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Esprit Ski - Family ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez, Isère, French Alps

Chalet Hotel Mariandre, Alpe d'Huez.Chalet Hotel Mariandre, Alpe d'Huez.

Esprit Ski offers a huge, but family-friendly fully-catered ski hotel in the ever-popular resort of Alpe d'Huez. Ideal for families, whether new to the slopes or pros, Alpe d'Huez offers an abundance of snow and up to 250km of pistes ranging from blues runs for beginners through to black for the most experienced skiers.

The nearest airport is around 2 hours from the resort; similar distance is the train station. The hotel is well-placed around this lively ski resort and within easy walking distance to the childcare and ski lifts.

The childcare available in Alpe d'Huez is suitable from 17 weeks up to 12 years, with a large variety of package options including full and half days, sessions that include ski lessons and some clubs more active than others; all at an extra cost and lunch can be provided for an additional fee. Childcare is run within the hotel, with English speaking staff and (for most childcare services) children are collected each morning and dropped back at your chalet each afternoon so you get to head straight to the slopes are a hearty breakfast and waving the kids off for their day.

Following your day on the slopes or exploring the local area, you can get cosy in the hotel, spend some time in spa and then head to the communal dining room for your evening feast, socialising with other parents whilst the kids continue their play dates at the Cocoa Club so you can relax on an evening knowing the kids have been fed (high tea is put on daily on each chalet) and in a safe, supervised play area.

What to Expect:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Meals included
  • Ski classes
  • Slopes < 1km
  • WiFi
  • Mountain
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Cots
  • Crèche
  • Family rooms
  • Great for babies
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for toddlers
  • Indoor play
  • Kids' club
  • Skiing
  • Ski in ski out
  • Kids' early dinner


Nursery (17 weeks–40 months; 6 days a week; extra cost).

Snow Club (ages 3–8; 6 half-day activities including lunch; extra cost).

Cocoa Club (ages 6–12; 6 evenings a week; extra cost).

Baby-listening/child patrol service (evenings).

Nannies are qualified and English-speaking.

There are various childcare sessions to chose from, depending on age range, time of day, number of days required and ski ability, etc. Check direct with Esprit Ski when you book. Childcare should be booked at time of booking as places are limited.


Hotel Les Bergers - Sleeps up to 441 people in a mixture of triple and interconnecting rooms. All stays are for 7-nights and include full board meals, so you can be sure breakfast, lunch and dinner are all covered every day whilst the kids are catered for in the childcare sessions and with a high tea each evening. A dining highlight is a Savoyard raclette or fondue dinner, put on for adults once a week; perfect after a day on the slopes. Just a short walk away are the ski lifts and nursery slopes, as well as the ski school meeting point, but the childcare sessions are run in-house so no need to pack up the kids and walk them to the otherside of town each morning. The after a long day in the elements, head for the adult-only spa area for a much needed pamper session.


Childcare (see above).

Meals - 7-days full board, including wine.

Children's high tea - daily menu for under 13's; 3-13 years supervised by Esprit staff; under 3 years to be supervised by a parent. 

Opportunity to pre-book your ski essentials (equipment hire; ski lift passes).


Airport transfers.

Budget guidance

Want further information, prices and availability for Esprit Ski - Family ski holidays in Alpe d’Huez, Isère, French Alps?

Call Esprit Ski direct to book your family ski holiday and quote 'Take the Family' to save an exclusive 5% (see terms below; in the Special Offer box)  01483 676 802

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The resort of Alpe d'Huez is 63km from the nearest train station and airport in Grenoble, and 150km from Lyon airport.

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