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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 variety of family-friendly catered ski accommodation 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 chalets are well-placed around this lively ski resort, some more centrally located than others, but all within easy walking distance to the childcare and ski lifts, some even have ski in ski out access.

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 at Chalet Hotel Mariandre, 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 your chalet with afternoon tea, spend some time in the hot tub (if you pick a chalet with one!) 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mountain
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Cots
  • Crèche
  • Family rooms
  • Great for babies
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for toddlers
  • Indoor play
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' early dinner
  • Skiing
  • Ski in ski out


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.


Chalet Hotel Mariandre - Sleeps up to 69 guests; family rooms and suites with private en-suite facilities; central location; ski in ski out access; short walk to ski lift.

Chalet Christian - Sleeps up to 12 guests with some rooms sleeping 4; close to centre and short walk from childcare centre and ski lift; with sauna and ski boot room. 

Chalet Philippe - Sleeps up to 20 guests with mix of twin and bunk bed rooms, some with balcony access; with sauna, hot tub and ski boot room; short walk from resort and ski lift; can be combined with Chalet Christian if you are looking for a large family chalet.

Chalet La Breche - Sleeps 16 people in eight twin rooms; central location; ski in ski out; cosy lounge with fireplace; sauna and outdoor hot tub; indoor table tennis.


Childcare (see above).

Some chalets have access to a sauna, hot tub or table tennis (check individual chalets in Accommodation section).

Meals - no matter which chalet you stay in you will be provided with meals 6 days a week, including breakfast, afternoon tea and a 4- or 5-course evening meal with drinks.

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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