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If you’re new to family skiing holidays, or are parents that have always enjoyed chalet holidays as a couple and are now ready to bring the children along, you may be wondering where to start with organising a chalet holiday with your little ones in tow.
From choosing a chalet to children’s meals, English speaking nannies and ski hire, there’s a lot to consider. To get you off to the best possible start we’ve got some tips to help you get the practicalities figured out, so you can look forward to plenty of ski and family time on the mountain, along with the chalet comforts of hot tubs, log-fires and delicious home-cooked food.
Check your chalet is family friendly
A good family chalet company will provide resort knowledge, support and expertise when it comes to arranging the logistics of your holiday. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make sure you check the following details:
One of the luxuries of organising your own chalet holiday is that you can create your own travel schedule (which means no more early morning flights!)
Choose a resort within a short flight from your local airport. Try Geneva airport for Swiss and French resorts, Innsbruck or Salzburg for Austrian resorts, Turin for Italian resorts and Aberdeen for Scotland. Also check the transfer time from airport to resort; coach journeys on winding mountain roads are not fun for little kids. Most chalet companies will take care of the transfers for you.
It’s usually Saturday or Sunday, but double check before you book flights.
Before you arrive in resort
To get the best instructors, nannies and facilities book the following early:
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