Imagine the perfect powder filled ski holiday complete with storybook villages, breathtaking views and iconic alp peaks like Mont Blanc or the Matterhorn. Many families think this dream is beyond their reach. Some parents may think this kind of ski vacation would be fun, but what about the kids? Travel agents know the adventure that awaits and just how affordable this type of adventure can be.
Skiers and snowboards of all abilities will enjoy their days on the slopes while being immersed in true ski culture. Europe offers so many family friendly mountains that the kids will love. Not into skiing that much?...Find a sunny patio complete with an amazing view and delight yourself with local wine while tasting local delicacies. Stroll ancient cobblestone streets finding the perfect treasures from ancient little shops. This is a dream you must experience for real.
Parents know and love all inclusive resorts. Mom and Dad know the total cost of their trip in advance...meals, drinks, activities, entertainment, the works. This means everyone can relax, indulge, splurge and simply have fun together.
Most parent don't realize there are family friendly, all inclusive ski resorts in Europe!
Just like in the Caribbean, the one price you pay includes:
- family accommodations
- delicious gourmet meals
- Drinks - both alcoholic & non
- Resort amenities & entertainment
- Kids clubs
- taxes and tips
- Equipment use
- lift tickets
- lessons & classes
Let's do a little compare and contrast for fun...
A family of four with children ages 6 & 8 from New York want to plan a family ski vacation. They are planning 6 months in advance and want to travel during their February spring break.
They are considering an all inclusive ski holiday to Club Med Villars-sur-Ollon just outside beautiful Geneva, Switzerland. This luxury, four star family ski resort was a former palace built in the 1920's complete with all it's charm and character. With all the inclusions listed here, a week long stay starts at $1299 per person. With advanced purchase, flights from JFK would cost around $500 per person...putting out total around $1899 per person
This same NY family is also considering a week's stay at the 3 star village at Breckenridge. A 7 night stay with equipment rental and lift tickets would start at $1470 per person. Flights from JFK to Denver are certainly cheaper at around $225 per person putting this price around $1695.
REMEMBER... this is NOT an all inclusive package - there are more costs to consider!!!
No meals, No drinks, No ski lessons, No kids club and no European bragging rights.
If you were to tag on even a rough estimate $50 per day for meals, $35 per day for drinks, $50 per day for child care and $200 per day for ski classes...times 7 days of your stay, that's an additional cost of $2275 PER PERSON!!! In reality our land package price then jumps to $3745 per person plus airfare - double the cost to fly to Europe and ski the alps.
So when you factor in all the TRUE costs of these two vacation options, Europe suddenly becomes a much better value.
In addition, most of the family friendly all inclusive resorts in Europe are located near iconic cities like Paris, Milan, Venice and Munich. Ski packages do require a 7 day stay. Consider extending your stay in one of these iconic location for a little city sightseeing. This way you'll get a BOGO - get a fantastic value on a family all inclusive vacation and make two checks off your travel bucket list. Our experienced travel team can easily help you make all this happen.