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Whats your favourite family friendly ski resort

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@knackered knees, good for knackered knees
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@Ozboy, Oh yes...

Sons did walk back a couple of times and on Friday we skied back to top of Murmliland and walked 100 metres
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Puy St Vincent as was mentioned above. We did 4 years with Snowbizz there, self catering, no walking, lift/ski school/creche right outside the apartment door, excellent and small numbers for ski school and the most amazing Pink Ladies who lay on kids' club every night so you can go out if you like, plus they babysit for a very reasonable price.

One of the things that always stuck with me was the owner of Snowbizz who lives there and is part of the mountain rescue, said that it's so safe for kids because all of the runs end at the same place so you can't find yourself unable to get home.

The only reason we're not going back again is because we're buying an apartment in a more northerly resort.
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Les Saisies. I'm intrigued at the notion that France isn't good for "family friendly" resorts because they don't lay on lots of "child care". Laughing
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Here in Ruka, Finland for 1/2 term with a 5 and a 6 year old. Did a Husky safari this morning, then lunch in our apartment, skied across to ski school for 2pm. It snowed for 12 hours overnight, by 10am it was bluebird. Skied some blues with the mrs while the kids went to ski school. Temperature peaked at -4C. Picked up the kids again, and mrs went home. We skied in the twilight for a couple of hours together (me and the kids). -14 when we got back to the village just after 5. Kids love this place, mrs loves it. Only place I've ever skied where everything is completely dry when you take it off. Max queue is 5 mins. This is the busiest week. Short runs, no blacks, easy tree runs. The vertical is very unimpressive at 200m (that's the same as the smallest area in Scotland) but this is a plus with little kids. This is a place to ski as a family rather than leave them in childcare for the day. I'm loving watching them go from snowplough to parallel. Just need it to stop snowing overnight so we can see the northern lights. Laughing


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@knackered knees, I was wondering if there was enough snow to traverse across - that was just grass in the morning and it shows that just a few cms on pasture land makes it skiable.
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@Ozboy, @knackered knees,

Try this place next time Very Happy

Fiss is a better base than Serfaus and this hotel is just the very best with its own lift from the boot room to the piste. No commuting on the tube like at Serfaus. snowHead

http://www.schlosshotel-fiss.com/en/
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La Tania! All of the 3 valleys at your doorstep, but small. friendly and family orientated.
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For me Vallandry every time - been there each year since kids were 4 and 2, now 16 & 14!

Lots of fun through the trees cut throughs above village, great for poor visibility days, and also easy to get to whole of Les Arcs area.

Small resort mainly aimed at families who self-cater we generally head back for lunch to keep costs down and to give kids a rest when younger. Now us who need rest Embarassed
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@Ozboy we went on the road. had to walk for about 100m at one point, but ice with a thin layer of snow was fine. Some pastures looked skiable, but never in the direction we needed.

@red27 Now I can dream. No commuting and house above the office Very Happy
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We've just come back from a week in Flachau in the Ski Amade as part of a group of 22 (despite saying I'd never organise it again, I appear to be talking about it with some already!) with children ranging from 5 - 14 and all of them had a blast.
This included our 5 & 7 year old who are happy on reds (even doing the black off the Tauernkar lift into Zauchensee). We put the kids in all day ski school (10am-12noon, supervised lunch then 1-3pm) for 3 days and then skiied with them for 3 days - they were more than happy to ski for an hour or so afterwards and twice we followed piste bashers down we were out that late! Ski passes were half price for the kids and mountain restaurants were a comparative bargain compared to their French counterparts. We had 6 nights of catered accom so can't really comment on the cost of eating out in the evenings - the one night we did eat out was €500 but that was all of us and booze!

We hired cars from Munich which enabled us to park each day at the base stations and not cart kit around and it's a straightforward motorway transfer.
It was busy but it was partly UK half term and some of the continental holidays too but I would certainly go back.
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