Where to stay in Italy for a ski holiday for families with children

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Italy is a wonderful place to visit for a ski holiday, and if you are considering taking a family vacation there, you may be wondering which Italian ski resort you should pick.  Luckily, Green Vacation Deals has you covered, because we have in mind that would make for a perfect family holiday, and here are 15 ski resorts in Italy we believe would make a great ski vacation.

Best Family Ski Resorts in Italy

1. Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale is just a perfect ski resort for families with children.  It’s got childcare available at Grand Hotel Paradiso if you stay here.  Your children ages 6 months to 4 years old can go to Pepi Penguin Nursery and children ages 4 years old to 8 years old can go to Beanie Bear Club.  Both of these are available from 8.30 AM to 5:00 PM (giving adults time for skiing and snowboarding!).  The Beanie Bear Club even offers ski lessons, and there’s a ski school available for children ages 4 years old to 12 years old and adult ski lessons too that older children can take. And Pass Tonale is a great spot if you or your kids don’t have a lot of experience, since it is known for being one of the best ski resorts if you’re wanting to learn to ski.  

There are other things to do here besides skiing, too, like ice skating, winter biking, ice climbing, helicopter rides and even wine tasting. And kids ages 11 years old and younger can also get a free helmet hire when hiring boots and skis/snowboards.

2. Folgarida

This is a great ski resort for families.  It has a small and friendly atmosphere, and there’s lot of entertainment in the hotel so your family can have fun even when you’re not on the slopes.  There’s a ski school available for both children ages 4 to 13 years old and adults, so it’s a good place for your child to learn to ski if this is one of your first family ski trips.  And the ski resort has plenty of sunny slopes that are perfect for beginners.

Plus, if you book here now, you can get a free ski lift pass for children ages 7 and under for every adult ski lift pass you purchase and a free helmet for children ages 14 years and under when you pre-book skis/snowboard and boots.  And as for which hotel to stay in, consider Park Hotel Folgarida, which has hotel-run kids’ club and activities.

3. Claviere

Claviere is a wonderful ski resort for families, no matter how old your child is.  There are a lot of childcare options here: They offer a Pepi Penguin Nursery for children ages 6 months to 4 years old.  Then there’s a Beanie Bear Club for kids ages 4 years old to 8 years old, which even includes ski lessons.  There are ski lessons available for older kids, too.  The childcare staff is also United Kingdom qualified, first-aid trained, have reference checks, etc. There are lots of activities available at this ski resort to keep your family entertained.  Some of these attractions include a cinema, a ski show, walking trails to France, a spa, bowling, helicopter rides, etc.

And your family can save money here if you book here now: you can currently get free helmet use for children ages 11 years old and younger when you book along with boots and ski/board, plus there are discounted ski lifts available for children ages 8 and younger.

4. Cervinia

Cervinia is a great choice because they offer childcare at Mini Club Bonbons from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, so it’s great if you want some time where just the adults can enjoy skiing.  And when the kids do want to ski, you’ll like that you’ll be able to get a free children’s ski lift pass for kids ages 7 and under for every adult ski lift pass you book online and a free helmet for children ages 14 and under when you also book ski/snowboard and boots.  And there’s a ski school that’s available to both kids and adults.  So if your kids (or you) don’t have much experience skiing you can take advantage of this service.

5. Pila

Pila is yet another great choice for families wanting to take an Italian ski holiday, because there are ski schools not only for adults but for youths ages 14 to 17 years old and children ages 8 years old to 13 years old.  And then next to the ski school is Cubotto Mini Club, where childcare for kids ages 3 years old to 12 years old that has lots of toys, games and outdoor activities in the snow. They also have kids ski free deals,  You can get free lift passes for kids 7 years & younger and free helmet hire for kids ages 11 years old and younger.

