Why Family Ski?
We are the premier provider of Family Skiing Holidays. Everything we do is focused on making your family skiing holidays as perfect as possible. Below are just a few reasons that we believe set us apart, but don’t take our word for it, why not read some of our guest comments or see what the press say.
Top 10 Reasons To Go With Family Ski Company
- Our resorts – Ardent and Reberty – are perfect for families and have excellent snow-sure records. It has been possible to ski back to the villages all season for every one of the last 20+ years.
- Our chalets in prime ski-in ski out locations all within 200m of the lift and most much closer. Details like Starlink WiFi networks in some chalets, cosy fires and child suitability are taken care of.
- We are a specialist independent Family Ski Company with a highly knowledgeable team who have stayed in all our chalets, in all our resorts.
- We are Fully Bonded (ABTOT 5095) so your money is safe in contrast with the many non-bonded operators.
- No hidden costs for extras such as room with a balcony, towels or dietary requirements – they are all included.
- Unrivalled childcare clubs for babies from 3 months old up to teenagers. Our Adventurers club for children aged 7-13 years includes an accompanied fun skiing session on 3 afternoons. Complimentary nappies & wipes are now included (advisable to pre-book)
- Our friendly and encouraging English speaking Ski School Helpers are allowed in the Jardin area with the beginner skiers, many companies are not permitted to do this.
- We are a Sunday-Sunday holiday – you organise flights from an airport of your choice – use our inclusive return transfer service at sensible times rather than endure heroic early starts from a distant airport with your young children – enjoy quieter pistes on the Saturday!
- Our delicious freshly cooked food is loved by guests and is accompanied by a selection of unlimited high quality wines with a choice from 3 reds, 3 whites and 1 rose. We still offer dinner on 6 nights with FREE baby sitting (not a listening service) on the cook’s night off until 10.30 pm.
- We have a rigorous recruitment and development process, and a reputation as one of the very best employers in the industry.
For more on what sets us apart from other operators please read on.
More Than 20 Year’s Experience of Delivering Truly Enjoyable Family Skiing Holidays
Family Ski Company has specialised in providing catered chalet holidays with a flexible programme of childcare since 1993. Throughout our 26 years in business, our core ethos has never changed; to enable every member of the family to have a wonderful experience in the mountains by offering an excellent package of childcare as a priority for parents who wanted to ski. Family Ski Company continues to offer the flexibility and attention to detail that only an independent company with a truly professional delivery team can provide. The Company Directors, Lisa Dance and Mike Byers are fully involved within the day to day running of the company in the UK and France.
Family-friendly Village Resorts in the Heart of the Best and Most Extensive Ski Areas in the Alps
Our resorts are all right in the middle of massive ski areas: The Three Valleys and Portes du Soleil . A big part of our success criteria is location – we only consider family-friendly, low-traffic villages that are at the heart of the best snow sure ski areas in Europe. Finding such places is incredibly difficult and once we secured them we have kept hold of them. We have been in all three resorts for at least 19 years building our exclusive chalet portfolios in each:
- Ardent is superbly located with by far the best snow record of any valley resort in the Portes du Soleil
- Reberty at 2000m in the Three Valleys is a super-high resort with a fantastic piste-side location
High Quality Chalets in Superb Locations
Our chalets are all close to pistes and lifts: once you have found the right resort you need to find the best locations in it. Walking half a kilometre or more in ski boots is not fun but doing so with children is a level up. Almost all of our chalets are ski in – you can ski to within 30 metres of the chalet door and most are on the side of or at the foot of the piste. The most “remote” is ski-in and a 200m walk to the lift, that’s it! All the rest are even closer to the piste and lift.
Unrivalled Childcare and Children’s Ski Clubs
You can relax knowing your children are safe and having a great time: great skiing and fabulous conditions mean little if you are not confident that your children are safe and having a wonderful time. This is the indispensable ingredient of a successful family skiing holiday and we are incredibly proud of our outstanding childcare team that make this happen. It is at the core of what we do – not an add on.
Outstanding Food and Service
Our resort teams are well trained and supported to deliver a highly professional service. Our caring family-oriented ethos is unique to Family Ski Company and a key to successful family skiing holidays. We don’t serve fussy food but we do create really high quality meals that you would be pleased to enjoy at a dinner party. We know that the only way to ensure great service is to invest in our staff. Our training is second to none and we always make sure that we look after our team members well, and make sure they too have a wonderful time in the mountains.
Great Value for Excellent Quality
Skiing holidays are never cheap, so we strive to provide the best possible quality, at the most reasonable price, and our guests tell us we succeed in delivering excellent value. We don’t cut corners on things that matter but work hard to get the best value from our suppliers to keep our holidays affordable. Most of our guests are returning clients and have recommended their friends to us. We look forward to seeing how we can help you choose your family’s skiing holiday!
Fully Knowledgeable UK Sales and Support Team
Our friendly helpful UK team has visited every resort and knows every corner in every chalet. They have all skied the resorts, eaten in the restaurants, and know how the Family Ski service and childcare work in detail. They know how each resort works and which runs are best for beginners and experts. They are there to answer your questions and help you plan the family ski holiday that will give your family the best possible time together. Contact them or give them a call on 01684 540333.
100% Financial protection secured by an ABTOT Travel Bond
We have ABTOT membership, so you can book with peace of mind, and worry about much more important things like which resort to visit instead. We are a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), an Association approved by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and we are fully bonded with ABTOT. This arrangement means your money will be refunded in the unlikely event of our being unable to provide your holiday due to our insolvency. Please note, the holiday arrangements we offer and make for you do not constitute a “package” and accordingly, the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 do not apply to them.
In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company. ABTOT’s address is at 117 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BT.
Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Family Ski Company Limited, and not via a non-UK agent.