Given the opportunity, most kids love skiing. So with careful planning family skiing holidays really can last a lifetime. Resorts are ever more child-friendly, and there are a growing number of alternatives to choose from when selecting a holiday - from booking with family skiing specialists through to do-it-yourself trips, from the North American West Coast to the long standing family favourites in France and Austria, from scheduled or charter flights to the Eurostar. Two French resorts were selected for our Best Ever Awards, dozens of others across Europe, Canada and the United States deserve consideration depending on your family's specific needs and preferences.
Take kids to a dry ski-slope to become familiar with the equipment, for lessons or to find out if younger children are ready for lessons.
Investigate the childcare offered – unless your kids are looked after to some degree, as a beginner you won’t be able to learn, or as an experienced skier you’ll be frustrated.
Consider a holiday village combining self-catering apartments with hotel-style facilities, or catered chalets with professional childcare for extended families or families holidaying together.
Rent children’s helmets, skis, boots and poles – they quickly grow out of them. Rent or borrow ski jackets and salopettes in the UK. Bring thick socks, gloves, hats, sunblock, ski goggles/sunglasses, and vests and thermal pants.
Buy suitable insurance.
See our full family ski holidays tips page for more advice, plus our guides to skiing in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and the Far East, Family-friendly Ski Resorts in Eastern Europe and North American Ski Holidays on a Budget, and our Best Ever Family Ski Resort Awards.
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