Taking your children skiing is a great experience. You’ll definitely be making family memories that will last, and it’s lovely to be able to do an activity that the whole family can enjoy together. And if you’re looking for the best place for child friendly ski holidays, La Tania is it. La Tania is one of the most family-friendly ski resorts in the Alps, and it’s perfect for your next ski trip with kids. Here’s why.
La Tania for families
Small, car-free centre. The centre of La Tania is very small and free of cars. Along with sledging happening most evenings and a small playground, it’s perfect for families. Also, the tourist office usually has kids activities on each week, so be sure to check in when you arrive in resort to see what’s on.
As for restaurants in La Tania, overall they are very casual and child-friendly. Many of them offer a kids menu and have an early seating around 18:30.
Child-friendly accommodation at Ski Dazzle
If you’re staying with us at Ski Dazzle, we have everything on hand for children. In each chalet you’ll find an assortment of books and board games, as well as DVDs and British television to keep them entertained. For smaller children, we’re fully equipped with high chairs and cots.
But most importantly, when it comes to meal time, we cook separate meals for children. Our chefs are known to whip up a mean spaghetti Bolognese, and homemade pizzas always make the list. We also can also whizz up some fruit or veg for babies.
Rent baby and toddler gear & toys
If there is anything else you need for your baby or child, but it just won’t fit in your luggage, you can rent it. There is a great baby hire service in the Three Valleys. Holiday Baby Hire has a large range of kids gear on rent just for your stay. From buggies and baby backpacks, to toys and books, to potties and baby monitors. Everything is high quality and the items are carefully cleaned and safety checked each time they’re rented out.
It’s great way to have more of the comforts of home for your little one, without having to lug everything out to the Alps.
Kid-Friendly Ski Schools
For children who are aged 4 and up, they can start to learn to ski. Ski schools these days are much more customer-oriented and focused on the children learning through play. Gone are the days of instructors shouting drills. There are a handful of ski schools we recommend that are in English and offer small groups.
Putting children in group lessons is the most cost effective option. Plus, it’s great fun for children to learn with others of their same age and ski ability.
We do recommend you book well in advance, especially during Feb Half Term and other school holidays, as lessons book up quickly.
Whether you’re looking for someone to look after your children once they’re done with their ski lessons, or you have tiny ones who aren’t skiing yet, you may need child care whilst on your ski trip.
In La Tania, there is a creche in resort that offers quality child care and is conveniently located right near the gondola. Or if you’d rather have a private nanny come to your chalet, there are a few companies who offer nanny service. They’re also available for an evening if you want an adults night out.
For kids aged 3, they can join the ESF’s Piou Piou group, which introduces them to the joys of snow in a safe environment.
Non-Skiing Children’s Activities
What else can you get up to when the kids are done skiing, or maybe just not interested? Here are just a few options.
Sledging – Kids as little as 6 months can enjoy sledging on a gentle slope. The centre of La Tania turns into an informal sledge run after the lifts closed.
Playground – As mentioned previously there is a small playground in the centre of La Tania.
Soft Play – For those not-so-sunny days where you’d rather stay inside, Courchevel 1850 has a soft play area. Free to use, you can catch the bus up to Courchevel to access it. The soft play area is situated just near the bus stop in the bottom of the Croisette.
Swimming – Head up to Aquamotion for a day of swimming. Pools, slides, diving boards, surf wave and a child’s area for smaller ones are bound to keep the kids entertained for an afternoon.
The key to a perfect family ski holiday is keeping the kids happy. We know that happy kids = happy parents. So head to La Tania for your next child friendly ski holiday, and be sure to get in touch with us if you’re looking for accommodation.