What do free daycare, the best ski school in Vail, midnight sledding and Canada’s highest ice-skating rink have in common? You’ll find them all at these family-friendly ski resorts!
Skating and snowshoeing in Beaver Creek, USA
The snowy landscape in Beaver Creek, Colorado
The mountain village of Beaver Creek is a great place for kids thanks to its gentle runs, snowshoe adventures, jukebox ice skating and a dedicated kids’ gondola. The area also features the best ski school in Vail and plenty of great daycare options. After a long day on the slopes, they’ll love being greeted at the base of the Centennial chairlift by chefs with trays of cookies. Back at the ski-to-door Borders Lodge, relax in the hot tub or cuddle up around the fire.
Night sledding in Avoriaz, France
Take a sleigh ride at Avoriaz ski resort in the Rhône-Alps
In car-free Avoriaz, kids will be excited to get around town in a sleigh. Despite the steep slope, there are plenty of indoor elevators and escalators to save the little skiers’ legs. And thanks to night sledding and paragliding (for anyone over 4), they’ll need all the energy they can get. Afterwards, parents can calm their nerves in the spa at Hôtel des Dromonts, located next to the ski school.
Olympics and ice discos in Galtür, Austria
The Alpine ski resort in Galtür, Austria
Skiers racing for the finish line, music blasting, medal ceremonies – this might sound like the Winter Olympics, but all the skiers here are kids. The Friday night kids’ Olympics in Galtür is one of many activities for anyone under 16. And, during the day, they can join their fellow 'Snow Heroes' for fun dress-up lessons. Mini-experts will love Adventure Land, a snow park packed with moguls, twists and turns. The beautiful Piz Arina apartments are right in the center of town and just under 600 feet from the shuttle bus stop – perfect for Bookers still in their ski boots.
Santa and sledding in Levi, Finland
Hard-working pups in Levi, Finland
Lapland is a huge hit during Christmas. In fact, kids might even be lucky enough to spot Santa carving down the slopes. But Levi—Finland’s largest ski resort—has even more to make them smile. The free kids’ club, with its sled slope and snowshoeing, is an easy intro to winter sports. They’ll also find dog-sledding, reindeer and a 17-pool water park nearby. Back at the Levin Alppitalot Alpine Chalets, parents can ease their muscles in a private sauna.
Skiing and snowmen in Big White, Canada
The Bullet Express chairlift at Big White ski resort
The name says it all – powderhounds and snowmen builders will love Big White’s impressive 23-foot seasonal powder dump. As Canada’s second-largest ski area, not only is there a green run for kids to enjoy while grown-ups ski down the long runs, it’s also home to Canada’s largest high-altitude ice rink. Book close to the action at Sundance Resort, right at the foot of the resort’s Bullet Express chairlift.
Tubing and slaloming in Klosters, Switzerland
Young skiers on Madrisa Land’s ultra-safe slopes
Madrisa Land is both Switzerland’s biggest adventure park for children as well as a stylish resort for parents. Kids come down the ultra-safe slopes in a variety of ways – on huge inner tubes, a smiling crocodile or bouncing over the giant slalom. At night, elegant Klosters has some of the best après-ski food and drink in Europe. Book a few nights at Hotel Steinbock, famous for friendly service and epic views.
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