Fun on the slopes in Europe.
Fun on the slopes in Europe.

Family Ski Holidays in Europe

Europe has long been a favourite for family skiing holidays, with short journey times from the UK and many fantastic child-friendly ski resorts in budget-friendly Andorra, quaint Austria, the French Alps and French Pyrenées, Italy and Switzerland. See our special offers and latest deals on Europe family ski holidays with partners Alpine ElementsPierre & VacancesEsprit SkiMark WarnerCrystal Ski Holidays and Club Med.  

Opinions obviously vary, but the following are generally considered by experts to be among the best family ski resorts in Europe:
• Flaine, French Alps.
• Alpe d’Huez, French Alps.
• Avoriaz, French Alps.
• Sainte-Foy Tarentaise, French Alps.
• Obergurl, Austria.
• Lech, Austria
• Ylläs, Finland 

Scandinavia is not the first destination that springs to mind when it comes to family ski holidays – and not the cheapest, despite, with the exception of Finland, being outside the currently expensive Eurozone. However, the Nordic countries do have some entrancing resorts offering atmosphere in spades, and with some research and planning you can keep costs down. Alternatively, given the current strength of the euro against the pound, you might want to consider eastern Europe for your next family ski trip.

See our family ski holidays tips page for more advice.


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Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Chalets du Forum

Luxury self-catering apartments in Courchevel, near the slopes and centre.

Pierre & Vacances Residence La Rivière

Family apartments a short walk from the slopes and centre of Chamonix.

Chalet Loden

An upmarket chalet sleeping 12, with a games room and full catering.

Hotel Rila

A half-board ski hotel in Bulgaria with pool, childcare and near the slopes.

Residence Etoile des Cimes

Self-catering ski apartments with hotel facilities and clubs and activities for 4-17 year olds, in a low-key, great-value resort.

Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Sentiers du Tueda

Ski in ski out apartments in Méribel with great views and located close to the centre.

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Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Alpages de Reberty

Les Menuires
Ski-in/ski-out chalets, close to family facilities in the Savoie area.

Chalet Hotel Bérangère

Les Deux Alpes
A Mark Warner property popular with families for its location and childcare, with an exclusive discount for our readers.

Grand Hotel Paradiso

A friendly hotel with Crystal Ski childcare and doorstep skiing.

Alpine Elements - Family Ski Holidays

Rhone Alpes
A variety of chalets and hotels in the French and Austrian Alps, ideal for families, especially those with young kids.

Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Crêts

Large self-catering apartments with ski in ski out access in Méribel.

Pierre & Vacances Residence Aconit

Les Menuires
Self-catering family apartments in the popular Les Menuires ski resort.

Chalet Hotel Christina

La Plagne
A cosy, ski-in ski-out family chalet hotel with childcare.

Premium Residence Arc 1950 Le Village

Arc 1950
A community of self-catering apartments sleeping up to 8, some with direct pool access, in the family-friendly car-free resort.

Residence Le Christiana

Trois Vallees
Self-catering apartments in a pedestrianised resort with ski in ski out access, options sleeping up to 8 people and many with balcony access.

Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Fermes de Méribel

Charming log cabins in Méribel with ski in/ski out access, food delivery service and kids’ play area.

Adagio Aparthotel Annecy Centre

Haute Savoie
Comfortable holiday apartments in historic Annecy, with slopes close by.

Sport Hotel & Spa

Spa hotel at the foot of the ski-runs in Poiana Brasov, ideal for both winter and summer holidays in Romania.

Hotel Ancolie

La Plagne
A family-run hotel in the French Alps, ideal for family ski holidays in the winter and exploring the Alps in the summer months.

Esprit Ski - Family Ski Holidays in La Rosière

La Rosiere
Family-friendly, and chic, ski resort with the largest collection of catered chalets with Esprit Ski, with options sleeping a 5 to options sleeping many families.