Aside from spending quality family time together in one of our luxury ski chalets, there is plenty to see and do in Val d’Isere, ensuring your holiday is both fun and memorable.

Capture the Manchet Valley and Vanoise National Park

If you don’t fancy taking your camera out skiing with you, you will be pleased to find that our chalets have an unrivalled view of the Manchet Valley and Vanoise National Park – perfect for updating the family album and creating memories that will last a lifetime, and best of all, you don’t even need to leave your balcony.  The unique backdrop really is unlike anything you will have seen before.

Find your ski feet

Val d’Isere has it all going on, but it wouldn’t be much of a ski holiday without doing any skiing.  Whether it’s your first time, your children’s first time, or you just want to brush up on your skills before heading off alone, our chalet staff will gladly arrange lessons tailored to your family’s needs.  For experienced skiers, taking lessons as a family will help you quickly get the lay of the land, and can be a great bonding experience.

Progression Ski School – Ideal for both children and adults


Treat your family to a husky sleigh ride

Dog sledding is both a fun and practical way to get around the mountains, and is something that the whole family can join in with.  Sit back and relax, while a guide takes you on a tour, or take to the reins yourself, the choice is yours.  Dog sledding is both a fun and environmentally friendly way of getting around, while taking in some of the stunning views Val d’Isere has to offer.

Experience ice driving

The BMW Ice Driving Circuit in Val d’Isere


As if skiing wasn’t exhilarating enough for you, ice driving is a thrilling experience like no other, and one that you are sure to remember forever.  Whether you fancy giving ice karting a go, or would feel more at home taking something more familiar, like a BMW or Porsche out on the ice circuit, all can be arranged for you.  Choose between private lessons, with a qualified instructor who will teach you how to brake, turn and drift on the ice, and then see which member of the family can set the best time.  If you don’t fancy getting behind the wheel yourself, take to the passenger seat and behold the exhilarating experience of being driven around an ice circuit by a professional driver.


Snow shoe hiking – a family walk, with a difference

Snow shoe hiking in Val d’Isere is a fun way of exploring the local area, and an experience that can be shared by the whole family.  Go it alone, for some quiet family time, or speak to your concierge about arranging a trip with an independent local guide if you want somebody to safely escort you off the beaten track for a true escape into nature.

Take a break at the Centre Aquasportif

A luxury skiing holiday can be quite full on, so why not take a break, and relax at the Centre Aquasportif.  Here you will find something for everyone in the family, from the great pool (which even offers swimming lessons), through to water cannons and bubble baths. The climbing walls will keep older children happy, while the golf simulator can provide a bit of friendly competition that the whole family can participate in.

The Centre Aquasportif Val d’Isere


Dine out together

Although we are sure you will love the meals cooked for you by your own chalet chef, Val d’Isere has plenty of options if you want to dine out to mark a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, or end your holiday in style.  You will find yourself spoiled for choice for top quality restaurants, such as L’Atelier d’Edmond .  The candle lit rooms make for an incredible atmosphere, while the menu has something the whole family can enjoy.

Boutique shopping

No luxury family skiing holiday to Val d’Isere could be complete without a visit to the local boutiques.  Val d’Isere has a variety of shops, so there should be something for everyone in the family.  If exclusivity is what you’re after, be sure to make a visit to the French fashion house Ogier, who stock a range of luxury clothes, shoes or accessories for the slopes and beyond.

With our plentiful snow, stunning views, world class service and a wide variety of things to see and do, we are sure the whole family will enjoy their stay in Val d’Isere.

To find out if our luxury chalets are right for your next family ski holiday, please contact Claire or Lewis at head office on +44 (0) 131 209 7969 or email:



Lewis McKay

Based in the Edinburgh head office, Lewis is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Le Chardon Mountain Lodges. Having spent time living and working in both Val d'Isere and Edinburgh this will be his 13th winter with Le Chardon.