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Chalet Breaks With Families & Children

SkiWeekends have been delivering great traditional catered chalet holidays in the French Alps for many years, with over 20,000 guests enjoying a catered chalet holiday with us.

Many of those guests have brought children, both young and old and we often get asked many questions about chalet holidays with children of different ages, so we thought we'd answer them on this page in an FAQ style :)

Note: all ages stated below, relate to the time of travel.

What is the minimum age for a child in your chalets?

Children of any age are welcome in sole occupancy, private use chalets.

Children 5 years and over can stay in any of our chalets at any time on shared or private use.

Children under 5 years and infants (under 2 years)  can stay in Chalet Marjorie (Les Gets) at any time on shared or private use.

Please note, we are not a family ski holiday specialist. Whilst our chalet team are superb in providing you with great chalet breaks, they are not trained or insured to look after a child of any age (0 - 17 years)  All childcare must be provided by an adult in the booking group.

No child (under 18's) are allowed to be left alone in a chalet or with a member of our chalet team. They must be accompanied by an adult in their party while in the chalet.

Do you have separate prices for children?

Infants (under 2 years) have a separate infant price. All other children (2-17 years) are the same price as adults. Please speak to our Ski Experts for pricing information on 02380 206971.

Is there a separate menu for children?

Yes, indeed there is! We know the little ones often won't eat the food on our evening menu so we have a special children menu. The children's menu must be pre-booked at least 14 days before you travel. Please also specify any dietary requirements for children and yourselves no later than 14 days before travel.

An example children's menu for 2024/25 is as follows:

Main Course:

Sausages, Mash and Gravy with peas and carrots
Homemade Chicken Goujons with chunky chips and peas
Chicken Pasta
Cottage Pie
Pork Curry


Brioche Pudding
Warm chocolate brownie with ice-cream
Lemon cheesecake
Ice cream
Frangipane tart


Fruit juice, cordial, or hot chocolate

Do you serve a children's high tea?

Shared chalets - we serve a free Children's High Tea in Chalet Marjorie only. This is served at 6:15pm. No other shared chalet stay will serve Childrens High Tea.

Private use chalets - if you've booked a chalet for sole occupancy private use, Children's High Tea will be served at 6pm. The price is £30 per night, per booking, for chalet hosted nights only.

Only the childrens menu will be served at high tea.  Please pre-book Children's High Tea, no later than 14 days before travel.  State the names of the children who will be eating at High Tea.

Do you provide cots & high chairs?

Yes we do for infants only (under 2 years). Please tell us if you require a cot and/or high chair at the time of booking, as they are not stored in our chalets, and need to be brought in.

Do you have stair gates in your chalets?

No, unfortunately we don't have stair gates in any of our chalets.

Do you provide baby food?

No, unfortunately we don't provide baby food in our chalet stays. Guests must provide and heat their own baby food.  Our chalet hosts will agree with parents how best to do this.

Do you allow nannies in your chalets?

All childcare must be provided by an adult in the booking group, if you wish to bring a nanny with you that is 18 years or over, you may do so, but there is no access to kitchen facilities for the nanny to use.  As we are not a family specialist company we do not have a nanny service for you to book. 

What is it like sharing a chalet with a family on a short break?

It's great, and they have an awesome time! A shared catered chalet break is:

  • Great for older children that can already ski and don’t need lessons - they can hang out in the chalet while parents socialise.
  • Ideal for younger children to go to bed early and parents can stay up and socialise in a chalet rather than needing to child mind in a hotel bedroom or book a nanny
  • Ideal for solo ski parents, where one parent skis with their children for a short break, so it takes up less annual leave and time off school
  • Perfect, as the children can have ski lessons in the morning, if required, and the parents get to ski, and then they can have lunch & ski together in the afternoon

Can I book a private chalet for a family break?

Yes, of course! Many of our customers prefer booking a family chalet holiday this way. We have chalets that sleep 8 - 38 guests, so they cater for groups of all sizes. A private use chalet break is:

  • Perfect for one or more families who want their own private space
  • Ideal for those who have younger children or infants and would like an early dinner time by booking Childrens High Tea

Which chalet would you recommend for a family with infants?

We love Chalet Jean France for families with infants as most rooms are all large enough for a cot. Also, the resort of Avoriaz is traffic free, and the chalet is a stones throw from the ski school meet point.  

Which chalet would you recommend for a family of 3?

We love Chalet Mouria in Courchevel 1650, Chalet Tavernier in Morzine or Chalet Marjorie in Les Gets for a family of 3, as they have a choice of triple rooms.

Which chalet would you recommend for small, private use?

For a small sole occupancy chalet for one family we like Chalet Lauzes in Avoriaz, as it has 4 bedrooms, the resort is traffic free, and it is very close to ski school meet point.

Which resort is the most family friendly?

Great question! Avoriaz is great as it's car free and has lots going for children, including a great swimming pool and bowling alley, but our pick would be Les Gets.

Les Gets is only one hour from Geneva airport, making it an short, easy transfer and we love the village itself. British children have been learning to ski here for years on its wide, safe green and blue runs, with fun runs in the trees.

Chalet Marjorie is our top family chalet option thanks to the short walk to the gondola and being central in Les Gets. We have included free Childrens High Tea in this chalet for shared or sole use family bookings. There is a choice of twin, triple and quad rooms, several lounges, table football and a jacuzzi. Children and infants are welcome to stay anytime in this chalet on shared or sole private use.

If you have any other questions about children and families in our chalets, please don't hesitate to contact our Ski Experts on 02380 206971 or email at