Les Arcs, France

Latitudes. Several hotels in this three-part resort offer childcare. That at the Latitudes in Arc 1800 is not the most comprehensive (it starts at age 4), but it gets the best reports.

Davos, Switzerland

Berghotel Schatzalp. A funicular takes you up to is comprehensively equipped four-star on the treeline, 300m above towny Davos Platz. It has its own nursery slope and creche, and is the start of the local toboggan run.

Flaine, France

Les Lindars. The heart of this dreary-looking, purpose-built resort is a pedestrian-only square that leads directly on to the nursery slopes. The hotel Les Lindars, just above it, has famously good childcare for residents.

Obergurgl, Austria

Alpina. Although it seems an excellent family destination, Obergurgl does not have notably good childcare arrangements. The in-house nursery of the smart Alpina makes good the deficit.

Oberlech, Austria

Sonnenburg. This luxurious chalet with a very impressive in-house nursery is right on the piste in the fairly peaceful mountain outpost of Oberlech, a mere cable-car ride or short drive above fashionable Lech.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Ginabelle. There is no public nursery slope at village level in this attractive resort, but the luxurious and friendly Ginabelle has its own little slope (and instructors) as well as an in-house nursery.