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Choosing a Family Ski Holiday

Choosing a Family Ski Holiday

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So as you may know (as I haven’t stopped going on about it) we have been chosen as Mark Warner family ski ambassadors for 2015.  We were chosen based on our post Skiing not just for Daddies.

We got to choose a ski holiday for the 5 of us at one of the fabulous Mark Warner resorts.

So what do we need to think about when choosing our family ski holiday.

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The usual questions such as cost and price are all very happily sorted out for us. Lucky I know. But as parents, these are only the start of the things we look at when booking a holiday.  So what are the other things you need to consider when booking a ski holiday with your kids.

These are the things I thought about

1. Where can we fly from? How long is the flight? Who is the flight with? How family friendly are they?

2. Where can we fly to? What is the distance from the airport? How do you then get from the airport to the resort?

3. What rooms are we likely to stay in?  What room combinations are available.

4. What food is provided for the children?

5. Is there any childcare? What will it be like? Will we want to use it? What have other people said about it?

6. How far is it to the ski lifts?  What sort of ski lift are they? Are they safe for the kids?

7. Will they teach all the kids? If not how will that work?

8. If they don’t like skiing and think skiing is just for daddies. What else will they do when they are there?

9. What time of year should we go? Will January be too cold? Will there be any snow in March.  Will it be too busy in the school holidays?

10. Will mum and dad like the hotel once the kids have gone to bed (see how far down the list that is!)

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So weighing it all up, we decided that we are going to the Chalet Hotel Aiguille Peercee in Tignes -!!  We can fly from Manchester on a short flight with Jet2.  The journey time from Grenoble to Tignes isn’t too bad.  We can have a family room or an interconnecting room, and they serve meals at sensible times for the kids.  The childcare looks AMAZING, and people have raved about it.  They won’t teach the twins to ski, but they will take them out for ski fun all morning.  If they don’t like skiing there is games and fun play all day anyway.  We think early March is just the right time of year, as there will hopefully be enough snow, but it will be a little bit warmer for the girls.  And the hotel for us (the last thing on our list if you recall) looks incredible. I am just a little bit excited.*

Is there anything I am missing when considering it all??

*more than a little bit excited!!!

 

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Katie

Sunday 8th of March 2015

I know you are there right now and it looks fantastic! But I know you are going to have a fantastic time because you have planned everything out so well. Thanks for linking up with #SundayStars

You Baby Me Mummy

Monday 19th of January 2015

I have never been Ski-ing but your list sounds good to me. Have fun! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

Mummy Fever

Friday 16th of January 2015

Love skiing - this has made me want to go RIGHT NOW!

We love Belle Plagne in the French Alps x

Samantha Rickelton

Friday 16th of January 2015

I wouldn't know where to start when choosing a ski holiday so I'm sure this post will be of use to lots of people. Eeeeee I'm so excited for you! #TheList

Seychellesmama

Thursday 15th of January 2015

Great post! Congratulations for being picked too that's fantastic! I have been to Tignes before (before we had Arthur) and it is truly a fantastic place to be! There will definitely be plenty to entertain the kids if, like you say, Skiing is just for daddies!!! X

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