With pizza and pasta on the daily menu and more than enough snow to build a new snowman every day, you can’t go wrong with a family ski holiday to the Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomite Mountains.

This stunning UNESCO World Natural Heritage area will take your frosty breath away. The mineral make-up of the rocks, which once formed part of the seabed, catches the light, turning the mountains into fiery peaks of pink, orange, purple and red at sunrise and sunset. And that’s the geography lesson.

The sports lesson is, of course, on the slopes. There are lessons for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Two slopes are dedicated to the littlest skiers taking their very first steps on skis – Baby Socrapes and Baby Guargnè.

 

THE LOWDOWN

Travel to Cortina d’Ampezzo with Inghams and stay at the Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria for seven nights on a catered basis from £349 per adult and £299 per child, including return flights from London Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers.