There's a wonderful word of snow out there, but sometimes it can be tricky to figure out which resort is best for you and your junior crew. That's why, every year, we gather a panel of experts to determine the best of the best when it comes to family adventures on snow.
We ask these ski gurus to nominate the best resorts across five categories:
Best for beginners
plenty of gentle runs, separate learning areas, great snow sports schools and crèches
Best for advanced families
a variety of good-quality terrain for expert-level teens and their parents
Best for all-round family activities
fun off the slopes, including dog sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, etc.
Best village location and atmosphere
a magical vibe, lots to do, accessible, good shopping and dining
Best freestyle resort
terrain parks, halfpipes and more slopestyle fun
We've then tallied the votes and combined the scores to determine the best overall winners in each region, each one a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that families will love. Our experts' picks are complemented by your favourite resorts in the Readers' Choice category for the ultimate guide to kid-friendly snow adventures. Whether you're a powderhound heading overseas or getting your ski legs in Australasia, our 2018 World's Best Family Ski Resorts Awards will point you in the direction of a perfect snow holiday.