Family Ski Fun! Extra info for families skiing
It's no surprise that skiing holidays make the perfect family break. What could be better than spending quality time in stunning surroundings? And having fun doing something everyone can join in with? Our childcare options, child discounts and free ski pack items help make the most of your family ski holidays - they're what makes us a great choice for family skiing.
At Inghams we believe that happy kids plus happy parents equals happy family skiing. If you fancy some quality time away from the kids, our childcare options are designed to deliver complete peace of mind. With pre-bookable non-skiing creches, first class ski kindergartens and dedicated children's ski schools all run by qualified staff, your little ones can be on skis from 3 years up, or in safe hands having fun while you are on the slopes.
To see our recommended family resorts, view our Family Ski Holidays page or our hotels checked "Best for" Families hotels.
Family skiing holidays - Where to Save?
FREE child places: We are delighted to once again offer hundreds of free child places, combining with our great value savings on children's lift passes, ski-school and equipment-hire, to make family holidays with Inghams more affordable than ever.
FREE child places for children aged 2 to 11 are available on Inghams charter flights to Europe, to all Inghams chalets and Chalet Hotels, all European self-catering apartments and cabins, and to our selected range of 'Family Choice' hotels, listed below. FREE places are limited, and once these are sold out, the 'Child Special' price, as shown in the table below, then applies in all these properties.
One-Parent Saver Discounts: Equally helpful to single parents or to families where Mum or Dad take the children skiing on their own. Whereas most child reductions only apply when children share with two adults, these special one parent saver discounts apply to one or two children aged 2-11 years when sharing a room with just one adult, in our Chalet Hotels. (Discounts shown below are off the basic price only, not including room or flight supplements, ski-packs, insurance etc.)
Family ski trips - Where to go?
- Family atmosphere
- Excellent ski schools and nursery slopes
- Great child care facilities
- Short transfers
- Hotels with FREE crèche facility
- Convenience to the slopes
Family skiing holidays - Where to stay?
Our Family Friendly hotels have been chosen for their atmosphere and facilities where you can relax and feel at home with your family.
- Welcoming attitude to families
- Inter-connecting or family sized rooms
- Early meals for children
FREE babysitting service, crèche or kids club
Family skiing holidays - Best resorts for nursery slopes
For first timer skiers & boarders, learning to ski and board is an experience that will both challenge and exhilarate you,
and is sure to be one of your most memorable holidays ever. Our handy guide to the best resorts for nursery slopes will help!
are available in our "Family Choice" accommodation in 3 categories:
- All Chalet Hotels and Family Choice Hotels.
- All Chalets booked for exclusive use or on school holiday dates.
- All apartments and cabins (self-catered) in Europe.
Family ski trips - When and where to go to receive FREE child places and child discounts?
Charter Flight Holidays to Europe
| In "Family Choice" accommodations |
(see table above)
In all other* properties
Chalet hotels and select properties only
|Child/Youth Ages ||2 - 11 years ||2 - 11 years||12 - 17 years|
| Departure dates on or |
|"Child Special" |
(when free places
|Deduct the percentage shown |
from the adult basic price
|Deduct the percentage shown |
from the adult basic price
| 1-20 December, 15 March - 4 April ||FREE||£179||25% ||10%|
| 4 January - 14 February ||FREE||£199||25% ||10%|
| 22 February - 14 March, 19-29 April ||FREE||£199||25% ||5%|
| 12-18 April ||FREE|| |
| 21-27 December & 5-11 April ||FREE||£299||15%||–|
| 28 December - 3 January ||–||£399||5%||–|
| 15-21 February ||–||£499||5%||–|
*ie. all European hotels not listed above.
All Scheduled Flight Holidays to Canada, USA & Europe
| ||Child Ages: 2 - 17 years|
| Departure dates on or between ||Child reduction|
| 1-13 December ||5%|
| 14 December - 3 January ||–|
| 4 January - 14 February ||5%|
| 15-21 February ||–|
| 22 February - 4 April ||5% |
| 5-11 April ||– |
| 12-29 April ||5%|
Important: Maximum one FREE place or 'child special' price per booking and child must be sharing a room with 2 full-paying persons.
Please see extra infomation on child discounts in our terms and conditions.
One Parent Saver Discounts - in all Chalet Hotels
| || Age 2 - 11 years Charter Flights - Europe |
| Departure dates on or between ||First Child Discount ||Second Child Discount|
| 7-15 December, 4 January - 14 February, |
22/23 February, 1-30 March & 19 April
| 21-29 December & 15 February ||10%||5%|
Infants under 2 years on the return date of travel pay from just £49.
Please note that infants are not given a luggage allowance and they must sit on an adult’s lap using a special loop seat belt in conjunction with an adult seat belt.
Children in Chalets and Chalet Hotels
In Lapland chalets and all Chalet Hotels, children of all ages are welcome on all dates.
Children 12 years old and over are welcome in all chalets on all dates.
Children under 12 years old are also welcome
- in any chalet on any date where one group books the entire chalet for sole occupancy, or
- in any chalet on peak holiday peak holiday departures: 21 & 28 December, 15 February & 5 April.
Ski Pack Discounts for Children
We offer free or half-price lift passes, ski-school and ski equipment hire for children in many resorts and great value 'Family Lift Pass' deals too. See our Special Family Offers and Ski Pack panels on resort pages for details.
Skiing + Childcare
Our sister company Esprit Ski, is the Uk's No.1 for Family Skiing! If you are travelling with babies or children from 4 months-12 years old and want the very best English-speaking care for them, you couldn't be in safer, more experienced hands.
Resorts with pre-bookable kindergartens
You can pre-book your child's kindergarten place in a wide range of resorts. For prices and full details see individual resort pages.
Lapland Holidays - Visit Santa for a Fantastic Family White Christmas!
The memory of a magical trip to Lapland will stay with your children forever. The arctic snow, enchanting pine forests, elves, reindeer and of course, an audience with Santa himself, are simply unforgettable. Three, four and seven-night holidays are available.
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