For those traveling families looking for ski slopes outside Asia, these recommendations are for you! Whatever your age or competence level, there’s something for all at these top 3 ski destinations in Europe and Canada, recommended by the experts Lightfoot Travel.
It’s likely that you’ve heard of the winter wonder that is Val’ D’Isere, but do you know just how good the ski area at the top of the Face de Bellevarde is? Excellent for kids and beginners of any age, it’s easy to access and there are some great mountain restaurants nearby. There’s also a whole host of indoor activities in Val D’Isere, such as swimming pools, rock climbing, tennis, squash and a spa - perfect for bad weather days or afternoon activities after ski school.
Where To Stay: Chalet Kilamanjaro @ Val’ D’Isere, Click here
For a quieter and less crowded experience, head to this ski oasis on the Italy-Austria border where over 1200 kilometres of alpine ski runs wild. As 70% of the pistes in Dolomites are suitable for beginners, the slopes are ideal for families and first-time skiers. Kids can attend ski classes at the San Cassiano Ski School. Want more from your ski- schedule? Snowshoeing and ice-climbing are also popular.
Where To Stay: Hotel Rosa Alpina, Click here
Whistler boasts a longer ski season than other resorts, lasting from November to late April, and there’s plenty to keep all the family occupied. The 8,000 acres of terrain comprises gentle and wide ‘motorway’ pistes, tree skiing and steep alpine bowls, and the heli-skiing here is some of the wildest in British Colombia. Other activities include ziplining, dog sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing and bungee jumping.
Where To Stay? Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Click here