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7 Ski Tips: Cool Crèches

Finding a good ski school for older kids is relatively easy but what about a resort that caters for babies? Here’s what you should look for before you take your snow babies on holiday.

1Be in the know before you go. Do your research because while most ski resorts have ski schools for older children, finding on-snow crèches can be more difficult.

2Check how close the facilities are to the lifts and your accommodation.

3Don't forget the normal child care questions just because you are on holiday, such as: What is the staff-to-child ratio and the staff qualifications? Are meals/nappies provided?

4If on-slope facilities are not available, consider local babysitters or child care.

5Ask what activities are available. Time spent playing outside helps children become familiar with the snow even if they are too young to learn to ski.

6Book your child in well in advance and way before you arrive, because places fill quickly.

7Black run versus baby. Resign yourself to the fact that you may have to pick a good crèche first before you consider other factors when choosing a ski destination.

Two of the Best


For a kid-friendly guarantee, look for a Club Med resort with a Baby Club Med programme for kids from four to 23 months. Destinations in France and Switzerland run the programme, while most global resorts offer Petit Club Med for children from two to three years.


Lake Louise Ski Resort takes bubs from 18 days old so if the rest of the family is keen for a ski holiday, the newest family member will be well cared for. Reservations are required for infants up to 18 months.

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