Best ski resorts for families in Europe
Are you looking for an alpine destination to spend your winter holidays with kids? In this article, we have put together some of the best ski family-friendly ski areas in Europe for you to enjoy both perfect skiing facilities as well as activities and services for children. From the steep French slopes to the Austrian high-quality amenities – give a glance and plan your great vacation!
Alpbach is a great place to learn the basics. The ski area is located in a picturesque valley, and the village itself has repeatedly been recognized as the most charming in Austria. The resort disposes of three schools – Alpbach-Inner, Alpbach Aktiv, and Skischule Alpbachtal. Also, there is a special nursery slope for children, childcare, family ski pass rates, and children’s packages available.
Pistes: 109 km
Resort altitude: 1000 m
9 gondola lifts, 7 chairlifts, 29 draglifts
2 snow parks and 1 family park
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La Tania, France
La Tania Ski Resort is nestled between Courchevel and Méribel with links to the trendy ski areas. A characteristic feature of the town is that it is a car-free zone where children can feel safe. The city is located in picturesque surroundings with coniferous forests, and the wooden houses give it a special charm. There are separate children’s areas on the territory, as well as slopes for sledding. A ski kindergarten for children from 3 years is also available to visitors.
Pistes: 119 km
Resort Altitude 1,350 m
Magnetic lift system for kids
9 free draglifts, 57 ski lifts
Since Wengen is practically a car-free zone (only taxis are allowed), it is ideal for families with children. There is a large playground, indoor curling, and outdoor skating in the center of the village. Note that lift-pass is free for children under 6 and there are reduced rates for teenagers under 19.
Pistes: 112 km
Resort altitude: 1,274 m
23 lifts (10 chair lifts, 4 surface lifts, 3 trains, 1 gondola, and 1 cable car)
50 km of sled runs
Pila is located in northern Italy, directly on the border with Switzerland and France. Although the resort is moderate-size, it offers a variety of activities, namely family snow tubing and the Chacard fun park. The little ones can benefit from lift passes for free (up to 7 years), nursery slope, and playground.
Pistes: 70 km
Runs: 37 (4 blue runs, 29 red runs, and 4 black runs)
Resort altitude: 1,814 metres
1 cable car, 3 gondolas, 8 chairlifts, and 5 conveyors
The ski area is situated in the heart of the French Alps on the Swiss-French border and can boast of impressive panoramic views and an enchanting rustic atmosphere. Basically, the ski resort has slopes of medium difficulty. Besides, there are many activities for children: the waterpark Aquariaz or classes at the ski school as well as parks Lil’stash, Riglet Park, and Kids Parkway. In case parents want to challenge themselves and conquer advanced tracks, there are childcare services at Village des Enfants available.
Pistes: 75 km
Resort altitude: 1,800 m
35 ski lifts