6. Gressoney

There is hotel-run childcare when you book a stay at Gressoney through Crystal Ski Holiday for children ages 3 to 11 years old.  Children will be able to ski or play games and do other fun activities during this time while you’ll be able to hit the slopes on your own.  If your child does like skiing, you’ll be able to book a free children’s ski lift for kids ages 7 years old and younger when booking along with an adult ski lift pass.  You’ll also get a free helmet hire when hiring boots and skis/snowboards for children ages 7 years old and younger.

7. Val Di Fassa

This is a great family ski resort that’s part of the Dolomiti Superski, which is the largest ski area in Europe.  When you’re not skiing, you can enjoy bowling, indoor ice skating, ice hockey matches and even a spa, so there’s fun for the whole family, plus lots of restaurant.  There’s a ski school available for children. You can also (for a limited time) get free lift passes for children ages 7 and under for every adult when you pre-book, and you can get a free helmet for children when renting boots and skis/snowboard.

8. Bardonecchia

This is a great family ski resort with good gentle cruisey slopes that are great for beginners & intermediates.  Hotel Rive and Apartments Campo Smith in particular are great choices because they have hotel-run kids’ club and activities.  And if you act now, you can get 1 discounted lift passes for children ages 8 years old and under for every 1 adult.

9. Sauze D’Oulx

Sauze D’Oulx is a great choice if you’re kids don’t have a lot of ski experience, because there’s a ski school available for kids ages 2 to 7 years old.  Then there are also lessons for kids ages 8 to 9 years old (there are adult lessons for those older than 9, too).  There are also great non-skiing activities at the resort (such as the cinema) and you can take trips to Juventus or AC Milan or to a spa. And you can save money on your stay here with discounted ski lift passes for children ages 8 years old and younger and free helmet hire for kids 11 years old and younger when hiring skis/boards & boots.

10. La Thuile

La Thuile is a great family ski resort.  There are a lot of family friendly restaurants with local produce.  If your child has no skiing experience, there is a ski school available (you can take lessons, too).  And there’s also a great children’s ski equipment deal here, too: kids ages 7 and under can ski free when you purchase an adult ski lift pass, and there are discounted ski lift passes available for those between the ages of 13 years old and 17 years old.

11. Sestriere

Sestriere is a great family ski resort with great skiing with many slopes to cover all abilities.  And you can get your child skiing early here: they have ski lessons available starting at age 4. The resort also has a swimming with a pool and wine tasting, so there’s stuff to do on days you don’t want to snowboard or ski.  And there are discounted lift passes available for kids ages 8 and younger.  And you can get free helmet hire for children ages 11 and younger when they hire also hire skis (or snowboards) plus boots.

12. Selva Val Gardena

Selva Val Gardena has a lot going for it for families.  There’s ski lessons available to multiple ages (children lessons for those ages 8 to 15 and adults lessons for those older); lots of activities at the resort (bowling, hot springs, paragliding, etc.) and great deals for families with kids (like the kids ski free ski lift pass available for kids 7 & younger when booking an adult ski lift or the free helmet hire for kids ages 11 & younger when hiring boots and boards/skis.

13. Santa Cristina Val Gardena

Santa Cristina Val Gardena is a great resort for families with kids since it offers ski lessons for children ages 8 to 15 years old (plus ski school available for those older than 15, which is great if you have older teens or you yourself need lessons).  There’s also lots of neat activities available by staying in this resort, like helicopter rides & paragliding.  And if you visit around Christmas you can enjoy a Christmas market!

14. Madonna di Campiglio

This is another great ski resort for families with kids because of the ski deals available for kids (free ski lift pass for kids seven years old for every adult ski lift pass purchased, free helmet hire for kids ages 11 years old and younger when you also hire skis and/or snowboards and boots) and there’s a ski school available for kids wanting/needing to learn to ski (and that’s also available for adults, too)..

15. Ortisei

Ortisei also has a great ski deal package for families with kids.  If you pre-book a ski lift for an adult you can then get a free ski lift pass for children ages 9 years old and younger.  You can also get a free helmet for kids ages 11 years old and younger when you hire boots and skis or snowboards.