The best mountain experiences for your kids

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The best mountain experiences for your kids

They've been dreaming of snowball fights, building snowmen and sledging. For your children, winter resorts have come up with a host of innovations.

While you've been hoping to ski in peace as you enjoy the wonderful scenery, your little angels have been dreaming of one thing: adventure! You can already imagine them jumping in the soft snow or organising huge snowball fights. So that they can let off steam, and because the mountains are not for adults only, your favourite resorts are pulling out all the stops to entertain your children. Whatever their age, they are sure to have a magical time.

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The best mountain experiences for your kids

Musher experience near Megève

Miles and miles of snowy trails stretch in front of your children's astonished eyes. Their first sled dog outing is always a magical experience. Many companies offer a 45-minute first outing for children from the age of 8, some even take them from the age of 2. The guide will explain how the harness works and will introduce them to each dog. After that, they'll know all there is to know about being a musher.

Megève
74120 Megève
France

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The best mountain experiences for your kids

Learn to ski in Domaine de Solaise in Val d'Isère

This winter, Val d'Isère has inaugurated a brand new area for beginners only, particularly children, so that they can learn to ski confidently. The Solaise area is very sunny, has a breathtaking view and exceptional snow conditions. There is also a new, fun learning space, ideal for the very young. At the end of the day, you can enjoy a hot chocolate in the lounge space.

Val d'Isère
73150 Val d'Isère
France

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The best mountain experiences for your kids

Bob rafting on the Olympic track in La Plagne

If your teenagers are snow sport fans seeking thrills, then they will love the self-guiding and self-braking bob raft in La Plagne. Speed safely down the resort's Olympic bob-sleigh track at over 80 kph, consisting of: 19 turns over 1.5 km of track. Hair-raising! This activity is for children from the age of 14. Children under 14 must be taller than 1.30 metres and be accompanied by an adult.

La Plagne
73210 Mâcot-la-Plagne
France

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The best mountain experiences for your kids

Fun activities in Méribel

Throughout the season, Méribel has a multitude of family-focused activities for you. With your little ones, you can test the boardercross, the whoops or the fun cross in Elements Park, a new and fun snow park for every level of skier and snowboarder. If you like exploring, set off on the Black Forest slope, a new 3-km sledging slope, accessible from the age of 12. Méribel caters to young children too, who can explore the Yeti Park, a new playground with tunnels, zip wires, slides and igloos.

Méribel
73550 Les Allues
France

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The best mountain experiences for your kids

ESF creates a new kids' space in Courchevel

This year, the École de Ski Française has thought of everything. The Courchevel resort now has a new 50,000 square metre space entirely dedicated to children. Accessible from the age of 18 months, it has a privatised ski area, theme-based slopes, a Family Park and many other fun facilities. You can go off skiing with the peace of mind that ESF will take care of turning your children into expert skiers.

École de Ski Française de Courchevel
Maison de Moriond
73120 Courchevel
France

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The best mountain experiences for your kids

On and off-piste in Val Thorens

Once again, "Val Tho" has a host of new features for your children. There is a 6-km toboggan run, which is the longest in France. Tobogganing is accessible from the age of 5, and the 1,300m zip wire from the age of 8. Lastly, whatever their age, your children can enjoy the snowpark, because there is no age for freestyle. Off the slopes, to take a little break, don't hesitate to try the cooking workshops organised by the resort for 3 to 6-year-olds.

Val Thorens
73440 Val Thorens
France