Ski for families
Excellent ski schools and kids' clubs combined with dedicated nursery slopes and children's zones on the piste allow parents to explore the surrounding area themselves in the knowledge that the young ones are being well-cared for on the snow.
Resorts for families
Octola Private WildernessOctola Private Wilderness
Immersed in forests and folklore, the vast estate of Octola Private Wilderness takes you away from the crowds for a mesmerising treat as enchanting as any child – or any grown-up for that matter – could wish for.
Arctic Tree House Hotel
Set in a pristine white wilderness just 8km from Rovaniemi – the ‘official’ home town of Santa Claus – the hotel features luxury pod-style rooms and suites, raised on stilts to ensure views over the snow-clad forested terrain from the north facing wall-to-wall windows.
Perched in a prime ski-in, ski-out position at the top of Courchevel 1850’s Jardin Alpin, this masterpiece of the Oetker Collection sets new standards in individualism and outright luxury.
Hotel Barriere Les NeigesHôtel Barrière Les Neiges, Courchevel
This luxury retreat offers ski-in, ski-out convenience, modern Alpine design and elevated levels of service. Positioned at the foot of the Bellecôte slope, close to 1850 village centre, pale woods and marble grace elegant rooms, with most having a lounge area, dressing room and balcony or terrace and Junior Suites with hamman shower in the bathroom.
Les Barmes De l'OursLes Barmes De l'Ours
At the foot of the famous Bellevarde Olympic ski run, this charming chalet-style hotel combines a superb slope-side location and an outstanding spa. Just a short walk from the lively village, each of the hotel’s four levels offers a contrasting style of accommodation.
Four Seasons Hotel MegèveFour Seasons Hotel Megève
Graced by personal design touches from Baroness Rothschild, and works of art from her private collection. Comprises of four interconnected deluxe chalets where contemporary suites have picture windows, balcony or terrace, deep soaking tub.
Le CoucouLe Coucou
Ruffling feathers in quintessential Méribel, Le Coucou sits right on the slopes, yet its design is stylishly off-piste, placing it firmly on the radar of fashion-conscious families seeking a playfully stripped-back alpine retreat.
Nordic chic meets Alpine hospitality in high altitude Val Thorens. Log fires and fur throws meld with rich fabrics in energising shades, bathrooms mineral inspired. Families will appreciate the interconnecting rooms and split-level suites which include a separate sleeping cabin for two children. High tech wizardry abounds, each suite having bluetooth speakers plus Mac Mini TVs which allow guests to watch free films and stay in touch.
K2 PalaceK2 Palace
K2 Palace is a dramatic hotel and chalet concept. Perched on the Cospillot slope, and with ski-in, ski-out access to the Cospillot piste, it forms its own little hamlet.
Thurnher's AlpenhofThurnher's Alpenhof
Described as ‘like stepping into a winter fairytale’, there is certainly something magical about Thurnher’s Alpenhof ski-in, ski-out mountainside setting. Rooms are spacious, views are ineffable and the cuisine is outstanding. Recreational amenities encompass a spa with Finnish sauna, Bio sauna, steam bath, massages and indoor heated swimming pool, small cinema and a special children’s entertainment programme. The unique services of an in-house ski instructor are complimentary; organising sleigh rides, torch-lit hikes and guided ski excursions.
Schlosshotel FissSchlosshotel Fiss
This superbly located property, run with family-friendly flair by the Domenig family, is distinguished by individually decorated rooms and suites rich in Tyrolean character. Recreational facilities are magnificent, encompassing daily supervised activities for two-years plus, a teens’ media room and a 5000sqm spa incorporating indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, Finnish sauna and Splash Waterworld where kids and teens can brave the 48m loop tube slide and chill out in the super-cool rocking bay.
Tschuggen Grand HotelTschuggen Grand Hotel
Commanding a superb location within the ski connoisseur’s paradise of Arosa. When it’s time to hit the slopes, a touch of a button hails the hotel’s own private mountain railway car, the Tschuggen Express whisking skiers pistewards at an impressive four metres per second. For kids aged three to eleven years there are activities unlimited at the Junior Club.
The Chedi AndermattThe Chedi Andermatt
The hotel merges traditional Alpine architecture with bold, modern styling, with the communal areas featuring over 200 fireplaces for a cosy ambience.
Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & SpaChalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa
Boasting ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes and close proximity to the resort centre, it is graced by sumptuous salons and impeccable service. Modern Alpine style accommodation is accompanied by exceptional views, the spacious rooms and suites boasting extra large bathrooms, balconies and up-to-the-minute technology.
Crans AmbassadorCrans Ambassador
Immersed in the grandeur of the great outdoors, indulge in understated luxury at Crans Ambassador, where sleek interiors place sublime mountain views centre stage.
Arrabelle at Vail SquareThe Arrabelle At Vail Square
The essence of elegance with a distinct European flair, the Arrabelle stands in exclusive Vail Square in Lionshead Village.
Four Seasons Resorts and Residences Whistler
Whistlers only hotel with Forbes 5 Star service, few mountain residences can boast such a combination of scenic grandeur, welcoming luxury and family-friendly touches. Four Seasons Resort and Residences provides the perfect base for families with an array of amenities for younger guests and parents are invited to sample British Columbia’s finest wines.
Fairmont Chateau WhistlerFairmont Chateau Whistler
Nestled in upper Whistler Village, at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the ski resort’s flagship hotel, Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers an unforgettable ski-in, ski-out winter experience.