Family ski holidays are better taken in the spring, when temperatures are warmer and children enjoy basking in the sun, rather than grumble about cold hands and feet, as is often the case in the depths of winter. However, they’re best taken in the spring at either Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina or Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, as both hotels have comprehensive kids programmes giving parents the chance to enjoy time on their own as well.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina has a four-night “Easter in the Engadine” package valid any time between 24 and 31 March 2013. This package includes gourmet half-board accommodation, a Champagne aperitif and gala dinner on Saturday 30 March, Easter brunch buffet on Sunday 31 March, a delightful Easter programme for younger guests (such as egg painting and an Easter egg hunt with the Easter bunny, all with a fully trained child minder), a 60-minute Carita facial for mums and a 50-minute full body massage for dads, as well as unlimited use of the Kronenhof Spa and a Fit & Fun sports programme that changes daily. Prices start from CHF1,350 (approx £895) per adult sharing a double room; a 30% discount is offered on a second adjoining room for the kids, but this does not include half-board.
The Kulm Hotel St. Moritz’s “Eggs-clusive Easter Offer” includes either four nights’ (28 March to 1 April) or seven nights’ (24 March to 1 April) gourmet half-board accommodation with Gala Dinner, a four- or seven-day ski pass, creative Easter activities in the hotel’s Marmotta Kids Club with the Easter Clown, an Easter concert for the whole family on Saturday 30 March and a 50-minute massage for dads, with a 50-minute NIANCE INTENSIVE facial for mums. Prices start from CHF1,455 (approx £965) per adult sharing a double room for the four-night package; children under the age of 12 stay free in their parents’ room.
As an added bonus, in cooperation with the St. Moritz Ski School, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is offering its younger guests, aged between four and 12, the chance to attend complimentary group ski lessons. The pick-up of the kids from the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz by a ski school instructor, the transfer from Chantarella station to Salastrains ski ground and the group lessons are all included.