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Ski Resorts for Families and Kids

Picking a great ski resort is a massive part of your winter or summer holiday. By choosing a great ski resort with excellent facilities for all types of thrill-seeking families, you should also be able to have the chance to choose something you would like to do whilst your kids are having fun at a children’s club, whether it is soaking in the breathtaking scenery or having a cheeky hot chocolate in a nearby cafe! Yllas, Finland With gentle slopes and not-too-intimidating pistes, Yllas is ideal for skiing newbies or young children. With great food, plenty of local villages and culture, and plenty of places to party, this is a great place for all you ‘big kids’ too! Why Your Kids Will Love it: Other activities as well as skiing and snowboarding are available such as reindeer sleigh rides, snowshoeing or sledding with husky dogs. Puy St Vincent, France One of Europe’s most popular ski resorts, the bottom of the resort’s slopes are surrounded by self catering accommodation hotels and is home to a range of slopes for every standard. Situated in the beautiful French alps, here you will be surrounded by stunning landscapes and some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world. Why Your Kids Will Love it: Ski schools for all ages (especially for older children) run regularly and your kids will love the independence it gives them whilst learning a new sport too! Cervinia, Italy Not many people would consider Italy as a place to ski, which is why Cervinia is so special. A fairly moderate sized resort, it is close to the village which means little adventures away from the resort itself are simple to do! Why Your Kids Will Love it: Pizza, sunshine and different levels of slopes make this resort very child friendly! Nassfeld, Austria An ideal ski resort for a family of beginners, this is the ultimate winter sport destination with the opportunity to go skiing, ice skating and adventure skiing on Lake Brennsee. Why Your Kids Will Love it: There’s plenty of stuff to do on top of skiing – there are playgrounds, swimming pools, discos, cinemas and tennis courts galore – they will never be bored! Smugglers’ Notch, USA Ideal for families with children at whatever age, this is a beautifully designed resort in Vermont. They have recently spent $1m creating the ultimate child care centre too so you know that your loved ones will be in the best facilities around. There are 3 main slopes and ski lessons are avaialbe for kids from as young as 2! Why Your Kids Will Love it: Whatever the age of your children, there is something to suit them. There are teenage clubs for those too old to be babysat, and great family lessons to take part in all together.