Family Ski Chalets

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We’ve combed the mountains for lodges which put little ones on a pedestal. In these most child-friendly of chalets, fellow guests are parents too, so you can all relax with hosts dedicated to creating a family ski holiday to remember.

While some catered chalets are off-limits for children throughout the winter, and many are for any dates outside of school holidays, the ones on this page are dedicated family fun zones. Call us to talk about your dream family ski trip.

Sleeps 62-83 from £999 per person
Chalet Milou Verbier
Sleeps 12 from £4270 per person
Chalet Le Chardon Val d'Isere
Sleeps 20 from £1124 per person
Sleeps 10 from £729 per person
Chalet Papillon 1 La Rosiere
Sleeps 13 from £619 per person
Sleeps 15 from £729 per person
Chalet Soleil La Plagne
Sleeps 10 from £439 per person
Chalet Lhotse Val d'Isere
Sleeps 12-14 from £1204 per person
Chalet Arsellaz Val d'Isere
Sleeps 8-9 from £728 per person
Chalet Nico Meribel & Mottaret
Sleeps 6 from £705 per person
Chalet Hotel Tarentaise Meribel & Mottaret
Sleeps 90-120 from £1149 per person
Sleeps 15 from £709 per person
Chalet Beriozka La Tania
Sleeps 16 from £649 per person
Chalet Sorbier 2 La Plagne
Sleeps 6 from £849 per person
Chalet Annina Tignes
Sleeps 8-9 from £268 per person
Sleeps 24 from £659 per person
Chalet Leopold Meribel & Mottaret
Sleeps 8 from £599 per person
Chalet Hayley Les Menuires
Sleeps 12 from £369 per person
Sleeps 4-6 from £3153 per person
Chalet Papillon 4 La Rosiere
Sleeps 10 from £619 per person
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Popular Family Ski Chalets

Chalet Katie 1 Reberty 2000

Chalet Katie 1 Reberty 2000 is in Les Menuires, sleeps 10-11. Connected to Chalet Katie 2, this is a ski in/out property in the all-round amazing 3 Valleys ski area. The ski school is only a minute away on foot. Both chalets share a spa room (with a hot tub and sauna) and playroom (where you can a la carte childcare can be arranged), keeping grown-ups and youngsters happy throughout the week.

Ferme d'Elisa

In La Rosiere, multiple chalets sleeping 12-14. Chalet Dahlia (sleeps 12), Chalet Arnica (sleeps 14), Chalet Begonia (sleeps 14), Chalet Camelia (sleeps 14). Ferme d’Elisa is made up of four chalet apartments, fully focussed on families. Each chalet apartment is run separately but they share a central staircase, sauna and ski and boot storage, with – the best bit - heated racks. There are childcare rooms in the building and other nearby chalets at most 150m away. The closest lift is also only 150m away and it is possible to ski back to the chalet. Other features include fireplaces, free Wi-Fi, a shared children’s snug with TV/DVD, family suites/rooms and UK TV channels.

Booking chalets to stay with children

Besides the fact that a chalet holiday's a rite of passage for any young slope goer, hosts, hearty meals and homely living rooms instantly put all at ease, so everyone can get on with the top priority – having a good time...

If a chalet isn’t a specified “family-only” or “child-friendly” property, booking for “sole occupancy” is another way round a standard no-child policy and makes you master of meal times, sleeping arrangements and the hour it’s off to bed. Narrowing your search to smaller properties sleeping 6, 8 or 10 means this doesn’t have to cost a king’s ransom.

Our favourite option, though, is joining forces with friends who have their own children to book a whopper for sole occupancy. Kiddos can roam to their heart’s content, costs of childcare and private lessons can be divided and conquered and when the tykes are tucked up in bed, you’ll have more boozy fireside evenings than in the average year at home.

Family Chalet Catering

Catering in a chalet of any description usually includes buffet breakfasts, afternoon cake and optional suppers for young children an hour or so before a meal for grownups, a formula which has kept skiers happy for decades.

As you’re all under the same roof, you can put tired tykes to bed and head down for dinner knowing they’re only meters away. In bigger chalets and chalets hotels you may even find free baby listening and patrol services, or kids’ film evenings, allowing you to enjoy complete peace of mind with the local vintage.

