family ski holiday

Are you looking forward to a family ski holiday, or maybe you’ve recently returned from family ski holidays or been on one before? Either way, we think you’ll enjoy this piece – as we’ve decided to take a light-hearted look at the differences between what Dads think will happen on a family ski holiday, and what Mums worry will happen.

If you’ve been through this yourself, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about – and if your family ski holiday is still ahead of you, well then, read on to get a better idea of what’s coming!

So, here goes:


Dad thinks: We’ll ski every single day.

Mum worries: We’ll probably only ski three days out of six, because one of the kids will get sick, get hurt, or decide they just don’t like it!


Dad thinks: We’ll ski as late as we can every day we’re out, until the ski lifts close.

Mum worries: We’ll stop skiing by lunchtime every day we go out, because one of the kids will get sick, get hurt, decide they just don’t like it, or say they want to watch TV instead!


Dad thinks: We’ll all ski together every day.

Mum worries: We’ll all ski together on only one or two days, because one of the kids will get sick, get hurt, decide they don’t like it, say they want to watch TV, or say they want to watch Youtube on my phone instead!


Dad thinks: We’ll be on the slopes by 9 a.m. every morning.

Mum worries: We’ll be lucky to start skiing by 10.30 a.m., by the time we finish breakfast, get all the kids dressed properly, find the ski pass that one of them has lost, and Dad recovers from his hangover enough!


Dad thinks: We’ll make sandwiches every day to save money.

Mum worries: We’ll end up eating in really expensive places every day, because we just won’t have time to make sandwiches in the morning due to getting the kids dressed, looking for a lost ski pass, and Dad complaining about his hangover!


Dad thinks: We’ll have civilized adult conversation with others in the hotel bar each night.

Mum worries: We’ll end up in the room from 7 p.m. onwards because one of the kids is sick, has had a fight with another child, or we’re all just too worn out from the day!


As with most things, the truth about your family ski holiday will probably be somewhere in between – it won’t be as perfect as Dad pictures, but won’t be as bad as Mum worries either.

Hopefully the biggest mishap you’ll suffer will be a couple of bumps or bruises, but just in case things go seriously wrong, it’s absolutely vital to ensure you have full and comprehensive ski travel insurance for your family ski holiday too.

At, we offer the best deal around for family ski holiday travel insurance. Best of all is that when you take out insurance for Mum and Dad, your children’s insurance is free! *

You’ll all enjoy the following great levels of cover:

  • Winter sports equipment cover (up to €600)
  • Hire of replacement equipment (up to €500)
  • Avalanche/landslide cover (up to €750)
  • Piste closure cover (up to €750)
  • Other inability to ski cover (up to €500)
  • Round-the-clock medical assistance hotline, 365 days per year
  • Lost, stolen, or damaged baggage cover, up to €3,000 per person
  • Emergency medical and/or transportation cover, up to €10 million per person
  • Luggage loss/delay insurance
  • Flight cancellation/delay insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Third party personal liability insurance

A family ski holiday travel insurance policy from us gives you the peace of mind you’ll need to enjoy your ski holiday to the max.

The best news is that with Kids Go FREE on all of our Family Travel Insurance Plans.

Just get a quote now.


* Children are defined as dependents up to the age of 18 years.