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With hundreds of resorts, we select the top 5 for families

France boasts some of the best family ski resorts; so whether you’re about to embark on your first ski adventure or your family is proficient on the piste, an unforgettable experience awaits. It is easier than ever for families to enjoy incredible ski holidays thanks to the amazing kid’s clubs and packages on offer with Esprit Ski.

We offer a variety of flights with top quality airlines from many UK airports including Gatwick, Bristol, Newcastle and Edinburgh meaning your holiday will get off to a smooth start.

Esprit Ski representatives will greet you at your destination airport and help direct you to the awaiting transport that’ll take you directly to your resort. Our

knowledgeable staff will give you information about your resort, accommodation, childcare and snow conditions during your transfer journey.

Food is always an important aspect of family ski holidays, so make sure you fuel up with our breakfasts which are available every morning, giving your family the energy they’ll need for another session on the slopes. Afternoon tea, children’s high tea and adult evening meals are offered six days a week.

Our reservations team and resort staff are on hand to answer any queries you may have, so, with all the finer details taken care of, all you need to do is enjoy your time on the slopes.

Here is a list of the best resorts for your family ski holiday in France, highlighting the top five to consider.

Courchevel 1850

Skiing In Courchevel 1850

Courchevel 1850 is known for having one of the longest ski seasons and some of the best snow cover in the Alps.

It has a reputation for its spectacular views and pistes that are as challenging as you wish. The way the pistes connect with a smoothly operated lift system makes it perfect for a family ski holiday. Our Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 is located right on the slopes, allowing easy access to lifts and the children’s ski lessons.

Childcare In Courchevel 1850

The childcare provided by Esprit Ski is second to none; children will have the time of their lives, while parents can rest assured that their little ones are in the best care.


Our daycare services offer a seamless service which means you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast as a family before the adults can head to the snow-capped slopes while the little ones are making new friends. Daycare at Courchevel 1850 includes NurserySupervised Lunch, and Snow Club.

Ski lessons

No matter what level of ability your children are, Esprit Ski can help make sure they have an enjoyable experience on the slopes with a variety of lessons. Spritelets comprises a half-day of ski-play which gives little ones aged 3-4 a great introduction to the fun of skiing. Sprite Beginners is a lovely class for newbies to help build basic skills and confidence on the piste.

The Sprite Improvers morning class is great for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs, while Sprite Intermediates is for children who have honed their parallel ski skills. Sprite Advanced is a formal, structured ski lesson which is perfect for those who have experience on the slopes.

Saturday Family Guiding is available for families with children in the Sprite Improver class, or older. No matter what club or children’s ski class you decide on, you can be sure that our Snow Rangers will create a truly magical experience.

Evening care

As well as the amazing Cozy Club and Cocoa Clubs, Esprit Ski also offers a free baby-listening/child patrol during the evening by arrangement giving parents additional peace of mind.

Alpe D’Huez

Skiing In Alpe D’Huez

Alpe d’Huez is perfect for a family ski holiday in France because of the guaranteed snowfall as well as the renowned views. Accomplished skiers can take on the Sarenne descent; the longest black run in the world, consisting of an exhilarating 16km run that starts just below the summit of the Pic Blanc 3,330m above sea level!

There are a range of green, blue and red runs which are great for ski holidays with children, allowing them to build their confidence on blue runs before tackling the red runs.

Childcare In Alpe D’Huez

Experienced staff are on hand to help make your holiday go by without a hitch.


The much-loved Snow Club and Supervised Lunch are available at Alpe d’Huez; children will love making new friends and enjoying a plethora of fun activities such as hunt the ranger.

Ski lessons

As well as the Spritelets, Sprite Beginners, Sprite Improvers and Sprite Intermediates, we also offer Guided Ski Fun. This informal ‘lesson’ focuses on fun and gives children an extra two hours to explore the slopes with an instructor.

To help make your holiday as easy as possible, a Ski Chaperone service is also available if your child has outgrown our Sprites lessons. A Snow Ranger will accompany your child to their ski school meeting point and collect them once the lesson is over.

Ski lessons

As well as the Spritelets, Sprite Beginners, Sprite Improvers and Sprite Intermediates, we also offer Guided Ski Fun. This informal ‘lesson’ focuses on fun and gives children an extra two hours to explore the slopes with an instructor.

To help make your holiday as easy as possible, a Sprite Xtra service is also available if your child has outgrown our Sprites lessons. A Snow Ranger will accompany your child to their ski school meeting point and collect them once the lesson is over.

