If you’re searching for the best Italian ski resorts for families, then look no further. Italy is one of our favourite destinations for family skiing. You’ll find tremendous ski resorts here, with excellent childcare, beginner slopes and great value lunches for those sunny stop-offs on the mountain. Our team of ski experts would be delighted to talk to you about family ski resorts in Italy. We can take you through every stage of planning, from selecting your ski resort and accommodation, to practical information on childcare.
Sitting right on the French-Italian border, La Thuile is linked to France’s equally popular family ski resort of La Rosieré. Even at peak times, La Thuile is relatively crowd-free and most slopes are geared towards beginners and intermediates. There’s a good array of wide blues and reds to practice your turns on. At village level, there are two nursery slopes for those finding their ski legs, complete with magic carpets. This is one of our favourites resorts for family skiing in Italy.
The restaurants serve up traditional Italian food. From classic pizza and homemade pasta dishes, to fine dining in resort. This is great for families thanks in part to a relaxed, child-friendly après scene. Families can enjoy an evening together digging into pizza, skating at the local ice rink or visiting the Planibel swimming pool complex.
Paganella is a small and scenic ski resort in Italy. It has fantastic nursery slopes, making this a great resort if you have beginners in the group. The ski area lies in Trentino and it’s relatively modern. If keen skiers in the family are looking for a wider variety of skiing, Madonna di Campiglio and Folgaria are only a short ride on the ski bus.
After the lifts close for the day, there is a laid-back, family-feel around the resort. We love the cosy pizzerias – a perfect place to catch up on the day’s ski school achievements. If the kids still have energy to burn, activities including ice racing karts, snow tubing or a trip to the Paganella Fun Park are a great way to end the day.
The lesser-known ski resort of Champoluc is one of our favourite family ski resorts in Italy. There are nearly 200km of pistes in resort which are usually uncrowded. The ski area is largely suited to intermediates, so families with a little experience will find this is the perfect ski resort for progressing their skiing.
While the resort isn’t known for its late-night après-scene, there is more going on than other resorts in the Monterosa ski area. There’s a fun atmosphere around town, with some bars offering live music and karaoke. If you’re not quite ready for a family sing-along, the CampZero hotel is home to a range of climbing walls, which is also a fun way to expend some energy.
Cervinia suits those with children of all abilities – whether they’re making their first turns or adventurous teenagers. There’s so much to explore in this popular Italian ski resort. Its high-altitude slopes reach up to 3,480m, meaning there are fantastic conditions all season long.
There’s a village nursery slope for beginners, with plenty of opportunities to progress further up the mountain as you improve. We recommend trying the gentle blues and reds in the Plan Maison area. Confident skiers can ski over the border into Switzerland’s Zermatt. View the glorious Matterhorn, before enjoying a long, cruisey descent back into Italy for a well-deserved pizza.
Perfect for a weekend getaway, Courmayeur is also ideal as a family ski destination. This Italian gem combines natural beauty with modern top-class facilities. Part of the Aosta Valley, you will be surrounded by some of the most beautiful alpine backdrops. The ski area has 41.5km of slopes, small enough to keep all the family in check. There are pistes appropriate for all levels of skier or snowboarder too.
We highly recommend staying at the luxurious Le Massif hotel, because of it’s brilliant childcare offering, children’s menu and indoor swimming pool. The family rooms are spacious and can be interconnecting too. You will feel completely relaxed with the excellent service and superb facilities in the hotel.
Our ski experts are here to help you find out more about the best Italian ski resorts for families. Get in touch on 020 7471 7700 for family skiing in Italy.