The best family ski resorts in the Northern Alps
Winter breaks in the northern French Alps
Hood up, helmet on, skis on the shoulders: it's time for skiing! Head to France's northern Alps and explore the resorts in Haute-Savoie, Savoie and Isère. Enoy a break packed with winter sports, snowmen, mulled wine and raclette parties. Are the little ones coming along with you? We have the best destinations for a family ski holiday.
Ski holiday destinations in the northern French Alps
The northern French Alps are home to the largest ski areas in the world, so you might as well take advantage of it! Ski resorts are doing more and more to welcome families. Head to resorts that have the Family Plus label and take advantage of a wide range of family-friendly facilities, services and rates. Such resorts include Les Deux Alpes, Alpe d'Huez and Vaujany.
Visitors love the enchanting Alpine villages, snow-covered fir trees and the smoke from the chimneys and the wooden chalets. More than just a sport, skiing is a state of mind. In the morning, take the children to the ski school or snow garden. This is a time to take on the resort's many ski runs. At midday, pick up the children and head for a slope-side picnic with spectacular mountain views. Return to the resort late in the afternoon, take off your boots and helmet, and relax in the living room with a good hot chocolate. What could be better? Early in the evening, take a walk through the village, do some window-shopping and round off the day with a Savoyard fondue in one of the resort's restaurants.
A typical day on a family ski holiday in the northern French Alps is a dream come true, I'm sure you'll agree. And yet the mountains have so much more to offer! Make sure to try all kinds of activities during your stay in the northern French Alps:
- Snowshoeing on marked trails
- Go on a dog sled ride through the forests!
- Parachute jump with landing on skis
- Ice climbing
- Explore the resort's historical and cultural heritage
- Ice diving, but beware: it's cold!
- Relaxation in a spa or heated pool at the resort or residence
Book and all-inclusive stay that covers accommodation, package and equipment rental. The good news: Vacancéole offers great rates!
Your holiday rental in the northern French Alps
France's northern Alps are dotted with ski resorts. Whether you are a beginner, seasoned skier or more keen on relaxing than skiing, you'll find something to suit you! The same goes for accommodation, with a choice of high-end chalets, affordable holiday homes, châlet and apartment rentals with swimming pool, or ski-in accommodation at the foot of the slopes. Whatever you go for, you're spoilt for choice!
If you want more affordable accommodation while enjoying an exceptional resort, go straight to Les Deux Alpes and stay at the Eldelweiss or Meijotel residences. These are located in the heart of the resort and not far from the ski lifts.
Choose the Les Écrins d'Auris residence in Auris-en-Oisans, not far from Alpe d'Huez. Here you will stay in brand new apartments! The modern yet traditional decor, the heated indoor pool with view and the wellness area are all highly rated. What more could you ask for?
Looking for a cocooning family holiday in the France's northern Alps? Check out Beauregard in Doucy, just a short drive from Valmorel. Apartments can accommodate 4 to 9 people: enough to delight the whole family. For your comfort, accommodations is fully equipped and renovated.
Les Portes de Megève in Praz-sur-Arly offers you an unforgettable stay in luxurious chalets in Haute-Savoie. Chalets have room for up to 26 people! Sleep in comfortable beds, relax in a large living room by the fire, and be charmed by views of fir trees. After a hard day you will enjoy relaxing in the wellness area!
Get set for a family ski holiday in the northern French Alps!