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While Chamonix doesn’t have a variety of beginner slopes or a ton of kid-friendly on-mountain attractions, its views of Mont Blanc alone are definitely worth the trip. Just think: your next holiday greeting card could be the whole gang atop the Aiguille du Midi tram, with Europe’s biggest mountain in the background. If everyone wants to ski or snowboard together a Chamonix family ski vacation is best left for advanced adults, older children and teens. However there are a couple options for those learning, especially in The Planards area of Chamonix. Beginners looking to explore a little should head to Balme ski area down the road. Intermediates ready for a manageable challenge should try Les Houches at the south end of the valley.
Located less than 250 yards from the Les Planards beginner ski area, the Hotel Le Morgane takes a lot of guesswork out of a Chamonix family ski vacation. The hotel is located at the center of the town and also has a bus stop in front of the property to access the larger ski areas with beginner and intermediate runs. Plus, the whole family will enjoy relaxing at the spa, which includes an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and massage services.
If ski in, ski out convenience, a pool and kitchenette are high priorities for your Chamonix family ski vacation, a stay at four-star Les Balcons Du Savoy is a must. Minimize the challenge of organizing everyone and keeping them happy at this ideally situated hotel. Plus, the hotel offers baby-sitting services so parents can slip away for their own special evening.
Thanks to its varied menu and reasonable prices, The Jekyll, on Route des Pelerins, is a popular family spot. In fact, many will frequent this Chamonix family restaurant multiple times a day since it serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late-night bites. This pub-style restaurant will please just about everyone in the family with items ranging from hearty appetizers and ribs, to burgers and soups.
If the whole family wants an evening of light French cuisine that won’t break the bank, then a visit to Le Revola, on Avenue Cachat Le Geant, is in order. The menu seasonally fresh ingredients and the prices are quite reasonable for the quality. If there are members in your family with food sensitivities then they’ll be pleased with Restaurant L’Impossible since they serve up tasty, fresh vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options.
To learn more about Chamonix family ski vacations call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.