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Time for the kids, time for you, time together

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Time for the kids, time for you, time together Flexible childcare to suit your family There’s no other place like the slopes, so if you’re introducing your children to the mountains, we’re here to make it as easy as possible. Whatever mix of childcare and free time works for you during your precious holiday time, we’ll make it happen. Our qualified, English-speaking staff can look after your little ones for as much of the day or evening as you need. We’ll keep your children busy with thoughtful, fun activities as well as ski lessons.

Hand-picked family resorts Every single resort you see on our website or in this brochure, was chosen by us because it’s ideal for families with young children. We think about transfer times, facilities, accommodation and location – nothing is overlooked. We’ve got a range of places to stay – family suites, interconnecting rooms, twins or triples – we can find the right one for you. Mealtimes are taken care of too, with early meals for children, fully-catered options, or even self-catering if that’s what works best for you.

Our promise We’ll make it easy from the very start – from tips on what to pack, getting the kids into the right kit for the slopes, to organising the right level of ski lessons – you’ll all be safe, happy and ready to have fun on the slopes.

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Why Esprit

4-7 Childcare 8-9 10-11 12

Ski Classes Family Savers & BAT Weeks Our Accommodation Choices

13 Chalets 14

Chalet Hotels

15 Hotels France 16-21

La Rosière

22-25 Tignes 26-29

Val d’Isère

30-31 Courchevel 32 Méribel 33-35

Belle Plagne

36-39

Les Arcs

40-41

Alpe d’Huez

Austria 42-43

St. Anton

44-47 Obergurgl Italy 48-49 Champoluc 50

Customer Reviews

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Childcare at a Glance

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Childcare that puts your family first With us, childcare is at the heart of who we are. Everything we do is built around families so everyone has a great time including Mum and Dad.

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ESP R IT CHIL DCAR E

Our childcare team

Giving you flexibility

Keeping them entertained

Our enthusiastic staff are all highly qualified, English-speaking and employed by Esprit.

Pick what works best for your family – whether it’s a full seamless service from 8.30am-6pm, half days, evenings – you can mix and match to your family’s needs

We’ve thought of everything when making the children’s environment as fun and familiar as possible. There are ski gardens and snow parks for outdoor fun, wellequipped nurseries, themed activities, and lunchtime naps for little ones who need a rest.

Safety first Our staff-to-child ratios are low so children get the attention they deserve, and we keep strict signing-in and out procedures. There’s free baby listening every evening in all of our chalet hotels and larger chalets too (see page 7).

Putting your children at ease When they’re with us, our professional team take the time to make your kids feel at home. We drop them off and collect them from ski school, and we’ll keep them in the routine they’re used to.

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Learning to ski Our lessons are exclusive to Esprit and have 8 children maximum in every class (and 6 maximum in our Spritelet classes for 3-4 year olds). The instructors speak great English, and at the end of the week your kids get rewarded at our famous (and noisy!) medal ceremony.

Childcare at a glance The star icons on our accommodation pages tell you which childcare is available. Also, all the options for childcare and ski classes are laid out on page 51 so you can easily compare what’s on offer.

From 17 weeks to 12 years old Throughout the season we provide childcare for children from 17 weeks and with skiing options for children aged 3 to 12 years. The range of ski lessons means that your children can learn with other children of the same skiing standard.

Baby and Toddler BAT Weeks We crave ski holidays like everyone else, so we’ve designed these weeks for new(ish) parents to make sure you don’t miss a ski season. You’ll get special offers for babies and toddlers from 17 weeks up, with activities to keep all ages entertained. The days are a mix of action-packed outdoor activities, indoor fun, and naps as necessary! It’s all led by our dynamic and fully qualified childcare team. Each resort has its own specific activities for even the youngest kids: • Treasure hunts • Bum-boarding/sledging • Igloo-building • And loads more… Save money, have fun with your family and introduce your kids to the snow. www.espritski.com/bat and see page 11 for more info about our BAT Week deals.

