Our top 10 family chalets & hotels
We understand it’s not always possible to find a group of friends to fill a whole chalet, the good news is we now have a number of smaller 2 or 3 bedroom chalets perfect for a private family ski holiday. Our hotels are also well suited with family suites and interconnecting rooms, these are great value too as children occupying a third or forth bed in a room travel at half price.
Our Childcare Manager understands the needs of a family and their considerations when choosing a resort and chalet, he's collated his top 10 list of family properties from our portfolio...
The Como Suite, La Plagne
The Como Suite in Summit Lodge is suited well to a large family looking to enjoy a family skiing holiday in La Plagne. With lots of additional bunk beds (and space for cots in two of the bedrooms), there is space for everyone in Como Suite. It is laid out on one floor and the dining room is located close to the bedrooms so you should be able to hear if any sleeping children wake during the adults’ dinner. The chalet looks out onto the snow front meaning you can watch your little ones in their first days of ski school from the comfort of your balcony! Ski equipment can be rented and lessons organised with Oxygene (our ski hire and ski school partner) in the shop just below the chalet. As well as all that, La Plagne is a brilliant resort for children with plenty of activities to enjoy after a day on the mountain. There is a sledging area and carousel a minute’s walk from the chalet as well as the famous luge run, just a short bus ride away!
Hotel Theodul, Lech
Hotel Theodul is a great destination for a family ski holiday in Lech. It’s an authentic Austrian hotel which is located only a short walk to the slopes and the ski school drop off area. The rooms in the hotel are spacious with plenty of space for extra beds and cots. Additionally, the playroom and children’s areas (as well as the fabulous pool) make this hotel, one of our most suitable properties for a family holiday. At the Hotel Theodul 7 day catering is offered from our team of qualified chefs who will ensure all children are well catered for.
In Lech, we run our incredibly popular ‘Theodul Kids’ childcare service where our team of nannies organise exciting activities, each day after ski school. They also supervise the children’s tea, leaving you to enjoy the last of the winter sun or a drink in one of the glamourous bars and hotels in Lech. On school holiday weeks our team at the Theodul offer ‘Cocoa Club’ in an evening between 19.30 and 21.00. The children are supervised in our playroom, usually with a film and popcorn on the go, whilst you’re able to enjoy an adult dinner in the hotel restaurant (Cocoa Club is paid for locally and subject to availability)
Hotel Arlberg, St Christoph
The Hotel Arlberg, situated in the peaceful resort of St Christoph is our newest property but I am confident it will be a thriving success for families throughout this winter. With ski hire and the collection point for ski school being so close to the hotel, the logistics of children skiing is made much easier. It’s also a ski-in ski-out hotel, great for those families who want to hit the mountains early in the morning. The hotel is spacious and child-friendly with a large outside area for all of your children’s snowman building needs. A number of the rooms are large suites which have additional children’s’ beds as well as bath tubs in a number of en-suites. In St Christoph, we will be running our ‘Arlberg Kids’ childcare service where our team of nannies organise exciting activities, each day after ski school. They will also supervise the children’s tea, leaving you to enjoy the last runs of the day in the fabulous Arlberg ski area. At the Hotel Arlberg 7 day catering is offered from our team of qualified chefs who will ensure all children are well catered for.
Bellacima Lodge, Meribel
Bellacima Lodge is wonderful chalet which boasts a large lounge with adjoining dining room, making it perfect for a big family holiday. There's lots of space for cots in the bedrooms as well as a number of baths throughout the chalet. The top floor of the chalet has a pool table room which often gets taken over by the children for the week! In addition, the cinema room on the ground floor is the great for the kids to enjoy a movie night after a long day on the mountain. There is a lift to all three floors of this chalet which the kids tend to enjoy but is also good for moving the large amounts of luggage required when you travel with little ones. We offer an in-resort shuttle service in Meribel which helps dramatically when getting all of the children to and from ski school. All in all, Bellacima Lodge really is a family friendly chalet with all the toys required for fun packed week.
Chalet Rohtang, St Anton
Whilst often thought of as a resort geared towards the epic skiing, partying and après-ski, St Anton also has a lot to offer as a ski resort suited well to families. Chalet Rohtang is the perfect place for you to stay St Anton with your children. Rohtang is a simple, cosy chalet laid out on one floor with a bath tub in the en-suite off the master bedroom. At Chalet Rohtang, we offer a in resort shuttle service whch helps alleviate any stress before ski school. As well as the numerous afternoon activities available in St Anton (such as the ice skating rink, bowling alley and climbing wall), the skiing area is great for beginner skiers with plenty of nursery slopes for your children’s first skiing lessons.
