Five Top Tips for the Best Time to Family Ski

Best time to family ski - skier in front of snowy mountains

Family ski holidays can be a whole lot of fun, as long as you prepare properly and book somewhere that’s totally tot friendly. You can check out some of our family friendly ski options here.

But when is the best time to embark on a  ski holiday with little ones? Check out our top tips…

Best Time to Family Ski – Holidays in December 

Booking a ski holiday for early December can be a great idea. This is just before the ski season really kicks off, so resorts are nice and quiet with smaller queues and often reduced prices on some of the ski facilities. The only thing to be wary of is the risk that you might not have quite as much snow – consider booking a higher altitude family resort for a more snow-sure break. Christmas or New Year breaks are often very popular so the resorts do get busier towards the end of December, but this does mean you won’t have to worry about organising Christmas at home. It’s also pretty magical to spend the festive season amongst the twinkling lights, cosy chalets and sparkling snow – check out our blog on booking ski holidays at Christmas for more information.


Best Time to Family Ski – Holidays in January

You can also bag some good deals for ski holidays in January, particularly for the couple of weeks following New Year’s Eve. You’ve got a good chance of getting some proper snow as well during this time, but the days are shorter and it can be very cold, so make sure your little ones are wrapped up nice and warm!


Best Time to Family Ski – Holidays in February

February is peak season for most ski resorts, meaning resorts are often very busy during this time. It’s a particularly popular time for half-term holidaymakers so if your little ones are still below school age, try to avoid the peak prices and busy slopes of this month.


Best Time to Family Ski – Holidays in March

March brings slightly warmer weather which is lovely for being outdoors and enjoying exploring your surroundings. However, if you plan on doing some serious skiing then this month is best avoided, as the slopes can be slushier and less snowy at this time.


Best Time to Family Ski – Holidays in April

Ski holidays in April have much more of a spring vibe, rather than proper winter ski. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – it’s nicer to be outdoors, the days a longer and there are still plenty of things going on on the slopes, including BBQs and social events to take part in. If your children are of  school age, the Easter holidays can be a cheaper and calmer time for a ski holiday in comparison to February half term and you will still be able to enjoy a spot of skiing without quite so much of a chill in the air.


To find out more, speak to our family holiday experts who are always happy to help!


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