Choosing a family holiday can be a daunting task: from finding engaging activities for moody teenagers, to keeping the terrible twos occupied, different age groups come with different challenges.
To help in this search, we’ve put together a selection of fantastic chalets in the top ski resorts to satisfy even the most demanding family group.
Up to 16 guests
Upscale and pretty, Lech is the ideal destination for families looking for a traditional winter wonderland. Located in the heart of the resort, Chalet Aurelio is an eight-bedroom, ski in/ski out property. It boasts an inviting and cosy living room graced by a large fireplace, a cinema room, an 18 metre indoor pool, and a spa, allowing guests to truly relax.
All ages will enjoy the array of activities available in the area, from the revolutionary art installation Skyspace Lech to more traditional ice-skating or tobogganing.
Chalet Perla - LV 02
Up to 12 guests
It’s not only glitz and glamour in Cortina d’Ampezzo; whilst the star of the Dolomites has a reputation for attracting mostly VIPs, it’s also a lovely town with breath-taking views, traditional eateries, and plenty of sports activities available.
In the midst of it all, the beautiful six-bedroom Chalet Perla is the ideal base for a family holiday, offering a children’s playroom for the youngest of the group, a bar and a spa for the adults, as well as a pool with waterfalls, and a cosy cinema room ideal for all ages to spend time together. Cortina offers three unlinked ski areas with reasonably quiet slopes suitable for all levels of skier.
Chalet Dolce Vita - Courchevel
Up to 14 guests
The luxurious Chalet Dolce Vita is located in family-friendly Courchevel Moriond (1650), which boasts its own toboggan run and offers access to the vast Three Valleys ski area. With seven bedrooms, it is perfect for hosting more than one family under its roof. After a long day of skiing, children can be kept entertained in the playroom, whilst adults enjoy a drink in the bar or relax in the sauna and steam room.
The chalet even provides a decorated Christmas tree during the holiday period – a lovely touch, perfect for families celebrating the festive period on the slopes.
Chalet Amazon Creek
Up to 10 guests
Sitting at the bottom of Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, Chamonix is a bustling mountain town, though it’s perfectly possible to enjoy its amenities from a more peaceful setting! Nestled in woodland beside a fresh mountain stream, Chalet Amazon Creek is the ideal place to reconnect with nature, without forgoing comfort. There’s a heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and spa facilities, as well as a cosy cinema room for entertainment. This five-bedroom chalet has flexible catering options that can be tailored to a group’s needs. The staff can prepare an early children’s dinner on request, leaving the adults with time to enjoy a leisurely evening meal and indulge in a bottle or two from the chalet’s own wine cellar.
Up to 13 guests
Just 500 meters from the slopes, the six-bedroom Chalet Noma in the heart of Megève is a lovely residence with quite a few touches dedicated to children and teenagers; from the triple en-suite bedroom perfect for kids or teens and dedicated staff bedroom for a nanny, to the cinema room, swimming pool, and bar with dance floor, it is the ideal place for the whole family to enjoy a fun-filled ski holiday.
Megève is a fantastic family resort, which merges traditional alpine charm with excellent skiing, a lively array of off-slope activities, and high-end cuisine.
Up to 13 guests
From the state-of-the art cinema room and well-equipped games room to the heated swimming pool and lavish spa, the seven-bedroom Chalet Aspen offers entertainment for all generations. With a welcoming living room with a fireplace and even a grand piano, everything in this stylish chalet suggests high-end quality time with loved ones. For families with young children, there’s a staff room set away from the main guest bedrooms, ideal for a nanny.
Only 3 minutes’ drive from the nearest lifts and 5 minutes from the heart of the resort, this beautiful property is not only ideally located, but it’s perfectly equipped to guarantee guests of all ages a fantastic winter holiday.
Up to 12 guests
Fully-catered and with a dedicated concierge, the chic and contemporary five-bedroom Chalet Aconcagua can host up to 12 guests thanks in part to an en-suite bunk room, created with children in mind. There are plenty of entertainment facilities for all ages with a cinema room, TV and playroom, well-equipped gym, and a fabulous hot tub and hammam.
The chalet is a short walk from the Sunegga funicular and the car-free village centre, offering easy access to top ski schools and allowing everyone to enjoy the many family-friendly activities of Zermatt from tobogganing and treasure hunts to a visit to the Forest Fun Park or the Matterhorn Museum.
This chalet can be booked with neighbouring, five-bedroom Chalet Elbrus for larger family groups.