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Top Picks: Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

Desiree Michels
 


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Skiing is a truly family-friendly pursuit. The exhilaration and fun provided by playing in the snow together creates fast memories and a desire for more holidays that promote togetherness. However, travelling with children is usually accompanied by a fair number of headaches regardless of how well you organise the process. Consequently, it should be a relief to know that once you arrive it can be smooth sailing from accommodation to entertainment to no-stress ski transfers. Geneva airport is the portal to many family-friendly ski resorts, all of which consider the whole family’s comfort and interests as their top priorities.

Avoriaz, France

Considered one of the best family-friendly ski resorts in France, Avoriaz has many features that set the scene for the perfect holiday. Getting to and from the airport is simple and efficient with numerous options and comfortable shuttles offering speedy ski transfers. Geneva airport is only 75 minutes away which can be a huge bonus when travelling with children of any age. Avoriaz is a beautiful resort that was specially designed with ski in/out access in mind. Various accommodation options are strategically placed so getting yourself, and your family, to and from the slopes could not be easier.

The fully-pedestrianised village is a snowy wonderland with charming horse-drawn sleigh rides and thrilling snow mobile trips available. Children can benefit from the resort’s excellent ski schools and then rest their weary legs in the exciting Aquariaz indoor water park! This feature, plus many others, has certainly put Avoriaz on the map as an ideal family resort.

La Tania

La Tania offers a really authentic skiing experience for families with slightly older children. This smaller, more intimate resort provides numerous opportunities for families to spend quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The ski schools are superb and guarantee excellent instruction for children aged 3 years and up. The low ratio of staff to student along with the specially-designed children’s snowparks means that children become confident and proficient skiers in no time.

Pila, Italy

Pila’s sun-drenched gentle nursery slopes and intricate network of red and blue runs make it an ideal destination for families with mixed abilities. Pila’s 29 pistes, covering a total of 70km, are accessed via gondola, cable car, chair lifts, or by one of four magic carpet lifts for beginners.

The resort also offers many skiing classes for all ranges of experience, as well as fun play areas for those who aren’t quite ready to hit the slopes yet. Pila’s après ski scene is perfect for families with a relaxed and fun atmosphere and good family-friendly restaurants to choose from.

How to Get There

Accessing any one of these resorts is both an affordable and an easy process. Most shuttle services keep in mind that families may be travelling with young children and therefore go out of their way to help and accommodate those needs. Geneva airport, in typical Swiss style, is easy to navigate and offers clean and comfortable facilities.

Shuttle Direct offers rides to and from these top 3 resorts and recommends booking their service while booking your flights to eliminate that final headache. Thankfully, regardless of how much luggage or how many children you have travelling with you, they will have a vehicle large enough to swiftly and comfortably whisk you off to the snowy skiing adventure that awaits you all!


Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable ski transfers, Geneva Airport serves as a hub for the French and Swiss Alps. Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from your chosen resort and the airport swiftly and safely.


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