Once you’re a parent, making sure that where you choose to live or go on vacation is a family friendly place becomes essential. We all know that getting outdoors with your kids and doing physical activities in the fresh air as a family has so many benefits.
So, with this in mind, here’s a guide to three of the most celebrated family friendly ski resorts, with some key information about the chid friendly facilities and activities on offer in each, along with what property is available for sale in and around the resorts.
There are several French resorts on this list, as a result of the ‘Famille Plus’ certification awarded to resorts in France who have gone above and beyond to provide the best family-centric services, such as childcare, ski schooling, etc.
Lying in the middle of the enormous Trois Valleys ski area, Meribel is a large and extremely popular resort, which was given the FP label in 2013 due to its consistent efforts to cater to families and their children.
With everything from ski schools for bigger kids to snow gardens for toddlers and pre-schoolers to learn to ski, Meribel is also equipped with day care clubs and professional nanny services as well as activities such as kid cinema, sledging, swimming, bubble car rides, rock climbing, ice-skating and so much more.
There’s also the Inuit’s village – a kid zone in the middle of the slopes where little ones can build igloos, play blindman’s buff, have snowball fights, fish in the Inuit’s lake and take part in fun challenges!
Here is a list of useful links and resources to everything you will need when heading to Meribel with your children:
- ESF Meribel Ski School & Childcare
- Meribel Nanny Services
- Other Meribel childcare
- Full details of different ski passes available in Meribel
- The Inuit’s piste in Meribel
- Olympic Park in Meribel (where you’ll find lots of kid’s leisure facilities and activities)
There are 35 properties in Meribel listed on SnowOnly, everything from luxury 5 bed chalets to stunning ski-in, ski-out apartments.
Meribel has always been appealing to investors and with there being several new developments under construction, there is a high demand for property in the area. Prices are high due to demand, but also due to the landscape, the altitude and the positioning of the mountains (Meribel benefits from excellent natural light with west-facing slopes that stay light till the very end of the day).
Mont Tremblant, Canada
Set within the Laurentian mountain range in Quebec, about 80 miles northwest of Montreal, Mont Tremblant is an idyllic all-year-round resort offering nearly 80km of ski slopes and a wonderful mix of terrains to thrill all types of skiers, from very beginners to the more hardcore thrill seekers.
Its dual seasonality is a huge selling point for Mont. In the summer, you can do everything from hiking, canoeing and mountain biking to fishing, rafting, horse-riding and dune buggy riding. With a mixed landscape of mountains, forests and lakes, Mont Tremblant is an all-rounder of a resort, which prides itself in being very family orientated.
The vibrant pedestrian village is a big draw for families as there is no danger from busy roads, and the resort also boasts some renowned ski schools for families with children old enough to start learning the ways of the slopes! For kids who don’t or won’t ski, there is a wealth of activities available, as seen listed below:
- Akropark Mont Tremblant – an outdoor sporting adventure park in the woods!
- The Mont Tremblant Activity Centre – centre offering huge choice of recreational activities and fun for the whole family
- Skyline Luge Mont Tremblant – tobogganing through the Laurentian mountains!!
- Ziptrek Ecotours - zipline fun from the summit of the mountain down to the village; exhilarating fun for all.
- Ski de Fond Mont Tremblant – beginner to expert level ski school suitable for all.
- Aquaclub La Source – sports club with great family pools (indoor and outdoor, with hot tubs too!)
There are so many more things to mention about family fun in Mont Tremblant but on to the important topic of property in the area.
We have 17 gorgeous properties available in Mont Tremblant. You will find many property styles listed on SnowOnly in this area, from luxury condos and bungalows to stunning log cabins, townhouses and apartments. It’s a rich real estate area and a stellar investment opportunity because of the dual seasonality and celebrated family friendly nature of the resort as well as the snow guarantee, idyllic setting and proximity to Montreal airport.
This gem was voted best family ski resort 2018 – so has a well-deserved place on this list! Part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz has access to high altitude ski terrains (sitting in the middle of Portes du Solei - 650km of slopes across 12 resorts), panoramic views, and a commendable family friendly quality which keeps it popular with parents and children year after year – in both summer and winter! Its dual seasonality is a massive selling point for property in the area too. It’s even car-free, so very safe for families to roam.
There is plenty to do in Avoriaz, especially if you enjoy an active life and spending time bonding outdoors as a family. In the summer, the kids will love ‘le village des enfants’ where they can disappear into their own little world and enjoy a variety of different sport and adventure courses.
Here are some resources you will find handy if you’re a parent heading to Avoriaz:
- The Avoriaz Alpine ski school – an English-speaking ski school. Check out their group lessons for children.
- Family activities in Avoriaz
- Childcare in Avoriaz
We have a selction of property listings in Avoriaz – all in the new upcoming development, which is a special real estate project to be a part of, due to the rarity of new builds. This new development will be a ski in, ski out village in the Crozats district. They are bound to sell quickly, here is a link to our agent