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Esprit Day Care Esprit Nurseries

Esprit Snow Club

17 weeks - 40 months 6 days a week / 8.30am-5.00pm

3-4 year olds (mornings) 5-12 year olds (afternoons) All ages (Saturday afternoons)

Specialist all-day childcare for babies and toddlers. Our nurseries are safe and stimulating, and run by qualified English-speaking staff who’ll keep your child’s routine through the day. • Exclusive to Esprit babies and toddlers

6 days a week Half-day snowy activities with our Esprit Team Our Snow Rangers lead all the fun with endless enthusiasm and they’ll take children to and from all Esprit ski classes.

• Separate sleep-rooms or cot areas

• Weekly action-packed themes for all activities

• Diary of your child’s day

• Esprit action-songs and games

• Snacks, refreshments and lunch included

• Outdoor fun building igloos, bum boarding and hunting the ranger

• Fresh air outings and snow play

• Indoor arts and crafts, treasure hunts and story telling

• Weekly fun themes like the Wild West or Arctic Antics

Low ratios of nannies to children Infants 17 weeks - 23 months: 1 nanny to 3 infants. Toddlers 24-40 months: 1 nanny to 4 children.

Looking after your little ones We run a strict signing-in and out procedure. We supervise lunch and high tea, and you’ll get a daily diary to keep you updated on your child’s day.

Nursery staff Our staff are English-speaking Early Years Practitioners with an NVQ Level 3 in childcare or an equivalent recognised Level 3 childcare qualification. Some nurseries are supported by Nursery Assistants.

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ESP R IT CHIL DCAR E

www.espritski.com/childcare for more detailed info about all our childcare.

Esprit FREE Baby Listening and Child Patrol Service Once you’ve settled your children in bed, our staff are on duty to listen out for them and get in touch if your child is restless. This service is for children aged 17 weeks and over in all our chalet hotels†, certain larger chalets (Romeo & Schatzi in La Rosière and Corniche in Tignes) and in Hotel Des Deux Domaines in Belle Plagne from 7.30-10.30pm.

Esprit Evening Care

It is also available in chalets on our staff’s night off.

Esprit Cozy Club

Esprit Cocoa Club

Esprit Cocoa Club Plus

3-12 year olds

5-12 year olds

8-12 year olds

3 evenings a week / 7.30-10pm

6 evenings a week / 7.30-10pm

6 evenings a week / 7.30-10pm

Supervised evening quiet club with games, a quiet film, and stories for children to help them settle before bed.

Evening entertainment including games, stories, giant junk modelling or quiz nights, and one evening a week there’s a mini-disco or similar fun.

As an additional extra for Cocoa Club we can take your kids out for 3 evenings a week for some après ski fun, like ten-pin bowling, pool, hot chocolate in a café, or ice skating.

Not available in Méribel and Les Arcs.

Cocoa Clubs are supervised by one of our staff and aren’t structured sessions. We run evening clubs in most of our resorts, but not in every property – check the individual resort pages and table on page 51 for details. Not available in Méribel.

In our other hotels you can arrange private babysitting with the childcare team in your resort. Daily baby listening isn’t available in our smaller chalets because children are generally asleep very close to where you’re having dinner, or are in Cocoa Club. † Not available in Chalet Hotel Alba, Méribel.

For the other 3 evenings, they’ll join our standard Cocoa Club sessions. If you’re staying-in different properties to where Cocoa Club is, your kids can still join. You might also be able to upgrade to Cocoa Club Plus in the resort, but you’ll need to drop off and collect them. Not available in Alpe d’Huez, Les Arcs, Méribel, Obergurgl and Champoluc

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Ignite their passion for the slopes

Children’s Ski Classes Ski holidays are all about sharing your passion with your kids, and that starts with quality lessons. We work closely with local ski schools in every resort – our classes are exclusive to Esprit children, with guaranteed small numbers and English-speaking instructors. The classes are grouped by ability as well as age. We’ll talk about your child’s experience when you book, or you can do our online quiz at www.espritski.com/ whichclass to help you choose the most suitable Sprite class. We have strict ratios of children to instructors – we deliberately limit the number so everyone can get the right attention. It’s important to book ski lessons at the same time as your reservation, so you don’t miss out.

