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Ski & Snowboard with kids is now a stand-alone print magazine with over 100 pages on family skiing and snowboarding. Looking for a family ski holiday? - This is the ultimate guide in Australia for family skiing and boarding for families with a passion for the white stuff. We cover ski lessons for kids, driving tips, the best ski resorts for families in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Europe and South America along with some surprise destinations.

Check out all the family deals for skiing with kids in NSW at Perisher, Thredbo, Selwyn Snowfields and Charlotte Pass. Also look at the ski packages at the Victoria fields -  Hotham, Mt Buller, Falls Creek, Mt St Gwinear, Dinner Plain, Lake Mountain, Mt Baw Baw and Mt Stirling.

There is information on ski resorts, family ski destinations, family ski chalets, products and everything related to skiing with kids and travelling to the snow. Take a look below through the digital edition below with our compliments. It is on sale in newsagents now.

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Read the Ski & Snowboarding Newsletter (6/6/13)

Our (Australian) winter edition of  Holidays with Kids Ski e-newsletter is here for you to read.

 It is packed with family ski holiday options for those adventurous families wanting to embark on a fabulous ski trip this winter and for major ski enthusiasts we have info on skiing and snowboarding with kids in the upcoming seasons in Japan and Europe - make sure you also read the digital edition of the print magazine loaded above on this page

Australia, family skiing in NSW and Victoria

Ski Canada

Oz on Snow

Everything you need to know about the Australian ski slopes this season.

Hitting the slopes of Oz - a guide to skiing in Australia

These days Australian ski resorts are offering a lot more than just skiing and boarding. Here's a rundown of what each has for snow-mad families.

Selwyn Snowfields

Snow Australia's guide to the perfect snow holiday

Snow Australia is the industry representative of all things snow in Australia, covering nine resorts. Its mission is to get as many of us as possible out enjoying the fantastic snow life Australia has to offer, with a special emphasis on those who have never ever been to the snow or young families starting their snow holiday tradition. With their very own first timers guide and list of ski packages you will discover something new with every click.

NSW - Best ski resorts with kids - Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snowfields

Alpine Habitats

If you want to remove yourself from the 'hustle and bustle' of every day living, then Alpine Habitats is the perfect destination for you.

Aspire Alpine Gables

Aspire Alpine Gables are loft apartments located in the heart of Jindabyne within easy walking distance to town shops, restaurants and hotels. The property offers split-level suites that are designed to accommodate up to six people. All suites offer self-contained kitchenettes, spacious dining and lounge areas, ensuites, TV's with built in DVDs, Foxtel, free In-house movies and free Wi-Fi hot spots.

Australian Alpine Resorts

Choose from our great variety of Thredbo accommodation, Jindabyne accommodation and Perisher accommodation or choose one of our packages to make your snow holiday even better value. Our accommodation and ski packages also cover Mt Selwyn and the Victorian resorts of Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buller.

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Located on the boarder of the Kosciuszko National Park, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is a natural playground nestled in the Thredbo Valley surrounded by the spectacular Snowy Mountains.

Marritz Hotel + Salzburg Apartments, Perisher

Marritz Hotel + Salzburg Apartments include 27 hotel rooms and 9 self-contained apartments, offering unique on-snow accommodation just 250m from the Perisher Village 8 chairlift and the Front Valley ski areato suit family and group bookings.

Perisher Ski Resort

A family snow holiday at Perisher is a truly magical time to spend together, especially for the kids. Spring is the perfect time to visit as the days are longer, the sun is out, there’s lots of snow about and there are good deals to be found.

Selwyn Snowfields

Selwyn Snowfields

You will just love our fun park. Selwyn Snowfields has become well known as Australia's best value, family friendly snowsports playground. 

Ski Kaos

Ski Kaos manage holiday apartments in both Thredbo and Jindabyne, all of which are family friendly. Most of the holiday apartments available through Ski Kaos won’t be found anywhere else. You’ll find plenty of choices in Thredbo and Jindabyne for families of all sizes through Ski Kaos exclusively.

