The winter 2013/14 ski season has arrived and there’s lots of new stuff happening across our resorts. In particular, there’s a lot planned for families in the Savoie Mont Blanc area. Here’s a closer look at some of the new family activities across a number of resorts.

New developments for children in Les Menuires

Speed Mountain

Les Menuires has a brand new luge track on rails. Sitting in a single-seat luge, children and adults have to challenge Boutky, the resort’s mascot, on a 1200m long track with twists and banked turns. Each person’s speed is shown on three different parts of the track so lugers know how fast they are going, whether it is as slow as a snail (00.002km/h) or a marmot (17km/h), or as fast and agile as a hare (65km/h) or a mountain goat (70km/h). Speed Mountain is a great family activity. It is open to children from three years old who can sit with their parents.

Mini KL

Les Menuires has now got a new speed skiing run. Open to all, this run allows skiers to calculate their maximum speed. Located on the Plans slope, the run is accessible by the Sunny Express chairlift or the Bruyères 1 gondola.

What's new in Flaine & Meribel?

Flaine

Flaine has created a new learning area for kids called The Forest. It is a fun area with whoops and banked turns, all running through the forest.

A real treat for parents

Garde'n Spa is a new service in Méribel. In partnership with the French Ski School, Méribel provides free childcare while parents enjoy a little pampering at the spa in the Olympic Park. Children are cared for at the Piou-Piou day care nursery in the Olympic sports complex between 5.30pm and 8.00pm. A number of specific treatments are on offer at Garde'n Spa. Couples can enjoy a duo modelling massage; for her, there is a traditional oriental relaxing massage and for him, an ancient Indian massage with warm oils to relieve tension and restore energy and vitality.

New Famille Plus resort

Meribel has officially been recognised as a ‘family plus’ resort. The Famille Plus label guarantees a dedicated and quality service for children. Certification requirements are as follows: a crèche for children from the age of six months, children cared for by professionals, activities to suit every age, quality infrastructure, medical first aid for minor injuries, and family pricing policy.

Family friendly resorts

La Rosiere has been voted our most family friendly resort by Ski Collection staff. View all of our family resorts and residences.

Family skiing with Ski Collection

There are a lot of considerations when going on a family ski holiday – travelling to the resort, suitability for skiing, residence location, ski schools and ski hire, as well as alternative activities.