Winter family activities

Skiing and snowboarding

These are the big draws of course! If the kids would like to learn to ski or snowboard, or you’d like to improve as a family, you’ll find all the info you need on our Ski Schools page

Ski School
Ski areas for families

Chalet La Foret is a short walk (which can be done on a quiet and pretty forest road) to the Flegere lift, which gives access to sunny south facing slopes. The Trappe chairlift is a great place for those just graduating from the learner slopes – two green runs with lovely views. There’s also a series of pleasant easy blues over to Brevent..

Other areas particularly good for families are Le Tour, with its long, wide blue runs and the gentler, tree-lined pistes of Les Houches, which also hosts the Les Houches Kid’s Contest in early March.

Chamonix ski passes and other tickets for families
Kids under 4 get their ski pass free, and there’s discount on all passes up to the age of 15. The Family pass has been much improved this year – when the parents buy 2 adult passes, there’s a 50% discount on the adult price for the first child’s pass, and any more children in the same family go free. Don’t forget to bring proof of this e.g. passports.  Ski pass details

Other winter activities

The Paradis Des Praz is a lovely place for younger children. Just a pleasant 20 minute walk from the chalet, the kids can toboggan on inflatable “snow-rafts” through the forest, whilst the adults enjoy a Vin Chaud. There are lovely walks weaving through the snowy trees all around here, and it’s close to the cross-country trails which are great for all the family to enjoy, and run just a few minutes away from the chalet.
Tobogganing is fun to do at some of the learner slopes, at the Paradis Des Praz, at the tobogganing area near the cross country foyer, not far from the chalet and of course in the garden!

The Tree Adventures are always a hit – suggested for kids from 4-9, there’s a circuit of tree activities such as rope bridges. Kids are attached at all times by a harness, so it’s very safe. In winter, it’s done with snowshoes and they have an evening option with fondue.

The ice rink is open daily: Saturday and Sunday from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday from 10am to 12noon, and then from 1.30pm to 4.30pm
There are often ice hockey matches in the evenings, too.

The swimming pool is always popular with its spiral waterslide. Entry to the pool and the ice rink is free for kids under five.

Evolution 2 can also organise snowshoeing, hot air balloon rides, or for an unforgettable treat, try a day’s husky sledging.

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Fun with huskies! Images courtesy of Evolution 2

The chalet is very family-friendly, with plenty of family equipment available. If you’ve got little ones, you may find the Family activities in Winter page useful, and there are lots of things to do in the Chamonix for Non-skiers section, with a full programme for a week here: Seven days in Chamonix for non-skiers.