Toddler first ski

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Not didier posted 05-Dec

Can anyone recommend a resort & ski school that is good for a 2.5 year old to get their first taste of skiing please? Italy preferred but will look elsewhere for the right venue.

reply to 'Toddler first ski'
posted 06-Dec

Hi Not didier, at 2.5 the facilities off the slope are probably as important as those on slope! I believe that ESF does not allow kids still in nappies (which may or may not apply obviously) so individual lessons might be more practical. To be honest when both my kids started at about 3 (in Glencoe...but that's not a recommendation!) we just slid them down a very, very gentle slope from me to my wife.

From experience La Rosiere is a great family friendly resort with accommodation close to a gentle beginners area but for sheer experience, things to do and child friendliness I cannot recommend the Galtenburg hotel in Alpbach, Austria enough (https://www.galtenberg.at/). Limited but perfectly good nursery area, relatively low altitude (I wouldn't necessarily take a toddler to stay at very high altitude if you want peaceful nights!), sunny area and good staff. The hotel is completely geared up for kids with a pool including an indoor splash park for the little ones, nursery + a load of other child friendly touches. Good for adults too with a great bar/restaurant, great food and a spa to use if you can find the time! (I don't work for them or have any connection apart from visiting last year!)

We've made holidays fun for our 2 since they were very little but the experience off the piste is what they remember most (of course now my 10 year old is asking how good the jump parks are going to be in January but that's a different story!)

Edited 1 time. Last update at 06-Dec-2022

Not didier
reply to 'Toddler first ski'
posted 06-Dec

Thanks Hudman, all good information. Cheers

Topic last updated on 06-December-2022 at 18:57

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