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5 Secrets for Enjoying the Mountains with Kids This Winter

On the slopes with Crystal Ski HolidaysOn the slopes with Crystal Ski Holidays

As the chilly mornings take hold, bringing with them a taste of wintry weather to come, we asked our friends at Crystal Ski Holidays for their tips on making the most of the mountains with your family this season. Here’s what they had to say:

1. Fun and Games

Look for places with fun things to do on the slopes aside skiing. These might include:
Dog-sledding (in Arinsal in Andorra, Salla in Finland and Kranjska Gora in Slovenia).
Bowling (in Rauris in Austria, Pamporovo in Bulgaria and La Plagne in France).
Ice-skating (in Bankso in Bulgaria, Alpe d’Huez in France and Claviere in Italy.
Swimming (in Alpbach in Austria, Tremblant in Canada and Avoriaz in France)
Tobogganing (in Bardonecchia in Italy, Seefeld in Austria, and Iso-Syöte in Finland)
Bobsleigh (in Igls in Austria, La Plagne in France, and Whistler in Canada)

2. The Closer the Better

Make sure your accommodation is close to the places you need to get to: ski school/childcare, ski lifts and activities. Ski-in, ski-out means you can avoid catching buses to the lifts and walking for too long in ski boots.

3. A Home Away from Home

Picking the right place to stay is crucial to a brilliant ski holiday with kids. Look for family-friendly facilities such as swimming pools, games rooms, interconnecting rooms, kids’ dinners and baby equipment.

Chalets have comfy lounges with fireplaces, and hosts who do the cooking and cleaning. Hotels have their own restaurants and leisure facilities, while apartments with kitchen/kitchenettes allow your own space and flexibility.

4. Winter Wonderland

Go for a resort with a magical afterglow, with snow-dusted Christmas trees and wooden chalets – our top tips are Alpbach in Austria, Iso-Syöte in Finland and Bled in Slovenia.

5. The Right Childcare

Childcare can make or break a ski holiday. Crystal look after kids from as young as six months to 11 years. Our crèches/kids’ clubs are available in a selection of hotels in Alpe d’Huez, La Plagne, Tignes, Claviere, Val di Fassa, Niederau (up to four years) and Kranjska Gora.

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