Happy Kids = Happy Parents!
Chalet Locations: George, Grand Spain, Le Rucher, Chalet Ibex & Petite Ibex
The George is popular with families due to its central location (a short 200m walk from everything!) and it’s colossal lounge area, it really is huge! Often we go into the chalet and find nannies painting with children in one corner, puzzling with children in another, arts and crafting on the table and building snowmen on the balcony outside. The kitchenette in the lounge is great for preparing snacks.
The spacious rooms mean that you can get a cot in practically all of them too!
Right next to the George. The Sapin is a popular choice again for it’s location and price. The chalet is on a very quiet cul de sac so the kids can play outside and there is a great small sledging hill in the garden! The chalet has a couple of unique features, the ground floor boasts a huge family room with 4 beds and enough room to successfully play tag! The chalet also has a single occupancy room which is popular with Grandma or Grandpa!
Le Rucher is central as central can be, just looking out the window should keep the kids entertained! They wont have to walk far for anything, the ice outdoor ice rink, the carousel, the lifts are all a few hundred meters away. The chalet is all ensuite so everyone has their own space has a lovely open plan area for when everyone wants to play together!
Chalet Ibex and apartment Petite Ibex
Chalet Ibex with 8 beds is a great size for 2 families of 4. Sleeping 8 also means that everyone can fit into 1 transfer van which helps with logistics and finance! Every bedroom has a bath which is great for the kids and the upstairs snug means children can chill upstairs and adults upstairs. The town centre location also makes it easy to pop out for the never ending items that children need!
All our chalets have guide books in with family specific information and ideas of things to do. To give you a taste, a short walk from the chalet there is… outdoor iceskating, a traditional merry-go-round, indoor iceskating, indoor swimming pool, playgrounds, sledging… etc
Let us introduce you to The Snow School by ESF. Described as a ‘Premium ski school in Morzine’ and popular with all our guests, this is a great and successful introduction to winter sports for your child.
- For children 4+
- A group size of 4 -6
- Instructors who speak English and are all ‘very experienced at teaching children’
- A great price too!
At the end of the week your child will be tested to see if they will graduate to the next level, they may gain a badge and a certificate or they may not. If you would prefer for you child not to be a part of this system best to opt for private lessons.
Chalet Locations: Hibou, Lanterne & Atelier
Around 500m from the lifts and with a private shuttle service both ways! The chalets are a short walk from the lift and also on the main bus line (every 10 minutes) however, as we all know carrying the kids skis is not much fun so we will offer to drop you off and pick you up too.
The Prodains area is just one cablecar away from Avoriaz. In Avoriaz one can go bowling, ride on a horse drawn cart, go on a husky ride, the real jewel however has to be the waterpark!! One can also get the bus into Morzine easily to go swimming, ice skating, play on the merry go round etc.
Hibou and Lanterne
Set back from the road and next to a great little sledging hill both chalets also have hot tubs to warm up in afterwards! Hibou also has a separate games room which is popular with the kids!
Atelier as a former workshop has space in abundance which is great for the kids, especially for a game of hide and seek! Most of the rooms can accommodate extra beds which allows great flexibility for configuring the chalet to the needs of your guests. The hot tub is popular with the bigger kids too!
All lessons must be booked in AVORIAZ not Morzine as we do not offer shuttle runs to Morzine (the Avoriaz cable car is 2 minutes from the chalet Morzine is 15 minutes, there is not time between shuttles to service Morzine).
- For Hibou and Lanterne, Avoriaz Alpine ski school start on the Monday so have our recommendation.
- For Atelier, ESF start on the Sunday and meet at the top of the cable car which is perfect.
In all cases one has to get to Avoriaz. The shuttle will take you 2 minutes to the cable car and the cable car 10 minute to the top. Although the total journey time is less than 15 minutes we would advise leaving half an hour or 45 minutes if you need to get to the Plateau. Better to have more time than less especially on the first day.
To get to the Plateau one simply takes the chairlift up next to the cable car, Avoriaz Alpine Ski School have a video showing the way here! If it is the whole families first time on snow and the chair lift does not look like your cup of tea then we recommend taking a horse-drawn cart! This was recommended to us by our guests and is a fun way for the kids to start their day. One simply arrives at the top of the cable car, picks up the phone in the phone box and just like calling a cab, one appears, the cost is around €10.
There are a list of other ski schools here.
From 3 – 4
Children from 3 can learn to ski at the famous Village Des Enfants in Avoriaz or with ESF’s Piou Piou.
Village Des Enfants is just down from the plateau so one can take the horse and cart or walk. The walk is about 15 minutes the first time, then 10 minutes after that.
To walk: At the top of the cable car, head towards restaurant ChangaBanga then take the lift up just beyond it on the left, walk along the corridor at the top, go up the stairs and follow the middle of the 3 roads. The Villages Des Enfants is just at the top of this.
- Free for children under 5! Discounted for children under 15.
After ski entertainment
- All of our chalets come with WiFi, Apple TV, British TV, NetFlix and board games.
- On the first night the chef will sit down with the parents and discuss the proposed menu for the children whereby amendments specific to the child’s needs can be made. We work on the same goal here to get the children happily fed so there is a good degree of flexibility!
- Breakfast, let’s get the kids set up for a great day! We have child friendly cereal, breads & spreads and pancakes on rotating daily hot option!
- Afternoon tea as parents is our favourite time of the day, having a drink and cake with the kids and excitedly catching up on the days adventures.
- Kids dinner is served at 17:30 allowing plenty of time for bath, CBeebies, bed etc
We have cots, high chairs, baby cutlery, let us know in advance and we can pick anything extra such as wipes and nappies so that you don’t have to sacrifice your luggage allowance! It is possible to hire snow suitable push chairs upon arrival in resort. We have a dedicated menu for children however we do ask that parents provide infants meals, again we are happy to pick this up for you.
See our dedicated section on childcare in the FAQs.
- Infants in a cot are £150, see what is included here.