5 Cheapest Ski Resorts for Families

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A family ski holiday is a great way to have fun with your loved ones while spending some quality time with them.

But, everything has a price tag. Costs soon add up and before you know it, what seemed like a nice family adventure can suddenly cost you a fortune.

The solution? Skiing needn’t break the bank if you know where to look! We’ve found the 5 cheapest ski resorts for families in the Alps.

Flaine, France

Flaine is the largest of the Grand Massif resorts. Situated near Geneva, this family-friendly resort has both a historic yet modern feel and is kind to those on a budget.

Finding Cheap Accommodation

Accommodation prices start at €170 per night for four people. You can stay in a cosy private chalet or in a hotel if you would prefer a catered experience.

How Much Will a Lift Pass Cost?

Lift passes at Flaine cost €42 per day for an adult. Passes for children cost €32.40 and seniors €41. Children under five ski for free.

Affordable Ski Lessons

Flaine offers ski lessons for adults and children. ESF ski school offer fun and professional ski lessons. Prices start at €170 for two hours.

Activities and Child Care

Flaine has a wealth of activities for children and adults alike. These include:

• Paragliding
• Ice quad biking and buggy driving
• Dog sledding trips
• Bowling and cinema
• Rock climbing

The resort also has two childcare facilities. Les Petits Loups is for children from 6 months to 3 years old and Les Choucas is for children aged 3 to 11.

Getting to the Resort

The resort is well-connected, with a number of public transport options available.

Alternatively, get a door to door transfer from Geneva airport to Flaine. Our cheap and reliable service will get you and your family to the mountains in no time. A mid-week transfer for four people one-way costs €139.

Hoping to keep travel costs down even more? Remember – there are ways to save money on flights!

Sainte Foy, France

This unspoilt, laid back French resort is an Alpine beauty. Whilst smaller than its neighbouring resorts, it is very charming and a great place to relax with the family.

Finding Cheap Accommodation

You can stay in a quaint bed and breakfast or a cosy chalet. Hotel prices for four people start at €140 per night.

How Much Will a Lift Pass Cost?

Adult day passes are €31.50 and seniors and under five’s go for free. They also have student passes for €25.90.

Affordable Ski Lessons

The ESF and Evolution ski schools offer a variety of ski lessons at Sainte Foy. Adult classes start at €160 for two hours. They also offer group lessons if you want to spend more time with your family members.

Not sure what to expect from your ski lessons? Tip number one: wear the right clothes!

Private instructors are also available for off-piste and other courses.

Activities and Child Care

There are several activities for the family to enjoy at Sainte Foy. Besides skiing you can try your hand at:

• Heliskiing
• Dog sledding
• Snowshoeing
• Night time sledging

There is also a spa and fitness centre for some pampering time.

For child care services, Les Petits Trappeurs Kid’s Club can look after children aged 3 to 11.

Getting to the Resort

Sainte Foy is an hour and half from Chambery airport. A mid-week, one- way transfer for four people will cost around €202 with us.

 

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Avoriaz, France

Avoriaz in France is famous for its pristine mountains and beautiful scenery. It is one of the snowiest resorts in Europe, guaranteeing endless fun for you and your family.

Finding Cheap Accommodation

Hotel and chalet prices for 4 people for one night are around €170. There are many catered and self-catered options available depending on the needs of your family.

How Much Will a Lift Pass Cost?

Adult day passes in Avoriaz are €52. You can also get a family pass (2 adults, 2 children) as well as children and junior passes.

Affordable Ski Lessons

Get better acquainted with the slopes with Avoriaz Alpine Ski School. A 2 hour lesson is €200 for 1-2 people. There is also an Avoriaz snowboard school and licensed independent instructors.

Activities and Child Care

As well as the usual snow-based activities, Avoriaz offers many other things to do that are great for families. Why not try:

• Crazy Golf
• Trampolining
• Laser Tag
• Horse Riding

There is also a children’s village for children as young as 3 and Les Petits Loups Childcare Centre is for children from 6 months to 5 years old.

Getting to the Resort

You can book a private transfer from Geneva Airport. Our price for a mid-week, one-way transfer for four people costs €123.

Courmayeur, Italy

This Italian resort has an authentic and traditional charm. Suited to shorter weekend ski breaks, Courmayeur is perfect for an inexpensive family ski trip.

Finding Cheap Accommodation

You can stay in Courmayeur for around €150 per night for four people. You can either stay in the town itself or in the pretty neighbouring hamlets of Dolonne and Entreves.

How Much Will a Lift Pass Cost?

You can get an adult day pass for €47. The Courmayeur pass also covers the areas of Chamonix and Argentière.

Affordable Ski Lessons

Try Courmayeur’s Ski and Snowboard School or Monte Bianco School for lessons starting at €200. Every ability is welcome and there are a range of courses available.

Activities and Child Care

There are many things to do in Courmayeur. When you’re not skiing try the following:

• Explore the village’s restaurants, bars and shops
• Go to Forum Sports centre
• Hike Mont Blanc

Getting to the Resort

We recommend getting a transfer from Geneva airport to Courmayeur, which should take under two hours. A mid-week, one-way transfer for four people will cost around €150.

La Clusaz, France

La Clusaz is a small yet beautiful resort. This means its prices are as modest as its size. It is child friendly and a great place to relax with the family.

Finding Cheap Accommodation

You can expect to pay around €160 a night for four people. There are hotels, chalets and apartments available depending on the size of your family.

How Much Will a Lift Pass Cost?

A day lift pass costs €37.80. You can also receive an 8% discount on a family ski pass if you book it in advance.

Affordable Ski Lessons

The Evolution Ski and Snowboard School offer lessons from €180. There is also a kid, junior and mice club for children of different ages and abilities.

Activities and Child Care

If you want a break from the slopes there are a few other fun activities for the family. Visit these attractions:

• The Aqua Centre (this has pools, a sauna and a spa)
• The ice rink
• The Bowling Alley

Getting to the Resort

Located just an hour and half from Geneva airport, a private transfer is an easy transport option. A mid-week, one-way transfer for four will cost €126.

Tempted to head to one of these resorts to enjoy some affordable, family-friendly fun? All you need to do now is get organised! Book your transfer from the airport in advance to secure the best deals and get your ski holiday off to the best possible start.