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If it’s a family skiing holiday that you’re looking for then you should be impressed by what you find in Samoens and the Grand Massif.

A family friendly resort

Samoens is one of the most child-friendly resorts we have come across and has been officially awarded ‘Famille Plus’ status, meaning it is recognised as providing a child friendly environment with lots of facilities & things for children to do.

Here’s a range of what’s on offer in Samoens

  • Several ski schools taking children from 3yrs old upwards
  • Large Covered ice-rink opposite Tourist Information Office
  • Sledging area in town centre and at Samoens 1600m
  • Town centre entertainments on Sat afternoons
  • Dog-sled touring
  • Cinema with afternoon showings (incl English language)

A family friendly ski chalet

We are used to hosting children and all children are welcome at Chalet Falcon. Our policy is to accept children Under 5yrs of age only as part of a full chalet booking, but children above this age can stay at anytime. We may occasionally designate certain weeks as ‘adult-only’ weeks depending on existing bookings.

Three of our bedrooms provide sufficient space for parents to share with their younger children, or alternatively there is ample bedroom space to place several older children together in their own bedroom for larger extended family groups. In total the chalet can sleep up to 15 guests.

In addition, to help ensure everybody’s enjoyment we provide the following facilities

  • Children’s mealtimes
  • Choice of seating areas including a TV lounge (full SKY package)
  • Wii Games console
  • Table football
  • Lots of outside space
  • Children’s games box
  • Safe & secure transport from the chalet door to the Samoens gondola
  • Baby-cot, high chair and baby crockery / cutlery

Family friendly childcare

There are several options if you require childcare during your stay with Chalet365. For all options we recommend booking well in advance as places are limited and they get booked up quickly especially at peak periods.

Kindergarten “The Loupiots”

There is an excellent Kindergarten / Nursery centre in Samoens. They take children from 3months – 6 years old at the Childcare centre.


  • Full-day (inc lunch) €32-€37/day
  • Half-day mornings (inc lunch) €21-€24/day
  • Half-day afternoons €19-€23/day

(NB add 10% for nursery care of children aged 3 months to 18 months)

You can download a full price list in the downloads section to the right.

ESF Ski Kindergarden

Children from 3-6 years old can learn the basics of skiing in a safe environment at one of the Europe’s largest beginners areas at Samoens 1600m. ESF have several packages to offer with children rotating between childcare and skiing / playing on the nursery slopes.

Prices vary from €30 for a half-day lessons up to €112 for a full weeks ski lessons

They also offer a great system where children get accompanied between the nursery centre and the Ski School at Samoens 1600m. This means that young children can attend ski school in a morning and attend the nursery in the afternoon for example.

Full details of both services are available at the ESF website.

(N.B. children aged 6 and upwards will need a children’s lift pass)

Private childcare

Qualified Childcare is also available in resort and we are happy for children to be looked after at Chalet Falcon.

Prices vary between €15-€20/hour or around €100-200/day depending on the no. children and the services required.

Please note that lunches will have to be arranged directly with the Childcare providor and due to Insurance restrictions cooking facilities are not available at the chalet, though preparation of cold food, or use of the microwave is fine with prior agreement.

Family friendly children’s meals

We pride ourselves on our children’s meals every bit as much as those for our adults. All meals are prepared from fresh ingredients and a menu is agreed in advance with both parents & children to ensure everybody’s wishes are met as much as possible. For children aged 12 and under, meals are served around 5.30-6pm depending on the ages of the children and are served in the main dining area.

Here’s a sample of what we serve:



  1. 29 April 2010
    Alex (aged 13)

    Chris & Allie you looked after us really well and the chalet is so comfortable. The food was gorgeous….especially the cakes! Thank you!

  2. 10 January 2011
    Will Randall

    Thank you for the amazing food. Even though I am one of the fussiest eaters in the world, I ate like a King every night – THANK YOU Allie!!

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