SkiVal

Val d'Isere is a great family resort, wide nursery slopes with free lifts and a huge choice of ski schools with plenty of English speaking instructors.  There are two cinemas usually with English language films showing,  an indoor swimming pool, outdoor ice rink, dog sleding and even visits to the local dairy farm with cheese making!

Children in our chalets

We welcome children in any of our chalets at any time throughout the season regardless of whether you are a group taking over the whole chalet or individual bookings into a larger chalet.

  • Our generous special reductions apply throughout the season
  • Selected family rooms with half price for under 12s.
  • The same reductions apply to all your children (not just the first two!).
  • Our child discount applies whether your children share your room or not.
  • Children enjoying discounts are still counted towards group discounts.

(Child discounts do not apply to  any of our special offers,late availability/reduced price holidays)

For all children under the age of 12 years we offer a generous 10% discount , however in selected chalets and family rooms, children can go at half price. All discounted children enjoy our child friendly early supper which our chalet staff will provide at approximately 6pm, (a parent must be on hand to oversee their child). This will be a two course meal with tasty (& healthy!) dishes such as shepherd’s pie, pasta bakes and casseroles followed by fruit, ice cream, crumbles etc. We encourage parents to chat to  our chalet staff prior to their arrival to discuss their children’s  meals. If you are taking over a whole chalet and would prefer your children to join the normal adult dinner then there is a supplement of £50 per child per week, please advise us of this at least two weeks prior to your departure. If you are in a shared chalet then we expect children under 12 to have the early supper. The only exception is Christmas dinner and sometimes meals on arrival night if you are arriving late.

We charge £100 for babies  under the age of 2. Subject to their availability, we can provide travel cots and high chairs if required, please ensure you bring your own baby sleeping bag or blankets  and a harness if required for high chairs. Flight seats are not included and  car seats are not provided on our coach transfers. However baby seats are available on private taxi transfers, please ask for prices for private transfers.  We do not provide jars or formula but your chalet host will happily keep some fruit/veg to one side and make a puree for your baby. Breakfast and children's supper is available to older babies who can manage normal solid foods.

All our chalets have tv’s and dvd players so please feel free to bring your own selection of dvd’s and also a selection of general board games.

Please bear in mind that our chalets/chalet hotels are not equipped to be child safe, there won't be stair gates or socket covers for example, bunk beds may not have guard rails and  not all chalets have microwaves if you need these for sterilising bottles etc. Please make sure you are familiar with the chalet layout and location of bedrooms and bear in mind that entrances maybe shared with other residents. Children's behaviour and their safety remain the sole responsibility of their parents at all times. 

Childcare

We don't provide any child care facilities ourselves however there are two local nurseries. Please contact them directly to discuss and book.

  • Village des Enfants, Tel +33 (0)4 79 40 09 81, 
    This is run in conjunction with the ESF and can therefore provide ski lessons where applicable. Children are accepted from the age of 18 months.
    www.valdisere-levillagedesenfants.com
  • Le Petit Poucet, Tel +33 (0)4 79 06 13 97, 
    Purely a nursery but they can collect/drop off your child from your chalet and also take them to  selected ski school lessons. For children from 3 years of age.
    www.garderielepetitpoucet.com

Alternatively or for younger children you will need to organise private care, private nanny contact details are below, please contact them  directly. NBIf you do intend to book a private nanny for the week, unless you are staying in the Chalet Hotel Chamois D'Or, we generally expect you to have booked one of our chalets for your sole use. Please discuss with us first as to the suitability of having a private nanny in one of our chalets.

  • t4 Private Nanny Service, +44 (0)208 144 1054   Email tessera@t4nanny.com      T4 nanny is a private nanny service.  They hand pick nannies who share the belief that undivided attention, fun and getting involved are the key ingredients to a happy family holiday.  Nannies are hired for the full season, so they personally know and trust the people who will be looking after your children.  You can meet their nannies at www.t4nanny.com – all of whom are CRB checked, first aid trained and come with glowing references.  Ski resorts are magical places for children and t4 nannies offer fun, flexible and top notch childcare in Val d’Isere and Tignes.
  • JELLY AND ICE CREAM  Tel +33(0)6 79 76 95 95, www.jellyandice-cream.comExperts in Val d'Isere: make your children's holiday special. Offering professional, personal, high quality, flexible childcare to all families. All nannies are CRB checked and highly experienced. They are caring, fun and full of wonderful ideas of things to do, with the welfare and security of your young ones being top priority.
  • ALPINE CHILDCARE have been providing private child care in the Alps since 2006. They recognise that the quality of care your children receive can make or break your holiday, and that not everyone wants, or can afford to book full time care. So, the service is entirely flexible allowing you to access independent and agency registered nannies for the precise hours you require, and to pay a flat rate of 15 Euros per hour per nanny, regardless of the number of children.  
    Register at www.alpinechildcare.com and state your needs and requirements. View profiles, cv's, references, CRB and photos of all available nannies. Choose a nanny and agreed the contracted hours. chat with them on the phone before your trip as many times as you wish and offer online feedback for future use after your trip.  Contact via  e mailmags@alpinechildcare.com or call Mags + 44 (0)7791 078787.
  • Snowbabies www.snowbabies.co.uk Tel +44 (0)7736 838390 experienced in quality childcare and baby equipment supplies. Owned and managed by Parents. We pride ourselves in the quality and experienced service that we offer, and are exceptionally confident that your babies and/or children will have a hugely fun packed time with us.

Baby equipment rental

Val Baby offer a range of equipment for your baby/toddlers  for rental for the duration of your holiday.

Ski School

If you wish to book ski school for your children, please ensure you do this as soon as possible as lessons get booked up quickly and particularly if you are traveling during the school holiday. New Generation, Evolution 2 and Oxygene specialize in looking after English speaking youngsters during school holidays. Refer to our ski school pages for contact details and please contact them directly to organize and book.