When planning family ski holidays it is essential to choose a resort where the children will be catered for, and that means that there needs to be more on offer than just skiing in order to keep them happy. Of course the earlier you can get the children on the ski slopes the better, so it pays to find a resort with an excellent ski school that can cater for skiers whatever their ability.
There are many excellent ski resorts all over the world to choose from. The Austrian Alps with their natural beauty is a popular destination. You know the snow will be fantastic and there are a large number of resorts available which offer a large range of facilities. You are certain to find one that suits your family.
There are many fine ski resorts in Italy with extensive ski areas through the Italian Alps and in France you can find some of the world’s best skiing. Of course Switzerland is a major ski destination for family ski holidays and the terrain suits all skill levels; high altitude skiing is also available.
For those who wish to travel further afield, Japan provides some of the best ski slopes in the world with wide runs and off-piste skiing providing opportunities for both beginners and experts. Hakuba is a resort in the Hakuba Valley just a few hours away from Tokyo and Nisenko in Hokkaido Island is famous for its excellent powdery snow.
Canada and the United States are also favourites for family ski holidays. In British Columbia there are first class resorts in locations such as Whistler and Vancouver, in Quebec you could visit Mont Tremblant with its large choice of trails and charming hotels. In The US you can ski in the Sierra Nevada Mountains overlooking Lake Tahoe, enjoy the abundance of mountain peaks in Colorado where you can stay in some of the finest ski resorts in the world, or perhaps you might care to venture to Utah, Vermont or Wyoming; there is a huge choice of locations and resorts.
Latin America also offers some exciting alternatives for family ski holidays if you have older children. In Las Lenas in Argentina you can ski in the Andes or you can cross the border to Chile where you can enjoy superb ski conditions overlooking Lake Portillo.
With so many options available for family ski holidays you are certain to find one that suits your requirements.