Very soon I’m sure many of you will be taking a big sigh of relief and celebrating the start of half term, the end of the school run and maybe a winter holiday on the slopes. As we’re about to glide into half term and a much deserved break, we thought we would share our favourite ski resorts for awesome snowy adventures. Which location are you and your explorers off to this season?
1) Val d’Isère-Tignes, France
These two contrastingly different but linked resorts share a giant ski area perfect for first time fun on the slopes. Located in the Tarentaise, this popular resort now hosts over 300 km of slopes and 20 km worth of ski routes – it’s perfect for an adventure! Your little ones will want to cover it all.
2) Verbier, Switzerland
Described as the capital of the Alps, Verbirer is a stunning resort for your winter break. It attracts families from all over the world. With perfect penthouse apartments just 5 minutes’ walk from the snow, it’s no wonder why it’s so popular. There’s also fantastic ski school options, adventurers from under three can join the fun. Watch their ski school video here.
3) Ischgl, Austria
Ischgl, a magical resort which will have you wanting to visit year after year. With 238 kilometres of pistes, it’s one of the most popular winter hot spots in Austria! It even has sophisticated snowmaking system and an attractive snowy village…it might even be an annual firm favourite! Take your little ones outside from for week long classes and end your holiday with a fantasitc final ski race and the big prize presentation!
4) Whistler, Canada
Located in the amazing Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver is Whistler. With two majestic mountains, a vibrant base village, great ski routes, championship golf courses and unbeatable shopping – there’s really something for everyone. Rated an amazing 5 stars, there is a separate Family Zone on Whistler Mountain and multiple Whistler Kids children’s areas distributed throughout the resort!
5) Sölden, Austria
Not only is it featured in James Bond’s latest adventure, Spectre, Sölden has two amazing icy glaciers with some brilliant runs which are suitable for both children and experienced skiers. There are even some amazing 360° views, it’s an absolute must and ideal family holiday location.