LONDON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
With over 37 years' experience in delivering stunning ski breaks across the world's best destinations, Neilson cater for nervous novices and seasoned powder-seekers alike. Let's take a look at their top 5 resorts for a family skiing holiday:
1 Arinsal (Andorra)
Picturesque tree-lined pistes and wide slopes make Arinsal an ideal destination for new skiers and families. Beginner runs stretch gently down from the top of the slopes, so even first-timers can enjoy the amazing mountain vistas.
Heavy investment in the resort has resulted in efficient, high-speed lifts that dramatically reduce queuing time. The Vallnord lift pass also covers the Arcalis resort, so you get even more ski-mileage for your money. With a free children's lift pass (up to 11 years) for every adult pass purchased, Arinsal is a beautiful and budget-friendly option.
2 Flaine (France)
Wide-open nursery slopes, a vast range of affordable family-friendly hotels and great après-ski activities, make Flaine a fantastic destination for a cheap skiing holiday.
The resort has an extensive range of childcare facilities for kids aged six months to three years, and there's even a ski-kindergarten for three to five-year-olds with highly proficient, English-speaking instructors.
3 Bardonecchia (Italy)
Families can enjoy Olympic-grade pistes at this majestic modern resort. English-speaking childcare is available as well as an ESF ski kindergarten for children aged 3 to 4 years. Beginners wanting to get to grips with the slopes quickly can pre-book a block of ski school lessons with highly-experienced instructors.
After the sun goes down you can enjoy delicious Italian dishes and family-friendly pizza at one of the many local restaurants.
4 Borovets (Bulgaria)
With a great choice of beginner and intermediate slopes, framed by protective pine forest, Borovets in Bulgaria is a perfect choice for families. As a ski destination that is rapidly establishing itself as a smart choice for the budget-conscious, it's easy to pick up some fantastic last minute ski holidays at unparalleled prices.
The resort boasts an excellent ski school that caters for children aged 3 and upwards, and a nursery for those too young to hit the slopes. Neilson also provides family-orientated reps in this resort to help answer all of your holiday queries.
5 Katschberg (Austria)
This traditional tree-lined resort is one of the best family-friendly destinations in Europe with a fantastic snow record, stunning natural scenery and wide, uncrowded slopes that are perfect for learners. The incredible family facilities also include ski-in-ski-out accommodation, dedicated children's areas and a range of nursery slopes.
The instructors here are specially trained to keep ski school fun but also highly productive for children and après-ski activities are also geared towards families.
SOURCE Neilson Holidays