<p>Enjoy fun and frolics both on and off the slopes with our selection of top alpine experiences for families</p>
Photo: Willy Camus/Meribel Tourisme

Top Activities to Enjoy on a Family Ski Holiday

Enjoy fun and frolics both on and off the slopes with our selection of top alpine experiences for families

Published at: 19 Nov 2018
Last updated at: 5 Apr 2022

With increasing demand for Alpine holidays that go beyond skiing and snowboarding, we have put together a selection of winter activities that the whole family can enjoy. From dog sledding in Verbier to luge racing in Courchevel 1850, there is plenty of fun and frolics to be had both on and off the slopes.

Serena Norton
Serena Norton
Snowmobiling child in Les GetsPhoto: Keno Derleyn/OT Les Gets1 / 3
Family dog sledding in verbierPhoto: verbier.ch/Melody Sky2 / 3
Luge racing in CourchevelPhoto: Courchevel Tourisme3 / 3

Electric Snowmobile Ride in Les Gets

Stay in Les Gets

Located at the Lac des Ecoles in Les Gets, children aged from five years can learn to drive electric snowmobiles, specifically designed to take into account their height and capability. On a dedicated and enclosed circuit, this zero-emission activity has no negative impact on the local environment, only the joyous screams of families having fun.

Luge Racing in Courchevel 1850

Stay in Courchevel 1850

Experience the slopes in a different way on Courchevel 1850’s luge track, The Moriond Racing Track, which offers three kilometres of pure gliding with turns worthy of a Formula 1 Grand Prix. In between Courchevel 1850 and Courchevel 1550 there is also a two-kilometre floodlit track, allowing sledging by day or night between villages.

Dog Sledding in Verbier

Stay in Verbier

A perfect activity for tots, teens and adults. Guided by a traditional musher, families may enjoy an exciting 45-minute ride through the enthralling panorama of the Swiss and French Alps. If a guided tour isn’t on the agenda, families can learn to drive their own sled like a musher, learning how to interact with the dogs and how to direct them.

Paintballing in Megeve

Stay in Megeve

With four playgrounds and more than 15 game scenarios on offer, this is the ultimate paintballing experience. Open seven days a week from 9 am - 11 pm for children over 6 years and adults, it is the perfect family activity for those ‘whiteout’ days. For families looking to upgrade their paintballing experience, they can try their hand at ‘Airsoft’, a more military simulation-oriented game.

Igloo Building in Meribel

Stay in Meribel

Discover the magic of the mountains at night with an igloo building experience every Wednesday from 5 pm - 7 pm. Children will experience a new skill with a mountain professional and a prize will go to the best igloo.