There is no disputing the pull of the mountains, but even for parents who regularly skied pre children the prospect of travelling to the Alps en-famille can be a little daunting! Don’t be put off though, taking young children skiing can enormously rewarding and there are specialist tour operators out there who can help.
One well established specialist is Ski Famille. The company has been helping families enjoy the mountains for over 25 years and their small and knowledgeable team’s focus is on stripping out hassle at the same time as maximizing fun and relaxation. All of Ski Famille’s catered family chalets have been chosen because they offer fabulous service and superb value in world class ski areas. Most importantly of all for travelers with children in tow, they offer the Ski Famille’s exclusive in-chalet childcare.
Ski Famille’s À La Carte Childcare is provided in the chalet you stay in, meaning no snowy trudge to a centralized crèche in the morning. This cosy “home from home” environment quickly puts both parents and children at ease. Childcare options include full and half day sessions for children from 3 months to 12 years old. Ski school lessons are available for children from 3 years old and can be arranged as part of the Ski Famille childcare service; their nannies will take the children to and from the slopes leaving you free to enjoy your own skiing.
For the youngest guests, cots, high chairs, off-road buggies, nappies, wipes, baby monitors, sterlisers and more are available free of charge in every Ski Famille chalet. Parents also have the reassurance that all nannies and childcare assistants are Ski Famille employees recruited in the UK. The whole team undergoes an Enhanced DBS check, as well as being reference checked and First Aid trained. Many of the team return to work for Ski Famille year after year.
The chalets themselves are within an easy walk of the slopes and have been designed, or extensively modified, for Ski Famille guests. Whether you choose a Traditional, Select or Premier Select property you will have the option of booking a family suite (whereby children and parents have separate bedrooms behind one door) and all chalets have a hot tub, sauna or steam room. Travelling with children shouldn’t mean having to compromise on the quality of your accommodation!
All of Ski Famille’s chalets are located in France. You can choose between picturesque Les Gets (which also enjoys a nice short transfer from Geneva), high altitude Les Menuires in the 3 Valleys or ever popular La Plagne. As well as offering excellent skiing for all abilities, all three have lots of family friendly activities away from the sloped.
Each chalet has its own chef and host and in the evening parents will be treated to home cooked meals and carefully selected wines. What better way to unwind after a day on the slopes!
Ski Famille chalet packages are available from £559 per adult for 7 nights including flights, transfers and half board accommodation. Price is based on Chalet Grand Mouflon in Les Gets from 16th December 2016. Child discounts are available throughout the season with free child places on a number of dates.
To find out more visit their website or call 01252 365 495.