Families have good facilities at Serre Chevalier’s different base villages and the friendly locals and unpretentious attitude of the resort as a whole can help to provide a memorable holiday. Given the spread out nature of the resort it’s of course wise to check your accommodation is conveniently located for the lifts and, if your children need them, the nursery facilities.

Those fond of swimming might prefer to stay in Monetier to have the excellent complex there (see Resort Attractions) right on your doorstep, however Chantemerle and Villeneuve have easier slopes above them that might better suit a family with young children or nervous novices in the party.

There’s both nursery provision and ski school with snow gardens at each of the four main bases. The Poussins nursery (+33 (0)4 92 24 03 43) based at Chantemerle accepts babies from eight months to children aged six. At Villeneuve it's Les Sctroumpfs (+33 (0)4 92 24 70 95) which accepts children aged from six months. At Monetier Les Eterlous (+33 (0)4 92 24 45 75) will take children from six months old outside the French February and late December school holiday periods, but only from 18 months during the school holidays. All three facilities advise you to book ahead. Ski school lessons are available from age three and as usual for younger children a mix of nursery provision and first lessons on snow is offered.