Most chalets give hosts an evening off each week, so you’ll need to arrange one of your dinners – but your host should be able to set you on the trail of the best pizza or family fondue in town and book a table for you if you give them enough notice. When you want to get out and about, grown-ups only, there are many family chalets and chalet hotels with childcare on site or nearby, and several resorts have nannies who can come to you.

For the rest of the week, essentials like cots, changing mats, high chairs, games and DVD players are usually available, sometimes for a small extra fee, plus, you’re often free to use all the facilities in a chalet kitchen. Many even have childcare stations with facilities to aid parents, including microwaves, sterilizers, kettles and fridges.

Family Ski Chalets FAQ:

Give us a call (or send an online enquiry) if you spot a chalet package that suits you and your brood, or we’re happy to help with your search if you want some pointers. To secure a booking, we’ll need a few details like contact details, names and a deposit/full balance payment.

Right here! Use the SNO search filters to show chalet holidays best suited to your brood and sort by low-high or biggest discount. Ask us about free group places and offers on rental, lessons and more.

We like:

Depending on your children’s ages and clan’s preferences. Drop us a line and we’ll cherry pick the best chalet for YOUR family.

Sorting your holiday search results by ‘price from low to high’ will show you the cheapest packages first. If your school holidays cover a week before Christmas week or after Easter week, these can be some of the cheapest times to ski.

Yes! Usually your best bet is an ‘early booking discount’, which’ll let you snag brilliant chalets in brilliant resorts, well ahead of time. If this is more of a last-minute plan, no problem: Search using specific dates to see your options – there should still be chalets up for grabs if you’re not too picky about a particular resort.

Chalets are an especially popular choice during school holiday weeks but if you can be flexible about which resort you head to, there should still be a good range of options. Enter your dates in our search bar to see what’s still available, or give us a call and we’ll talk you through your options.

These family friendly ski resorts are less than 2 hours from the nearest airport:

Absolutely. These give you total flexibility over mealtimes and menus. Filter for self-catering packages on the SNO search bar at the top of this page, take a look at our dedicated self-catered ski chalets page or give us a call and we’ll do the legwork.

  • Breakfast - typically a mixture of hot/cold choices
  • Afternoon tea - mid-afternoon sweet treats plus tea and coffee
  • Dinner - usually multiple courses served with complimentary wine for parents (there may be an extra charge for other drinks).

If it’s needed, chalets may serve an earlier children’s tea. Once a week chalet hosts have their day off, so breakfast will be self-serve and instead of having your dinner in the chalet, you can take the clan for a meal out.

Typically breakfast would be served somewhere between 7am and 9am so that you can eat before the ski lifts open. Afternoon tea tends to be set out at around 3pm, and dinner at 6 or 7pm. If you have sole occupancy, you can usually choose whether the kids eat supper early at around 5pm, or if everyone eats together.

Yes - usually family friendly chalets can sort separate children’s food options. Many chalets throw a children’s tea earlier than the adults’ dinner time too. It’s important that food dislikes and allergies are mentioned before your holiday to make sure they can be catered for.

Recognising that you can’t fit it all in your suitcase, many chalets will provide:

  • Sterilisers
  • Car seats
  • Baby baths
  • Highchairs
  • Cots
  • Pushchairs

It’s best to check with us when booking your holiday to make sure you have everything you need.

The best family chalets run full childcare programmes for a variety of ages. Sometimes they’re run jointly with nearby chalets. Other chalets will offer bookable nannies or babysitters if your child prefers 1:1 care. Most of the time you’ll pay extra for childcare with chalet packages.

‘Family only’ chalets, which give you and your offspring time and space to socialise with other families. Staff can usually lend a hand with things like supervising mealtimes and getting the little ones out of the boot room with all their gear in the mornings. Filter your search on this page to ‘family only’ chalets.

Chalets in a central location in resorts where English is widely spoken are great for letting teenagers roam free, and facilities like pools, cinema rooms and games consoles will provide good evening entertainment. Check out these teen-friendly chalets for starters:

Under 3’s should be more than comfortable in any of our family chalets but they might be especially suited to properties with a playroom. Most resorts also have nanny agencies or run crèches for sprogs as young as 3 months if childcare isn’t offered in your chalet.

