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 Pierre & Vacances, Esprit 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. 

See our family ski holidays tips page for more advice.

Skiing places to stay in Europe

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Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Crêts

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

Club Med Cervinia

Cervinia
An all-inclusive ski resort in the Aosta Valley, with childcare, ski tuition, a pool and a Décleor spa.

Hotel Piz Galin

Italy
A small luxury hotel in northern Italy, ideal for summer fun and winter ski holidays, with excellent childcare and family-friendly facilities.

Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Fermes de Méribel

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

Club Med La Plagne 2100

La Plagne
An all-inclusive ski-in ski-out resort with childcare for ages 2+ years as well as free ski and snowboarding tuition.

Hotel Diva

Tignes
A family-focused half-board ski hotel in Tignes with free kids’ club and spa.

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Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence L'Ecrin des Neiges

Tignes
Self-catering apartments in lively Tignes with easy access to the slopes.

Club Med Saint Moritz Roi Soleil

Valais
An all-inclusive property in an historic picture-postcard resort, with childcare, ski tuition, fitness classes and walks.

Hotel Austria

Obergurgl
A recently renovated, family-run hotel in Obergurgl, the Austria is close to the pistes, has indoor and outdoor pools and has a free kids club.

Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Alpages de Chantel

Savoie
Luxury self-catering apartments 300m from slopes with pool and spa.

Club Med Tignes Val Claret

Tignes
An all-inclusive ski-in ski-out resort with free childcare and ski tuition, plus a spa and hammam.

Forest Cabins & Apartments

Norway
Traditional log cabins and modern apartments the snow in Norway - the cabins will have a Christmas tree if you stay over Christmas!

Pierre & Vacances Residence Le Belmont

Savoie
Self-catering apartments with views of Mont Blanc and an indoor pool.

Ruka Village Hotel and Apartments

Lapland
A family-friendly property close to the slopes, with self-catering rooms/apartments, some with hot tubs.

Grand Hotel Paradiso

Italy
A friendly hotel with Crystal Ski childcare and doorstep skiing.

Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Hauts Bois

La Plagne
Luxury apartments in Paradiski; near lifts, local childcare + ski club.

Maston Aitio Cabins

Lapland
Self-catering properties in a great location for skiing, with their own saunas.

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.

Pierre & Vacances Residence Plagne Lauze

La Plagne
Self-catering chalets in the Paradiski area; outdoor pool and kids’ club.

Aurinkorinne Apartments

Lapland
A family-friendly ski-in ski-out property with private saunas.