Businesses in Brides-les-Bains are quite family-friendly, and most families will appreciate the lower costs here than up the mountain, however you will need to go up the slopes to access facilities like nursery care (Kids Etcetera; +33 (0)4 79 00 71 39;, available for children from three months old, and ski school available for children from age three, so the convenience factor is not really that good.

On the other hand Brides-les-Bain lays on an evening entertainments programme with activities like tasting sweets made locally in the region, and the cinema shows films in English. The resort certainly tries hard, even providing free hot chocolate in the ski lift to warm your way up the hill.