Families are well looked after in Val d'Isere with lots to do and a good choice of places to eat. Improvements to the base of the slopes in recent years has further enhanced the environment for families with most facilities close together and the village centre pedestrianised.
Children aged from 18 months to 13 years old can sign up at the Holiday Village (Rond point des pistes; +33 (0)4 79 40 09 81) which is open daily except Saturday and can be booked by the half day, or up to a full week with or without lunch.
There’s also an additional children’s nursery, Le Petit Poucet (+33 (0)4 79 06 13 97) which accepts children from 3 years old. Children can be collected from accommodation and ski school and dropped off afterwards and bookings are fully flexible from a few hours to a full day.
In addition a list of registered babysitters is available from the Tourist Office (+33 (0)4 79 06 06 60) and there are about half a dozen registered child minders working in the village.
Brit Tina Eliades runs a nannying service operating in Val D'Isere called Jelly and Ice Cream www.jellyandice-cream.com. They specialise in private nannies and babysitting.
For kids ski school we recommend Progression Ski, run by a friendly Scot, Ken Smith who's lived and worked in Val D'Isere for 15 years (and counting)
0208 123 3001
The Ecole du ski Francais (ESF) accepts children from 4 to 5 years old and operates two fun snow gardens located in the village (+33 (0)4 79 06 02 34) and at satellite centre la Daille (+33 (0)4 79 06 09 99). After that the standard National French children’s ski testing structure kicks in. Most of the village’s other ski schools (see list) offer classes for kids too.
Families will enjoy Val d’Isere with its nurseries, great kids ski schools and plenty of fun facilities
Kids will love being in the snow and activities such as sledging
There are lots of other activities such as swimming for families to do together.