When we go travelling with our families we want to know that all our desires and needs are catered for; from making sure the hotel has all the necessary facilities, to ski areas with slopes to suit everyone’s level of ability. Here is a list of five fantastic hotels perfect for skiing families.
Club Med Panorama, Les Arcs
New for the 18/19 season and located right on the slopes in the very heart of the wonderful resort of Les Arcs, the Club Med Panorama is the new four trident flagship hotel perfect for families. As an all-inclusive holiday, the Club Med Panorama will cater to your every need, including childcare for younger children and ski tuition for those who need it. The Club Med offers all-day dining as well so you won’t ever have to worry about rushing your family back to the hotel to get lunch. The hotel is tailored for adults too, with an amazing terrace bar, brilliant spa facilities and the amazing Paradiski ski area with over 400km of slopes, teeming with beautiful mountain restaurants and bars.
Hotel Monzabon, Lech
Set in the welcoming resort of Lech and part of the renowned Arlberg ski area, Hotel Monzabon is a popular family getaway due to its location and facilities. The hotel is situated at the foot of the slopes right by one of the main lifts making it an ideal ski-in ski-out residence for families. The ski area is also extremely versatile; beginners won’t have to travel far to get to the nursery slopes and advanced skiers will be able to enjoy the 300km of slopes the Arlberg has to offer. The hotel also has wonderful facilities, with its own indoor swimming pool and even an ice rink. For dining options, the hotel Monzabon caters for adults and children alike by offering great cuisine and a children’s menu with plenty of variety.
Ferienart Resort and Spa, Saas-Fee
The Ferienart Resort and Spa Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel and the crown jewel in the beautiful resort of Saas-Fee. The hotel has plenty of luxurious facilities including an out-of-this-world wellness area and no less than five restaurants, each offering different cuisine, so you won’t ever get tired of dining on the same gourmet dish twice. Children are also well catered for here, there is dedicated childcare and babysitting available from 9am to 9:30pm. Children will also be ecstatic to find their own enormous playroom and there are a large variety of activities including discos, toboggan runs and mini-baking classes throughout the day.
Hotel Alpina, Obergurgl
The Hotel Alpina is nestled in the charming village of Obergurgl in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol. This stylish Hotel is consistently popular with families due to its ability to cater to everyone. The hotel is only a few metres from the slopes and the main ski school meeting area making it easy for those who need tuition to get there. The hotel also has free dedicated childcare for younger children as well as its own huge playroom; filled with many activities and indoor games for kids. The hotel is perfect for adults too, there is a stylish cocktail bar with a magnificent open fireplace as well as an amazing spa; with a large indoor pool, saunas and hot-tubs offering panoramic views of the beautiful Ötztal Alps.
The Gant, Aspen Snowmass
The Gant Hotel is nestled at the foot of Aspen Mountain and is a luxurious American retreat perfect for families looking to ski outside of Europe. The Gant Hotel is located conveniently just a few minutes from the slopes meaning you won’t have to trek to the nearest lift. The accommodation is also in a ‘condo-style’ with a variety of sizes to suit large and small families; the rooms are furnished beautifully with a full kitchen, large living areas and big wood-burners on cosy terraces. The Gant also offers superb services and amenities such as grocery delivery, daily housekeeping, complimentary ‘Gant Vans’ shuttle buses and childcare.
Craig Burton is Managing Director of Ski Solutions. Ski Solutions is the UK’s original ski travel agent with over 30 years’ experience in delivering high-end ski holidays to Europe and North America.