40 Ski Resorts Where Kids Ski for Free! 👪❄️🎿 – SkiBro

Active kid boy with safety helmet, goggles and poles skiing in mountains at sunny day

Forty family-friendly ski resorts with free lift passes for kids – Updated November 2019.

As skiers and parents we all know how amazing it feels to share sometime as glorious as skiing with your children, laying the foundation for a lifetime of family holidays and precious moments.

Unfortunately, we also know how expensive skiing can be and growing families can sometimes start to put a little bit of strain on ski holiday budgets.

Luckily there are a bunch of top-notch in the Alps that offer free lift passes to the little ones, making it that much easier for us to make ends meet (or, at least leaving extra money in the budget to have a spa day or a big apres-ski…).

Many resorts across the Alps will offer children aged 4 and under a free pass regardless of if their parents are skiing or not, but there are some much better deals out there to be found if you know where to look.

I’ve put together a list below that has some great deals including a way for kids 12 and under to get a free season pass for one of the world’s biggest ski areas!

 

Places Kids Ski for Free in Italy

Beautiful young mom and her toddler boy, skiing in the mountains, winter time

If you have kids older than 5 but younger than 8, Italy is probably the best place for you to help your money go further.

Cervinia

Kids under 8 (born after 31/10/2011) can ski for free in Cervinia at any time of the year and EVERYONE – not just kids – can enjoy free ski passes from April 26th to May 3rd, 2020!

More info

 

Cortina d’Ampezzo

Children under 8 years old (born after 30/11/2011) get a free ski pass in Cortina for the same period as the ski pass purchased by their parent or guardian.

More info

 

Courmayeur

Children under 8 years old (born after 31/10/2011) get a free ski pass in Courmayeur for the same period as the ski pass purchased by their parent or guardian.

More info

 

La Villa

Children under 8 years old (born after 30/11/2011) get a free ski pass in La Villa for the same period as the ski pass purchased by their parent or guardian.

More info

 

Madonna di Campiglio

Get a free Madonna di Campiglio ski pass valid from 1 to 14 days for children born after 30/11/2011 if accompanied by a paying family adult. The child gets a skipass of the same type and duration of the adult.

More info

 

Sauze d’Oulx

Children born in 2012 or later can ski for free in Sauze d’Oulx.

More info

 

Sestriere

Children born in 2012 or later can ski for free in Sestriere.

More info

 

Resorts Kids Ski for Free in Austria

There’s a lot of variety in the offers available in Austria, trying somewhere new could nab you a great deal, especially in off-peak weeks!

Ski trainer teaching kid to ski while spending day on a mountain.

Gstaad

Children aged 5 and under ski for free in Gstaad

 

Ischgl

Children aged 8 and under ski for free in Ishgl when accompanied by a parent with a valid Silvretta ski pass.

More info

 

Jungfrau

Kids aged 5 and under ski for free everyday in Jungfrau.

In addition, up to three children aged 6 to 15 years years old receive a complimentary day ticket on Saturdays, when an adult buys a day or afternoon ticket for the list price.

More info

 

Kitzbuhel 

Kitzbuhel offers full area lift passes absolutely free of charge for any children in 2003 and later on their special ‘Kids Go Free Ski Days’.  For the 2019/20 winter those days are:

  • SAT, 14.12.2019
  • SUN, 19.01.2020
  • SAT, 07.03.2020
  • SAT, 21.03.2020
  • SAT, 11.04.2020

More info

 

Mayrhofen

Children born on or after the 1st of January 2014 enjoy free use of the ski lifts in Mayrhofen when accompanied by an adult.

More info

 

Saalbach

In Saalbach, children born in 2014 and later can use the miniAlpini Card for free on every lift. 

More info

 

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Bixental

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental does justice to its reputation as a family ski resort once again. In the 2019/20 winter season, children under 15 years of age ski free of charge from 07/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 and from 14/03/2019 to 13/04/2020 when one parent from the same family purchases a ski pass valid for 3 or more days.

More info

 

St Anton

It’s not quite free but children born 2012 and later can get a full-season pass in St Anton for just €10!

More info

 

Stubai Glacier

Children ages 10 and under ski for free in Stubai’s Family Ski Area when accompanied by a paying adult.

More info

 

Zurs

Like neighbouring St Anton, t’s not quite free but children born 2012 and later can get a full-season pass in Zurs for just €10!

More info

 

Resorts Kids Ski for Free in France

Ski Instructor Teaching a 3-Year Old Toddler Boy at a Mountain Resort

Most resorts in France offer a free lift pass for young children regardless of whether or not the parents have purchased one but there are some other interesting deals as well!

Avoriaz

Children under 5 years old always ski for free in Avoriaz and at the end of the season, from April 4th 2020, you can get a free ski pass for children under 12 years old when an adult purchases a 5 day+ Portes du Soleil adult pass.

Parents can also get one free full-season pass for a child under 12 years old with the purchase of their own full-price season lift pass.

More info

 

Chatel

Children under 5 years old always ski for free in Chatel and at the end of the season, from April 4th 2020, you can get a free ski pass for children under 12 years old when an adult purchases a 5 day+ Portes du Soleil adult pass.

Parents can also get one free full-season pass for a child under 12 years old with the purchase of their own full-price season lift pass.

More info

 

Courchevel

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Courchevel.

 

Flaine and the Grand Massif

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Flaine.

 

La Clusaz

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in La Clusaz.

 

La Plagne

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in La Plagne.

 

La Rosiere

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in La Rosiere.

 

Les Arcs

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Les Arcs.

 

Les Gets

Children under 5 years old always ski for free in Les Gets and at the end of the season, from April 4th 2020, you can get a free ski pass for children under 12 years old when an adult purchases a 5 day+ Portes du Soleil adult pass.

Parents can also get one free full-season pass for a child under 12 years old with the purchase of their own full-price season lift pass.

More info

 

Megeve

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Megeve.

 

Meribel

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Meribel.

 

Morzine

Children under 5 years old always ski for free in Morzine and at the end of the season, from April 4th 2020, you can get a free ski pass for children under 12 years old when an adult purchases a 5 day+ Portes du Soleil adult pass.

Parents can also get one free full-season pass for a child under 12 years old with the purchase of their own full-price season lift pass.

More info

 

Sainte Foy

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Sainte Foy.

 

Samoens

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Samoens.

 

Serre Chevallier

In Serre Chevallier, children under 6 years old can enjoy a free ski pass – from a day to a season – when an adult pass for the same ski area and period is bought at the same time.

More info

 

Tignes

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Tignes.

 

Val Thorens

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Val Thorens.

 

Val d’Isere

Children under 5 years old can ski for free in Val d’Isere.

 

Resorts Kids Ski for Free in Switzerland

Switzerland isn’t known for being the most economical of destinations but the deal on offer in Zermatt flies in the face of that stereotype!

St Moritz

Children 5 years old and under ski for free in St Moritz.

More info

 

Verbier

Children born in 2014 or later ski for free in Verbier but the free passes must be collected in person at the lift pass office.

More info

 

Zell am Zee – Kaprun

Children born in 2014 or later ski for free in Zell am Zee.

More info

 

Zermatt

Zermatt-Matterhorn has received a special “Families Welcome” designation. Because children up to age 9 can use all of the ski lifts free of charge all year round!

More info.

 

Hopefully this list gave you a bit of inspiration 🙂

To help kids start off their ski adventure on the right foot and to help you save a little more money we’re offering 20€/CHF off of kids group or private ski lessons with the code ‘KIDS20’.  This code will be valid for the 2019/20 season.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *