Valfrejus is a perfect choice for families, with a normally quick and stress-free journey, an unintimidating small scale resort base and friendly local people. Many locals live in the resort year round rather than just seasonal employees, so there is a small selection of family-friendly facilities and restaurants. There's also the compact ski area that’s big enough to have fun in but not so big it’s as easy to get lost in, as it is at many large scale resorts. Another benefit is the price – you can expect to pay 25-35% less, across the board, for everything from food to lift tickets compared to one of the big name resorts nearby.

For those in need of childcare for younger family members, the nursery in Valfrejus, Bebe Club Les Diablotins (+33 (0)4 79 05 33 83) accepts children aged from three months to three years. Remember to reserve ahead and bring all the essentials your baby will need (nappies, wipes etc.) and your baby’s health certificates from home to show he/she has had all the usual immunisations.

The highly regarded ski schools both have protected snow gardens on the slopes for play and learning.