Skiing “en famille” can sometimes be seen as too much of a challenge to organise successfully and often parents decide to wait until children are older or they end up compromising their own ski holiday experience in order to find a child-friendly option. But it doesn’t have to be that way – choosing the right resort and the right accommodation option can make skiing with children a pleasure – the only real problem is that after a few years of ski holidays the children overtake their parents on the slopes !
Meribel is a great choice for families – with over 600kms of pisted runs there is something for all level of skiers. This winter the resort has expanded the beginner area at the Altiport giving more space for children, beginners and more tentative skiers. They have also enlarged the popular Inuit piste at the Altiport with two new forest discovery trails opening this winter. At the foot of the Rhodos bubble in the Chaudanne there is a new sledging area which will be ideal for younger children and a second sledging zone will open at the Altiport with a picnic and seating area for family spectators. Both areas will have padded barriers and restricted access making them safe for children. The resort has a number of ski schools who really specialise in teaching youngsters to ski and for children under 3 years there is a kindergarten as well as numerous nanny options so whatever their age, they can enjoy a holiday in the snow.
The resort has some excellent facilities to keep children of all ages occupied after skiing including an Olympic size ice rink, swimming pool with slides, bowling alley and sledging. During the main school holidays there are also entertainers in the resort providing street theatre as well as the low-tech options of building snowmen !
Avery Crest chalets are a great family option that ensure that all the adults members of the group still get to enjoy a luxury chalet holiday while the children are well cared for. Both of our chalets have equipment for younger children including cots, high chairs, pushchairs and toys & a selection of DVDs whilst the older children have meals and meal times to suit them (and their parents!) and have space to relax and play. The cinema and TV rooms have a selection of DVDs and games and we ensure the little touches such as child size dressing gowns, books and toys make the bedrooms designed to delight them as much as the champagne, canapés and luxury toiletries please their parents.
So Meribel and Avery Crest make the ideal family choice for a luxury ski holiday for everyone!