Chalet Marco Polo in Val d’Isère has won no end of awards in the luxury ski chalet world, and Chalet Loden in Meribel is another top choice if you love a cosy, traditional feel.

Click to our Luxury family chalets page to view many more of these spectacular properties.

These are just a few examples - select ‘ski in/out’ in our search filter to show more family friendly ski in, ski out properties like these.

There are tonnes of gorgeous properties with pools to choose from. Select ‘swimming pool’ in our search filters to see them all. Some top picks would be:

We like:

But really, any chalet makes a cracking Christmas setting and they’ll serve a slap up dinner with all the trimmings on the big day too.

Welcome in the New Year at:

Chances are, there will be festive decorations and plenty of ways to see out the old year and welcome in the new.

Some egg-cellent choices are:

Or any chalet in a high altitude ski resort, so that you’ll be able to enjoy great snow. Outdoor hot tubs are nice in springtime too 😉

Yes – pups are permitted in a number of our ski chalets. Select the ‘Allows Dog/Pet’ option in our search and visit our ski chalets which allow dogs page to see all chalets where canines are welcome. Tell us about your plans to bring your pooch when booking, and there may be an additional fee charged by the property.

Yes! Dozens. Take a look at:

Head to our Eco ski holidays page to read about more eco-friendly family ski holidays.

  • Make sure you have the necessary travel insurance for everyone.
  • Clue up on the symptoms of altitude sickness (kids are more susceptible than adults) which include headaches, nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath and loss of appetite - keep them hydrated and if symptoms are severe, see a doctor who can prescribe medication. Sticking to areas of the resort at lower altitude may help.
  • Remember to pack any medicines you need (many resorts will have a pharmacy selling over-the-counter medication).
  • If your child needs to see a doctor, lots of resorts have local medical centres.
  • If they don’t feel well, it’s best not to take them to ski school/childcare.

In medical emergencies, the number to call is 112 in Europe, 911 in North America and 119 in Japan.

Top 20 family ski chalets

Chalet Resort Country Sleeps Features
Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines La Plagne France 185-212 Families-only chalet, Swimming pool, Great family suites
Chalet Iceberg Tignes France 8 Scenic spot near slopes, Childcare, Families-only chalet
Chalet Corniche Tignes France 24 Opposite kids ski slope, Childcare, Families-only chalet
Chalet Schatzi La Rosiere France 30-31 Foot of slopes, Childcare, Families-only chalet
Chalet Hotel Mariandre Alpe d’Huez France 61-69 50m from nearest piste, Families-only chalet, childcare
Chalet Katie 1 Reberty 2000 Les Menuires France 10-11 Ski in/out, Shared spa room, Childcare
Chalet Hotel Christina La Plagne France 90-110 Near lifts & pistes, Childcare, Interconnecting rooms
Chalet Dahlia La Rosiere France 12 Families-only chalet apartment, Childcare, Shared sauna
Chalet Petit Mouflon Les Gets France 9 Families-only chalet, Ski in/out, Childcare
Chalet Le Marjorie Les Gets France 20-22 Village centre, Childcare, Family suites
Chalet Mont Blanc La Plagne France 11 Ski access, Sauna, Eco chalet
Chalet Aiglon Tignes France 8 Family chalet, Snow club in same building
Chalet Monet Les Gets France 22 Childcare, Family suites, Outdoor hot tub
Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee Tignes France 92-101 Childcare, Indoor pool, Spa facilities
Chalet Pepi Gabl St Anton Austria 77-90 Families-only chalet hotel, Childcare, Near gondola & piste
Chalet Philippe Alpe d’Huez France 14-20 Families-only chalet, Childcare, Sauna & hot tub
Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isere Val d’Isere France 121 Central position, Outdoor pool, Childcare
Chalet Les Chats Bleus Les Gets France 10-13 High end family chalet, Childcare, Outdoor hot tub
Chalet Hotel Valverde Gressoney Italy 71-78 Families-only chalet hotel, Childcare, Quiet location
Chalet Grand Corniche Les Gets France 8-13 Ultimate luxury family ski chalet, Pool & spa, Cinema

We update this list often but facilities can change, so if any specific feature is essential to your trip, make sure you ask us to confirm the details before you book your holiday.


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