Ski Holidays for Children
Taking the kids on a ski holiday can be one of the most rewarding experiences you and the children will enjoy as a family or one of the most stressful! Forward planning is a must and we have listed below the core information you will need. We have made some suggestions in what we believe works and as parents of three demanding young children ourselves, these have been tried and tested!
Huski prides itself in being a child-friendly organisation and we'll help you arrange your precious holiday ski time as much or as little as you want! It is also worth noting that to get the best out of the whole Chamonix ski area, or indeed the entire Mont Blanc massif it is worth having your own transport. Not a problem if you are staying in one of our catered chalets as we run a minibus service but if you are staying self-catered it's certainly worth having a car or book our plus package which includes our excellent in-resort minibus service.
"What a fab week, what more can I say, how did you put up with 10 kids and 8 adults! Thanks for your sense of fun!"
VC family and friends - March 2007
Chalets certainly provide child friendly accommodation with 'Home away from Home' appeal. For families with children under 8 yrs old we ask that you book any catered chalet exclusively to your group. For families with older kids we welcome you at La Forge and we'll mix you in with any other groups staying in the chalet.
For mixed groups with children we prefer to keep dinner a 'grown-up' affair. For under 12yrs we offer a 'Kidz high tea'. Chef can either offer that nights menu or will cook cuisine with Kidz appeal; spaghetti, home-made pizza, fish gougons or crispy chicken fillets with fried potatoes for example. These are all freshly prepared. We will look forward to speaking with mum on the phone and receiving the hit list!
We offer our kidz high tea 6 nights per week whilst our other catering is 5 nights. This allows family groups to eat out on chefs night off together. But on the other night it means that adults are able to eat out alone! We can organise a local babysitter at approx 12€ per hour. If family groups would prefer to eat in together on the 6th night we can organise an extra nights catering at a supplement of £25 per adult.
The chalet itself is well equipped with everything kids will need, DVD, Sat TV, a basket of toys, books and games and for older kids our own 'Baby-foot' (table football) We have a cots, and highchairs but we don't supply cot bedding or baby car seats. Please remember to bring your own childs feeding equipment, nappies and formula milk. For little ones it is also prudent to pack two of everything; ski suits, mittens, hats, sunscreen etc.