Ski with kids:  Family Ski Accommodation    


Child's sit on sprung blue elephant covered in fresh snowThrough most ski holiday companies you can book accommodation, flights, lift passes and hire skis and boots.  However, you don't have to book everything together and may wish to shop around for lessons for example. See our information on children's ski lessons for more. 

Family friendly ski hotels

Look for hotels with varied facilites such as swimming pools or games rooms. Some hotels offer linked rooms so parents can relax while tired out children take an early night. Look for ski to door to save little legs getting worn out before you even get to the slopes. Also, you'll be near to your base should you need to pop back for anything. 

Family friendly Hosted Chalets:

Or, in a hosted chalet, you are looked after by a live in host who prepares breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner (usually 6 nights a week). Chalets generally have more living space so children can comfortably play while parents relax.

Family Friendly Ski Accommodation from Thomson Holidays

With Thomson Holidays you can choose from family ski hotels or family chalets.  The hotels tend to be centrally located, near to the slopes or if not, very close to a ski bus stop.  They also offer childcare either close by or, in some cases, on site.  When booking on the Thomson website, keep and eye out for the following logos for holiday savings:

'Kids ski free' these vary at different resorts from free tuition, free lift passes to free hire of equipment.
'Kids go free' this can mean free or reduced child accommodation so do check the details before you buy.
'snow savers' a variety of reduced prices.

Here are some of Thomson's family ski friendly hotels:

Hotel Diva in Tignes, France (Thomson rating 4.5)

Hotel Diva, Tignes France - ski to and from the door
 - 3 minutes from the Grand Motte lifts
 - 7 minutes walk to the ski school
 - Crystal Pepi Penguin Club on site (6 mths-4 yrs)
 - Whizz Kids Club on site (4-11 yrs)
 - French run International clubs also on site, including basic ski lessons with ESF (ecole ski France).
 - Free and reduced price holidays available for children aged 2-11 yrs when sharing with 2 adults.  Read more on Hotel Diva here...

Hotel Grande Clavier, Crystal Club (Thomson rating 3.5)

Hotel Grande Claviere Crystal Club- 3 mins to ski slopes
- short walk to village centre
- Pepi Penguin Club (6 mths - 4 yrs) on site
- Whizz kids Club (4-11 yrs) on site.
- free evening snuggle and pyjama clubs for children in all day childcare.
- highchairs, potties, toilet steps, non-slip bathmats, sterilisers all available
- Free and reduced price holidays available for children aged 2-11 yrs when sharing with 2 adults. 
Read more about Hotel Grande Claviere here...

You don't need to stay at the same hotel where the kids clubs are based, you can stay at a nearby Thomson hotel and drop your children off at the club site.

Thomson Holidays Family Friendly Ski Chalets

Thomson holidays recommend their family chalets as a great way to get together and relax and unwind after a day on the piste.  Many of their chalets are close to nearby kids clubs and well located for the slopes.  Thomson's chalets are provided by Crystal and are hosted by Crystal Chalet Hosts.  Hearty breakfasts are and afternoon tea are available every day and a meal 6 nights a week (the final night is a 4 course farewell feast).  Snow savers operate on some chalets providing free or reduced price holidays for children aged 2-11 years.  See here for more on Thomsons family ski chalets.

Neilson Ski Holiday Accommodation

Neilson are the active family's choice and they are proud to help families get their little ones up and skiing for the first time.  You can checkout their family ski packages at the Neilson website.  When searching for a Neilson ski holiday, be sure to look out the following family ski holiday savings:

'Free Child Places' Look out for properties offering this self explanatory offer. Each will display the 'free child place' logo.
Children's discounts. Some properties offer up to 45% discount off the adult price for children aged 2-11 years. Some offer even higher discounts for children aged 2-5 years. Look out for the discount logos.
'Free Child Lift Passes'. Look out for resorts offering this saving.

Neilson offer a long list of best family ski hotels that offer their own creche, or superb childrens facilities or provide an excellent location close to the ski school and nursery slopes.  The hotels they recommend on their site for family ski holidays are marked with the logo 'Good for Families'.  Here are a couple of examples.  They also have hosted chalets for a homely alternative.

Hotel Feriengut Ellmauhof, Hinterglemm, Austria (Neilson Rating 4+)

Check out this amazingly family friendly hotel from Neilson. As well as a gorgeous children's pool, playrooms and playground there's a free onsite farm with free pony rides.

Hotel Feriengut Ellamuhof, Hinterglemm, Austria, Children's pool- free hotel run childcare (from 2 yrs)
- Free toboggans and snowshoes
- Childrens' pool
- Games rooms with play areas, board games, books, etc.
- two room suites (one bedroom and separate living area with beds)
- free use of Vital World Ellmau spa area
- buggies, baby baths and baby monitors available
- 25% child discount available  Read more on Hotel Feriengut Ellmauhof here...


Neilson Hotel Aalborg, Les Deux Alpes, France (Neilson Rating 3+)

Hotel Aalborg, front view, Les Deux Alpes, France- family rooms with linked bedrooms available (for families of up to 6) all with piste views.
- nursery slopes on the doorstep
- ski to door
- 50m to nearest lift
- 250m to resort centre
- Neilson children's clubs on site.
- Free sauna
- ski lockers with heated boot warmers
- 35% child discount available.  Read more about Neilson Hotel Aalborg here...

Check out other family hotels from Neilson on their website

Neilson Family Ski Chalets

Chalet holidays are great for large families or one or two families seeking to stay together.  In chalet staff cook for you (6 days a week) and provide breakfasts, and fresh cake for afternoon tea.   Families may find this a relaxing option as children can play in the homely atmosphere while parents can relax.  Neilson chalets can provide early dinners and special menus on request, cots and highchairs and use of a fridge and heating equipment for baby milk.  Read more about Neilson Chalet Ski Holidays on their site here...

Photo (top) courtesy of Horia Varlan via Flickr