It can sometimes be a challenge finding family friendly ski holidays. Will the chalet have enough bedrooms and bathrooms? Is there a separate living area to keep the children happy? It is close enough to local amenities and easy to find?
But when the right option comes up, it can make all your plans easily fall into place. That’s why we love telling people about the fully furnished Chalet Bronziers for family friendly ski holidays in France.
This hosted chalet harnesses the charm of Peisey Village’s history in all five bedrooms with ensuites, including two baths for young children to use. The chalet is a beautifully converted 300 year old farmhouse, spread over a spacious three floors, and offers twin, triple, and quad room options.
The space is perfect for large families and groups with a homely open-plan living area to spread out in.
While staying at this cosy chalet the kids can have their own space in the separate lounge area and have full access to the game console, flat-screen TV and DVD, and with ‘le babyfoot’ even the parents can join in the fun (and you might have a bit of friendly competition!).
In addition to the five bedrooms Chalet Bronziers also has a fully furnished flat underneath which can be used as part of the full chalet experience, or it can be booked completely independently for your privacy.
Catered family meals
Catered meals are lovingly prepared for you by your personal chef six days of the week, and served with locally sourced French wine.
And the children’s menu is able to be served at an earlier time if preferred. On the menu to entice the little ones is a roast chicken dinner, homemade pizzas, cottage pie, homemade burgers, spaghetti bolognese, and pesto bacon pasta bake.
Restaurants and bars in Peisey village
Fancy going out one night?
There are two restaurants in Peisey Village and one of the village’s two bars also stays open late on certain music nights. If mum and dad want a night out on their own baby sitters can come to the chalet. We recommend SnowLittle and they can even take children out for the day.
Family friendly ski holiday
The family ski chalet in Peisey is in a prime position, being just a short walk through the village to the famous Lobster Pots (also known as Lonzagne lift). The stand up lift can take four people at a time, so you can soon begin your journey up the mountain to the resort ready for ski lessons or going to crèche.
At the top of the Lobster Pots are two seated lifts: Peisey lift and the Vallandry lift. If you’d like to avoid carrying and wearing ski gear through the village, and on the Lobster pots, you can hire your ski kit from the Vallandry area and rent lockers there. The two ski hire shops, Intersport and Skimium, are situated between the two lifts.
If you prefer, you could get your rental skis, boots and helmets delivered to the chalet, if you pre-order from Skimium, so you’ll be ready before you begin your trip up the mountain.
Buses to the ski resort
If you’d rather not walk to the Lobster Pots the free bus is just a five minute walk from Chalet Bronziers and can take the whole family up to the lifts at 8:00am. The bus stops right outside the ski hire shops so you will all be there in plenty of time for the ski school starting around 9:00am with ESF.
ESF also offers afternoon lessons which may be better for children as it’s less busy on the slopes, and there’s no rushing first thing in the morning. Less crowds make things less stressful which is will make it a much more enjoyable ski holiday for everyone!
Whitebeam Chalets can pre-order your ski passes meaning you and your family can relax when you arrive at the chalet, rather than having to head out straight away to get everything sorted.
Family days out
If you want a break from the ski resort area, you could have a family day out doing a guided tour of some heritage sites near Vanoise National Park, or even going for a horse sleigh ride, feeding some friendly reindeer, or snowshoeing for the more adventurous!
There are restaurants in the area to relax with hot chocolates, and vin chaud for the adults, or have a lovely lunch.
Bus facilities from Chalet Bronziers can take you up there, and they also go to Peisey-Vallandry resort area to allow you to get the most out of your time in Les Arcs ski region. The bus stop is just a five minute walk from the chalet.
When you return from your day enjoying the Alps you can embrace the therapeutic effects of the chalet’s wood burning sauna, or even have a professional massage inside the chalet!
Ski trip packing list
To help you plan for your next family ski holiday, here are some of our suggestions for your ski trip packing list:
- Helmet and goggles. Safety first!
- Good quality base layers. Your choice of underwear and ski socks can make or break your comfort levels so choose wisely!
- Separate outerwear. The ability to let your top half breathe with two piece outerwear when you need to will be a welcome gift to yourself.
- Snow boots. For when you need to get from A to B safely and comfortably.
- Warm hat. Sometimes it’s easy to forget to pack a hat when you’re think about all the other essential gear you don’t want to miss.
- Waterproof gloves or mittens. Because no one likes soggy hands, and they come in handy for impromptu Snowman building!
- Skis/snowboard, boots, bindings, poles etc. But if you haven’t got your own, you can always hire the ski kit on the mountain.
- Ski trainer harness. It can be hard enough having the kids learn to ski, let alone learn to stop and avoid toppling over! Ski trainer harnesses make time at the snow with children more enjoyable for everyone.
- Backpack for water, snacks, sunscreen, and lip balm.
- Portable entertainment. For times when you’re having to wait around or while travelling, iPads loaded with movies and TV shows can keep the family entertained for hours.
For more packing tips visit our post ‘What to pack for a family ski trip‘