With its 3 family-friendly "Famille Plus Montagne" destinations - Châtel, Les Gets, Morzine and numerous dedicated beginners'slopes, there's plenty of space for first-time skiers in the Portes du Soleil...
In Abondance, a family ski holiday is easy with pistes specially suited to children just outside the cable car top station.
In the centre of Avoriaz, the Children's Village (Village des Enfants) looks after 3-year-olds and over in a reassuring and fun setting, with colourful cartoon characters. Annie Famose and her team have crafted an original learning programme based on role-play and games.
Châtel is a superb family destination. At Pré-la-Joux, there's tobogganing, a snow play area for the whole family, an interactive winter trail and ski nursery. In Super-Châtel there's a ski nursery just outside the cable car top station and plenty of lifts suitable for beginners. A stone's throw from the village centre, first-time skiers head for the dedicated Les Marmottons area. At the bottom of Linga, the area called Les Pitchounes is also perfect for beginners.
Champéry kids'club (Le club enfants de Champéry) is handily positioned between the centre of the resort and the cable car. With its tunnels, bumps and hoops, all 3-7 year-olds soon make it their special hideaway!
The Grand Cry Territory in Les Gets is a ski and play area on a theme of hunters and native American Indians: it features 2 slopes with raised bends and a series of bumps, wigwams, ?native-entertainers? who face-paint all young visitors and a hunters'lodge with traditional and musical games ?
Just a few metres from the centre of Morgins, the Snow Park is a dedicated area for first-time skiers. Step by step, beginners make progress in the snow garden, before moving onto the ski school's Snowli drag-lift and then finally onto the Géant.
On the “fronts de neige” areas of La Jorette and Plan de Croix, enjoy the Swiss Snow Kids Village and its safe area for kids: with ESS ski instructors, fun and educational equipment, magic carpets and Magic park. To ensure your child enjoys skiing from the first step!