Having been in the industry for over 15 years and taking many family ski trips ourselves we know what ingredients go into making the best family ski holidays.
We listen to your specific requirements and then tailor make your dream holiday including flights from local airports, short airport transfers to family friendly resorts, accommodation near the slopes and ski schools that focus on your children’s enjoyment and development.
Case Study: Family holiday for 2 parents, 2 school age children and grandparents
Specification and requirements
Date: Easter Holidays
Number of nights: 7
Accommodation: High quality, slopes side, spacious apartments with in-house facilities
Resort: Somewhere with slopes to suit all ability and experience levels, perfect for beginners, with accommodation next to the piste and family activities other than skiing.
Per person Budget: Approximately £650
Step 1: Resort Choice: Flaine
When searching for a resort which combines all the vital ingredients of a successful family ski holiday Flaine often comes top of the list.
Fantastic accommodation on the slopes to suit all budgets.
Great historical snow record to ensure you enjoy the best of the conditions through out the ski season.
Very extensive slopes, starting right next to the accommodation and spread over 5 resorts giving a real sense of exploration.
Perfect beginner slopes at the foot of wonderful, intermediate and advanced mountain runs.
A choice of highly regarded ski schools.
Just over 1 hour from Geneva airport one of the shortest transfers in The Alps.
Step 2: Accommodation Choice: Apartment Residence Helios*****
Perfect for family holidays!
Contemporary design with family ski holidays in mind this residence has all the elements you require for a memorable experience.
Spacious, modern, bright apartments with a long list of facilities.
Ski in/ski out convenience.
Luxurious spa and large indoor heated swimming pool.
On site ski hire shop, convenience store and restaurant.
Free, on demand, shuttle service taking you to any location in resort.
Step 3: Airport Transfers
Hanski organised an efficient, private and immediate airport transfer service so the family were met at Geneva airport by a driver and transported to Flaine without delay maximising their time in resort.
The vehicle was a fully licenced and insured 8 seat minibuses with professional drivers guaranteeing a safe, reliable and efficient service experience.
Step 4: Ski Lessons, Lift Passes and Equipment Hire
Ski Lessons : The family wanted to put their children into ski school but their arrival dates were not compatible with these groups so through our extensive contacts we organised a private instructor for the children at a really competitive price. The adults decided to hire a guide to explore the more remote parts of the beautiful ski area in safety.
Lift Passes: These were arranged to be collected by the family at the apartment residence reception on their arrival.
Equipment Hire: The family were able to pre-order their equipment online, from the onsite shop, have it fitted on their arrival in resort and then stored in their specific locker in the boot room.
Step 5: Breakfast delivery and husky adventures!
The family wanted a smooth, stress free start to their mornings so we organised a breakfast hamper delivery to their door each day.
They also wanted to share a once in a lifetime experience with grandparents away from the slopes as they were not skiing. After discussing the options we booked a husky dog sledding afternoon which proved a big success!
We enjoyed a wonderful family ski holiday in Flaine. All aspects of our trip were discussed in detail with the Hanski team, which due to their personal caring service and attention to detail led to the creation of an experience that exceeded our expectations. Many thanks once again!