A seamless service In all resorts our ski class service includes: • Collection and drop off from your accommodation or meeting point. Transport provided if required. • Strict signing-in and out procedure. • An Esprit Snow Ranger accompanying the Spritelets and beginner classes.

Spritelets 3-4 year olds An introduction to skiing in the fun ski garden, 2 hours, 5 afternoons a week. An Esprit Snow Ranger stays with the group for added support while they tackle the magic carpet, master gentle snow ploughs and slide around cute obstacles. 1 instructor to 6 children. Spritelets need to be permanently out of nappies.

www.espritski.com/whichclass to see the class that best suits your child.

Sprite Beginners 5-9 year olds Morning ski classes of 2-2½ hours for complete beginners. An Esprit Snow Ranger stays with the group for extra support. They’ll get a gentle intro to nursery slopes, learn the basics and build their confidence to use the lifts. 1 instructor to 8 children.

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ESP R IT SK I CL ASSES

Esprit Medal Ceremony & Show It’s the highlight of the week for all the kids who we take to the mountain, and you’re invited too! The Esprit Medal Ceremony & Show is where they all get their ski medals and Snow Club certificates.

Sprite Improvers

Sprite Advanced

6-10 year olds

Morning ski classes of 2-2 ½ hours for children with at least 3 weeks of skiing experience, who are confident on red runs and looking for a bit more challenge.

Morning ski classes of 2-2½ hours for children who can confidently snowplough on blue runs. Children should be happy on different ski lifts including drags and chairlifts. For children who want to ski all day, check out our Sprite Xtra classes. 1 instructor to 8 children.

Sprite Intermediates 7-12 year olds Morning ski classes of 2-2½ hours for children who are starting to parallel ski and snow-plough on trickier red runs. Your children should have at least 2 weeks of skiing experience. For children who want to ski all day, check out our Sprite Xtra classes. 1 instructor to 8 children.

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8-12 year olds

We’ll do our best to get your kids skiing as well as they possibly can, but the class descriptions are a general guide - the progress of each group can depend on the resort terrain, local lifts and ability of all children. 1 instructor to 8 children.

Sprite Xtra Classes 6-12 year olds Morning and afternoon lessons with an instructor and a supervised lunch. There’s a choice of 2 instructor-led classes for improvers or intermediates offering 2 extra hours of afternoon skiing in some resorts. 1 instructor to 8 children.

The kids will also perform songs and minisketches, all linked to their week’s theme. It’s a snap-happy photo opportunity and a rewarding way to end the week.

Extra classes we can arrange Guided ski fun Informal, free-skiing session for confident skiers of improver level and above, led by an instructor.

Teenagers Dedicated teen classes are available in some of our resorts.

Snowboarding Lessons are available for 8-12 year olds (min. height 1.20m). 2-2½ hour afternoon sessions in the local class, not exclusive to Esprit customers.

Tailor-made Sprites If you can’t see a class that suits your child, get in touch – we might be able to open extra classes.

Adult classes We can also arrange ski classes for adults. Please ask us when you make your reservation or book the classes online.

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Esprit Family Savers Family ski holidays aren’t just about childcare and family-friendly accommodation, they’re also about making sure you’re getting value for money. If you want the latest deals and prices, go to our website where everything will be up to date. The offers we can arrange for you are first come first served, so the earlier you book, the better deal you’ll get, and the more options you’ll have.

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ESP R IT FAM IL Y SAVER S

Reduced prices for kids

Single parent special offers

Esprit ski packs

Every child gets a discount even when they’re in their own separate bedrooms.

Our standard prices are based on at least two full-paying people per room, but if you’re one parent skiing with one or two children, we’ve got rooms where the children will get a full discount.

Pre-book your ski packs before you travel – simply tell us what you need and we’ll arrange everything!

Early booking offers Each resort has a page on our website where you’ll see all of the deals available – you can get early deals for lift passes, equipment and evening children’s clubs.

• Save on deals like free skis, boots and helmet hire for children.

If you’ve got a new baby or toddler, we know they’re a handful but that’s no reason to miss out on your ski season. Our special Baby And Toddler Weeks – BAT Weeks – give you big discounts on our usual prices, plus lots of fun extras which the little ones will love:

This is to say thanks for coming back to us!

