Family Ski Holidays in France

All you need to know to book a stress free ski holiday for your family

Family holidays make some of the most treasured memories. At OVO Network we know this and strive to help you create family ski holidays that the whole gang will remember for years to come.

There are a number of things, however, that can be a touch on the trying side when away with the kids, if not prepared for. Plan ahead and you can get on top of these tricky aspects of a family trip and you will be sure to have the best holiday you could hope for! Make sure you choose a family-friendly ski resort where your little ones can find their feet on the nursery slopes. Ski lifts, too, can be trick for children, so check these out beforehand. 

Families in a snowy square with an ice rink in the centre of the family friendly resort of Morzine in winter. Morzine ice rink

Family friendly resorts

Probably the most important aspect of any holiday is the destination. When on your family trip, it’s important you choose a great resort for families. Many of OVO Network’s properties are found in, or near ski resorts which hold the “Famille Plus” accreditation meaning that you can be sure you’re headed to a great family ski resort. La ClusazLe Grand Bornand , Morzine, La Plagne and many other resorts hold the Famille Plus accreditation so you will be spoilt for choice!

Smiling young girl in a hot tub with a water fountain going over her head.

Avoid stress by planning ahead

Planning ahead can make a world of difference on your holiday. The weeks of the February school holidays in particular can book up well in advance, with many people booking their self catered chalets a year before their trip. If you are hoping to find the perfect high quality child friendly half-term chalet with great amenities, such as being ski-in/ski-out and having a hot tub, get looking early!

The first step to making your dream family ski trip away come true is to find a gorgeous child friendly chalet. That’s why we’ve developed a dedicated range of Cool for Kids and Cool for Kids Extra properties that have everything you - and your children - need to help make your holiday extra special. Explore all our our family friendly ski chalets today.

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Other things to think about

Once you have chosen a fantastic family friendly chalet , you should start to look at some more of the logistics. Many ski hire shops have the option to book ahead and some even offer an in chalet fitting service which means you can avoid long queues. Keep an eye out for some great family ski deals too! Booking your lift passes is normally possible as well, meaning that you can be on the slopes even quicker!

A ski instructor wearing a blue uniform and a young child on a ski lesson in the sun.

Child friendly ski schools

These days there’s lots of choice for ski lessons and ski schools. The ESF remains a fantastic choice and offer a range of options including group and private lessons. Many of the smaller independent schools, however, have reduced group sizes which can be appealing for some families. Again, if you are planning your ski holiday during the school holidays booking ahead is essential.

A child having fun with a nanny.


Young children simply can’t stay out on the slopes all day long and many children will be too young to ski at all. That doesn’t have to stop you getting out to the French Alps and having a fantastic family holiday.

There are lots of options for childcare these days. Many of the resorts have a day care centre called a “crêche” for children aged three and under, as well as kids clubs for older kids. Alternatively you can book a private nanny to come directly to your chalet. There are many nanny services, from larger organisations to independent nannies. The resorts often advertise these services through their websites.

Play it safe

When booking a family ski holiday you want to be sure that your payment is secure. At OVO Network we offer full financial protection via our anti-fraud guarantee. Read more on our OVO Verified page.

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