We want to make your skiing experience with children as simple as possible. Chalet Bobeau is a short 5 minute for small legs on flat land to the main ski lift. At Chalet Eridan 1 and Chalet Orion, we drop our catered guests at the ski shop in the morning, right opposite the lift.
The beginner area starts on a large plateau at Samoens 1600m. All under 5s ski FREE (proof of age with your passport is required). The easiest green run operates with a covered magic carpet, so there are no difficult button lifts to manoeuvre. The beginner area has 5 green runs and 3 blue runs, and there are restaurants and snack bars here to warm up with a hot chocolate.
The ESF ski school operates a Piou-Piou club; this is a zoned off Kindergarten area just for children, with fun games and another covered magic carpet, aged from 3 years and above.
Zig Zag ski school runs ‘Tiny Tots’ lessons. These are available for children ages three and above, offering one on one ski lessons, for up to an hour in length. Zig Zag also offers small sized group lessons for beginner children aged 4 and above. From age 5 or 6, children can join standard group lessons, which run to age 12.
Throughout the Grand Massif, there are fun parks for kids to enjoy in the snow. In Samoens, the ‘Septisnake’ has long been popular. Kids can enjoy skiing through the forest on the ZiziPanPan blue run, going under obstacles and hitting targets.
ESF also offer a service whereby they can accompany children from the ESF office in Samoens village, in the cable car, to the lessons which start at Samoens 1600m.
If you require a private nanny to come to one of our chalets, please contact Sun and Snow childcare, and mention you are staying with PureChalets. Val and Emily are fully qualified professional nannies, who can come to your chalet for a whole day or half day, and care for children in a fun and safe environment. They can also drop off children at ski school, or pick them up afterwards.
Please contact SunAndSnowChildcare or telephone: +44 (0)7742 464906.
When you return home from skiing, homemade cakes and cookies are waiting for you on our catered holidays. We serve special ‘High Tea’, to provide children with hearty, kid friendly dinners.
For children’s lessons see our ski school recommendations: Ski Schools