• We’ll deliver your lift passes when you arrive, or to the breakfast table on your first morning.

Get 5% off the 2nd to 4th holiday you book with us and 10% off your 5th holiday onwards.

• We’ll help you fit and collect your equipment soon after you arrive, normally on your arrival day.

• Half-price Nursery Places

• Book your ski classes to secure your space and we’ll organise everything in advance.

BAT week offers are only available for a limited amount of time, and only available for full price holidays

Esprit loyalty discount

www.espritski.com/deals/family-savers for more information, as well as full terms and conditions for all our offers.

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Great savings with BAT Weeks

• FREE infant places • Half-price Spritelets & Snow Club for toddlers (when both booked together)

Go to www.espritski.com/bat for our BAT Week dates.

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As a family ski company, we know what it’s like to travel with kids, so we’ve selected places to stay that vary in style, but all have one thing in common – they’re perfect for families. You’ll find different bedroom layouts and a range of catering options with 6 or 7 nights of evening meals included, all with friendly service. Choose what works best for your family - from cosy chalets that feel like home, chalet hotels that have extra facilities, to our newest range of hotels, which are locally run but have our same great Esprit childcare. There’s even a luxury self-catering option in Obergurgl too.

Your choice of family-friendly accommodation

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ESP R IT ACCOM M ODATION - C HALE TS

Chalets We pick the chalets that will make your ski holiday as relaxed and stress-free as possible. The rooms are designed for families, you can have your own chalet or share with others, plus you’ll have your very own chalet host who’ll keep the place clean and make sure all kids and adults are happy and comfortable.

The best choice of family rooms We find as many room layouts as possible so you can choose what works best for your family. There’s a selection of interconnecting rooms, suites, twins, triples and quads. Choose from classic Alpine styles, convenient apartment chalets, and stylish modern properties built especially for families.

Catering for 6 nights Hearty food goes hand in hand with a ski holiday, along with a well-deserved week off from the washing up, so you can look forward to 6 nights of catering in our chalets, with breakfast, afternoon tea, high tea for the kids at 5.30pm, and dinner for the adults at 7.30pm. Plus, we’re improving the kids’ menus and introducing some local regional specialities for you.

Ourson chalets, La Rosière, France (page 20)

On your chalet host’s day off, they’ll leave out a simple breakfast for you, and that evening is your chance to try one of the local restaurants – ask us for a recommendation!

Little luxuries and life’s necessities Our chalets have a laid-back atmosphere where you can do your own thing, but you can also look forward to little luxuries like log fires, saunas and hot tubs – some of our chalets even have all three. And of course we’ve also got cots, highchairs, changing mats, baby baths, sterilisers, free baby food and access to a microwave.

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Chalet Hotels If you’re a fan of the relaxed atmosphere of a chalet, but also enjoy the facilities of a hotel, we’ve got just the thing.

The best of both worlds All of our chalet hotels have bars, lounges and dining rooms for residents only, as well as family bedrooms and suites with separate sleeping areas – all with private bathrooms. There’s also a Parents Station with microwave, fridge, sterilizer, baby food and a kettle. We’ve thought of everything.

Childcare and safety The childcare is in-house apart from Le Savoie where it’s just next door, so you never have to go far. We run our Baby Listening and Child Patrol Services† here from 7.30-10.30pm every evening. Our staff monitor entrances and exits, and we’ll get in touch with you if a child is restless. Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000, Courchevel, France (page 31)

† Not available in Chalet Hotel Alba.

Our chalet hotels Our chalet hotels are run by Esprit staff except the De Champoluc, which is run by the owner and his team who we work with very closely. We’re known for our friendly service and these chalet hotels are no different.

