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Family Ski Holidays 2024/25

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Going on a ski holiday with your family is one of the most magical lasting memories you can make. It's also a great way to learn a skill, experience alpine culture and get fit together at the same time.

How to Make Your Family Ski Holiday as Affordable as Possible

  • Look out for family specific accommodation when searching for your holiday. You can filter by family-centric property criteria, and by resorts categorised as ‘good for families’ on our Ski Holiday Search
  • If looking for a ski hotel, shortlist some properties and then browse the room types and look out for ‘family rooms’ which can sleep up to six people in some cases!
  • Booking a catered chalet means you get your flights, transfers, accommodation and food included in the price, which provides magnificent value. In some chalets that have rooms with extra beds, you can make big group savings when you book a whole chalet!
  • Pay your holiday balance in instalments that suit you via our improved online customer portal; Manage My Booking
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Why Take Your Family Skiing with Skiworld?

  1. We offer a range of family-friendly accommodation of varying types and sizes in top snow-sure resorts that will suit all kinds of families and children of all ages.
  2. We can advise you the best times of year to go skiing with your family and the best ski resorts to compare and consider.
  3. You can combine Skiworld offers and family ski deals to save money.
  4. It's easy to book online or give our Ski Specialists a call on 0330 102 8004 to discuss your holiday needs.
  5. All our flight-inclusive packages  are financially protected by our ATOL and ALL our holidays are protected by our ABTA bonding meaning you can book knowing your money is safe.

For more information on family ski holidays please explore the tabs at the top of this page.

Family-Friendly Ski Deals & Offers

Independent Ski Chalets

An Independent ski chalet is a mountain home-from-home where you control the catering. Choose to stay strictly self-catered or opt for adding some flexibility such as daily breakfast, evening meal deliveries, welcome hampers and even chef services - the power is in your hands. These properties are absolutely ideal for families who want to call their own shots whilst on a ski holiday, and the chalets themselves are well worth a look, with some really unique furnishings, excellent locations and some truly luxurious features.

Stay YOUR Way in an Independent Chalet

All Inclusive Skiing

Our Ski All-In Deals offer maximum value for money with minimum hassle. You pay one amount for your entire ski holiday which includes lift passes, ski hire and ski carriage. As well as being easier, it’s cheaper than buying all the components separately, and you pay the same low £175pp holiday deposit for most properties, to secure everything up-front.

Lift Passes & Ski Hire Included!

Self-Drive Ski Deals

Self-drive ski holidays are perfect for families as you have the added flexibility of taking as much luggage with you as you can fit in your vehicle, you can stop for breaks, or even extend your trip and see more places along the way.

Self-Drive Deals 

Loyalty Discounts

We offer loyalty discounts of £35pp, £50pp and £100pp if you've booked with us before and book with us again. Discount varies depending on when you book your next trip.

Loyalty Discounts

Apartment & Hotel Price Match Promise

Offering great locations, a huge range of prices and sizes and with the flexibility to dine out, self-catered ski apartments and ski hotels can be a great option for families. We offer a Price Match Promise on all European and North American hotel and apartment holidays, so if you find the same package elsewhere for less, we promise to match or beat the price!

Price Match Promise 

Chalets With Extra Rooms or Beds (When Booked as a Whole)

We have a number of catered chalets in our collection that have 'extra' rooms or beds that we don't include as part of the published capacity. Usually these extra spaces are best suited to children, but either way they represent excellent money-savers if you book a whole chalet and divide the total cost between your family. Details about the extra rooms or beds in each chalet can be found by clicking the link for each property.

Chalet Name Resort Standard Capacity Capacity When Booked as a Whole Chalet Extra 'Free' Beds
Chalet Aline Meribel 8 10 2
Chalet Andre Meribel 6 7 1
Chalet Annecy Alpe D'Huez 10 12 2
Chalet Arsellaz Val D'Isere 8 9 1
Chalet Benjamin Courchevel 10 11 1
Chalet Bourget Alpe D'Huez 10 12 2
Chalet Campanula La Plagne 12 14 2
Chalet Capricorne Val Thorens 8 9 1
Chalet Chamois Volant Les Deux Alpes 14 16 2
Chalet Crocus Blanc La Plagne 6 7 1
Chalet Elodie Meribel 9 11 2
Chalet Gaube Alpe D'Huez 10 12 2
Chalet Germaine Meribel 6 7 1
Chalet Hepatica La Plagne 10 11 1
Chalet Laetitia Meribel 10 11 1
Chalet Leman Alpe D'Huez 10 12 2
Chalet Les Rouses Les Deux Alpes 16 18 2
Chalet Mira Belum Meribel 12 13 1
Chalet Monte Vera St Anton 14 16 2
Chalet Salagou Alpe D'Huez 10 12 2
Chalet Samuel Courchevel 6 8 2
Chalet Tavaillons Tignes 16 20 4
Chalet Tetra Les Arcs 12 13 1

