Are you wondering at what age your child can start skiing or, at least, join you for a winter holiday in the mountains? Ideally, it is good to wait a bit before taking a baby to high altitudes. In short, for a first winter holiday at the age of about 12-18 months, it is advisable to stay at a low or moderate altitude. There are two reasons for this: on the one hand, the higher altitude and the air pressure can have an effect on babies' ears, and the cold will be much more extreme at high altitudes. So, staying below 2000 metres up to the age of 18 months is recommended.
That said, it's always a good idea to give the kids a change of scenery! And discovering the snow for the first time will be a wonderful moment to share with the family.
It will be necessary to keep your child well hydrated and properly wrapped-up for the duration of your stay in the mountains.