Family skiing holidays, snowboard breaks &
child friendly wintersport holidays



uk flagAlpine Elements five star Featured Site

based: London, UK

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Alpine Elements logo Family skiing and snowboarding holidays in the best resorts of the French and Austrian Alps. Family highlights and offers include child discounts, extra day offers, discounts on ski and board hire for early bookers, ski lessons for children, earlier mealtimes, and deals for chalet private use.

| ski/snowboard | ski weekend/breaks | family skiing/snowboard | Europe |


uk flagBalkan Holidays five star Featured Site

based: London, UK

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Balkan Holidays logo Family ski and snowboard holidays in Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia and other Balkan resorts. These value-for-money resorts offer friendly, patient English-speaking instructors and flights from local airports. For family skiing they offer: free child places, discounts for children, special family insurance, single parent savings. And various resorts have special family deals such as: free junior ski club or ski kindergarten, free childs lift pass, free ski services or free ski packs.

| ski/snowboard | ski weekends/breaks | family skiing/snowboard | Bulgaria | Romania | Slovenia | Macedonia | Montenegro |


Belambra Clubs

based: France
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Belambra Clubs in the French Alps, with their strong family focus, are very affordable and practical options for a family ski trip. They are particularly good for families with babies and young children as child care is available for babies from 3 mths upwards, and there is a free loan of the baby kit (high chair, cot, bath and lounger). For older children there are kids clubs and qualified activity leaders for every age group.

| family skiing/snowboard | France |


Cambrian (The)

based: Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
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Children are very welcome at this boutique hotel serving the Adelboden-Lenk ski area (among the top ski regions of the Swiss Alps). The hotel offers a trained babysitter and child care during peak season. There's also a special children's room with toys, books, TV, DVD player, PlayStation and Wii console and kids can use the spa pool at set times. Outdoors there is the skiing of course, but also tobogganing, snowshoeing and tubing.

| family skiing/snowboard | Switzerland |


uk flagCrystal Ski Holidays five star Featured Site

based: UK

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Crystal Ski Holidays logo Family ski holidays from the established snowboard and ski holiday specialist, Crystal offers packages in all the most popular resorts in Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and the US. Check their dedicated family pages for info on family recommended resorts, childcare options and family offers.

| ski/snowboard | family skiing/snowboard | Europe | Scandinavia | USA | Canada |


uk flagInghams five star Featured Site

based: UK

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Family skiing and snowboarding holidays in Andorra, Austria, Canada, Switzerland, Lapland/Finland, France, Italy, Slovenia and the USA. Offering family discounts, free or discounted child places, special 'Family Choice Accommodation' in many resorts, free or reduced price lift passes, ski hire or tuition for children.

| ski/snowboard | family skiing/snowboard | Europe | USA | Canada |


Kinder Hotels

based: Germany
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German/Austrian child-friendly family hotel chain with free baby and child care and services. Many Kinder Hotels are in ski locations, the Austrian Tyrol in particular, and offer babysitting, child-care assistants, ski creches and ski classes such as their 'Tiny Tots Ski School'.

| family skiing/snowboard | Austria | Germany | Croatia |


uk flagMeriski

based: Gloucestershire, UK
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In the heart of the Three Valleys, Meriski is a Méribel skiing specialist offering chalet holidays with experienced qualified nannies or use of their own crèche for families with children. This includes a ski school delivery and collection service. An evening babysitting service can also be arranged.

| family skiing/snowboard | France |


uk flagPierre & Vacances

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Family ski holidays in France, with ski apartments and chalets in over 36 resorts in the French Alps and the Pyrenees Andorra region. For skiers and boarders Pierre & Vacances offers quality serviced apartments, special ski hire discounts easy-book lift passes and a lowest price guarantee. For the family many offer baby and children's clubs, a nursery, a well-being centre, baby facilities and a swimming pool.

| ski/snowboard | ski weekends/breaks | family skiing/snowboard | France | Andorra |


US flagChamonix Exclusive

based: Chamonix, France

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Family friendly luxury chalets in Chamonix, offering childcare and nanny services, children's equipment, kid's entertainer, games room, cinema projection and a large garden.

| family skiing/snowboard | France |


US flagWoodstock Inn & Resort

based: Vermont, USA

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Offering ski weekends, family ski vacations and other ski packages. Located close to Suicide Six state-of-the-art ski resort, Vermont

| ski weekends | family skiing/snowboard | USA |






What we look for from a family friendly operator

family skiersA lot of ski tour operators and resort hotels, both large and small, claim to be child friendly – but what we're looking for here at Travel-Quest are the ones that go the extra mile. It's not just about a kid's tea time and a games room, we're looking for a host of other features that make it a real destination for families, particularly those with younger children and babies. Here are some of the things we look for:

• A day time crèche or nanny service, preferably in-house or nearby, and preferably staffed by childcare qualified English speakers.

• An evening babysitting service and also the availability of baby alarms so parents don't need to carry them out in their luggage.

• A dedicated play room for younger kids (with heaps of toys, books, craft materials etc.) and a games room/video lounge for older ones (with things like board games, jigsaws, table tennis, table football, TVs, DVDs, WiFi and games consoles etc.).

• Baby and toddler equipment provided (high chairs, baths, cots, car seats, baby sledges, baby carriers, all terrain pushchairs, baby monitors, sterilisers and baby crockery and cutlery etc.).

• Dedicated children's mealtimes and evidence they will cater for your child's particular dietary needs and preferences.

• A swimming pool, always a plus when you're travelling with older kids.

• A location close to the slopes, ski school and resort children's clubs.

• Rooms with 'room' even when a cot has been added, or the extra 'pull-out' beds have been pulled out!

• A ski school delivery and collection service so that mum and dad can get in a little more skiing themselves.


And a few of the nice extras we've come across are:

• Free nappies and wipes.

• Visiting children's entertainers like puppeteers, musicians, clowns, balloon modellers etc.

• Discounts on family packages!


And one we'd love to see:

• Aprè-ski spa sessions for mum and dad – with childcare provided, so they can really relax!


Anything we've missed? Let us know here»