Time to sample the joys of the snow!

Children can give skiing a go for the first time from the age of 3. Child-friendly facilities are available in the resort’s various ski schools, so that your little ones can take their first steps in the snow in total safety and with peace of mind!

And if your child isn’t too keen on skiing, there’s a wealth of other family fun activities, from toboganning to swimming, and plenty more in between – just take your pick!


Here’s a round-up of activities available for your 3 to 6 year olds:

Val Thorens' Kindergartens


Little Bear : Prosneige Ski School

The « bearcubs » are in groups of 6 children and are introduced with fun to the joy of skiing in our dedicated outside area ! Your little one all ready masters skiing, we will take them on the slopes in small groups.

Your child is scared and is crying a lot, don’t worry as we will show him a different approach to skiing around games ! After the third day you will be impressed by his progress !

To follow your little rider’s progress, take a sit in our deck chairs on the terrace  les « Planches »

Our school organises everything to make your life as easy as possible, you can rent your skis directly with us and your little ones can leave theirs skis and boots with us overnight.

You have decided to spend the day skiing in the 3 valleys but you won’t have time to come back to pick your kids for lunch...no problem, our instructors or day care assistants will take them for lunch in a restaurant !

Half day or full day lessons available !


Montana or Roc de Péclet kindergartens : Ecole du Ski Français

Your children will experience their first slide on skis with Sifflote the groundhog and Piou Piou the chick in a dedicated area in front of residence Montana or in front of residence Peclet

The “Piou piou” club will allow your little ones to experience skiing (around 1 hour per half day) at their own pace and to participate in different other activities inside.

Here is an example of schedule during the week for a half day: 9 to 10 am singing, make up, games; 10 to 11 am skiing; 11 to 11.30 am story time!

From 4 years old, kids get lessons with “sifflote! After a bit of training in the dedicated area of the school, they will quickly move on to the real slopes. The futur ski champions will be offer a break with a snack to get some energy back.

Half day or full day lessons available.

To make your life easier, there is a canteen for your little ones’ lunch!


Yéti Park : Evolution 2

Children are welcome in the Yetis park where they will be looked after safely and will have plenty of activities to do around the snow and discover winter sport in small groups of 8 children maximum.

Kids' Club : snow day care center

A full day skiing for your little darling might be a bit too much on their first day!

To give a breather to parents during the day, the ESF ski school has set up, during school holidays, a day care centre ; kids can go for a full day, a half day with or without a meal.

For more information, contact the ESF

Dog sledging

Enjoy this moment with animals to admire the view and relax. Did you know that being with animals helps children to relax ?
Mixing sledging and cuddles with the dogs, this is one of kids' favorite activity !

From 2 years old accompagnied by a parent.

More information: Evolution 2

Mini Rider

Prosneige instructors also offer lessons for budding snowboarders, adapted to suit younger children.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2.30pm.
Further information available from Prosneige Ski School.

"Cable Car" play area

For every kids who has dreamt to be « behing the wheel » of a cable car it is now possible for their dream to come true in a dedicated area...and as a bonus they will be able to slide on all the tobbogans situated around the cable car. Located at the heart of the resort, on Place Caron, near Castor and pollux magic carpet and the sledge run "Star toboggan run".

Laughs garantied !

Stars toboggan run

The « Stars toboggan run »: located near Castor and Pollux magic carpet on the Place Caron, at the heart of the resort, the « Stars toboggan run » is 250m long. It's a moment of fun guaranteed for all !

The sledge run is secured but no supervised.

Kids' Show

During school holidays, the young ones (as well as the not so young ! ) are invited to watch every thursday night at 6 pm a poetic and yet funny show.

A festive and emotional moment expected !

Free of charge

Delir park - Fun Park - Trampolines

Laughter - adrenalin - fun... A children's paradise!

Trampolines, bouncy castles, ball parks, modules for children under 12... you'll have to drag your children away!



Kids Workshops at the Tourist Office

Activities adapted to your little ones to discover, decorate and recycle everything we can find while having fun !

Every Friday . Sign up at the tourist office.
Parent will have to be present during the lenght of the workshop.
Free of charge.

Swimming Pool : Aquatikids and Ptit Dauphins

Like a fish in water, your little bundles will spent his time jumping from floating rugs, grabing water swimming sticks, and other colorful water toys. Everything is made to teach your kids to control their breathing and helps with coordinations skills.

Sunday mornings
Aquatikids : From 4 to 6 years old
Ptit Dauphins : From 7 to 11 years old

Sport Centre – Galerie Caron

More information

Don’t forget that our Destination Experts are on hand at the Tourist Office to help you get the very most out of your family holiday in Val Thorens!

Head to the Maison de Val Thorens, or call us on +33 (0)4 79 00 08 08

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