Everyone wants a good time on holiday and that includes the children. And we know that if the children are happy, then the parents are happy! To help, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten child friendly chalets.
With a massive master bedroom but 5 fantastic bedrooms on the ground floor, all with their own TV’s and fireplaces plus en-suite bathrooms, there won’t be any arguing about who gets the best bedroom! Children can make the most of the dedicated playroom, watch their favourite films in the cinema or join you for a splash around in the heated infinity pool.
The Chalet at 11° East, Obergurgl, Austria
This unique property is perfect for families! Located in the resort of Obergurgl, and situated on the piste right outside the ski school, it makes getting the kids off to their morning lesson a breeze. And if they get bored of skiing on-piste then send them to the Quattro Snow Park to try their hand at some freestyle snowboarding! Adults will love the unashamed luxury, knockout views and great service.
Without doubt, this chalet has the best indoor play area for young children that we’ve ever seen! Described as a ‘multi-story soft play gym’ you’ll be able to keep up to 20 children entertained. And for the teenagers there’s a fully equipped home cinema to enjoy. Combined with ski in, ski out access, nobody will get bored at Tivoli Lodge!
A fantastic chalet for a family getaway! Sleeping up to 9 people it can also be combined with Chalet Bella Coola to create the Bella Coola Estate which can accommodate up to 20 people. The chalet itself combines rustic charm with lavish touches to create a fine example of a traditional alpine home. You are just a short walk from the centre of town but the 24 hour resort driving service is ready to whisk you up to the lift station whenever you need, meaning there will be no need to juggle your skis, the kids' skis and whatever else you might need to get from the chalet to the mountain each morning!
Meribel is the ultimate family destination boasting excellent ski schools and lovely gentle runs for beginners. And after a day on the slopes the children will happily entertain themselves in the TV/Games room which is located on a separate floor, ensuring noise is kept to a minimum, as you retire to the hot tub to admire the mountain views or snuggle down in front of the roaring fire in the sitting room.
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One, of the finest homes in Aspen, Villa Venada is beautifully decorated and perfectly located for a family holiday in this famous ski resort. There’s plenty to keep the young ones occupied in the media room that comes with a large flat screen TV, Xbox, games cabinet and foosball table. You’ll also find the children will love spending some time at the Aspen Snowmass Treehouse Kid’s Adventure centre, which is just 20 minutes up the road.
Renovated in 2016, Chalet Calistoga enjoys stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and provides the perfect base for a family holiday in this iconic resort. Complete with children’s games room with its own TV for occupying the little ones and a pool for splashing about in. Parents can also take advantage of the extensive array of childcare options available in Val d’Isere including nannies, nurseries, ski schools and numerous children’s clubs.
What do parents get when they stay in a Chalet with a second living room complete with Sky TV, games consoles and a pool table? Peace and quiet! And if the children get bored inside then they’ll be able to burn off energy out sledging and building snow dens in the large meadow right in front of the Chalet. Which means you’ll have time to appreciate the uninterrupted views of the Mont Blanc massif from the outdoor hot tub!
No detail has been overlooked at Maison Blanche et Verte. This beautiful home offers the perfect mix of cutting edge design, outstanding facilities and exceptional service. Perfect for families, the chalet cleverly separates the living areas and bedrooms into different wings ensuring night owls don’t disturb the children. There is also a child friendly mezzanine area for them to play in and they’ll love the fabulous cinema complete with popcorn holders in the seats!
Snowy Creek, Whistler, Canada
When the name of a place sounds like something from a children's adventure film, you know this is a good choice for children! Snowy Creek offers ski in, ski out access to the slopes being adjacent to the base of both mountains in Whistler. You're also very close to the ski school meeting points. With 3, 4 and 5 bedroom chalets available in this enclave, there's something to suit all family groups.
For further information on any of the chalets above and to enquire about booking please contact the Oxford Ski team on +44 1993 899 420 or click here for more contact information.