This is the border age between infant and standard lessons. With these first steps toward lessons the children will still need the support of child care and any lessons will need to involve more play than full blown instruction. Children clubs, crèches, ski school and private nannies are all available on your family ski holiday. Favourite ski chalets for families with toddlers are Chalet Corniche in Tignes and Chalet Pepi Gabl in St Anton. To find out more speak to one of our ski experts by calling the number above.
Creche (3 months - 4 years)
As with provision for infant care Ski Beat use local creche, ESF clubs for younger children and the various suppliers to provide the best care for that age group. Suppliers include Snowlittle, t4 Nanny and Alpine Child Care.
Nursery (4 months - 3 years)
Snow Club (3 - 8 years)
Supervised Lunch (3 - 12 years)
Sprites Ski School - Spritlets (3 & 4 years)
With Ski Esprit you can mix it up depending on how much care you would like vs spending time with your child or children. For the younger ones you book Spritlets in the afternoon (ski lessons) then, if you want, book Snowclub for the morning (childcare). If you book both together then lunch is included. If you want you can book either book childcare only in the morning or lessons only for the afternoon and pay extra for the supervised lunch.
For the older children it’s the other way around. Lessons in the morning and Snowclub in the afternoon. Again book both then you get lunch included, book one part and you can pay extra for supervised lunch.
This meant that SnowClub is always age appropriate. The children love it and it means the parents can ski all day with the confidence that your child or children are having fun and learning in a safe environment.
Mini Club (3 - 5 years)
Baby & Toddler Club (4 months - 2 years)
The childcare facilities at Mark Warner are like a well-oiled machine: The staff takes the children to and from Ski School. Mark Warner have worked with each resort’s ski school for years. Your children will be in safe hands.
After skiing, they offer a fantastic chill out service where children relax in a separate area while the parents are having dinner. The children get themselves chilled out ready for bed in a children’s zone prior to bedtime.
Mark Warner is very much a family operator and there is good communication between staff.
For those children in childcare, staff will take and collect them from the Mark Warner approved ski school and they will be offered a supervised high-tea at 5pm, leaving parents the opportunity to make the most out of the mountains until 5.30pm when childcare ends for the day. We strongly advise pre-booking ski school in the UK, as places can book up fast.
Ski lessons start at 4
Powder Hounds (4 – 6 years)
This club is specific to those ready to start skiing but don’t want to spend the whole day on the slopes. It aims to give younger skiers lots of fun both in the snow and out of it. Ski lessons are on 6 morning and fun-filled activities on the 6 afternoons.
Petit Club Med (2 to 3 year olds)
Toddlers can enjoy age-appropriate activities during their time in the Petit Club Med. This Club is an additional charge to your all-inclusive package. From 4 years old the childcare packages are included.
Petit Club Med facilities can be found in these Club Med resorts: Valmorel, Les Deux Alpes, La Plagne 2100, Serre Chevalier, Cervinia, Pragelato, Villars, and the new Grand Massif Samoens.