La Chaumiere, Route de Thonon, 74390 Chatel, France View on Map

Children at La Chaumiere



We believe that our children’s service is second to none. We understand that in order to truly enjoy your holiday you need to be safe in the knowledge that your children are having fun and learning in the safest, most secure setting possible.

Our small groups, ensure your child receives more individual instruction and attention, but it also allows the flexibility to meet with parents for lunch, a drink, or a few runs together in the afternoon.

And, of course, there is none of the hassle of booking ski school and having to adhere to set lesson times!

For older children

In general older children will start their ski day at the same time as the adults. A typical ski day looks something like this:

9-9.30am Arrive at slopes with adults
9.30-11am Lessons/instructional guiding
11 – 11.20am Hot chocolate break and snack
11.30 – 1pm Lessons/instructional guiding
1-2pm Lunch (either with parents or separately depending on that day’s skiing and parents’ wishes)
2 – 4/4.30pm Lessons/instructional guiding (with a possible hot chocolate break)
5pm Arrive at chalet for afternoon tea
6pm Dinner
6.45pm Review video from that day

Please note that this is a guide only and that the day will be tailored to suit the needs and wishes of each particular group.

Younger skiers

From about the age of 3 or 4 most children are physically ready to give skiing a try. The most important thing at this stage is to make sure their experience is fun and that it leaves them wanting to do it again. Younger children tend to tire more easily and have a limited concentration span, so we make sure that learning centres around play and having fun, whilst allowing ample time for breaks.

Typically, children in the 3-5 year age group spend 1-3 hours in the morning on the snow with our instructors.

We can recommend local English speaking nanny services which you can book directly with.


Facilities for children and babies

  • Highchairs
  • Travel cots
  • Use of kitchen and microwave to prepare/heat food and bottles
  • Bath