Choosing a ski resort to watch your young ones take their first turns may seem like an ordeal, but it doesn't have to be. The ski resort of choice will depend on many factors, including quality and reputation of the ski school, the safety of the resort, and availability of terrain for the rest of the family, from beginners to extreme skiers. 

In fact, nearly all resorts try to appeal to families, but some are naturally suited to meet those needs, and others just do it better. Having tried and tested more than 200 of the world’s top resorts with young children in tow, here are eight OnTheSnow suggestions for resorts that offer something special for families with young kids, whatever your particular needs.