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Les Gets Family Ski Holidays

  • Great Ski Schools
  • Kids-only Piste
  • Ideal for Beginners
  • 1 hour from Geneva
  • Ice Rink & Tobogganing
  • Children's Menus
  • Spacious Chalets
  • Childcare Available

Les Gets Family Ski Holidays

Les Gets is the dream ski resort for families. The whole village is geared around families and those traveling with children, so the facilities for kids ski holidays are excellent. Take for example the way the ski lessons and childcare are all organised together including all the taking to lessons, lunches and picking up afterwards. Or the designated children's sledging area. Or the section of the mountain for children only! No matter what level your children ski at you'll find Les Gets a great place for family skiing.

Skiing for Families Video:

What we love about Les Gets for Families...

  • Great ski schools with range of children's ski lessons
  • Well organised childcare that matches ski lesson timetable
  • Le Grand Cry - a kids-only area of the mountain, including lifts
  • Family-orientated village, relaxed and friendly
  • The Milka run & Skiing Father Christmas
  • Separate tobogganing area for kids
  • Perfect terrain for learning to ski - lots of gentle slopes
  • Outdoor ice rink!
  • Magical location for a Family Christmas Chalet Holiday
children on a Les Gets family ski holiday

Ski school was wonderful and the standard of the child care facilities and carers was excellent...

Rowhall via TripAdvisor

Les Gets - the perfect family ski holiday destination

children skiing on a Les Gets family chalet holiday

The kids were fantastically catered for, and for the adults it was even better...

Neil via TripAdvisor

FamillePlus Accreditation

Les Gets Ski Resort has the FamillePlus accreditation. This is a national standard in France, where the resort in question has to meet certain criteria. We are one of the accredited accommodation suppliers in Les Gets.

About FamillePlus

To get the FamillePlus accreditation the resort, and us as your accommodation supplier, have to meet the six main commitments:

  1. A personal welcome for families
  2. Entertainment suitable for all ages
  3. From the youngest to the oldest: price to suit everyone
  4. Activities for children and adults to for holiday time together or separately
  5. All shops and services on hand
  6. Children looked after by professionals

FamillePlus are keen to hear your experiences and suggestions: suggestions@familleplusmontagne.com

Even more reasons why the kids will love their Les Gets family ski holiday

An Area of the Mountain Just for Children

A great example of Les Gets' dedication to children's skiing is Le Grand Cry. This is an area of the mountain for children only. It's theme is trappers and indians, with giant snakes eggs and totem poles adorning it's gentle runs. There are 2 lifts and several ski runs in this section which means your children can learn in peace away from the main ski runs.

Children's Sledging Area

There's an area at the bottom of the slopes in the village that's a children's sledging area. It has an inflatable tube all the way around to separate it from the skiing areas. If you've not brought your sledge then most of the hire shops both sell and rent out sledges.

Skiing Attractions, if you can catch them....

Skiing Father Christmas appears in Les Gets at a certain time of year, handing out sweets to any lucky children skiing nearby!

Later on in the winter you'll see the skiing Milka cow who again skies around Les Gets giving out chocolate!

You'll also find that all the events the village put on are very child-friendly. The weekly welcome to the village meeting has a torchlight parade followed by free hot chocolate for the younger ones (and free vin chaud for the grown-ups.)

Ice Skating Rink

The ice skating rink is in the very centre of the village, as has become the natural focal point. It's open every day including in the evenings and is very popular with children. You can rent the ice skates at the rink.

One more reason why you'll love it, too...

Free Children's lift passes!

Available Pre-Christmas Week and from 1 April 2017 onwards

The liftpass office are doing a great offer for family skiing. From 1st of April, with each adult full area liftpass you buy you get a child's pass (11 yrs and under) for free! We can arrange this for you, please just let us know if you'd like us to get these passes and we'll get everything sorted for you.

Childcare options in Les Gets

Infants aged 2 or Under

Children's ski lessons start from aged 3. For those younger than that there's two main options for childcare:

The Local Nursery - Les Fripouilles

The Nursery in Les Gets is handily located close to the ski school, so the one drop off run does children of all ages. It is open 9am until 5pm, Sunday to Friday. You can make reservations for either whole days or half days, and the half days can either be long half days including lunchtime, or shorter ones not including lunch time.

To book ahead you need to book the whole week normally. If you want just a few ad-hoc sessions this can be arranged in resort, but only if they have availability. We'd always advise you book ahead, and generally we find they only have space for ad-hoc bookings outside of school holidays, and still the odd week there will also be full.

We always try to help you with booking as much as possible. With the nursery though they do much prefer to talk to the parents directly, they don't like 2nd hand information via us. To book you can contact them on +33 4 50 75 80 80, +33 4 50 75 80 99 or +33 4 50 92 92 72. You can also email lesgets@lesgets.com. We find though that out of season they can take a while to respond, and please do try all the phone numbers. If you are having no luck please do contact us and we'll try to chase them from our end too.

Private Nannies who come to the chalet

There are also British companies that provide private nannies who come to the chalet to look after your little ones. We think this is a conclusive list of all the companies who offer childcare in Les Gets (though please do let us know if we've missed someone and we'll gladly add you!)

