When it comes to family-friendly ski destinations, all resorts are not created equal. Getting the right resort is the first step to planning your family ski holiday - choosing a resort with great ski schools, easy-to-access nursery slopes, a compact town centre and lots of activities off the mountain can make all the difference.

Whatever the age of your children, we think the recipe for keeping them (and therefore you) happy on a family ski holiday is pretty similar. Take them to a resort that lets them experience all the wonder and adventure of being in the mountains - with plenty of creature comforts on hand to keep them warm and entertained.

Take a look at our roundup of the best family-friendly ski resorts in Europe, guaranteed to put smiles on little faces: