Family ski holidays that parents and toddlers will love
Fresh air, picturesque views and spacious chalets make the French Alps an excellent choice for holidays for young families — even those with babies. From fun family ski holidays to relaxing summer mountain retreats, you're sure to experience the best family holiday when you visit the Alps.
First-time parents might be surprised at just how many baby items they need to pack. From baby food to tiny baths, babies require many items, yet juggling a baby, and perhaps toddlers, along with luggage for everyone, makes packing light essential.
One way to reduce what you need to pack is to find accommodation that offers extras for babies and families, such as bottle warmers, baby intercoms and baby changing mats. OVO Network has a range of chalets whose owners have added a variety of extras for babies to make your next family holiday with a breeze. Each of our chalets is equipped with its own range of baby items, to take a look at each one to discover what they offer.
Some ski resorts have a reputation for their après ski fun, but for family-friendly ski holidays, we recommend staying in a resort with child-friendly ski school options, which often provide a crèche with a childcare team to look after babies or children who aren't ready to ski.
Alternatively, child-friendly ski resorts can provide private nannies who will stay at your chalet with your baby while you hit the slopes. Whether you're helping your older kids learn to ski or enjoying some couple time with your significant other, booking a nanny can be a convenient and time-saving option. Simply grab your lift passes and enjoy your day out!
You might be surprised at just how many activities are available for families during summer in the Alps. From DIY activities such as hiking to public swimming centres with baby paddle pools, or organised kids clubs and ski lessons, mountain holidays are great for babies and kids of all ages. Many ski resorts have traffic-free areas which are home to events for young families, such as Le Bonheur des Mômes week-long children's festival in Le Grand Bornand.
Regardless of which ski resort you choose, your rental chalet can provide all the entertainment you need, especially if you choose from our Cool for Kids range of chalets, which contain loads of extras that kids will love as well as some extras for babies. Relax in your own private hot tub on the terrace or play hide and seek in the large garden: choose the chalet that has everything you need for your summer holidays.
The French Alps offers a variety of accommodation, from ski company all-inclusive holidays and chalet hotels through to private self-catered chalets. For families with babies, one of the benefits of your own ski chalet is the privacy for you and your family. Everyone can relax whether that's indoors or on the terrace overlooking the garden.
Whether you're looking for the convenience of a ski-in/ski chalet in winter or the assurance of family chalets with extra safety features such as staircase gates and night lights, a chalet rental might be the right option for your family. Why not take a look at our full range of baby-friendly chalets to find your ideal chalet. But if you are looking to visit during the school holidays, we recommend you book early, as our properties get booked up quickly for key dates.