Travel tips

Skiing for Families

Last updated 6th June 2017

Graham Bell is a former Olympic skier and was the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Graham has been skiing since he was a young child and has passed his passion for skiing onto his children,e regularly taking ski holidays with his wife and two children (Louis,18 and Charlotte,15).

Where’s the best destination for late-season skiing for families?

Somewhere high has the best guarenteed snow. My recommendation is Val d’Isere, as it has one of the longest seasons in the Alps.

Where have you found the coolest accommodation for families in a ski resort?

Club Med is great for families with everything on your doorstep, all the family entertainment catered for and fantastic food.

Which resort is the best value for families?

Cervinia in the Valley d’Aosta is a favourite of ours, with better value for money than France.

Where’s the best place to take kids that are absolute beginners?

The resort of Pragelato in Italy has a great ski school that takes children from a very young age.

Which resort has the best facilities for children outside of skiing?

Tignes in France has just built a big sporting complex that includes a swimming pool and the tallest indoor climbing wall in the Alps.

What resort is the most accessible for families from the UK?

Look for a shorter transfer time. My recommendation is Courmayeur in Italy, as it’s easily accessible from both Geneva and Turin airports.

What are your favourite brands for kids skiwear?

Nevica skiwear is a great for the kids and is excellent value for money. Most boots, skis and helmets can be hired out in the resorts, and don’t forget the sunscreen especially later in the seaon. My family and I just use Boots own brand, but make sure we reapply it a couple of time during the day.

Graham is working alongside Club Med to promote the benefits of skiing