Are you planning a family ski holiday and wondering where to go? Granted, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to family-friendly ski resorts in Europe. Fortunately, the RENTertainers, our winter sports experts, are there to help you – and they know the best destinations for families.
Are you wondering where to get all the ski equipment for your family? That’s easy: Simply rent it at a great price from INTERSPORT Rent! Apart from top-of-the-line equipment and great promotions for adults and children, we offer many more services for skiers of all ages.
For instance, our convenient three-step online reservation system. Or the personal advice of the professional RENTertainers at Europe’s best family ski resorts. Plus, an extra dose of snow-how for families on our RENTertainer blog.
First of all, there are several quality seals for family-friendly ski and holiday resorts, such as “Famille Plus” in France, “Family Destination” in Switzerland and other local labels. What’s more, you can also look for the best-rated family ski resorts on platforms such as skiresort.de (“Top für Familien”) or snowplaza.de (“Bestes Skigebiet für Familien”).
Quality seals and online ratings are not your cup of tea? Then how about picking your own “must-haves” for a great family ski holiday:
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Join us on a journey through Europe’s best family-friendly ski resorts! At the following ski resorts, you can lean back and watch your little ones master their first turns – or have fun in the snow together with them!
The Tyrolean ski resort of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is a great choice for families. It boasts easy slopes as well as more challenging and themed runs. The little ones can learn how to ski at the “Kinderschneealm” children’s area. Older kids love to explore “Murmlipark”, a 10,000 square-metre snow paradise with a magic carpet, a merry-go-round, an igloo and play figures.
More than 70 qualified children’s ski instructors help young guests to master their first turns in the snow. Plus, childcare services are also offered at the resort, with the qualified childminders of “Murmlikrippe” in Serfaus and “Bertas Kindergarten” in Fiss taking care of your little ones.
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental is another Tyrolean ski resort that’s hugely popular with families. It boasts a whopping 228 kilometres of slopes and plenty of offers for children. Even the ski lifts are particularly child-friendly at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser. Beginners can tackle their first stem christies free of charge at “Hexenwiese” in Söll. Advanced young riders enjoy the “Kinderkaiserland” ski area and adventure park at Scheffau mountain station.
Speed fans of all ages can show off their skills at the timed race track or on the Ski Movie run. In addition, there’s a weekly programme jam-packed with fun activities like llama trekking, husky sledding or a visit to KaiserBad Ellmau public pool. In need of a little parents’ time-out? Make use of one of the many childcare options provided at Wilder Kaiser ski resort!
The best thing about it: The ski resort offers family ski passes at a great price!
With 46 kilometres of slopes, Lofer is a relatively small ski resort in Salzburg‘s Saalach Valley. This fact makes it a popular family destination. Lofer has received numerous awards as a great family and beginner ski resort as well as for its excellent slope conditions, state-of-the-art lifts and cable cars and outstanding cleanliness and hygiene. In short: Lofer offers a fantastic all-round package for snow-loving families.
What’s more, the ski resort offers great value for money and two particularly child-friendly chairlifts. Other highlights include a 140-metre covered magic carpet and Lofi Funline snow park.
Great offer: Every Saturday, children up to 15 years of age who are accompanied by both parents go free at Lofer ski resort!
Something easy for the littlest ones and something a bit more challenging for older kids and adults: With its 20 kilometres of slopes, Bellwald ski resort offers slopes for every family member. The resort carries the label “Familien Willkommen” (families welcome) for a reason, boasting family highlights such as a children’s ski school or Snowli, the mascot, for little skiers aged 2.5 years and above.
The even better news: Holders of a Bellwald Card get to use “Snowlis Hasenland” children’s area with its children’s lifts, magic carpet, obstacle course and more for free! In addition, the card allows you to use the local childcare facilities as well as the “Sportbus” running from the village to the valley station of the chairlift for free.
Long lift queues? Not in Bellwald! Queues are usually short, and you can look forward to some splendid views of the legendary Matterhorn.
Arosa and Lenzerheide are a dream team for family fun in the Swiss snow.
On the one side, you have Arosa, which carries the “Family Destination” label. Hop on the “Märligondel” to listen to fairy tales during the ride or learn how to ski at the beginners’ or children’s area. What’s more, you can join the group lessons of the local ski and snowboard school for free if you spend two nights or more at a participating accommodation provider. Or how about visiting the mountain animals at “Bärenland” or “Eichhörnliland” or enjoying the childcare services, sledging run or other great facilities?
On the other side, in Lenzerheide, you can enjoy several children’s areas, an indoor and outdoor natural ice rink, the “Foxtrail” treasure hunt or the Globi children’s programme for families. Expect thrills and spills on and off the slopes!
The French ski resort of Les 3 Vallées puts the little ones first. This is proven by child-friendly accommodation options, easy slopes and great ski schools and nurseries. Les 3 Vallées is the world’s largest connected ski area, spanning three valleys. Consequently, there’s more than enough space for families to enjoy the snow there!
No matter where your family ski holiday in Europe takes you, one thing’s for sure: INTERSPORT Rent will be there to gear you up with top-class ski equipment. Don’t hesitate to ask for special family offers at our shops to make the most of your family holiday!