An hypothertical saving might be Chalet Tavaillons in Tignes which is priced based on 16, but can sleep up to 20 people. If the total price for a week was £24,000, the per person price for 16 people would be £1,500. If your family of 20 people occupied the chalet, the per person price would drop by £300 to just £1,200pp - a considerable saving!

Catered Ski Chalets with Cots

If you're looking for a chalet with space for a cot for your little skier or snowboarder, here is a list of all our chalet properties that fit the bill. You may need to request the cot when you make your holiday booking. For any cot-related questions please give our Specialists a call on 0330 102 8004.

Chalet with Cot Resort Total Capacity
Chalet Anne Les Arcs 8
Chalet Annecy Alpe d'Huez 12
Chalet Benoite La Plagne 8
Chalet Bourget Alpe d'Huez 12
Chalet Campanula La Plagne 14
Chalet Capricorne Val Thorens 9
Chalet Chamois Volant Les Deux Alpes 16
Chalet Crocus Blanc La Plagne 7
Chalet Elodie Meribel 11
Chalet Estrella Courchevel 21
Chalet Gaube Alpe d'Huez 12
Chalet Hellebore La Plagne 8
Chalet Hepatica La Plagne 11
Chalet Iris Bleu La Plagne 8
Chalet Jacques Courchevel 10
Chalet Laetitia Meribel 11
Chalet Leman Alpe d'Huez 12
Chalet Les Rouses Les Deux Alpes 18
Chalet Mira Belum Meribel 12
Chalet Monte Vera St. Anton 16
Chalet Phoebe Tignes 8
Chalet Pierre Meribel 6
Chalet Sagittaire Val Thorens 8
Chalet Salagou Alpe d'Huez 12
Chalet Samuel Courchevel 8
Chalet Silene La Plagne 10
Chalet Tetra Les Arcs 13

Best Time to Go on a Family Ski Holiday


A white Christmas is what every kid dreams of and we pull out the stops to make sure that the whole family has a magical time. For example a Christmas ski chalet holiday comes with a bundle of festive extras in your very own private home-from-home. For more details of what's included see our Christmas Ski Deals via the main menu.

New Year

Get away for New Year and spend some quality time with the family in a wintery alpine retreat. Like Christmas, there are loads of things going on in ski resorts to help make this ski holiday memorable. Find out more about New Year ski holidays and what is on offer on our New Year Ski Deals via the main menu.

February Half Term
February half term is historically one of the most popular times to take the whole family skiing. We can't think of a better way to keep the kids entertained and it's a great way to give everyone a break. Historically snow conditions are great and the resorts are in full swing at this time of year. To discover the best ways to get your kids away skiing at half term view our Half Term Ski Deals via the main menu.


Easter is a popular choice for family ski holidays with fantastic spring weather, longer days and excellent snowfall. Resorts often pull out the stops with Easter celebrations and egg hunts as well as end-of-season parties for everyone. If you're interested to know more about spring skiing, view our Easter Ski Deals via the main menu.

The Best Ski Resorts for Families

We look at the best ski resorts for your family ski holiday based on their ability. Whether you have family members who are just starting out, or maybe they're ready to take on new challenges on the slopes... or maybe they're already overtaking you! Whatever the scenario you want to make sure you choose the right resort for everyone so we've compiled our favourites based on our own personal memories and experiences.

Best Resorts for Beginners

Our top family ski resorts which are great if you have beginners within your family. We have specifically chosen resorts

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An ideal ski resort for families with beginner skiers as Alpe d’Huez offers terrain for all abilities. There are two beginner areas, Rif Nel and Les Jeux, which are great places to get your first taste of skiing with a dozen or so green runs at hand.

La Plagne is a great resort for a family ski holiday as much of the ski area is on a gentle plateau at the top of the resort which offers wide cruising runs, perfect for beginners to cut their teeth on. The resort is made up of 11 villages, although for beginners in the high villages of Belle Plagne and Plagne Centre it may be best to avoid the lower, more challenging runs.

