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Young Children in Winter - Grand Massif

In winter, children from 3 years can join the Kindergarden at Samoens 1600, or 'Jardin des Neiges' as it is also known. This is a designated fun area created for your child’s first holiday on skis, allowing them to learn the basics in preparation for ski school in a safe environment at Samoens 1600. Children are also accepted into the standard French ski school ESF in Samoens from 3 1/2 years.  Booking is recommended particularly during February.

Moving carpet style lifts make it easier and safer for young children to return back up the slope - plus the main one is covered too, to keep the snow and wind away when making your way back up the slopes!

Piou Piou / Kindergarden on the piste at Samoens 1600. Six consecutive half days mornings or afternoons starting from €186.
Tel: 0033 (0)4 50 34 43 12

Morillon Les Esserts Crèche - During the winter ski season, Morillon 1100 Les Esserts offers The village des enfants or children’s village, a winter nursery and day care centre for children aged from 6 months to 10 years old. It is able to accommodate up to around 65 children and is open all winter.  For more information and to make a bookings please do so online directly with the Morillon Tourist Office.


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Sun & Snow Childcare - A fun, friendly and flexible private nanny service, available in Samoëns, Morillon, Sixt and Verchaix. Emily and Valerie are fully qualified, English speaking nannies with extensive experience of childcare and the local area enabling them to provide you with the best care and value on the slopes. Working with children and babies of any age they are fully insured and can create a custom-made package that will suit yours and your children’s needs.  This can include collecting kids from ski lessons and preparing lunch at your accommodation. To read customer reviews or learn more about Emily and Valerie’s experience visit the Sun and Snow Childcare website alternatively get in touch for a chat. Please let them know we recommended you. Emily: 0044 (0)7742 464906, Val: 0044 (0)7525 359959 or email:

ZigZag Ski School also have a great program for young children called Tiny Tots.  Their instructors offer intimate one-on-one sessions designed to get children aged between 3 to 6 years of age up and skiing with a smile.  With a gentle and friendly approach, their primary aim for children this age is to teach them to love to ski, because they realise that if they’re enjoying their ski holidays then you’ll enjoy yours!

Tiny Tots lessons run for 30-60 minutes and are designed to be fun and dynamic rather than too technical. More information on their website.

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