Tasty food for the week You won’t have to lift a finger in the kitchen for a whole week. You’ll have breakfast for 7 days, and full catering for 6 days. Breakfast includes a continental buffet and for 6 days you’ll also have a selection of cooked options. Afternoon tea includes home-baked cakes, tea and coffee. In all our chalet hotels you also get a savoury treat to accompany the sweet ones. High tea is at 5.30pm for all children up to 10 years old, and is a 2-course meal with crowd-pleasers like spaghetti bolognese and apple crumble. Parents with children from 8 years can choose for them to eat at the adult mealtime (supplement payable). We kick off dinner for adults at 7.30pm, starting with canapés and prosecco, before a full 3 courses accompanied by red, white and rosé wine. On our staff’s day off, it’s a chance to eat out in one of the resort’s local restaurants.

Le Savoie, Val d’Isère, France (page 28)

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ESP R IT ACCOM M ODATION - C HALE T HOTE LS / HOTE LS

Hotels Quality local hotels, combined with our famous Esprit childcare We’re often asked about locally-run hotels, so we’ve found excellent partners in France and Austria to team up with.

7 nights’ catering They’re all family-friendly with English-speaking staff, a variety of great facilities and with the exception of our apartments in Obergurgl, are all catered for 7 nights.

Full board in France The three French hotels are full board – giving you breakfast, lunch, after-skiing snacks, high tea for the kids* and adult dinner for 7 nights of the week. This includes dinner on arrival on Sunday, through to breakfast on departure day - which means you won’t be paying for a single meal all week. Breakfast includes continental favourites such as pastries, crêpes and charcuterie as well as hot traditional English breakfast options.

Des Deux Domaines, Belle Plagne, France (page 34)

Lunch and dinner are varied buffets including a choice of starters, salads, pasta, meat, fish, cheese and desserts.

Go half board or self-cater in Austria In Austria, we’ve got a half board option in a deluxe pisteside hotel, or if you want to be in full control of your meals there are luxury self-catering apartments in Obergurgl.

All offering excellent Esprit childcare These hotels are in prime locations for the slopes and for access to our childcare options. We will give you the seamless service you expect, taking kids from lessons and clubs, to your accommodation. Two even have the Esprit childcare in-house.

Hotel Les Mélèzes, Les Arcs (page 38)

* Not in Hotel Les Mélèzes.

Des Deux Domaines, Belle Plagne, France (page 34)

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LA ROSIÈRE

La Rosière was the perfect place for our boy’s first ski holiday. By Saturday we were able to take them out for the day with lots of blue runs to ski. Wilson Family, Chalet Amelia, December 2018

A snow-sure resort ‘where children are royalty’ The town’s motto means this is a resort where families come first. Expect child-friendly slopes, dedicated children’s ski areas, plus lots of family-friendly accommodation to choose from. The high altitude makes it very snow-sure, and the ski area stretches over to Italy so you can impress the kids with lunch in another country. Our Esprit chalets are grouped together in prime position right next to the slopes. Children are collected from the chalets in the morning and those in ski classes muster outside Les Grandes Alpes where their instructors can easily lead them to the appropriate slopes.

M O U N TA I N

SHATZI

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1,850m

165km

2,800m

RESORT HEIGHT

SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

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GRANDES ALPES

FERME D’ELISA OURSON

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CABLE CARS

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Chambéry ARRIVAL AIRPORT

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LE BRACONNIER

DRAG LIFTS

T R A N S F E R S

2 hours TRANSFER TIME

LES LANDELIÈRES

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The skiing L A R OSIÈR E

A strong all-round resort for every level. Famous for its beginner skiing. Wide gentle pistes mean you can explore the mountain much quicker than in most resorts. Fantastic for intermediates – you can ski the whole region without having to go onto more taxing runs. Good selection of black runs plus substantial off-piste options if you’re feeling adventurous.

