All Esprit Ski holidays with childcare give everyone in your family the freedom to ski in France or Italy this winter. Plus, discover the brand new pre-teen afternoon activity, Mountain Academy.
Everyone has a fun ski holiday with Esprit Ski childcare
Family ski breaks with childcare are made for parents who want the freedom to take first lifts in the morning and know their kids are taken care of. With Esprit Ski that freedom means giving you the sense of wellbeing you only find when your kids are in safe hands, cared for and having a great time too. The concept of ski holidays with built-in childcare was created by Esprit Ski more than 39 years ago, so it’s fair to say, they’re experts in the field.
For winter 2022/23 and 2023/24 childcare is more flexible than ever. There’s infant childcare for babies and toddlers starting from 17 months to 3 years and 4 months. For older kids, they’ll spend their mornings on the slopes in ski lessons, followed by an afternoon of activities or free time with parents. Plus, because a strict carer-to-child ratio is always in place, you can be confident your kids get plenty of individual attention. Language is never a barrier either, as all fully-certified childcare staff are also fluent English speakers. And at every resort in France and Italy you now have the choice of family hotels or chalets, and selected properties have exclusive Esprit Ski baby and child listening services.
Some more of the great benefits built into Esprit Ski holidays in France and Italy
To make it easier for families to budget for ski breaks, Esprit holidays include accommodation with a choice of catering options. Flights from 15 different UK airports are also included as well as transfers to and from resorts. Plus, there’s a range of childcare options you can add to your holiday:
- Esprit Childcare begins with Infant Care from 17 weeks and looks after kids right up until age 12.
- Infant care (17 weeks to 3 years, 4 months) is available all day, six days a week.
- Fun and friendly Snow Club (3 to 8 years) cares for kids every afternoon. And Cocoa Club (3 to 12 years) provides evening childcare in Esprit Ski chalet hotels.
- Ski lessons for kids start from age three. And, along with Snow Club, give parents the freedom to ski all day if they want.
- New for 2022! Esprit Mountain Academy is an exciting afternoon activity club for 6 to 12 year olds. As well as taking part in fun challenges, kids will be learning all sorts of new skills. Think building survival shelters and orienteering and you’ve a hint of the young mountain expert you could be taking home from holiday this winter.
Esprit Ski family resorts in some of the best ski areas in France and Italy
France and Italy offer some of Europe’s best skiing, and both countries are famously family-friendly when it comes to ski breaks. So no surprise to find Esprit Ski’s focus is on French and Italian resorts for their family holidays. All hotels, chalets and apartments are handpicked by the experienced team, and their standards are very high. Everything from comfort and great facilities to convenient locations is taken into consideration, so all you have to consider is getting out on the slopes and having fun.
La Rosière, France: sunshine, snow and views in the Tarentaise Valley
Sunny and snow-sure La Rosière sits above the Tarentaise Valley and is known for its views as well as an excellent and accessible lift network. Esprit offer an impressive choice of family chalets in La Rosière, all close to nursery slopes. For winter 2022/23, think about ski-in-ski-out Chalet Amelia, which sits just 50m from the nearest lifts.
Val d’Isère, France: great skiing and fun family atmosphere
Val d’Isère is high altitude, with a long ski season and an extensive lift network which gets you onto the slopes, fast. And it’s a good choice for a wide range of skiers, from beginners to experts. Here, Esprit gives families the choice of apartments, hotels or chalets. This year, cosy and beautifully designed, Hotel Ducs De Savoie is highly recommended for family ski holidays: it’s in the resort centre and a walk from Esprit Ski childcare.
Tignes, France: one of the world’s top ski resorts
Tignes is snow-sure all season and offers over 300km of groomed piste, as well as extensive off-piste terrain. And if you feel adventurous, the Grand Motte Glacier is another local challenge. All Esprit Ski accommodation in Tignes is close to children’s ski areas and childcare, so it’s perfect for families. Take a look at Chalet Arktic on Tignes Le Lac this season. Fresh, bright and complete with sauna, sun terrace and hot-tub, it also features stunning views. Plus, lifts are only a short walk away too.
Champoluc, Italy: one of the Monterosa ski area’s best kept secrets
Champoluc in Italy is the resort to choose for varied skiing. It’s part of the vast Monterosa ski area and also links to Italy’s Three Valleys. Never too busy, even in peak season, this is where families have more room to enjoy the tree lined slopes, views and local mountain restaurants. Hotel de Champoluc is recommended for 2022/23 as it’s right next to the Crest Gondola and both kids clubs and ski lessons are nearby.
Esprit Ski put your family’s safety and peace of mind first
Esprit Ski has been taking families skiing for over 40 years. Your safety and peace of mind has always been priority and that’s what In Safe Hands is all about.
- ATOL and ABTA protection.
- Reserve your holiday from just £150.
- Flexibility to move your holiday to a later date, up to the point that your full balance is due, with no admin fee from us.
- Covid-19 refund promise. If we have to cancel your holiday due to Covid-19, you can choose another date, or a full refund.
In Safe Hands is the promise Esprit Ski has always made families only with added security. So you can focus on your ski break and making great family memories.