Vars relaxed attitude, sunny disposition and relatively moderate pricing on and off the slopes, make it a good choice for families, especially if you bag some quality and convenient slopeside accommodation.

There’s no childcare facility until children are two years old and ready to play on the snow, at which time the French Ski School (ESF) will be happy to care for your youngsters in a slopeside garderie which will include first times on the snow in the snow garden.

Slightly older children can start on the French ski school national testing levels, based on age and ability, with the class sizes limited to 10. The availability of English speaking teachers should be checked in advance if your child isn't French-speaking.