Snowline Holiday Park

Snowbird Ski Lodge

High in the alpine village of Charlotte Pass, Snowbird offers the friendliness of a small snow bound village that is perfectly suited for families.

The Stables Apartments

Perisher is renowned for it's fantastic ski school programs, vast mountain terrain and family friendly resort atmosphere. The convenience of staying on-mountain is simple: less time in the car and more time on the hill! Stay on-snow at The Stables Apartments and be the first ones on the quad in the morning and the last ones off at night.

Tathra Beach House

Thredbo Resort

Thredbo is a standout in alpine Australia as it is an all-encompassing, all year round holiday destination catering from those looking for fast paced action, to those who want to relax and slowly enjoy watching the day go by.

Thredbo Therapy

Andrew Ettingshausen holidays with his grown-up children... and their boyfriends. He tells us why Thredbo is always a great snow holiday for all ages.

Wentworth Travel

Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs Ski Specialists - With on the ground contacts in all major ski resorts, from securing the top ski guide, knowing the favourite restaurants or booking in advance the best spa and massage treatments, Wentworth Travel will tailor a special ski holiday for all the family to enjoy.

VICTORIA - Ski with kids at  Hotham, Mt Buller, Falls Creek, Mt St Gwinear, Dinner Plain, Lake Mountain, Mt Baw Baw and Mt Stirling.

Ski Canada

Teaming up in Buller

Planning your first trip to the snow? Share the experience with friends at Mt Buller.

Lake Mountain

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Victoria

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is less than a 2 hour drive from most parts of Melbourne and less than an hour away from the Yarra Valley. For about the same cost as tickets to the football, you can take your family for a great memorable day out at the snow. Make sure you take your camera!

Ski Canada

 Falling for Falls Creek

Andrew Daddo shares his reasons for faliing in love with Falls Creek on a recent family holiday.

Dinner Plain

Frosti Lodge, Mt Baw Baw

During winter, Frosti Lodge is nestled amongst the snow at the entrance to the village. It has 6 private bedrooms, 3 shared bathrooms and sleeps up to 20 people. The lodge has a large kitchen and open plan living. Frosti Lodge is centrally heated, has a large drying room and flat screen TV and DVD facilities.


Hotham Alpine Resort

Holidaying in the snow with kids is easier than ever before, with kids snowmobiling, a kid's helmet initiative and a ski/daycare package. Harry the Snowdragon, Hotham's mascot loves performing twice weekly at the Big D, Hotham's dedicated kids and beginners area.

Selwyn Snowfields

Mt Buller

With 263 hectares of spectacular skiable terrain, scenic panoramas most resorts would die for and more places to eat, drink and be merry – there is no place in Australia to ‘Live it up!’ like Mt Buller. 


Falls Creek

Falls Creek

Nestled in the lee of Victoria's High Plains, Falls Creek offers the opportunity for a truly unique family holiday. When you experience our friendly village atmosphere, our wide variety of terrain with something to excite everyone from novice to expert.  

Alzburg Resort

Alzburg Resort is nestled in the heart of Mansfield. Set on 1.4 hectares of land, Alzburg caters for families, and groups in idyllic surrounds off Mt Buller. Combining first class facilities, excellent location, friendly country hospitality, and affordable, stylish and comfortable accommodation, Alzburg has captured all the qualities that make for an exceptional family retreat, summer or winter.

Swagman Chalet Perisher Valley

Ski Victoria

Family Trips to the snow whether it is a day trip or a holiday – you will find all the info you need here The best resorts for family skiing in Victoria are: Hotham, Mt Buller, Falls Creek, Mt St Gwinear, Dinner Plain, Lake Mountain, Mt Baw Baw and Mt Stirling.

