FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN VAL D'ISERE (mostly free!)
Updated: Sep 29
There are also plenty of things to do when you are all together en famille. Tried and tested ideas for family activities in Val d'Isere - things that we get up to and enjoy around town.
Ski - what a crazy idea!
Children are always keen to show their parents what they can do and what they have learnt that day. If you feel confident enough take them out for a couple of runs. But do make sure you feel confident about keeping them safe and listen to the advice of their instructor about where to go.
Avoid sledging on a busy piste.
There is an “Espace Luge” next to the Savonettes beginner button lift.
There is also an Espace Luge at the top of the Solaise lift - you can't take your own sledges up but there are some available for general use at the top.
Make a snowman or snow angel and have a snowball fight.
There is no end of fun to be had in the snow!
There is a rink in town and even little “zimmer frames” that can be used on the ice for balance. You can hire skates & helmets (I would recommend taking your child’s own helmet).
Grab a hot chocolate (or vin chaud!) with or without lashings of squirty cream.
Check out my blog on our favourites in & around resort here
Leisure Centre - Centre Aquasportif.
This has a swimming pool (one free entry with a 2-15 day lift pass, under 5s are free), climbing wall (from age 5) and a small soft play area with cafe.
Bus trips around town.
It seems to me that all kids love a bus! And with the free ones running the length of town all day every day this can be a great way to see the sights.
Ride the ski lifts.
Nearly all the lifts to/from resort level can be taken by pedestrians and taken both up & down. A great opportunity to take even the smallest members (be careful with babies as the altitude & reduced oxygen levels can cause problems) of the family up the mountain (lift passes for under 5s are free but you will still need to get one to go on the lift, proof of age required). Hot chocolate and/or lunch with a view for all the family.
Val Kids area.
At the top of the Solaise Bubble there is a kids area, which is a real winner. There are model piste bashers to play on, a hut that shows how artificial snow is made, slides in the snow and swings too. All with (outdoor) picnic area and easy access to the Lounge and its (indoor) picnic area not to mention hot chocolate/cream/smarties! During peak school holiday weeks there is often entertainment put on in the afternoons - for example, sit in a real piste basher or hide in a snow hole and wait for the rescue dogs to find you.
Motoneige (not free!)
Underneath the Bellevarde Express chairlift there is a wonderful place for children to try out specially adapted skidoos through a mini course.
And lastly make sure you check out the Val d'Isere Tourist Office website for weekly events and animations for all the family