Beginners HHHHH Intermediates HHHHH Advanced HHHH

Keep everyone busy R Altispa Wellness Centre R Fitness centre R Snowshoe walking R Snow-kiting R Ice-rink and 10-pin bowling in Les Eucherts R Heliskiing R Parapenting More resort info at www.espritski.com/la-rosiere

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CHALET LES LANDELIÈRES Book early for this popular family chalet

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SNOW CLUB

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COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB Chalet Schatzi

15

5m

5 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Suites for 3 or 4 ROOM TYPES

6 NIGHTS CATERING

SAUNA & HOT TUB

KIDS HIGH TEA

Les Landelières is a child-friendly chalet in a quiet area just below the village centre. It’s only 75m further down the piste from Le Braconnier, and a button lift outside connects straight up into the main ski area. You can also ski right back to the chalet. The family facilities are fantastic here. It’s got family suites with flatscreen TVs, a sauna and outdoor hot tub, plus a snug for the kids with TV, DVD, and Nintendo Wii. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/landelieres

† In neighbouring chalets

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CHALET LE BRACONNIER

Prime position in La Rosière, at the foot of the slopes

The nearest ski lift is just outside with incredible views to start the day

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SNOW CLUB

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COCOA CLUB

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SNOW CLUB

L A R OSIÈR E

CHALET SCHATZI

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COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

30-31

5m

5 min

18-20

5m

5 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Triples • Quads • Suites for 4 or 5

Twins • Suites for 4

ROOM TYPES

ROOM TYPES

6 NIGHTS CATERING

BABY LISTENING

KIDS HIGH TEA

6 NIGHTS CATERING

SAUNA & HOT TUB

KIDS HIGH TEA

This chalet is at the bottom of the village slopes and

Le Braconnier is right on the edge of the piste with

you can ski straight back to it. The children’s ski area

a gentle 40m ski to the nearest lift. The clever design

is just next to the chalet too so there’ll be no

and prime position means you get wonderful views

complaints from the kids.

down the Tarentaise Valley and across to Les Arcs.

We put families first here, with spacious suites and

There’s even a wood-burning cosmic sauna.

independent lounge areas, as well as a free baby listening

We’ve thought of everything when it comes to

and child patrol service on every evening of the week.

making families feel welcome and comfortable

For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/schatzi

here - it’s a real home from home. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/braconnier

† In neighbouring chalets

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FERME D’ELISA CHALETS A set of four chalets with doorstep skiing and Esprit childcare in the building

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Chalet Begonia

12-14

10m

5 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Twins • Quads • Suites for 4 ROOM TYPES

6 NIGHTS CATERING

SAUNA

KIDS HIGH TEA

There are four chalet apartments here and they’re each run separately with their own chalet host and living/dining areas. The nursery and day and evening club rooms are in the Ferme d’Elisa building for complete convenience. For the kids there’s a shared snug on the 4th floor. It’s unsupervised so you’ll need to keep an eye on them, and also remember to bring their favourite DVDs!

Chalet Belina

For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/arnica / www.espritski.com/begonia www.espritski.com/camelia / www.espritski.com/dahlia

Chalet Charlotte

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LES GRANDES ALPES CHALETS

A set of self-contained family chalets in the centre of Esprit quartier

Great views in this trio of chalets, each with its own family-friendly purpose

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SNOW CLUB

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COZ Y CLUB

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NUR SERY

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SNOW CLUB

L A R OSIÈR E

OURSON CHALETS

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COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

9-12

5m

5 min

5-16

110m

5 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Suites for 4 or 5

Quads • Suites • One chalet for 5

ROOM TYPES

ROOM TYPES

6 NIGHTS CATERING

KIDS HIGH TEA

6 NIGHTS CATERING

BABY LISTENING*

KIDS HIGH TEA

These three chalets each have their own host, and are

All three chalets have views across the Tarentaise Valley

in the centre of Esprit quartier of the resort. They’ve got

to Les Arcs, a great way to start and finish your day.

tasteful interiors, and the bedrooms are all self-contained suites, which is a great choice for families.

Chalet Romeo

Set between the Braconnier and Ferme d’Elisa, which

Chalet Romeo has two floors and a choice of rooms and suites. There’s a sauna too, and the option of baby listening every evening for children on the lower floor.

are the bases for Esprit childcare, our Ourson chalets

Chalet Cleopatra is perfect if you’re in an extended family

also offer an ideal ski in/ski out location.

group or two families travelling together.