Cheeky Monkeys

We've only ever heard great things about this service, though it is a much more expensive option for childcare in Les Gets.
http://www.cheekymonkeysmorzine.com/

Alpine Resort Nannies

Run by Helen & Fleur, this childcare company has a range of options including whole day, half day, and ski school pickups.
http://www.alpineresortnannies.co.uk/

Deborah Porter Private Nanny

Deborah Porter is a private nanny who's been working the the area for 5 years now, with a range of experience from 3 months to early teens.
http://deborahporter.co.uk/

Miss Poppins

A small company based in Les Gets offering half days and full days. Outside school holidays they can also do bookings by the day (subject to availability)
http://www.misspoppins.org.uk/

Happy Feet Morzine & Les Gets

Run by Louise Cox, this small company offer half days, full days, and evening baby sitting.
http://www.morzinechildcare.co.uk/

Snow Angel Nannies

A larger childcare company covering many resorts including Les Gets, Morzine, Meribel, Courchevel, La Tania, Tignes, Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d'Huez.
http://www.snowangelnannies.co.uk/

Jack Frosts

A well established childcare company serving Les Gets, they offer childcare from babies to primary school age children.
http://www.jackfrosts.net/

Morzine Kids

Despite the name they also offer childcare in Les Gets too!
http://morzinekids.com/

Babysitting in Les Gets

Theses companies offer evening baby sitting in Les Gets. You can expect to pay aroudn 15 euros per hour.

Children's Ski Lessons in Les Gets

We'll give you a quick run down of how ski lessons for children in Les Gets works, before talking about all the ages groups in detail.

The children's lessons run from ages 3 to age 12. Above that they join in with the adult. We generally use ESF for our ski lessons, though there are other ski schools in Les Gets as well should you have an alternative preference. We find for children (and adults too for that matter) that half day lessons for 5 days of your stay seems to be the most popular option.

With ESF they also offer a childcare system that fits in with there lessons. There's 3 main segments - Kids Club, Lunches and Lessons. You can book whatever combination you like, and they'll arrange all the transitions between. For example you could book morning lessons, lunch, then afternoon kids club. You would drop your child off at the lessons in the morning, then pick them up from the kids club at the end of the day, and they would sort out everything in between.

We would always recommend booking ahead, especially for the school holiday periods where things can book up quickly.

We'll go over all the age categories in a little more detail now.

Ski Lessons - Young Children - Aged 3 & 4

Age 3 is very much a borderline age - you can pick between childcare or ski lessons. If you decide on the ski lessons route then ESF offer their Piou Piou class. This is a mixture of learning to ski and games, both indoor and outdoor. The ski lesson part is more about the children getting used to the experience of skiing, the boots, the skis, walking with the skis on and alike. There's limited amounts of skiing for these young ones.

Age 4 Children join the Ourson class. This is more bias towards the skiing end, though there's still an element of games and there emphasis still lies on introducing this whole idea of skiing to the children. This is in a special area well designed for little ones and well away from other skiers.

For both of the above we find that half days is plenty (in fact for all ages we find that most people think half day lessons is the best).

Prices:

5-6 half DAYS € 157.00
5-6 half DAYS + LUNCH
(morning lesson + lunch) => 9h - 14h
€ 310.00
5-6 FULL DAY
(morning lesson + lunch + afternoon childcare) => 9h - 17h
€ 409.00

Children Aged 5 to 13 yrs

This is where the ski lessons are now fully focused on skiing! There are many different levels, and the instructors are very good to re-arrange the groups over the first few days of children's ski lessons to group everyone at similar levels. Again we find half day skiing lessons seem to work best for most kids learning to ski.

Age 3, never skied before Piou-Piou
Age 4, never skied before or have done Piou Piou Ourson
Age 5+, never skied before Children's Beginners
Age 5+, have done Ourson Children's Flocons
Can snowplough on green runs and can take drag lifts 1st Etoile
Finish turns on blue runs with a small skid 2nd Etoile
Starting to ski parallel on blue and red runs, can control skidding 3rd Etoile
Can ski parallel, can do short radius turns on red and some black runs Etoile de Bronze
Want to improve technique (parallels, short radius turns, small jumps) Etoile d'Or
Want to refine technique and start to learn giant and special slalom Graine de Champion
Can ski all runs, all snow, all terrain Competition Class or any courses

Prices:

5-6 half DAYS € 142.00
5-6 half DAYS + LUNCH
(morning lesson + lunch) => 9h - 14h
€ 295.00
5-6 FULL DAY
(morning lesson + lunch + afternoon childcare) => 9h - 17h
€ 385.00

Kids Snowboarding

Outside the school holidays snowboarding lessons are only available for children 13 yrs and above only.

During the school holidays then snowboarding lessons start at 7 yrs old. There are children's lessons for 7 - 12 yr old, then 13 yrs + go with the adults.

This is based on the French school holiday dates, which is 17th - 30th of December 2016 and 4th Feb - 3th March 2017

Prices for 7 - 12 yr olds : € 151.00

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