It's not only about ski equipement, but also teddy bears, baby bottles and toys!
When your in-resort baby-sitter is looking after your kids, you go to ski - and discover activities to delight the whole family.
In Isère, the heart of the French Alps, there are no fewer than five “Famille Plus” mountain resorts: Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d’Huez and Vaujany, in Oisans; Chamrousse, in the Belledonne range; and Villard-de-Lans/Corrençon in Vercors.
A warm personal welcome!
Wherever you go, you’ll enjoy the best possible service: at your accommodation, in restaurants and in other tourist establishments.
The locals will do everything to make your stay as easy and pleasant as possible. Whatever the size of your family, you can be sure of finding just the right chalet or hotel, along with an impressive choice of childcare facilities and clubs to ensure your children are well looked after and have a great time – while you take advantage of fresh snow!
Activities for all ages
A nature hike to discover chamois in Les 2 Alpes:
Take a snowshoeing hike in the hope of observing a wintering area where chamois have settled. It’s a wondrous scene to observe chamois in their natural habitat and learn about how this mountain animal adapts to its environment.
It’s an easy snowshoeing hike, with 100m of elevation and lasts 2hr 30 min. It is organised by Les 2 Alpes mountain guides.
The hike is labelled "Esprit Parc National ", the collective national park brand. Accessible to all from age 7!
Bureau des Guides des 2 Alpes, half-day from €28 (€50 per day per person).
A fun area opens this winter in Oz-en-Oisans for learning to drive dog sleds.
Reserved for children aged 3-8 years only, they learn mushing! The sleds are specially designed for children and the dogs are selected for their good behaviour.
Kids learn how to tow a dog sled in a perfectly safe area watched by their parents!
Wiz Luge: 4-season toboggan in Pleynet/Les 7 Laux:
Climb 300 m including 46 m through a tunnel, then glide down over 700 m surrounded by nature. Tunnel, bridge, bends, twirls, slopes - a high-speed trip with peaks at 40km/h. This 723-metre rail toboggan has heart-stopping descents with elevation up to 30%. With 12 bends, 2 jumps, 2 zigzags and 2 waves, Wiz Luge promises chills and thrills. Alone or in a group, the 4-season toboggan is a fun way to discover Les 7 Laux at breakneck speeds. Open to children from age 3 with an adult.
Taupes Warriors camp and Tiki the squirrel’s course:
The Taupes Warriors camp is a theme park for children aged 4-12 on the Prapoutel site in Les 7 Laux resort. Children can enjoy a wide range of activities including a range of different games, a life-size wood maze, tunnels, huts, a safe toboggan area, snow slide or pedal around a scenic course. All age groups are catered for so each child will find a fun activity.
2 options: Access games freely or follow the treasure-hunt course.
What’s more: An employee at reception who maintains the village. Opening times outside piste opening times. A unique playground for having fun in the snow.
Villard-Corrençon resort continues to create facilities for its family guests and to attract young people. This year, the resort opens a fun zone at the foot of the slopes (Côte 2000) with a brand new zipline accessible with a 130-metre treadmill.
And all our usual fun winter activities are back: fun ski slopes and toboggan runs, a "beginner" track to get you back on your skis, a snowpark (Villard) and a boarder-cross (Corrençon)... For even more fun on the slopes.
Téo the Fox Cub:
Téo, the resort’s mascot, invites children to this fun slope where they can gain confidence on their skis thanks to visual and audio tactile elements. It’s ideal for families, ski schools and all skiers generally.
A Family Challenge is organised on this slope with a friendly “competition” between children and parents with freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
A weekly event, every Wednesday throughout winter. Access with the "mini-domaine" pass (Arselle and Bachat-Bouloud) or alpine ski passes (4hr, 1 day or more).
An environmentally friendly way to fly over Oisans with a flight simulator in Vaujany:
Settled comfortably in the new Espace Musée de Vaujany, fly over the peaks of Oisans in a totally ecological way for an immersive experience with the flight simulator. With an interactive map and high-performance hardware, “pilots” can fly wherever they like and discover Oisans from the air. The 360° view of the surrounding mountains gives a bird’s eye view to holidaymakers. Choose between a gentle ride or sports mode with looping. The simulator is open to children aged 7 and over for 3-minute flights. Free
Another visit with your children: Vaujany museum (EMV), a brand new sensory exploration of the mountain and forest. Discover fauna and flora with numerous multimedia activities and interactive experiences. Become a forest officer, a mycologist, a snow maker, a musher, and more. There is no age limit for curiosity and this museum offers discovery and adventure full of emotions and surprises, with activities and sensations for the whole family. Completely free and translated into English and Dutch.