Eden West, Alpe d'Huez
Eden West is one of our most suitable chalets for a family skiing holiday in Alpe d’Huez. Like all of our chalets in this resort, it is situated within a stone’s throw of the piste. ESF (our partner ski school in Alpe d’Huez) will even collect children who are booked into our group lesson just 20 metres from your front door! Two of the bedrooms can easily fit in cots making it perfect if you are travelling with infants. The third bedroom boasts a set of bunk beds and is ideal for the “Kids’ Hangout” (and bedroom) for the week. Alpe d’Huez is a truly brilliant resort for a family skiing holiday; there are loads of activities to do in the resort such as tackling the high ropes course, exploring the ice caves or enjoying the fabulous sports centre.
Petit Choucas, Val d'Isere
Petit Choucas, located right in the heart the town, is our best property for families looking to enjoy the delights of Val d’Isere with their children. The chalet is set away from the hubbub of the main high street and is only a 5 minute walk to the snow front where you will drop off the children each morning to meet their ski instructors for ski school. It is a charming chalet, laid out on one floor (so no need to worry about your toddlers near any staircases). The set of bunk beds next to the twin bedroom is great for younger children as you can hear them if they wake up during the evening. The large bathtub in the master bedroom’s en-suite can also help make bath time in the Alps much less stressful. The chalet has a cosy living area with doors leading onto a great outside area perfect for your children who want to spend the afternoon building snowmen!
No 2 Penthouse, Avoriaz
No. 2 Penthouse in Avoriaz is a brilliant destination for a chalet holiday with your children. The chalet boasts a family suite with adjoining rooms as well as plenty of space for cots in the bedrooms. The chalet is located at the top of a fabulous building in Avoriaz providing spectacular views across the Portes du Soleil. No. 3 is brightly decorated and well laid out for a family chalet. As well as the chalet being ski-in ski out, the resort is real a winter wonderland for children with a wide variety of activities for them on the doorstep of the chalet. The ice rink, carousel and sledging area are only 2 minutes’ walk away. Additionally, the swimming pool, Aquariaz, makes for a great afternoon activity to enjoy with the children. What more can be said? This chalet is a top choice for a family looking to enjoy a ski holiday in the Portes du Soleil.
Darkoum Lama, Courchevel
Darkoum Lama is a robust chalet great for families looking for a ski in-ski out location in Courchevel. As well as space for cots in the bedrooms, this chalet has a bath tub in both bathrooms making it ideal for those of you travelling with infants. The chalet is laid out on one floor and has a lovely open plan living-dining area, ideal for relaxing together after a day on the mountain. Courchevel really is a brilliant resort for families travelling with children due to the resort being packed full with plenty of activities to keep the children occupied when they’re not skiing on the mountain.
The Manoir, Morzine
The Manoir, in Morzine, is a brilliant chalet for an extended family looking to spend a memorable week together in Morzine. Morzine is a great resort for families due to the wide variety of activities on offer as well as being located just an hour and 20 minutes from Geneva airport. As well as having two large living rooms, the ping pong table, cinema room and pool table will keep children entertained for hours leaving the adults to enjoy some peace and quiet in other areas of this palatial chalet. The separate dining room is perfect for when parents want to relax and enjoy a more ‘adult’ dinner whilst their children are occupied elsewhere. The Manoir has plenty of space for extra children in our family suites rooms as well as ample room for cots in lots of the bedrooms. There is a huge outside area around the building which should keep the children entertained, making snowmen, building snow castles, or having snowball fights! However, do bear in mind, it is located about 10 minutes walk from the snow front… so be prepared from some tired little legs in the afternoon, after a big day on the mountain.
Private chalets for a family of four
In addition to the chalets listed above, which our Childcare Manager has highlighted as ideal properties for family ski holidays, we now also have a selection of two-bedroom chalets in our portfolio. These chalets are ideal for a private family ski holiday, all with a dedicated chalet host;
- Valdez Suite, Morzine
- Little Lumi, Morzine
- No 2 Penthouse, Avoriaz
- Chalet Rohtang, St Anton
- Eden East, Alpe d'Huez
- Chalet Yukon, Meribel
- Darkoum Makan, Courchevel
- Petit Choucas, Val d'Isere
- No 2 Aspen House, Val d'isere
- Loft 3 Aspen House, Val d'isere
Children in shared chalets
Children of all ages are welcome in any of our chalets when a chalet is booked in its entirety.
We accept bookings with children and infants on all dates, on a room by room booking basis, in Le Manoir in Alpe d'Huez & The Como Suite in La Plagne and also in Hotel Theodul in Lech and Hotel Alberg in St Christoph.
Families can book into all our chalets and hotels during school holidays, for the 2019/20 season school holiday dates are 15, 22 & 29 Dec 2019, 9 & 16 Feb and 29 Mar, 5 & 12 Apr 2020.
Any family bookings outside of these dates/chalets will be considered and accepted at our discretion.