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Family children in Les Gets

Les Gets for Families Les Gets for Kids and Families

Ski and Snowboard Lessons for Children

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

The great benefit with ESF is they also offer a childcare system that fits in with their lessons. There's 3 main segments - Kids Club (childcare), Lunches and Lessons. You can book whatever combination you like, and they'll arrange all the transitions in 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.

  • Children - 3-4yrs - Skiing (ESF)

    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 (our recommended ski school) offer their Piou Piou (Little Bird) 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" (Bear Cub) class. This is more biased towards the skiing end, though there's still an element of games and the emphasis still lies on introducing the whole idea of skiing to the children. This is in a special area well designed for little ones and well away from other skiers.

    Prices 2023-2024 Children Aged 3 - 4 yrs

    LevelDateIncludedPrice - No LunchPrice - With Lunch
    All LevelsAll SeasonMorning or Midday or Afternoon Lessons
    5-6 Days
    € 186.00-
    All LevelsAll SeasonMorning Lessons + Morning Childcare
    5-6 Half Days - 09:00-13:15/14:45 With Lunch
    € 226.00€ 368.00
    All LevelsAll SeasonMorning Lessons + Morning Childcare + Afternoon Childcare
    5-6 Full Days - 09:00-17:00
    € 345.00€ 487.00
  • Children - 5-12yrs - Skiing (ESF)

    Children aged 5 to 12 – These group classes are determined by the child's skiing experience. For their first time skiing, the beginner class is recommended. If your little skier has already passed the “Piou Piou” or “Ourson” levels then they can move straight through to the “Flocon” or “1st star” levels.

    If you feel your child is more at an intermediate level there are a couple different classes to choose from, we recommend going to the ESF website directly to gauge which level suits your child best. The instructors are very good to re-arrange the groups over the first few days of children's ski lessons, grouping everyone at similar levels. Half-day skiing lessons seem to work best for most kids learning to ski.

    Prices 2023-2024 Children Aged 5 - 12 yrs

    LevelDateIncludedPrice - No LunchPrice - With Lunch
    All LevelsAll SeasonMorning or Midday or Afternoon Lessons
    5-6 Days
    € 169.00-
    All LevelsAll SeasonMorning Lessons + Morning Childcare
    5-6 Half Days - 09:00-12:00/14:00 With Lunch
    € 209.00€ 351.00
    All LevelsAll SeasonMorning Lessons + Morning Childcare + Afternoon Childcare
    5-6 Full Days - 09:00-17:00
    € 318.00€ 460.00

    Ski Prestige

    Ski Prestige lessons are smaller group lessons for children above 5 years old. Typical group size in a Ski Prestige class is 3-6 children. They are best thought of as a cross between a group lesson and a private lesson. These are for 2.5hrs and are available for all levels. They are only available for the school holiday date detailed in the table below.

    Prices 2023-2024 Ski Prestige

    All Levels24/12/2023 - 29/12/202310.30-13.00 - 2.5hrs€ 379.00
    All Levels31/12/2023 - 05/01/202410.30-13.00 or 13.00-15.30 - 2.5hrs€ 379.00
    All Levels11/02/2024 - 08/03/202410.00-12.30 or 13.00-15.30 - 2.5hrs€ 379.00
  • Children - 8-12yrs - Snowboarding (ESF)

    Snowboard group lessons for children aged 8 – 12 yrs old are only available during the French school holidays as per the table below. Teenagers aged 13 and over are included in the adult group lessons. Outside the school holidays, snowboarding is only available for teenagers 13yrs and above.

    Prices 2021-2022 Children Aged 8-12 yrs

    All Levels24/12/23 - 05/01/2024
    11/02/2024 - 08/03/2024
    14:00 to 16:30 - 2.5hrs€ 199.00
    All Levels06/04/2024 - 12/04/202410:00 to 12:30 - 2.5hrs€ 199.00
  • Teenagers - 13-17yrs - Skiing (ESF)

    Teenage group ski and snowboard lessons are available for ages 13-17 yrs. The teenager lessons have the same prices and timetables as the adult lessons. These group lessons offer teenagers the freedom of movement while allowing them to discover and learn. The groups are kept to a maximum of 8 participants to ensure focus on ability and progression. If the minimum number of students required for the lesson is not reached then the teen could be grouped with an adult lesson.

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.

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

  • Personal welcome for families
  • Entertainment for all ages
  • Price to suit everyone, young and old
  • Family activities to enjoy together or separately
  • Family-friendly shops and services on hand
  • Children looked after by professionals
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FamillePlus are keen to hear your experiences and suggestions: familleplus.fr

Introduction to Les Gets for Families

Why kids love a Les Gets family ski holiday

Children's Only Ski Area Le Grand Cry Les Gets

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 sledging in Les Gets

Children's Sledging Area

There are 5 designated sledging slopes in the Les Gets

  • Vieux-Chêne : about 50m of slope / from 2 to 6 yrs
  • Chavannes : about 50m of slope / from 4 to 6 yrs
  • Perrières : 100 m of slope / children over 6yrs
  • Lac des Ecoles : about 40m of slope / from 2 to 5 yrs
  • Le Carry : about 25 m of slope / from 2 to 5 yrs

If you've not brought your sledge then most of the hire shops both sell and rent out sledges. Always wear a helmet. Sledging is only permitted in designated sledging areas. Be sure to check out our Sledging In Les Gets page for more information.

Christmas time in Les Gets for Kids

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 in les Gets Ice Rink

Ice Skating Rink

There is an ice skating rink is in the very centre of Les Gets village for the winter season and has become the natural focal point. It's open every day including in the evenings when it is floodlit and is very popular with children. You can rent the ice skates for all ages at the rink and have lots of fun on the ice.

Family resort

Family-orientated village. Relaxed, friendly and just quiet enough.

Ski Schools

Great ski schools with range of children's ski lessons.


Well organised childcare that matches ski lesson timetable.

Kids-only ski area

Le Grand Cry - a fun kids-only area of the mountain.

See Santa

Look out for Father Christmas skiing in Les Gets. More about Christmas...

Kids tobogganing

Les Gets has a separate tobogganing area for kids. So much fun!

Beginner friendly

Perfect terrain for learning to ski - lots of gentle slopes.

Ice rink

The Les Gets ice rink marks the very centre of the village.


Les Gets has a cinema showing popular films in English and French.

Bowling alley

Les Gets has a small bowling alley (in a local bar).

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