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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Top 3 Family Ski Resorts in Europe

If you are in Europe, have a family with children and looking for an adventurous family holiday, then family ski resorts would offer a great option. Such family ski holidays will be cherished by the entire family as there will be everything from daredevilry, snow fights, games, competition and lot of family love and bonding. And to top it all the mountain air and pristine nature make for a great family rejuvenation session too. Below are three top family-friendly ski resorts in Europe that will ensure that your family has a dream ski holiday.

Alpe d’Huez, France
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Alpe d’Huez is the main hub resort of the fabulous ‘Grandes Rousses’ ski area that offers plenty of family skiing opportunities over the 250 kms of wonderful piste, and endless acres of off-piste powder. Renowned for its sunshine as much as for its excellent snow record, Alpe d’Huez is at the same height as Val d’Isere, and the ski area soars to virtually a whole vertical mile above, at the Pic Blac summit and the guaranteed snow of the Sarenne glacier. For children skiing, it is the huge main snow-bowl immediately above and around the village itself which is the main attraction. The plentiful wide open pistes here offer the perfect mix of confidence building blues and gradually more challenging reds, making this an excellent resort for making steady progress.

Obergurgl, Austria
Obergurgl_from_the_southOne of Austria’s highest ski resorts with presence of upto 3,080 meters, the Obergurgl is one of the more famous and sought-after ski resorts that has a traditional relaxed charm, a cosy, intimate feel and a family friendly apres-ski atmosphere. Set high at the end of the picturesque Otz valley, the village center benefits from having no through traffic at all, and the ski area boasts an enviable snow record stretching normally from November right to until May. The children’s kindergarten ski area and ski-school meeting point are conveniently located and for those who have progressed beyond the beginner’s stage, the blue runs of the Gaisberg provide the ideal area to move on to, and wide open slopes and superb snow conditions make for relaxed, enjoyable skiing.

Saas Fee, Switzerland
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The ‘Pearl of the Alps’, the Saas Fee is a traffic free resort with guaranteed snow and Swiss charm and rated as one of the finest jewels in Switzerland’s crown. The main selling point about this resort is its location as it is surrounded by thirteen towering 4,000m peaks, in a delightful valley culminating in the huge glacial snow bowl of the ski area itself. The traffic free village center, the Chalet located at the foot of the slopes, excellent leisure center, the ice-grotto and tobogganing are some of the main reasons why the Saas Fee is just about the perfect resort for family skiing holidays.

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