Tuesday, 20 March 2012 2:22 PM
Families looking to spend the half-term having lots of fun together are sure to be keen on booking ski holidays, so they can head out on the slopes and enjoy a break they won't forget in a hurry.
Whether you're a winter sports enthusiast or you've never experienced an adventure in snowy mountains before, this half-term could be made even more memorable by taking your children on ski holidays 2013.
So, where should you consider holidaying?
Courchevel is one of the most popular ski locations in Europe, and is the first purpose-built resort in France.
The area is home to more than 600 km of pistes, with runs of all levels so, whether you're a keen skier or have never been before, you'll be able to take to the slopes with confidence.
In addition to excellent skiing opportunities, Courchevel is a popular resort due to the wide range of accommodation options available, as well as the picturesque town that provides activities away from the peaks.
It has a vibrant shopping and dining scene, so if your kids tire of swishing down the mountains, you can always spend a day in the town and enjoy some retail therapy.
For a resort with kids in mind, head to Morzine. This French holiday destination not only has plenty of family facilities so that parents and little ones can make the most of their break away, but it is also conveniently located just one hour away from Geneva airport, so you don't have to worry about long journeys with impatient youngsters.
It forms part of one of the largest ski areas in the world, the Portes du Soleil, so you're sure to find everything you are hoping to gain out of a winter sports trip here.
Indeed, as a lift pass allows you to have a go at runs at some of the region's 12 towns and villages across France and Switzerland, there's bound to be plenty of different skiing experiences just waiting to be enjoyed here.
Youngsters or those who aren't very confident on the slopes will also find a holiday in Morzine an attractive idea, as it caters for beginners. The well-maintained pistes and children's facilities mean a break here will be a fun one, without having to worry about swishing down the slopes with those far more experienced.
Indeed, it is home to kids' clubs, ski gardens and gentle runs, while offering a selection of activities to keep little ones amused.
Another location where you might be interested in searching for ski deals is Les Gets. This area is part of the Portes du Soleil region in France, which provides skiers with some great pistes to practise their winter sports skills.
Les Gets is a particularly good spot for families, as the ski resorts have a number of child-friendly facilities. For instance, there are a number of festivals and events that occur in the area every year, which could be interesting to take part in during your trip with the kids.
For those who take a shine to skiing, they can improve their skills by attending the English-speaking ski and snowboard school and by having a go at some of the beginner trails around the resort.