Half-term is fast approaching and for a lot of UK families, this means a holiday is on the horizon. Skiing is one of the most popular things to do on a half-term break, but with so much choice it can be hard to know exactly where would make the best family holiday.
Here are a few of the top ski resorts for half-term:
St Anton in Austria
If you’re looking for a snowy paradise, St Anton could be the place for you. It boasts of being ‘a modern holiday resort that has retained its traditional appeal’. This means that it caters for all ages and levels, offering colossal backdrops of the peaks and skiing mountains as well as the comforts you expect to find from an international holiday resort. If you’re travelling by car, it’s important to know that a road tax sticker is obligatory in order to drive on motorways and on the S16. Alternatively, St Anton is just a stone’s throw away from Arlberg Rail Station. You can find some great winter deals with packages that include a 6-day lift pass, as well as half board and full board options.
Zermatt in Switzerland
Zermatt is a hugely popular skiing resort and is recognised as a family destination. Zermatt was awarded the Families Welcome seal of quality in 2013, which is given to holiday destinations that specifically target and cater for children and their families by the Swiss Tourism Federation. Wolli Park, close to the Sunnegga train station, is one of the best places to learn to ski, because it is sunnier and protected by the wind. Chalets come in a range of sizes to cater for both larger and smaller groups.
La Plagne in France
France is often the must-visit place for skiing. The stunning Alps and pockets of resorts dotted across it make it the ideal place to find your inner-skiing enthusiast. Not only is it great for adults but it can be heaps of fun for children as well. You can snow-board, trek, bob race, sledge and more at this vibrant resort.
Families can choose from a range of accommodation including the six separate high-altitude resorts which is perfect for keen skiers, or the picturesque villages which offer charm and the atmosphere of traditional Savoyard hamlets. Finally, there is the valley where families and holidaymakers can be in the heart of a preserved natural environment.
There are a number of things to consider when going on a skiing holiday, from the lift passes to the height of the slopes, but one thing you will want to make sure you don’t have to worry about is insurance. Ski insurance is specifically designed to cover you should you have an accident or if anything goes wrong on your skiing break. This offers peace of mind and ensures the only thing you’ll have to worry about is having fun.