Ski resorts that offer the most for families in the Alps

Snowtrex, the number one company in Europe for ski holidays have taken a look at some of the most important resorts in the Alps and has compared them in regards to their family-friendliness. The main criteria for these comparisons were accommodation, price and the variety of what was on offer off piste, such as ski kindergartens, kids clubs and swimming pools

The resorts that came out top in their comparison list were the Austrian resorts of Fieberbrunn, Flachau, Ellmau and Kaltenbach, Oberstdorf and Bondemais in Germany, Meiringen in Switzerland, Valmorel and Tignes in France and Castelrotto in Italy

For them to call themselves family ski areas, resorts should offer easy slopes. Childrens’ kindergartens and schools, plenty of daytime activities for when there is inclement weather conditions and be attractively priced for families.

The CEO of Snowtrex is Thomas Bartel, and he spoke more about these comparisons, saying that the areas that they found were top for families offered very satisfactory conditions for ski facilities, new ideas, great value prices and plenty of leisure time activities. He added that in the resorts they rated as top, families had a great range of opportunity to find family friendly skiing to suit all budgets throughout the Alps.

“Our favourites for families with small children offer supervision in kid’s clubs or ski kindergarten, a family or activity swimming pool, as well as tobogganing”, says Bartel. Further, the resorts also offer ski-free days and diverse evening entertainment.

Price-wise, the French resort Valmorel is unbeatable where you can get 7 nights including 6-day lift pass for the Grand Domaine in an apartment at the Résidence Les Chalets de Valmorel from the 7th of January 2012 for a family with 2 children from £868.

In Autria, Kaltenbach in the Ziller Valley is the best resort for families. One week including 6 days skiing with the “Zillertaler-Superskipass”, in a double room with 2 additional beds at the accommodation Jägerklause, for a family with 2 children (aged 5 and 9 years), from the 21st of January 2012 costs £1,108.50. Children up to the age of 5 receive 100% and children up to the age of 10 receive 50% reduction.

Top ski areas for families with older children who can already ski or snowboard, according to the SnowTrex study, should offer a snow park, time tracking on the slopes, ski bus and ice rink. Here Fieberbrunn is one of the top resorts in Austria (one week including the 6-day lift pass “Schneewinkel” in the Gasthof Obermair from £339 per person).

The TravelTrex GmbH recorded 106,000 travellers and 33.5 million euro revenue in the tourism year 2010/2011. In the company headquarters in Cologne SnowTrex has approx. 100 members of staff working under one roof.  With its winter brand “SnowTrex” the company has developed market leadership for ski holidays in the European region and offers a continuously expanding portfolio with more than 200 destinations and 1,200 accommodations in nearly all European mountain ranges, as well as the USA.

With the brand “HolidayTrex” the company offers holidays all year round. Via the websites and as well as via the call centres (both available in 16 languages) TravelTrex offers its holidays in the whole of Europe. However the company does not only concentrate on direct sales, but also cooperates with more than 600 active booking pages on the Internet, as well as travel agents and other renowned sales affiliates from within and outside the holiday sector.