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What age should they start? What if they don't like ski school? What else is there to do? Got questions? Here are some answers... NEW

The family ski holiday specialist who can answer these questions and ease up a family ski holiday has won the award:  Best Family Ski Operator 2017. 

During the event by Family Traveller Magazine, the best organisations in the family travel sector are commended.

And from over 2000 nominations, Ski Famille has been recognised as the best.

"This is one of the most exciting achievements in my 15 years running Ski Famille," Managing Director, Chris Thompson, of Ski Famille says.

"It's a huge testament to all of the work the team has done fine-tuning our chalets, catering and childcare services, particularly over the past couple of years.

"I'm very proud of the holidays we are able to offer skiing families and it's great to have the recognition of Family Traveller."

So, down to it:

"As family skiing specialists, our sole focus is on making taking children to the mountains easy and fun, regardless of how old they are," Chris Thompson explains.

"We understand why parents might have reservations when it comes to taking that first family skiing trip.

"Querying whether the children are too young to really enjoy time in the mountains, or whether it's better to wait until they are a bit older is very common.

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Here are some questions parents commonly ask when thinking of taking young children away to the mountains for the first time.

What age can children start ski school?

What if they don't take to it?

I have an under 3-year-old...

Is the altitude a problem for little ones?

Packing for the family..

What activities are there for tiny kids?

Are any of these concerns of yours ahead of the ski season?

Are you wondering if this year is the year you take your family away?

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Read here for the full blog:

Can I Take Young Kids Skiing Or Should I Wait Until They're Older?

And here is a quick look at some of the topical answers:

Starting Ski School

A good starter age is four years old.

However, ski schools take children from three.

Ski Famille actualy has tailored ski lessons for three-year-olds in one of its resorts, Les Gets.

They are shorter and more manageable for tiny tots as "there's nothing worse than putting a child off before they've even started..." Ski Famille says.

Under 3's

Or if you feel your child isn't ready for skiing in ski school, there is still a lot of fun to be had in the snow and in resorts.

Sledding, snowman building, skating are just some of the winter activities that'll help get your child into the mountain & winter holiday atmosphere.

Also skiing with mum or dad can be fun; Hire a pair and play about yourselves.

Ski Famille also offers a Mini Marmots childcare service.

Snow-themed activities such as snow painting, igloo building and picnics on the piste are on the programme and its available for children aged four months to five years.


It's a struggle packing lightly for any family holiday, let alone a ski break with the bulky outdoor clothes...

Ski Famille chalets have everything you might need for young children and babies.

This includes sterilisers, bed guards, high chairs and travel cots, nappies and wipes, along with plenty of toys and games.

More questions?

Here's the blog in full
or contact Ski Famille direct in the UK to talk directly about your worries:

Call on 01252 757 370

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