Time spent in the mountains with your children is great fun for everyone. They learn new skills, or improve existing ones and you get to see them have an excellent adventure in a beautiful setting. At the end of each day, tucked away in your warm chalet, it is always fun to share stories about your experiences and explain how the slopes’ various obstacles were overcome! So, if the recent spell of cold weather has seen you and yours longing for the alpine wilderness, here are two of the best ski resorts in Europe for family groups.
Although Finland is generally regarded as the home of Father Christmas, there is a lot more to this fabulous destination than toddler visits to Santa. Choose dog sledging, snowmobile riding, or even reindeer safaris for the oldest kids, or pack their swimwear to enjoy one of the seventeen Levitunturi themed pools - ideal for the little ones. With your ski apparel on, there are many good quality slopes to explore, most set in the safer confines of a terrain park.
Les 2 Alpes
One of the largest resorts in the world, this high-altitude venue is renowned for its vertical drop and regular snowfall. They stay open all year round and really do everything possible to make a family holiday memorable for all the right reasons. From the age of one, babyboys and babygirls can jump on the Baby Snow ride, but older kids can also have a risk free jump using the Big Air Snowbag. With a Robocoaster, a winter Segway, and an ice glider, there are plenty of fun activities to entertain families that appreciate a little off-piste action.
Are you planning a ski holiday this year? Where would you recommend?