Child Friendly Ski Holidays in La Tania

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.

la tania kid friendly ski holiday

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.

Child Care

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.

family friendly ski holiday

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.

Things to do in La Tania this Christmas 2019

Christmas in the mountains can be really special. If you’re lucky enough to get a white Christmas (fingers crossed!), the mountain scenery and a day of skiing truly tops it off.

And unlike many other places in the world, it’s business as usual in the Alps on Christmas day. The slopes are open and so are all the shops and restaurants. And as it’s a popular time to visit, La Tania and Courchevel put on a few Christmas activities for the kids.

La Tania France Ski Resort

When you arrive in resort, expect Courchevel and La Tania to already be lit up with Christmas lights across all the villages. It will be sure to feel Christmasy from the time you arrive.

Christmas Eve

If you’re looking for something a bit different, head up to Courchevel 1850. They’ll be having a gospel street performance going on between 14:00 – 16:00, followed by a concert at 17:00 and then a torchlight descent and fireworks display – however, you might want to wait to see these both in La Tania on Christmas Day.

If you’re looking for a party in the evening, the Ski Lodge will have their annual Christmas party. Expect live music and a bustling atmosphere. We recommend going lightly on the toffee vodka though!

christmas in la tania

Christmas Day in La Tania

Head out for a ski! The best part about going on a ski trip over the Christmas break is being able to head out for some fresh mountain air and a fun activity with the whole family on Christmas day. Your chalets will also be decorated and if you’re staying in one of our catered chalets, you’ll be sure to have a delicious Christmas meal prepared for you with all the trimmings. And no washing up for you either!

Most importantly,  you can meet Father Christmas in resort! He’ll arrive in a sleigh along with some of his friends. You can see him in La Tania from 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 18:00. Hot drinks will be on offer, and you can even reserve for Father Christmas to give presents to your child in person. Note you must reserve at the La Tania tourist office in advance, spaces are limited.

After a day of skiing, presents, food, and hopefully meeting Father Christmas – head down into the village at 18:00 for a torchlight descent. Each year a number of the local ski instructors, and sometimes the local school children, do a torchlight descent down Folyeres – the blue piste that runs into resort. You can watch them wind down the mountain carrying flames. And as they arrive, there will be a fireworks show!

We have to say, it’s not your typical Christmas day – but it’s definitely one to remember.

Overall don’t expect over the top Christmas decor and numerous events, as you would back at home. Here in the mountains, the focus is skiing, with a side of holiday cheer. Embrace it and make the most of a unique family holiday in the French Alps.