Evening care

The highly qualified staff are on hand to read stories to children who participate in our Cozy Club at Alpe d’Huez; what better way to relax and unwind before another action-packed day?

Belle Plagne

Skiing In Belle Plagne

Belle Plagne received the prestigious French Tourism’s “Family Plus” accreditation, and it is easy to see why. The resort has lots of family-friendly credentials from its variety of runs and other snow-inspired activities.

The predominance of blue runs makes this an ideal place to learn the basics. Once your family has mastered these, or if you are an accomplished skier, there are many long red and black runs to enjoy.

Childcare In Belle Plagne


Esprit Ski staff based in Belle Plagne are on hand to help make your holiday run as smoothly as possible. Children will enjoy a range of activities which will spark their imagination at nursery or Snow Club. Staff are also ready to keep children entertained between runs on the mountains during a Supervised Lunch.

Ski Lessons

There are several ski lessons to suit different skills including our Spritelets, Sprite Beginners, Sprite Improvers and Sprite Intermediates. Sprite Xtra lessons is another marvellous option to consider; this class is aimed at improvers and intermediates consisting of a morning structured lesson followed by afternoon ski-time with instructors.

Evening care

Cozy Club is an evening club where children can relax and unwind with stories and films before bedtime while parents enjoy adult conversation and the ambience of supper. Families can then retire to their rooms to get some rest before another exciting day on the mountains.

Cocoa Club is a supervised evening club where children can enjoy a range of games, stories or arts and crafts; a perfect way to end the day.

 La Rosière

Skiing In La Rosière

La Rosière is a gorgeous sunny and snow-sure family resort which is a popular choice for families because of its fantastic beginner slopes and friendly atmosphere which is highlighted in the motto “The resort where children are royalty”.

La Rosière has an impressive family ski area full of child-friendly slopes. It is brilliant for novices and intermediate skiers in addition to many off-piste options; perfect for enjoying trickier challenges while the children have fun at ski school.

Childcare In La Rosière

Esprit classic childcare offers a wonderful service where the younger members of the family can enjoy themselves while parents can relax knowing their children are in good hands with our qualified childcare team.


Parents can hit the slopes for a few hours while their children are burning off some energy and making new friends at Nursery and Snow Club.

Ski lessons

Children will quickly pick up some great ski skills during their lessons. Spritelets, Sprite Beginners, Sprite Improvers, Sprite Intermediates and Sprite Advanced are all available at the La Rosière ski resort.

Evening care

No matter whether your little ones prefer climbing into their pyjamas and settling down with a good book, or unwinding with a crafting session, they are sure to be happy and content during Cozy Club or Cocoa Club.

Val D’Isère

Skiing In Val D’Isère

The ultra high altitude skiing of the legendary Espace Killy virtually guarantees ideal conditions from late November to early May, whilst the superb modern lift system whisks you rapidly up to a world of varied family skiing that really does offer something for everyone.

There’s something for everyone at snow-sure Val d’Isère - from nursery slopes, green, blue, red and black runs to challenging off-piste options for competent skiers. Families have the best of both worlds at this resort because not only is the location convenient, there is a wonderful ski area for children.

Childcare In Val D’Isère

Our childcare base for Val d’Isère is inside the Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie, which is perfectly situated a short walk from the slopes. Parents can enjoy the exhilarating Espace Killy ski area which sees the joining of Val d’Isère and Tignes, while the little ones are having an equally enjoyable time in our care.


There are lots of options to help keep children entertained on holiday. The specialist team at Esprit gives your children the best care and attention to ensure they have a wonderful time. Babies and toddlers can spend time in the colourful nursery while older children enjoy themselves at  Snow Club.

Ski lessons

Children can perfect their skills with the range of lessons available. There are sessions to suit all abilities including Spritelets, Sprite Beginners, Sprite Improvers, Sprite Intermediates and Sprite Advanced.

Saturdays can be a dilemma for families when children are keen to put their new skills to the test, but parents aren’t quite confident to take them out on their own. This is when Saturday Family Guiding comes in handy.

Evening care

Parents can relax and enjoy their evening meal knowing their children are safe in the care of the friendly staff. Cozy Club and Cocoa Club are available at Val d’Isère.

No matter which family friendly skiing holiday you decide on, you can relax in the knowledge that staff are on hand to make everything simple and stress-free.