Ski stays for every age
Our pick of family-friendly – and gorgeously luxurious – ski properties
Suvretta House, St Moritz
Visit Suvretta House
It’s not quite a Disney castle, but it’s as close as you’re going to get. This five-star luxury hotel sits in the historical site of St Moritz and is surrounded on all sides by towering mountains, glistening lakes and bright snowy slopes. What’s more, they’re fully equipped to ensure everyone from pro-skiers to budding newbies are fully catered for – whatever their age. The hotel’s Kiddy Club offers youngsters of three and older a gaggle of fully supervised games, activities and sports, while the garden transforms in the winter season to a magical kingdom of ice sculptures, caves and slides that are hard to extricate kids from once they’ve entered. Teens can enjoy the on-site ice rink, while those looking to improve their ski skills, or even try out a piste for the first time, can take advantage of beginner lessons with Suvretta Sports School on the hotel’s own nursery slope. Refuelling takes the form of Teddy Club, which offers a generous kids’ menu that goes beyond the usual mini burger and chips, including a ‘Kung Fu Panda’ ricotta and spinach tortellini and ‘Nemo’: breaded strips of sole with rice and vegetables.
Les Chalets des Fermes, Megève
Book a stay in a chalet
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, renowned Megève hotel Les Fermes de Marie has opened ten luxuriously designed chalets – Les Chalets des Fermes – for their first ski season. These sumptuous properties maintain the meticulous alpine design of their parent hotel while offering vastly increased square footage compared to room stays. They’re also perfectly designed for families as they come with a private butler able to offer daily event planning, the option to have meals hand-delivered to their door and the charming village of Megève just a short walk away. Book the Chalet des Fermes de Marie for the ultimate escape, as this 4,300sq ft offering boasts five generous bedrooms, a separate kitchen and dining room, sauna and Jacuzzi, as well as connecting directly to its sister hotel, Les Fermes de Marie, via an underground tunnel, allowing guests to benefit from the full range of the hotel’s five-star service – including the Kids Club – as and when they like. If you’re travelling with really tiny tots, request the baby package, which will equip the chalet with a cot, highchair, bath, changing mat and mood light.