Falls Creek Hotel

Falls Creek Hotel, Falls Creek

Falls Creek Hotel is a chalet style hotel with every room overlooking Falls Creek's most exhilarating ski runs. The nearest ski lift is just 100 metres from the hotel front door. The hotel offers a pool, spa, sauna, restaurant and in-house ski and board rental. Get the most out of your ski holiday this year at Falls Creek Hotel.


New Zealand - The best places for family skiing in NZ



Swiss BelResort Coronet Peak

Situated in a quiet location nestled in the mountain side. It is the closest hotel to the Coronet Peak Ski Field, only 6 minutes from town and lake Wakatipu and 1km from the Shotover River Jet which offers a range of adventurous activities

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown is the ideal place to stay and experience Queenstown - a winter wonderland. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown boasts breathtaking views over the lake and surrounding mountains.


Discovery Sherwood Hotel

Only a few minutes from Queenstown, set above the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu with enviable views of the Remarkables Mountain peaks, Discovery Sherwood provides an idyllic setting for your holiday. 

Ski Canada

Kids Central at Cardrona

Ben Dark heads to Cardrona slopes in New Zealand and discover the joys of a family ski trip.

Ski Canada

Kiwi Ski

Here we outline of all the amazing possibilities that await you the next time you consider skiing in New Zealand.

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt, New Zealand

Dig out your woollies and pack for adventure! As well as everything you need for high altitude antics, excitement and relaxation, kids4free means families can treat themselves to the winter wonderland holiday of a lifetime.

Ski New Zealand

Skiing in New Zealand - a handy guide to choosing a ski resort in NZ

For those who just want to hit the slopes, New Zealand boasts about two dozen ski and snow boarding areas. Some are large commercial operations with grand lodges, extensive ski schools and sophisticated snow-making equipment. Others are smaller club-operated enterprises, with limited facilities and a welcoming attitude to visiting families.

Cardrona NZ

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona is located in the Crown Range only 60mins/57km easy drive, shuttle or bus trip from Queenstown and 35mins/30km from Wanaka. Cardrona is renowned for being NZ's fun and friendly mountain and a natural choice for families, beginners and intermediates. The terrain at Cardrona helps make it an easy place to ski and perfect for those who are still learning.

Stella Resort Group

Stella Queenstown

Stella Hospitality Group offers resort accommodation in Queenstown. Stella Hospitality Group provides a central booking service and single point of reference for all accommodation needs - giving you the confidence in dealing directly with the resort experts.

Cardrona NZ

Lake Ohau Lodge

A holiday is only a holiday when everyone is relaxed. At Lake Ohau Lodge it's easy. We offer a dinner, bed and breakfast package in 4 standards of accommodation to suit all budgets. The kids are fed early and afterwards while the parents are dining they can go and watch a DVD, play ping pong or have a spa while hanging out with their new buddies met at the kid's dinner.


Canada - The best family ski destinations


Ski Canada

Skiing the White and Silver

Big White and Silver Star are two of Canada's best loved ski resorts. Read this article to understand why!

Canada's Snow Show

Canada certainly knows snow. Learn more about all the awesome Canadian ski options.

Ski Adventures with Helen Robilliard

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort, located in the central interior of British Columbia, is one of the best ski destinations in Canada for families.

Ski Adventures with Helen Robilliard

Stonebridge Lodge, Big White

With 88 luxury condominiums located in the centre of the snow bound village, nestled between the Easy Street Home Run and the Bullet Express Chair Lift you can simply walk out the door and enjoy all right at your doorstep. The Village Centre Mall and Ski School are just a two minute walk. The ski instructors can even drop the kids back to your Stonebridge home if pre-arranged.

Ski Adventures with Helen Robilliard

Family Holidays with Heather Robilliard's Ski Adventure Canada-USA

Pack up the whole family and ski British Columbia, Canada with Australia's top ski and snowboard vacation operator, Heather Robilliard's Ski Adventure Canada-USA. Have more fun than you can imagine while learning from some of the best instructors in the world at Silver Star Mountain Resort. 

