Family Fun in the Snow
Spend quality time with your loved ones in a wintery wonderland. Enjoy crisp mornings and evenings spent next to a roaring fire. Fun-filled, snow-fuelled activities await; from ski school in the Alps to husky sledding in Swedish Lapland. Discover our travel specialists' choices for the ultimate cold weather, family-friendly getaway this winter.
Val d’Isère, France
Hotel we love: Les Barmes de l'Ours
The charming French alpine resort of Val d’Isère boasts access to some of the best slopes in the world, with reliable snowfall and expert private instructors. Families will feel totally at home here with a great selection of family-friendly hotels, incredible ski schools and our own Scott Dunn Explorers club offering childcare on the slopes for little ones aged between 4 months and 11 years.
Hotel we love: Portetta
The glamorous heart of Les Trois Vallées, Courchevel is the ultimate winter playground for kids and adults alike. Enjoy access to the most extensive ski area in the world as you race down sunny slopes, dine at exceptional mountain restaurants, and for the ultimate convenience, drop the little ones off at our Scott Dunn Explorers Club, exclusively for guests staying at the Portetta hotel.
St Anton, Austria
Hotel we love: Chalet Artemis
One of Austria’s best ski resorts, St Anton boasts an enviable snow record, super-efficient lifts and a lively après-ski scene. There’s something for everyone here, making it the perfect choice for families and groups. Beginners can glide down the gentle slopes of the Nasserein, while more advanced skiers take on the vast Arlberg ski terrain, and non-skiers try their hand at ice skating or cross-country skiing.
Hotel we love: Treehotel
Experience the magical snow-capped winter wonderland of Swedish Lapland, staying at the Treehotel – one of the most unique design-led hotels ever created. Kids will be thrilled with the choice of incredible treehouses ranging from a Bird's Nest to a UFO. Venture into the snowy wilderness on a husky sleigh ride and if you’re lucky, marvel as the northern lights dance across the sky above.
Hotel we love: Torfhus Retreat
There is nowhere else quite like Iceland, home to mighty glaciers, erupting geysers and dramatic volcanoes. Adventurous families are in for a thrill, with epic activities ranging from ice hiking to horse riding across these majestic landscapes. Be immersed in the remote Icelandic countryside at family-friendly Torfhus Retreat, perfect for exploring Iceland's Golden Circle and marvelling at the northern lights.
Hotel we love: Hotel Ciasa Salares
Exceptional Italian cuisine served in atmospheric mountain restaurants, perfectly groomed pistes and UNESCO-listed landscapes – what’s not to love about the Dolomites? This winter playground is ideal for ski-obsessed families, with plenty of other activities on offer for those in search of a slower pace. Cross-country skiing, alpine hiking and snowshoeing to name a few!