10 French resorts ideal for skiing with children

Experienced skier, you dream of skiing down the slopes, but you worry about your toddlers who will taste the joys of the mountains for the first time? Trust the flair of the Little Futé! From the Alps to the Pyrenees, passing through the Massif Central, the Vosges and the Jura, we have selected the 10 most renowned French ski resorts for their childcare. They guarantee a quality stay for adults and children alike, offering reception and guard facilities, but also trails entirely dedicated to beginners and various recreational activities

The Karellis, the kingdom of children

This human-sized ski resort is ideal for children who will get their stars while having fun. The animators take care of the youngest in the children's club by offering a wide range of activities - tobogganing, snowman competitions, end-of-stay boom... - while parents can ski quietly or enjoy a spa afternoon. In the heart of the Maurienne Valley, in Montricher-Albanne, the Karellis are a delight for young and old alike

Peyragudes, the Pyrenees with family

In the heart of the Pyrenees, the resort of Peyragudes seduces beginners and experienced skiers for a successful family stay. The toboggan run, divided into "baby and kids" areas, allows you to experience the snow according to the child's age. A daycare and leisure centre are also available. Apart from skiing, Peyragudes is known for its thermal baths on the snowfront that offer relaxation and relaxation after a day on the slopes.

Les Menuires, a successful holiday

Located at an altitude of 1850 m in the majestic Alps, Les Menuires is a huge ski area divided into several districts, renowned as one of the best ski resorts in France. It offers many activities dedicated to children: at the Piou Piou Piou club, they will become familiar with skis and snowshoes from the age of three and can be welcomed at the nursery from the age of three months. What better way to learn to ski than at a former Olympic venue?

Super-Besse, a family resort

At the foot of Mount Sancy, in the Massif Central, Super-Besse offers the opportunity to enjoy all the pleasures of skiing in a preserved environment. Families are welcome here and the resort does its utmost to make their stay as pleasant as possible: tours are indicated for strolls with a stroller, a magazine offered to children allows them to discover the region and special rates are reserved for families.

Orcières Merlette 1850, a warm atmosphere

Orcières Merlette 1850 is one of the largest resorts in the Hautes-Alpes, it has 51 downhill ski slopes adapted to all levels and offers several activities such as sled dogs, zip lines, paragliding or snow buoys. Children are welcome in Orcières, and the Opoualand and Waouland playgrounds are reserved for them. The resort also has three telemixes, very practical when you want to reach the top of the domain with children

Saint-Lary-Soulan, the authentic Pyrenees

In Saint-Lary-Soulan, in the Aure Valley, a space reserved for children allows them to fully enjoy their holidays: ski schools, daycare, kid park, everything is grouped in the same sliding area. Many fun outings are also organized by the instructors, children will participate in treasure hunts or go looking for animal tracks before discovering the bear's house

Bresse-Hohneck, the pure air of the Vosges

Bresse-Hohneck is located in the heart of the Ballon des Vosges regional nature park. Under its charming little village atmosphere, it is in fact one of the largest resorts in the Vosges. The children are cared for by the daycare staff, and can enjoy a multitude of activities such as the schlitte mountain or the adventure park. The ESF instructors also guide them on the ski slopes from the age of 2 for a serious and fun learning experience

Les Saisies, a magical stay

Located at an altitude of 1650 m in the Beaufortin massif, in the north of Savoie, the slopes of Les Saisies are among the highest in Europe. If the experienced skiers are delighted, the children are not to be outdone since a large number of activities are dedicated to them. From the "elven forest" to the "fairy tale house", it is a wonderful world that is open to them. They will also be able to learn about mushing in the baby park for sled dogs

Les Rousses, the Jura and its gentle slopes

The Jura massif is ideal for family holidays as its gentle slopes are perfect for young skiers. The resort of Les Rousses, in the Haut Jura, offers a splendid setting to learn to ski. The Marmousets area is reserved for children, various workshops are offered and a toboggan run is available. The carousel, a snow carousel, also allows them to ski alone and have fun

Serre-Chevalier, a family estate

With its many automatic lifts covering 516 hectares, stroller-friendly trails and a host of recreational activities, Serre-Chevalier is one of the most important family resorts in the Southern Alps. There are 4 secure snow gardens, a giant toboggan run and even a snowshoe circuit for children to discover the larch forest in a fun way: ideal for a family walk!

Font-Romeu, the family paradise

Labelled Family Plus, the resort of Font-Romeu has thought of everything for the well-being of your children! Its play area, unique in the Pyrénées-Orientales, offers an introduction to the joys of skiing on safe green slopes. There are also "baby luge" areas and a baby ski lift! Throughout your stay, you can also count on the resort's mascots, the two bears Chocolate and Hazelnut, to party with the little ones!

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