Set in the French Alps' Three Valleys ski area - the largest ski area in the world - these two charming villages are ideal for your family's first skiing holiday. With one-hundred-and-fifty kilometres of ski runs served by fifty-eight lifts, getting around couldn't be easier. The designated 'ZEN' areas have been specially reserved for beginners, while the nineteen green and thirty-five blue runs are great for getting to grips with the runs.
is a slightly quieter resort with a unique character and style. With a more laidback vibe, it's a great option for families who want to enjoy the basics of a ski holiday in the Alps. However, with bus connections to the other four villages on the peak, if you are looking for a roaring après or just want to experience more of the area, it's easily done.
is the jewel in the area's crown and certainly the most luxurious of the villages. The highest of the villages, here you'll find Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury hotels and an amazing shopping district. Plus, for those who are looking for the best runs, you'll be only minutes away from La Saulire, the highest point of the resort.
With more Britons visiting Val d'Isère
for winter sports fun than any other ski resort, you can't go far wrong here. Children can take a lesson in the Snow Garden, where no more than six children at any one time can build up their skills with expert instruction, plus there is an aqua centre for splashing about in when the snow gets a bit too much, along with luxurious spa facilities for parents to unwind in.
The highest altitude resort in Europe, set in the Three Valleys area, Val Thorens
is renowned for the quality of its snow, perfectly groomed runs, cutting-edge facilities and all ski-in ski-out accommodation. It features a 'Fun Slope', where children can practice weaving between obstacles, through snow tunnels and over bridges, before progressing to the 'Easy Park' to put their new skills to the test. It also boasts a friendly village atmosphere with a fantastic après ski offering!
Quaint and authentic, the village of Megève
was once a peaceful market town. It is now a charmingly unique skiing area with beautiful alpine scenery and is a perfect place for families to enjoy a luxurious ski break together. Children will love the sledging area, enjoying a dog-sleigh ride or a glide on the ice rink, while there is a complimentary carpet for beginners to start learning the ski ropes. There is also a good number of ski schools and instructors to give your little ones extra guidance if required.