Young Children in Samoens, Morillon and the 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.
New moving carpet style lifts have been installed to 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 €146
Tel: 0033 (0)4 50 34 43 12
Samoens Crèche - Opening on the 12th of January 2020, is a brand new crèche located very close to the bottom of the main Grand Massif Express télécabine. The crèche has approximately 35 places and accepts children from 3 months to 5 years old. Booking is essential and made through the Samoens Tourist Office on Tél : 0033 (0)4 50 34 40 28, from the 15th of December 2019 onwards. The facility is newly built and located ideally, just on the edge of the Grand Massif Express car park as you approach the main télécabine from the village centre.
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 from the 1st of September for the up coming winter by clicking here.
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 http://www.sunandsnowchildcare.com/ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are staying in Morillon, or skiing over in that direction from Samoens with children, be sure to ski the long green piste called The Marvel. Look out for the information panels on the way down with detailed information about the wildlife of the area. You can see if the kids can spot the wooden animals hiding alongside the piste! It's a great long green piste, tree lined and nice and easy.
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.
For non skiing children from 3 - 13 years, a local activity club is a great option named The Marmottes. These centres are located in Verchaix for 3-5 years and Vallons Samoens for the 6-13 years during the English and French school holidays. Full days available with lunch included, or half days are available. Prior booking is required. Contact David TOMASZEWSKI on email@example.com, tel: 0033 6 42 57 23 34.