Family Ski Holidays

Your Family’s Perfect Ski Holiday

Skiing as a family can be hugely rewarding, watching your children gain confidence until they eventually overtake you on the slopes. For the best experience, it’s important to select the right resort, easiest travel options and most convenient accommodation for you as a family. Whether you’re experienced skiers or new to the pistes, we’ll customise a ski trip to perfectly suit your needs.

Parent-to-parent Advice

Always happy to share our experiences as both parents and ski specialists, several members of our team take their own families skiing each year. Our Scandinavia Manager Andy took his children away for the first time in 2016, while Richard our founder has been skiing with his children since they were small - now in their teens, they’re still enjoying family ski holidays together.

"Ski Safari's advice and service to us as a family was as high as we had experienced as a couple... we had our best family ski holiday to date." - Steve and Fiona McNicol

Learn to ski

If this is your first skiing holiday as a family, we recommend taking a look at our Learn to Ski packages. Whether you're all new to skiing, or just your kids, these packages make booking and enjoying your first trip together far easier and more enjoyable.

Recommended Family Resorts

While many resorts have family-friendly features, we know from experience that certain destinations really stand out. For more information on our recommendations, or for advice on other resorts, call our family ski holiday experts on 01273 224060.

Family Ski Resorts in Scandinavia

Trysil Ski Resort

One of Norway’s best family resorts and its largest ski area, Trysil has wide pistes, easy-going terrain and guaranteed snow cover.

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Non-Ski Activities
Åre Ski Resort

Rising above Lake Åresjön, Scandinavia’s largest ski resort, Åre, is great for escaping the crowds.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
Geilo Ski Resort

Geared towards families and first-timers, ski holidays in Geilo are an all round winter experience that begins with a breathtaking rail journey.

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Beginner
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 2 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
Myrkdalen powder credit - Silvano Zeiter

Relatively undiscovered, Myrkdalen is blissfully uncrowded, with quiet slopes for beginners and untracked off-piste for the adventurous.

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Beginner
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time
Beitostølen bluebird groomer credit - Beitostølen Resort Aud Eva Bergo

This family-run ski resort has exceptionally good service, easy-going slopes and an excellent range of non-ski activities.

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Beginner
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 2 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
Hemsedal Ski Resort

Hemsedal has easy off-piste, great family facilities, and a superb après scene.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly

Family Ski Resorts in Canada

Whistler Bluebird Black Tusk

North America’s biggest ski area and host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Ski Safari started out here in 1996 and we've been organising ski holidays in Whistler ever since.

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time
Big White ski double pow credit - Big White Ski Resort

Big White ski holidays are extremely child-friendly, and the diverse ski area receives lots of fluffy white powder.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time
Tremblant Ski Resort

Tremblant’s colourful clapboard houses, all-ability ski area and fantastic off-slope activities make it a firm family favourite.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Beginner
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Quick Transfer Time

Family Ski Resorts in the USA

Snowmass family groomer © Jeremy Swanson

A huge ski area with a relaxed atmosphere and North America’s biggest vertical, Snowmass is a strong contender for Colorado’s best resort.

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
Steamboat town © Larry Pierce/Steamboat Ski Resort

The home of Champagne Powder, Steamboat’s varied terrain, Cowboy town appeal and great value hotels are a winning combination.

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

Family Ski Resorts in Switzerland

Laax skiers scenic credit - Gaudenz Danuser winter 1516

This huge ski area has an excellent snow record and a famous freestyle school. Built for convenience, it’s a winner with families and groups.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Beginner
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time
Saas Fee Village © Photopress/Saas Fee

Plenty of easy-going terrain and panoramic scenery make this a stunning place to ski, while the car-free resort is a favourite with families.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Beginner
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Intermediate
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm