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Skiing With Kids

Family ski holidays offer great opportunities to ski with your children. Depending on the ages of your children will determine what factors to consider when exploring your next ski holiday.

Family ski holidays with children under 2 years

Ski holidays with infants generally involve organising your trip around convenience and options to utilise childcare services. You will likely want to keep transfer times to a minimum and select a resort that offers childcare services which is generally in the form of a private nanny or crèche service.

Most of the main resorts will offer an èche service as well as childcare options operated by tour operators. These services will ensure staff are English speaking and the care provided will be as expected. Childcare services can be within your accommodation or to a specific creche facility. Private nannies are also widely available through a number of chalet operators.

Travelling with infants

Snowbound transfers provide a range of infant seats to ensure maximum safety when travelling to your accommodation. Our private transfers with pre-arranged seating for your children. Please note, it is the responsibility of the client to provide us with notice at the time of booking to ensure availability. We cannot be held liable if a transfer cannot be completed due to a failure to notify us.

Skiing with toddlers

By the ages of 3 or 4, your children are likely ready to try skiing themselves. General ski days will be limited to a few hours each day, which means childcare is a factor to consider for your family ski holiday. Many tour operators provide supervised activities for your children that can work around ski lessons/ski school. Ski staff will escort children to the ski school, allow parents to ski throughout the day. Most resorts also provide evening clubs and babysitting services.

As with travelling with infants, Snowbound Transfers provides private transfers, equipped with child seats for your children’s safety. Alternatively our vehicles come with standard seat belts, allowing you to fit your own child or booster seat.

Skiing with older children

As your children get older and more competent with their skiing ability, then short lessons will turn into day long skiing activities. Childcare may not be a necessity but ski school may continue for your children. Choosing your resort and accommodation will still include considering the quality of ski schools and the activities available off the slopes. Location of the chalet is also a vital consideration to many families.

Other tips to remember when skiing with children:

  • If possible, book your children in for some beginner lessons at an artificial ski centre. This will provide your children with the basics and prepare them for the real deal!
  • Find a resort that offers accommodation nearby to the slopes or provides a reliable driver service.
  • Choose a resort that offers a range of ski school options and alternative activities to keep your children entertained when not skiing. There is a range of excellent ski schools that will offer small class sizes, English-speaking instructors and a good style of teaching. It’s essential that you pre-book your ski lessons in advance, particularly during holidays when ski schools will get booked up well in advance. Ideally, you want to confirm ski lessons when booking your holiday.

Get in touch with Snowbound Transfers to discuss how we can help with providing reliable and safe transfers for you and your family to your selected destination.