With 3 Famille Plus resorts in the area (Les Gets, Morzine and Chatel) and Avoriaz winning an award for Best Family Resort in 2011/12 in the World Snow Awards, families are spoilt for choice in the Portes du Soleil, with a holiday to suit any taste on the cards.
Chalets like the Chalet Karine in Les Gets are a great choice, as they offer smaller apartments for families in a quieter area, for a relaxed family holiday. Hotels in Avoriaz like Club Med are great as their ski-in ski-out location means little ones don’t have to carry heavy equipment far to get to the snow, and the Chalet Matine Apartments in Morzine are a great choice for families who don’t want the restrictions of set meal times and menus.
The resorts ensure that there is plenty going on throughout the season, particularly during school holidays. Entertainment is normally provided in the children’s ski areas, as well as things like egg hunts, shows and discos. Christmas, however, is a highlight in this area, with Les Gets, Morzine and Avoriaz really going the extra mile to provide a magical festive holiday. With lots of Christmas events, visits from Santa, elf workshops and NYE fireworks, it’s a great choice.
In terms of skiing, Avoriaz is the only resort to offer an exclusively beginner pass, and especially reserved beginners run to help learners gain confidence on the slopes. Morzine is fantastic for families with really little ones, as children who are too young to ski can enjoy Babysnow, which is a snowboard/scooter invention for ages 1-3. Les Gets’ ‘piece de resistance’ is Mappy’s Area, a Wild West themed park with skiing and other entertainment including face painting and a run sponsored by Milka with alpine education in mind, offering chocolate and fun interactive activities.
For a hassle free holiday when travelling with children, choose a package deal with flights and transfers included. If driving is preferred, the area has some of the shortest drive times from Calais, and we can arrange holidays with channel crossing options. Alternatively, if you want to arrange your own travel, grab an accommodation only option.