There are also plenty of things to do when you are all together en famille. Tried and tested ideas – things that we get up to and enjoy around town.
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
- Ski – what a crazy idea! Children are always keen to how their parents what they can do and what they have learnt that day. If you feel confident enough take them out for a couple of runs. But do make sure you feel confident about keeping them safe and listen to the advice of their instructor about where to go.
- Go sledging
Avoid sledging on a busy piste.
There is an “Espace Luge” next to the Savonettes beginner button lift.
There is also an Espace Luge at the top of the Solaise lift – last time we went there were even some sledges and donuts to use, so much fun!
- Make a snowman or snow angel and have a snowball fight. There is no end of fun to be had in the snow!
- Ice-skating – there is a rink in town and even little “zimmer frames” that can be used on the ice for balance. You can hire skates & helmets (I would recommend taking your child’s own helmet).
- Grab a hot chocolate (or vin chaud!) with or without lashings of squirty cream. Check out my blog on our favourites in & around resort here
- Leisure Centre – Centre Aquasportif. This has a swimming pool (one free entry with a 2-15 day lift pass, under 5s are free), climbing wall (from age 5) and a small soft play area with cafe.
- Bus trips around town – it seems to me that all kids love a bus! And with the free ones running the length of town all day every day this can be a great way to see the sights.
- Ride the ski lifts. Nearly all the lifts to/from resort level can be taken by pedestrians and taken both up & down. A great opportunity to take even the smallest members (be careful with babies as the altitude & reduced oxygen levels can cause problems) of the family up the mountain (lift passes for under 5s are free but you will still need to get one to go on the lift, proof of age required). Hot chocolate and/or lunch with a view for all the family.
- Val Kids area – at the top of the Solaise Bubble there is a kids area, which is a real winner. There are model piste bashers to play on, a hut that shows how artificial snow is made, slides in the snow and swings too. All with (outdoor) picnic area and easy access to the Lounge and its (indoor) picnic area not to mention hot chocolate/cream/smarties!
- And lastly make sure you check out the Val d’Isere Tourist Office website for weekly events and animations for all the family www.valdisere.com/en/events-animations/entertainment/ For example… Weekly pedestrian nights (music, ice-sculpting, vin chaud & hot chocolate) and Snake Gliss. Or one off events such as Torchlight Descent, Snow Shows, Father Christmas on the slopes and Easter Egg hunts.