Family skiing holidays are a fantastic experience for the whole family to spend time together, skiing, sledging or simply playing in the snow.
To ensure your family skiing holiday is as enjoyable as possible, childcare services are available at a wide choice of ski chalets and hotels. Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that qualified English-speaking staff are on hand to provide care for all children, from nanny services for babies right through to keeping the teenagers entertained.
Where to start your search?
Choosing your family ski holiday destination couldn’t be easier with Iglu Ski, view the best family ski resorts and best family ski chalets to start thinking about your perfect destination. Find out more information about planning a family ski holiday in our skiing with children guide.
How old are your children?
Choose from relevant age groups below for more information about all child care services available on our family skiing holidays and the resorts and properties that offer them.
Family ski holidays with young children under 2 years
Crèches and private nanny services are available for children as young as three months and in certain properties this includes an evening service. There are also a selection of services available that will take in newborn babies. For more information see our guide for skiing with infants.
Family ski holidays with children aged 2 - 3 years
There are a variety of childcare options offering supervision and fun activities for the children. An evening babysitting service or crèche is also available in selected properties. For more information see our guide for skiing with toddlers.
Family ski holidays with children aged 4 - 8 years
Numerous kids clubs are available, combining childcare with lessons and lunchtime supervision, so that your child can be looked after all day and attend ski school. In the evening certain family skiing holidays offer a selection of kids clubs that will take care of your children as you enjoying an evening in resort. For more information see our guide for skiing with kids.
Family ski holidays with children over 9 years old
Whether your child is now an experienced skier or a complete beginner there is a great range of services available offering skiing lessons and activities to keep them busy during your family skiing holiday. Evening activities are also available in selected properties. For more information see our guide for skiing with older children.
Is the whole family going skiing?
The great thing about a ski holiday is that there is truly something for everyone. We sell many resorts that have pedestrianised zones where skiing isn’t the only activity and the activities span all age groups. Here are some of our favourite resorts that are suitable for all generations in the family:
Zermatt offers a vibrant town with many shops and activities for all ages. There are plenty of places to dine on different budgets. The views are amazing and you can take the train up to the Gornergrat for a day on foot or on skis.
Most of the Austrian resorts have high end hotels at reasonable rates where you can have access to swimming pools and spas, if you choose a property near to the town centre then you’ve found a place you can accommodate children, parents and grandparents in one place. Recommended resorts include Kitzbuhel, Mayrhofen, Lech and Zell am See.
Val d’Isere is another resort that has it all. It’s such a big town there something for all ages, skier and non-skiers.
Another recommendation is with Club Med, especially the 4 trident properties. They have so much going on at any one time that anyone staying there will have a fantastic time, whatever their age or ski ability. Speak to our sales staff to choose the right one for you.
Are there ski holiday family discounts available?
Reductions and free child places are normally available for children under the age of 12 years in hotels and chalets and under 16 years in self catering apartments. Free child places for family ski holidays are available on a first come first served basis, and are usually based on a child sharing with two full fare paying adults. Early booking is recommended as free places are limited. Speak to one of our ski experts by calling the number above to find out more on the best family savings.