experience exactly that.

Family holidays - skiing with children!
Family holidays - skiing with children!

Family ski vacation in Austria

Austria is a paradise for ski vacations with the whole family. With wide, gentle pistes and first-class ski schools in resorts such as Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and Saalbach-Hinterglemm, it is ideal for beginners and children. Family-friendly accommodation with playrooms, swimming pools and childcare ensure comfort. Austria's picturesque mountain villages also offer numerous off-piste activities that are ideal for a family adventure in the snow.

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Family ski vacation in France

France has many family-friendly ski resorts with direct access to the pistes, such as Les Menuires or Valfréjus. These snow areas are ideal for families, who will find a variety of pistes of all levels of difficulty and lively children's clubs. Parents and their children can enjoy the comfort of accommodation close to ski schools and other leisure hotspots. France's ski areas thus offer fun and comfort for the perfect family ski vacation.

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Family ski vacation in Italy

Italy is also known for its many family-friendly ski resorts. In places like Gitschberg or Folgàrida, where child-friendly pistes and ski schools await, there is also plenty of entertainment away from the pistes. What's more, family-friendly hotels and guesthouses here often offer additional services such as childcare. All in all, Italy's ski areas combine excellent skiing conditions with cultural experiences, which is ideal for a diverse ski vacation with children.

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Family ski vacation in Switzerland

Switzerland attracts visitors with its family-friendly ski resorts, some of which boast majestic Alpine panoramas. Ski areas such as Grindelwald and Arosa are therefore ideal for families, offering gentle pistes and ski schools for children. What's more, in one of the many family-friendly accommodations, you can be sure that, in addition to comfort, you will often find additional facilities such as toboggan runs or ice skating rinks. Switzerland combines first-class skiing with a cozy atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for family ski vacations.

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Family ski vacation in Germany

It's not difficult for families in Germany to experience an unforgettable ski vacation. After all, child-friendly ski areas both in the low mountain ranges and in the Alps offer many easy to moderately difficult pistes, ensuring a sense of safety and fun for young and old alike. In ski resorts such as Winterberg or Garmisch-Partenkirchen, family-friendly hotels have often developed special children's programs or childcare facilities so that parents and children can enjoy the magic of winter in equal measure. From the Harz Mountains to the Black Forest, Germany offers a wide range of options for the perfect family ski vacation.

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Family ski vacation in Andorra

Andorra is a fantastic destination for families who want to go on a ski vacation with their children. Because child-friendly ski areas such as Grandvalira and Vallnord guarantee lots of fun and quick learning success in the snow for the little ones with special children's areas and ski schools. Family-friendly accommodation with amenities such as pools and playgrounds round off the offer. Andorra thus combines exciting skiing with relaxing family days in the Pyrenees.

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Preparing for a ski vacation with children

  • Ski equipment: Make sure that each family member has suitable ski equipment (including helmet and ski goggles). With many SnowTrex offers, hire equipment (skis and ski boots) can be booked if required.
  • Suitable clothing: Pack several layers of waterproof clothing, thermal underwear, gloves and hats to protect yourself from the cold and wet. Take spare clothing with you and dry wet clothing such as snowsuits directly overnight after a day's skiing.
  • Book ski lessons: To make sure that there is a place available for your children in a suitable ski school or ski course, you should book these before you arrive.
  • Packing list: Create a comprehensive packing list for your ski vacation so that you don't forget anything. You can find a detailed checklist for winter vacations for families on the SnowTrex website.

Tips for a family ski vacation

  • Family-friendly ski resort: Opt for a family ski resort with different levels of difficulty, a good selection of ski schools and interesting off-piste activities to meet the needs of all family members.
  • Family accommodation: Choose a family hotel, a holiday apartment or a chalet that is specially designed for families with children. Many family hotels offer special discounts for children and facilities such as child-friendly rooms and play areas.
  • Childcare and entertainment: Make sure to check whether the accommodation offers childcare and entertainment programs for the little ones or where these can be found in the surrounding area so that you as parents can have some time for yourself if necessary.
  • Accommodation close to the piste: An accommodation directly on the piste or in the immediate vicinity of the lifts allows families with children to take advantage of the short distance and thus return to the accommodation for breaks or meals.
  • Medical care: Make sure that medical facilities in the ski resort are easily accessible in an emergency.
  • Rules and safety in the ski area: Observe the local rules (e.g. mandatory helmets for children) and pay attention to your safety when skiing.

FAQ

Where is a cheap ski vacation with children possible?

Inexpensive winter vacations with children are often possible in smaller ski areas in countries such as Germany, the Czech Republic or Poland. These ski areas often offer accommodation and lift passes at affordable prices. However, there are also smaller ski areas and insider tips for ski vacations with children in large ski destinations such as Austria and Switzerland, which offer an inexpensive alternative to the well-known large ski areas.

How much does a week-long ski vacation with the family cost?

The cost of a week-long ski vacation varies greatly depending on the ski area, type of accommodation and season. On average, a family of four can expect to pay between 1,500 and 3,000 euros for a week-long ski vacation in Europe. This includes accommodation, lift passes, ski hire and board on site. Please note, however, that SnowTrex often offers promotions such as early booking discounts or last-minute offers as well as discounts for children.

Which accommodations are best suited for a ski vacation with the family?

The choice of accommodation for a family ski vacation depends on the needs of the family. In addition to board, family-friendly hotels often provide additional services such as childcare to make the stay more comfortable.

Holiday apartments and chalets, on the other hand, offer more space and flexibility through self-catering. This makes them ideal for families who want to determine their own daily routine and meals. Apartments are also often a cheaper alternative to hotels for larger families and groups.

Which ski areas are suitable for beginners and children?

Ski areas with wide, gentle pistes and well-organized ski schools are ideal for beginners and children. Ski areas such as Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Austria or Valmorel with the Grand Domaine in France are known for their family-friendliness with special children's areas and playful learning programs that make it easier to start skiing.

What activities are there for non-skiers?

For non-skiers, many family-friendly ski areas have alternative activities such as tobogganing, winter and snowshoe hiking or ice skating up their sleeves. The resorts also often offer cultural events, shopping opportunities and culinary experiences. Some family hotels also have swimming pools or spa facilities.