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Top Three Family Ski Resorts for 2018

By analysing the online behaviour of parents with young children, Neilson ski holidays has identified which destinations are tipped to be the most popular for a family ski holiday this season.

The top three resorts are all (conveniently for British parents!) located in Europe; France, Andorra and Poland. The Polish resort Zakopane was an unexpected surprise, whereas Les Deux Alpes in France and the Andorran resort El Tarter are well-established resorts that have great facilities for families.

Paul Deadman, ski expert at Neilson, shares his reasons as to as why parents are researching these three resorts the most for their next ski holiday:

#1 Les Deux Alpes, France: “This is one of our favourite family resorts as it has so much to offer. The slopes are so family-friendly as there are lots of very gentle practice slopes surrounding the town, but beginners can head right up to the 3600m glacier without being thrown in at the deep end. You’ll find lots of confidence-building slopes along with some spectacular views. The resort comes alive after the slopes shut with outdoor ice skating and an outdoor pool. There is a nice choice of bars and restaurants which welcome kids where parents can enjoy some fun après. If the weather turns, you can always grab the popcorn and head to the cinema to watch the latest releases.”

#2 El Tarter, Andorra: “El Tarter is our third most popular ski holiday destination for families. It’s a great pick as there’s a massive kiddie’s snowpark with rolling jumps, fun gates to go through and even a giant mouse on skis to chase! Overall it’s a more laid-back resort with a few bars and restaurants; the Neilson Hotel Del Clos is the main pull for families. It has a kids’ clubs for four months to twelve year olds, two large playrooms, a games room with pool table, board games, TV and a DVD player.”

#3 Zakopane, Poland: “You may not have heard of Zakopane, it’s not exactly on the world stage, but if you’re a family looking for somewhere new or to try skiing for the first time, this could well be it. One bonus of it being not so well-known is that it will be quiet. You won’t have to queue for ages to the sounds of ‘I’m bored’ or ‘my feet are cold’. You’ll be up on the mountain in no time. Particularly as the friendly English-speaking instructors will have the kids up into a snowplough turn in no time. The other advantage of being off the beaten piste is that it won’t cost the earth to take the family skiing. Flights to Krakow and hotels are very reasonably priced, as are the extras you’ll need like lift passes and kit hire.”

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