- Created on Monday, 08 August 2011 08:14
- Written by Ross L Marchant
- Category: Travel Tips
It's time to start planning your next ski trip. Have you decided whether to take the little ones with you this year? If yes, then go with a family friendly option and try one of the resorts listed below.
1. Val Gardena, Italy
This Italian resort is ideal for families looking for an alternative to the Alps whilst not scrimping on quality. There are an unrivalled number of facilities to keep your kids entertained such as child care and ski schools. Another big plus of Val Gardena is their 'superkids' special offer weeks; whereby kids can stay and ski for free at an array of guest-houses in the area.
2. Flaine, France
For pistes that combine excellent skiing with a wide variety of entertainments such as bowling alleys, shopping malls, ice-rinks and fast-food restaurants, Flaine is a fantastic choice. Ski nurseries are also easy to come by if you are looking to train your youngest into the next slalom champ!
3. Whistler-Blackcomb, Canada
Such is the scale and enterprise of Canada's great Whistler, that it is impossible not to have an all-action ski holiday here. Skiing ranges from simple nursery slopes to black-runs that will really test your skiing mettle. Due to the location of Whistler, you will find that the ski season is one of the longest in the World, which can drive down costs during slightly quieter months. The best option for teaching your children new tricks is through the 'Whistler kids' ski program which can be found on the main strip in the resort.
4. Morillon, France
Morillon attracts thousands of French families every year due to its family friendly set-up. Entertainments are very much geared towards the younger generation. You will find that dog-sledding, ice-skating and torch-lit ski descents are readily available along with excellent nursery slopes and child-care provisions. The resort is so good at providing child-friendly facilities that it has been awarded the prestigious 'famille plus' by the French government.
5. Saas Fee, Switzerland
Possibly Switzerland's most family-friendly resort, this high-alpine Swiss town has a phenomenal range of things to do for those who do not wish to partake in ski orientated activities. Apart from the ski-schools and nursery slopes, children can enjoy a whole mountain's worth of activities dedicated to non-skiing, such as paragliding, tobogganing and walking; all whilst soaking up some of Switzerland's finest scenery!