Ski Big White, Canada

Big White and Silver Star Resorts, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian winters are all about snow, especially at British Columbia's Big White and Silver Star Resorts.  With an average of 7 meters of Mother Nature's finest, feather-light, champagne powder falling annually, a truly spectacular world of snow ghosts, snow bowls, and mountain beauty is created.

Deep Powder Tours Ski Holidays

DEEP POWDER TOURS Ski Holidays are a licensed I.A.T.A International Travel Agent with experience booking and managing snow holidays in Japan since 1993.


USA family skiing and boarding


Ski Canada

The playgrounds of Colorado

This article will take you from Aspen to Telluride and show you all the snowy goodness in between.

All About Aspen

Celebrity chef, Neil Perry, takes his family to Aspen and gives us the low down on the good food and great skiing the area has to offer.

Ski Canada

Wild West Skiing

Alex, our kid reporter, gives his opinion on skiing in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

Tops for Teens

Take a look at the best resorts for teenagers in North America.

Ski Colorado USA

Ski Colorado

Pamela Wright road tests some of Colorado's best skiing destinations, including Aspen/Snowmass and Steamboat. 

Ski Adventures with Helen Robilliard

Family Holidays with Heather Robilliard's Ski Adventure Canada-USA

Pack up the whole family and ski British Columbia, Canada with Australia's top ski and snowboard vacation operator, Heather Robilliard’s Ski Adventure Canada-USA. Have more fun than you can imagine while learning from some of the best instructors in the world at Silver Star Mountain Resort. 

Ski Aspen Snowmass USA

Low and no-cost things to do in Aspen/Snowmass

Yes, it is possible! Aspen/Snowmass has something for all budgets and it’s easy to live like a king on a pauper’s budget.  From food and spirits, to community culture and events, to recreation and pampering, there are many bargains to be found at Aspen/Snowmass.  

Ski Colorado USA

Skiing in Colorado

A holiday in Colorado is all about getting back to nature and enjoying the region's amazing mountain landscapes.  With many kids skiing programs and tours, the kids are sure to love it.   

Its a dogs life in Aspen

It's a Dog's Life in Aspen

It is said there is a dog for every two people in Aspen/Snowmass (Colorado, USA). Well, the dogs are in the right place, because in this town they are treated like royalty. Dogs can spend their day cross-country skiing or snowshoeing with their owner, meeting other dogs in the park, shopping a bit and snoozing in a five star, five diamond hotel. Talk about a dog’s life.  


DEEP POWDER TOURS Ski Holidays are a licensed I.A.T.A International Travel Agent with experience booking and managing snow holidays in Japan since 1993.

Mammoth Lakes Tourism

Mammoth... The name says it all! Surrounded by 2.2 million acres of national forest, Mammoth Lakes is California's premier 4 season alpine destination. World class lodging and dining awaits, as well as outlet shopping.


Japan great ski resorts for families


Ski Canada

Joys of Japan

Japan has over 600 ski resorts - let us help point you in the right direction.

Sushi, snow and skiing

Find out why Japan will give you the perfect combination of skiing and culture.

Myoko, Niigata Prefecture

Cara Wagstaff goes cross country skiing on soft white powder and nude bathing in Japan's famous hot springs

HT Holidays

Located in the beautiful natural surrounds of Niseko Hirafu Alpine Resort, Hokkaido Tracks Holidays designer accommodation and premium guest services offer a luxurious experience in one of Asia's premier four-season destinations.



DEEP POWDER TOURS Ski Holidays are a licensed I.A.T.A International Travel Agent with experience booking and managing snow holidays in Japan since 1993.

Hokkaido Tracks

Located in the beautiful natural surrounds of Niseko Hirafu Alpine Resort, Hokkaido Tracks Holidays designer accommodation and premium guest services offer a luxurious experience in one of Asia’s premier four-season destinations.


