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Best family ski resort in Europe


1Val d’Isère


Val d’Isère has a multitude of offerings for families both on and off the slopes, including Val Kids where four- to 10-year-olds can learn about snow culture and ‘drive’ a cable car through its console.


2Courchevel, France


Courchevel is a world of wonder for families with multiple villages to explore. You can also explore further afield in Les Trois Vallées, which is the world’s largest ski area, linking eight separate resorts.


=3St Anton, Austria


St Anton am Arlberg, along with its stunningly beautiful location, offers ski, snowboard and cross-country lessons and over 300 kilometres of marked ski runs for all levels.


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=3Val Thorens, France


Val Thorens is the highest altitude resort in Europe with a swag of activities for young and old ranging from tobogganing to flying through the air on a zipline.


=3Zermatt, Switzerland


Located in the Alps, Zermatt is one of the most beautiful ski villages in the world with its historic car-free streets in the shadow of the Matterhorn.


=3LAAX, Switzerland


LAAX is exceedingly family friendly, with wondrous skiing and snowboarding on spectacular terrain. Then there’s the award-winning terrain parks, which will thrill those teens that love getting some big air.

Expert picks

Best for beginners


1. Courchevel, France

2. Val d’Isère, France

3. Les Arcs, France

Best for advanced families


1. St Anton, Austria

2. Val d’Isère, France

3. Chamonix, France

Best village/town


1. Zermatt, Switzerland

2. Val d’Isère, France

3. Lech, Austria + Courchevel, France

Best for all-round family activities


1. Val Thorens, France

2. Wengen, Switzerland

3. Engelberg-Titlis, Switzerland

Best freestyle resort


1. LAAX, Switzerland

2. Avoriaz, France

=3. Mayrhofen, Austria + Ischgl, Austria

Readers' picks

Readers' Choice Awards


1. La Plagne, France + Val d’Isère, France

=2. Courchevel, France + Alpe d’Huez, France + Portes du Soleil, France & Switzerland

=3. Chamonix, France + Les Deux Alpes, France + Megève, France + St Anton, Austria + Olympia SkiWorld/Innsbruck, Austria

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