The nursery slopes in La Rosiere are just a short lift ride from the two main villages. It offers a pleasant alternative to a family ski holiday in the Alps as it is a smaller, quieter resort which can be a preferential option for beginners. It is also an attractive resort with a village charm with well thought of ski schools.

A really solid choice for a family with beginner skiers, thanks to the four beginner zones (“ski tranquille”) across the resort as well as 10 free beginners lifts too. Les Arcs doesn’t use the green run classification, however many of their blues runs are gentle enough to be greens.

Best Resorts for Intermediates

This is a massive area (encompassing Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens) and with over 600kms of piste, there really is something for the whole family thanks to the huge variety a skiing terrain on offer.

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Whilst Courchevel is maybe best known for being a high-end and expensive ski resort, it actually has a lot to offer skiers of all abilities. Arguably intermediates are catered for better which means that it is a great place to progress, and if you want to stretch your legs – then there’s the whole of the three valleys to explore. Also, outside of Courchevel 1850, prices aren’t as expensive as you might think.

Meribel always looks like a stereotypical alpine ski village; it is a resort which is inherently attractive. The resort has also made of point of being family-friendly and this is evident through the range of ski schools, childcare facilities and general entertainment for children, like specified sledging areas and kid ski areas with Inuit Villages and mini slalom courses.

Having only a slight bias towards intermediate skiers makes Val Thorens a great place for beginners to progress from the numerous nursery slopes and green runs. It is also the highest resort in the Three Valleys which promises great snow throughout the season. For the family, the longest toboggan run in France is a great option as is the incredible spectacle of the ski instructor’s torchlit descent.

Ski School & Childcare

We only work with the best in-resort ski schools and our Ski Specialists can advise and pre-book the relevant classes for you and your family.

Ski Lessons & Guiding

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Childcare and Private Nanny Services

You are never too young to enjoy a ski holiday! Many of our resorts have local crèche facilities and most have pre-ski school kindergartens.

Ski resorts are magical places for children and nannies offer fun, flexible and top-notch childcare. If you're considering booking a nanny for your ski holiday it's well worth booking as far in advance as possible - at the same time as you book your ski holiday ideally. The best up-to-date resource for available nanny and childcare services in the resort you're visiting will be the local tourist information office. For peace of mind, ensure the childcare professional you book is CRB checked, first aid trained and comes with glowing references.

Ski Accommodation for Families

What to Consider for a Family Ski Holiday

When looking to book your family ski trip, finding the right option can seem daunting with so much choice available. However, with the help of our knowledgeable Ski Specialists, you can have peace of mind, as they’ll be on hand to help you every step of the way. They can help recommend the best ski resort for you, what accommodation will suit your needs and even what level ski lessons you may want.

Here are some of the main things to think about when planning your family ski holiday:

  • Travel Time – Early morning flights and resorts with long transfer times may not be best for little ones. But there are lots of resorts that offer short transfer times which may be the best for your family.
  • Choice of Resort – You should think about the skiing abilities in your family, and go somewhere that also has the right mix of activities off the slopes.
  • Choice of Accommodation – Self-catered apartments give greater access to the slopes (usually), but our ski chalets are a real home-from-home with full-size kitchens and mostly en-suite rooms. So which is best for you?
  • Self Drive Ski Holidays - If you prefer to drive from the UK to the ski resort this is also possible. Our packages include Eurotunnel crossings as well as accommodation.
  • Childcare – Will you need childcare or ski school during your trip?
  • Room Configurations – Will you need family rooms, or are the kids older and require their own space and privacy?
  • Non-Ski Activities - As well as skiing it's nice to visit a resort that also has a great selection of other activities too. This might include tobogganing, snowshoeing, fat biking or just some good old-fashioned apres ski!.

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Please note: For chalet holidays, any price reductions apply to the "full" adult price and do not include any supplements such as room or flight supplements. These reductions do not apply to rooms in which children aged 2 - 11 are already enjoying reduced-price places (which are also not combinable with any group discounts). These reductions apply to holidays which include Skiworld charter flights and Skiworld catered chalet accommodation. Free places are limited to one per family. Please read the booking conditions and important information. Infants are children under the age of 2 on the return date of travel and this charge applies provided that no flight, coach or train seat is used and that a cot is used in the resort. Find out more in our terms and conditions