APPI Resort 

Visit APPI - Amazing scale, Priceless winter experience, Perfect winter resort Inviting you to Japan - during December to May because of high quality of powder snow and just 200 min from Tokyo on the bullet train and connecting bus from Morioka.

Evergreen Outdoor Center

Evergreen has a longstanding reputation of providing quality snowsports instruction that covers all aspects of what makes skiing and snowboarding so much fun. Kids camp programs are designed to allow children to ski with others of the same age and ability. More advanced skiers and riders also can step up their game with specially coached programs focusing on park, freestyle and alpine racing.

Ski Sapporo Japan

Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo, the capital of Japan's northernmost island Hokkaido, is the gateway to the best skiing and snowboarding in Japan. Over 10 ski resorts are accessible from this one city, with many of the larger ones open for night skiing.

Lodge Scole

Set in a stunning and picturesque setting, Lodge Scole in Zao Onsen offers the ultimate authentic experience of a skiing holiday in Japan. With an expansive ski area available, Lodge Scole is able to accommodate to all levels of skiers and snow boarders, from little beginners to the very advanced, and for those experienced few who feel brave enough, there’s the opportunity to can have a go at skiing off-piste through the trees.


Hoshino Resort

Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU is a family friendly resort located at center of Hokkaido with easy access from major international and domestic airports Hokkaido is the most northern island of Japan.


Europe - fabulous kid-friendly ski resorts


Phuket Sports Club

Celebrate Christmas in Lapland with 50 Degrees North

We all love the thrill of showing our kids the best that life can offer and Christmas is never better than in its traditional homeland. A landscape of snow, Finnish Christmas traditions and cuisine combined with Santa and his Elves will set their imagination soaring. 50 Degrees North will do the thinking and planning for you so sit back and enjoy an amazing family experience.

Ski Canada

Into Italy

Italians love family - and your family will love skiing in Italy.

Ski Canada

Ski Italy

Australian families can stop fantasising Italy's majestic mountains. It's not just the legendary slopes and snow parks that make the Italian Alps such a fairytale destination. It's also the quaint historic villages, the magnificent local cuisine and wines and the lure of muscle-reviving hot spas.

 Sweet Swiss

Switzerland is renowned the world over for the sweetness of its slopes. We've outlined some great, family-friendly options to help you with your trip planning!

Ski Canada

Awesome Austria

From Innsbruck and beyond! Discover the family sweet-spots for skiing in Austria.

Club Med Europe

Picture Perfect Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps, is picture-postcard pretty all throughout the year, but it becomes simply magical in the winter. With fantastic family-friendly resorts, festive Christmas markets, seasonal attractions, loads of snow activities, and spectacular scenery, the variety on offer is dazzling for skiers, snowboarders and even free-riders.

Dolomites Ski Tours

The Dolomites Mountains of northern Italy is emerging as a “buzz” destination for many Australian skiers in search of new horizons.


Ski Gear to hire or buy, both new and second hand ski gear for adults and kids


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Larry Adler

With over 30 years experience in ski hire, rent-a-ski is Australia's leading ski and snowboard rental destination. Whether you're a first-time skier or snowboarder, an advanced snow hound who likes the latest demo equipment, or a family looking for great value, Larry Adler rent-a-ski's got you covered.

Ski & Board Surrey

"Huge range of new and pre-loved snow gear and equipment - Our customers love our massive range, our prices and our honest advice. There is no other snow store like ours - We aim to offer you everything 'Over And Above' what you would expect to find at any other store."

Rhythm Snow Sports

Serving the NSW snowy mountains since 1985. Drop in and pick up your snow-chains, toboggans and apre boots, no hire is too big or too small! Rhythm Snow Sports has excellent staff members who are happy and willing to help you with all your needs.

