Family Ski Holidays in France

Family Skiing Holidays in France with Esprit Family Ski

The ski resorts of France are hugely popular for family ski holidays and Esprit Ski has chosen the best of these. All offer superb skiing and convenient family ski chalets and family ski chalet hotels in great locations.

Working closely with the local French ski-schools and best English-speaking children’s instructors, Esprit’s exclusively run ski classes with small ratios of 1:6 for Spritelet and 1:8 for Sprites will speed up your child’s learning and overall enjoyment of their family ski holiday in France.

France is the home of the purpose-built ski resort where access and convenience are the key factors. Most are at high altitude and many offer glacier skiing so snow conditions and perfect pistes are always assured for the best family skiing holidays.

A lot of resorts are now connected to give some of the biggest ski areas in the world including the Three Valleys, Espace Killy, Paradiski and Portes du Soleil. If you like to travel many miles a day and not ski the same run again then Family skiing in France is the place for you!

Esprit Ski has Chalet Hotels in Courchevel 1850, Méribel and Alpe d’Huez which are all close to the piste. The flag-ship Chalet Hotel is in Belle Plagne, and now the La Plagne ski area is linked by the ‘double-decker’ Vanoise Express to Les Arcs where you will find Esprit catered chalets in Peisey and Les Arcs 2000.

You can ski to the door of all the La Rosière selection of chalets, all conveniently located together for the childcare. Les Gets also has chalets, specially converted for families and the top-class resorts of Val d’Isère and Tignes have Esprit accommodation and childcare available.

Alpe d’Huez

Guaranteed snow plus lots of sunshine, and from the Pic Blanc on a clear day, you can see one-fifth of France. Alpe d’Huez is the main hub resort of the fabulous ‘Grandes Rousses’ ski area, offering plenty of family skiing opportunities over the 250kms of wonderful piste, and endless acres of off-piste powder. Neighbouring Les Deux Alpes is also covered for 1 day on the same 6-day lift-pass, combining to create the ‘Grande Alpes’ area, with 468kms of pistes.

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Belle Plagne

Our flagship Chalet Hotel Des Deux Domaines is firmly established as an Esprit family favourite. Belle Plagne has everything skiing families could ask for – a purpose-designed Chalet Hotel on the slopes, a convenient children’s ski area with enthusiastic and sympathetic English-speaking ski instructors, a pedestrianised village centre, and for skiing ‘en famille’, a plentiful range of wide gentle blue runs surrounding the resort.

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Courchevel 1850

This family friendly resort offers guaranteed snow on the Peclet Glacier and so attracts all who search for the very best in their next family ski holiday.Courchevel 1850 offers real French charm in the wide variety of chic shops and fine restaurants and thoroughly deserves its top-flight reputation. It is renowned for having one of the longest ski seasons and the best snow cover in the whole of the Alps, and has headed skiers’ list of prestige resorts for many a year now.

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La Rosière

High above the Tarentaise, it’s the sunny position, great skiing and incredible views that make family skiing holidays to La Rosière such a joy. With our impressive selection of family chalets in La Rosière, the choice is yours. Esprit ski La Rosière chalets dominate the area close to the nursery slopes and opposite the main lift system. This prime location makes family ski holidays a joy! The children’s ski classes meet outside the Grandes Alpes chalets, from where their instructors lead them to the appropriate slopes. Parents need only cross the adjacent car park to reach the lifts and be skiing.

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Les Arcs 2000

On the extensive snow-sure slopes of the fabulous Paradiski area, Les Arcs, high above the Tarentaise valley, comprises four purpose built ski resorts at the ascending heights of 1600m, 1,800m, 1,950m, and 2,000m. The doorstep skiing of Arc 2000 is a major plus for skiing families. The whole family can put their skis on practically outside their front door and be off on the slopes together.

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Les Gets

Full of traditional Alpine charm, Les Gets offers a winning combination – a rarity in France – of a truly delightful village and the luxury of 650kms of superb skiing to enjoy! It’s no wonder Les Gets is so with Esprit ski families. This resort offers an ideal ski area for mixed ability family ski holidays, and children love Les Gets’ little mini-train, which runs between the main ski-lifts and the Mont Chéry area.

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Sensational Three valleys skiing virtually from your doorstep. Lying at the heart of the world’s biggest inter-linked ski area with its endless variety of terrain, Méribel has plenty to offer all ages and all levels, a perfect location for your next Esprit family ski holiday! The Méribel valley offers a combination of cruisy glades and open boulevards, which enjoy both morning and afternoon sun, and the huge state-of-the-art lift system allows guests to access the full 600kms of slopes with ease.

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Peisey-Les Arcs

Plan-Peisey is a quiet little ski village, which has proved a huge hit with Esprit ski families ever since its introduction, due to its lovely chalets and superb location, right on the link between the Les Arcs and La Plagne ski areas. Plan-Peisey is ideal for family ski holidays, as initially the children’s lessons will be held in the ski garden just behind the base of the 6-man chairlift, just 50m from our chalets.

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An Esprit family favourite and one of the ‘crème de la crème’ of world ski areas with guaranteed snow on the Grande Motte Glacier. The ‘Espace Killy’ ski area, combining Tignes and neighbouring Val d’Isère, ranks highly in any keen skier’s top ten world resorts, and deservedly so. Completely snowsure, with over 300kms of pistes, plus easily the same again in off-piste terrain, the area offers well over a mile of vertical drop, from the guaranteed snow at the peak of the Grande Motte Glacier down to the picturesque old village of Tignes-les-Brevières.

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Val d’Isère

The ultra high altitude skiing of the legendary Espace Killy virtually guarantees the very best conditions from late November to early May, whilst the superb modern lift system whisks you rapidly to a world of varied skiing. Val d’Isère really does have something to offer everyone for the ultimate family skiing holiday.

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