We think Leysin is a really good choice for families. Both the village and the ski centre are of a scale that is unintimidating for family groups, and the attitude of the resort and most of the guests is very family friendly too.

Even the ski lift company does its bit by offering one of the most generous lift ticket deals available anywhere – with children up to age nine skiing free of charge. This compares to the norm of having to pay from age 4 to 6. Non-ski childcare is available at the Garderie Arc-en-Ciel (+41 (0)24 4941200) accepting children aged from six months. The ski school offers special classes for children as young as three with fun nursery areas.