Club Med Europe

XTM Performance Snowear

XTM manufacture a range of quality ski/snow accessories and clothing, and are the official supplier of gloves, socks, bags, aprčs’ boots and thermal underwear to the Australian Winter Olympic Team. A percentage of sales also goes towards nurturing the up and coming future champions of the snow sports arena.


Travel Agents that specialise in family ski packages


Mogul Ski World

Make your next skiing or boarding holiday extraordinary. With over 30 years of service Mogul Ski World pay attention to detail and we care about clients. With many kids ski free, kids rent free and kids stay free deals we can find a family-friendly snow holiday to suit any budget.

Mogul Ski World

Your vacation makers not just reservation takers - Priding themselves in making your next skiing and boarding holiday extraordinary. With over 30 years of service they pay attention to detail and they care about their clients.

Wentworth Travel

Sydney's Eastern Suburbs Ski Specialists - With on the ground contacts in all major ski resorts, from securing the top ski guide, knowing the favourite restaurants or booking in advance the best spa and massage treatments, Wentworth Travel will tailor a special ski holiday for all the family to enjoy.

Club Med Europe

Skimax Holidays

With 18 years experience finding the very best ski holiday options for our clients, we offer our clients first hand advice. Our dedicated team of skiers and snowboarders have travelled far and wide and have first hand experiences at all the resorts we sell and love! Our team knows it all from the best restaurants in the French Alps to the best run on a powder day in Canada.

Travelplan Ski

Travelplan Ski is Australia's leading operator of quality snow holidays to the world's great ski resorts and one of the most successful and respected speciality travel wholesalers internationally.



Ski Tips for families


Ski Canada

TOP 20 Best Snow Tips

What should you know before you go? Here you'll find a handy list of hints to help you get ready for your next ski getaway.

Ski Tips for Kids

Let your kids get used to the snow, and most importantly, let them have fun!  

Club Med Europe

Lids On Kids

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) together with the help of many others in the ski industry has developed this site to help educate parents about the benefits and limitations of helmets. Ultimately the choice of whether or not to wear a helmet is one of personal or parental choice.


Preparing your car for the snow

Heading off on a family snow holiday is a great adventure, but also one involving inherent dangers in treacherous road conditions. Motorists travelling on icy roads need to adjust their driving behaviour, prepare their vehicle in advance and take heed of expert advice.


Ski  Features


Jingle Bells

Looking for some adventure off the snow? We've got you covered!

Ski Canada

Instructing. Your dream job?

Find out how to make a snow-lover's dream job a reality.

Olympic hope Anna Segal

We talk to Aussie Winter Olympic hopeful, Anna Segal, and get her chatting about all things slopestyle.

Ski Canada

Skiing V Boarding

Is there a winner? We ask a for a mother's view when it comes to the skiing or boarding debate.

Ski Argentina

South America in winter will provide an exotic twist to your next family ski holiday.

Be a ski instructor

Experts say that if you can turn your hobby into your work then life will be enjoyable, and for people passionate about skiing, it is all too easy to do - just become a ski instructor!

Club Med Europe

Ski on a Budget

Skiing doesn't have to break the bank, as the Perkins family discovered on a farm-stay holiday in Jindabyne.


Ski and Sushi

Want to spice up your ski holiday with a dose of culture? Look no further than Japan, the newest kid on the world ski stage...

Skiing with Kids

Unlike other holidays where activities are divided squarely into those for the kids and those for the adults, skiing is one of the few sports you can do together as a family regardless of age. Natalee Ward has this rundown on ski resorts in Australia and New Zealand, while Marc Llewellyn takes a look at what Canada has to offer.

Club Med Europe

Family Skiing Holiday

Johanna Griggs and Sorrel Wilby both told us that a family skiing holiday is the best holiday they've had. With the combination of excellent facilities, fresh mountain air and all that exercise, it's perfect for parents and children of all ages. Click here to find out what is on offer for families at six Australian Ski Resorts.


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