Do you love skiing, have you chosen the Italian Alps as your destination for this year’s family vacation and are not sure which area to go to? Get inspired and let us show you the best Family Ski Resorts in Dolomites.
The ski season is fast approaching and families who adore snow holidays are already dusting off their equipment. It’s high time to book a tour. Where will it be this year? Our little guide to areas where children are welcome and where parents don’t lose their fast descent down the mountain slopes will help you.
The Livigno area, located in the Alta Valtellina area, is a bit of a neglected ski treasure. Above all, if you and your family like to enjoy the spring sun or the moderate prices of the low season. Livigno’s high pistes will not disappoint you, whether it’s April or the beginning of November. The slopes here are covered with artificial snow outside the high season.
The Livigno ski resort boasts, among other things, 77 kilometers of abnormally wide slopes of various levels of difficulty and 40 kilometers of perfectly maintained cross-country tracks. Skiers enjoy going down the long carving arches, while children have enough space to go downhill at their own pace. Livigno is one of the best ski resorts not only in Italy but also in Europe.
A winter holiday in Livigno will be fun for the whole family. There is a children’s club, children’s park, minibobs or snowtubing for children, where they can have fun and enjoy their stay in the snow under the supervision of animators and instructors. A fully equipped children’s zone awaits them with a children’s lift, a rolling carpet for the little ones, a playground with trampolines, a fun mascot and much more. A kindergarten is also available separately or in combination with skiing lessons. Possibility of a full-day program including meals.
One of the higher Italian resorts, Passo Tonale, is located in the saddle of the Adamello mountain range at an altitude of 1,882 meters. From there, you can take the Presena glacier up to a dizzying 3,000 meters with an ingenious network of pistes. That’s why Passo Tonale is an ideal choice for the “months at the edge of the season – you’ll be sure of high-quality snow here almost all year round, except for the summer months.
This ski area actually consists of two locations – Passo Tonale itself and Ponte di Legno. In 2006, both parts were connected by a modern cable car, to which an extended slope was added. The whole area was thus given the new name AdamelloSki and with a total number of 100 kilometers of pistes for the price of one ski pass, it offers an incredible skiing experience to passionate athletes and families with children.
From mid-January to the end of March, fun afternoons and evenings for children are organized here every week. They include music, face painting, contests, candy, etc. and are free for families with kids. On the Scoiattolo slope, there is a children’s ski school, an indoor running carpet and the Fantaski amusement park, where kids are looked after by trained animators. You can also go to the ice rink with the children. Passo Tonale is a paradise for kids.
Kronplatz, also known as Plan de Corones in Italian, has been at the top of the best ski resorts in Dolomites in terms of price-performance ratio for years. If you choose Kronplatz as your starting point for a week’s holiday, you can enjoy skiing somewhere different every day. Kronplatz is part of the extensive Dolomiti Superski area, where you can try almost 1,200 km of pistes in 12 local interconnected resorts.
The wonderful background, especially for children, consists in the perfect connection of the individual slopes with various cable cars, lifts, lifts and intermediate stations – without having to take off your skis. All routes are perfectly marked. At the top of the Plan de Corones, a children’s paradise awaits children with its own restaurant for kids and an indoor children’s play area. Kids under the age of eight ski for free at Kronplatz!
Andalo – Fai della Paganella
Trentino is a ski area made for families. The resorts Andalo and Fai della Paganella are ideal for family recreation, there is something for every member of the family. The Mary Poppins nurseries, which are located just a few steps from the slopes, allow parents to leave their children under the age of 5 in the professional care of educators and animators. Of course, there are also ski schools for children, you will have plenty to choose from.
In addition, there are several special separate zones in the ski area, intended exclusively for the little ones, whether it is the Kids Park in the Prati di Gaggia location or the Baby park in the Dosson location or the Fun Park, where there are toboggan runs, “magic carpets” or sliding belts for easier transport of the little ones down the slope, or various castles and slides. Adults can also have fun with children here – why not go back to your childhood on one of the great sleds or while riding in an inflatable tire on the snow tubing track?
Val di Fiemme
Val di Fiemme is a paradise for families with children. It offers many possibilities and activities for both young and old skiers. For example, Magic Ski Weeks, which offer discounts and activities dedicated especially to children, colorful and fun carnivals and the like.
Highly qualified ski instructors accompany the children through the fabulously beautiful landscape of the valley, teach them about the principles of safety on the slopes, but also try their first steps on skis with them in a fun way, in four special children’s parks: Kingdom of Cermislandia Alpe Cermis in Cavalese, Bip Club in Pampeago, the Kingdom of Dragons in Predazzo and the Lair of the Gnomes – Laricino Park in Bellamonte.
San Martino di Castrozza
There are many reasons to choose San Martino di Castrozza for a family holiday. The main and probably the most attractive of them is the Dolomiti Family Fun program, intended for children between 4 and 13 years old. A number of different activities are reserved for their needs, including skiing, as well as sports and educational programs. The program always starts in the morning, when the animators pick up the children straight from the hotel and take them by ski bus to the slopes of the resort, where they are entertained until the evening.
Parents can, of course, spend the day with their children and their animators, or they can devote themselves to carefree skiing on the perfectly groomed slopes. Children under 8 years of age are entitled to a free ski pass in San Martino when an additional ski pass is purchased by the paying parent.