For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare

Chalet Valentine, one of our smallest chalets, is where

and all other information go to

you should stay if you want exclusive accommodation

www.espritski.com/amelia

and want to eat together in the evenings.

www.espritski.com/belina

For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare

www.espritski.com/charlotte

and all other information go to www.espritski.com/romeo www.espritski.com/cleopatra www.espritski.com/valentine

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F R A N C E

TIGNES

We had an amazing family holiday. The kids loved the skiing and Snow Club and went in happily everyday leaving us free to ski! Duke Family, Chalet Iceberg, January 2019

A family favourite and one of the best ski areas in the world The Espace Killy is a regular name in the world’s top ten resorts. It’s completely snow-sure, with over 300km of pistes, plus easily the same again in off-piste. Our accommodation is at 2,100m in Tignes-le-Lac, which also has Les Marmottons – one of the best ‘Jardins de Neige’ for children in the French Alps, which we use for our Spritelet classes. The resort has a good choice of shops, bars and cafés, and the lift pass includes access to the resort pool. The other main Tignes centre, Val Claret, is easy to get to on the regular free shuttle service, which runs throughout the day and night.

CORNICHE

M O U N TA I N

F A C T S

2,100m

300km

3,456m

RESORT HEIGHT

SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

20

68

40

26 CHAMOIS & AIGLON

8

44

CABLE CARS

CHAIRLIFTS

F L I G H T S

/

Chambéry

ARRIVAL AIRPORT

36 DRAG LIFTS

ICEBERG

CARIBOU

T R A N S F E R S

2 hours TRANSFER TIME

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FR ANCE

It just has everything – miles and miles of wide open blues and varied reds, two glaciers with

T IGNES

CHALET CORNICHE

The skiing

sensational snow, and plenty of trickier black runs and off-piste.

Great location, just metres from the piste

There are runs back to Le Lac from both sides of the valley, so it’s an easy resort for the day-to-day logistics of a family ski holiday.

Beginners HHHH

H†

NUR SERY

H†

H

SNOW CLUB

COZ Y CLUB

H†

COCOA CLUB

Intermediates HHHHH Advanced HHHHH

24 SLEEPS

25m

3 min

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Keep everyone busy R Swimming pool with water slide

Twins • Suites for 4 ROOM TYPES

R Bowling R Toboggan run by the Palafour lift R Husky-sledding R Snowmobiling R Tandem paragliding R Snowshoe tours R Bungee-trampolining

6 NIGHTS CATERING

BABY LISTENING

KIDS HIGH TEA

More resort info at www.espritski.com/Tignes The style here is modern and contemporary with a large central fireplace dividing the living and dining areas.

ICHE

The wellness area – for parents and children over 13 – is a bit of a haven to unwind at the end of the day. The spacious bedrooms and two suites all have quality finishes, and are comfortable and well planned. The children’s snug on the first floor has a TV/DVD so remember their favourite films! The room is also used for our evening Cozy Club. It’s literally just opposite the Marmottons children’s ski slope and a minute to the Rosset chairlift, plus another 30 seconds’ ski to the main Tovière gondola. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/corniche

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CHALET ICEBERG Perfect if you holiday with another family †

H NUR SERY

H†

H

SNOW CLUB

COZ Y CLUB

H†

COCOA CLUB

8

200m

5 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Chalet Caribou is on the ground floor

Suites for 4 ROOM TYPES

6 NIGHTS CATERING

KIDS HIGH TEA

If you’ve got a family you do everything with, this chalet is made for you. There are 2 sleeping rooms for each family, a twin and a double with individual staircase access, one of which is spiral. There’s a comfortable lounge, and a separate attractive dining room, each with a crackling log fire and large windows with a view of the lake that never fails to impress. The kids’ twin bedrooms and all bathrooms have partially restricted headroom – a pain if you’re particularly tall but they add quite a bit of character if not! For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/iceberg

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FR ANCE

CHALETS CHAMOIS & AIGLON

Home cinema, sauna, and spectacular views

Two chalets for 8-10 people, with cracking views

H†

NUR SERY

H†

H†

SNOW CLUB

COZ Y CLUB

H†

COCOA CLUB

8-13

250m

5 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

H†

H

NUR SERY

SNOW CLUB

H COCOA CLUB

8-10

300m

5 min

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Twins

ROOM TYPES

SAUNA

H†

COZ Y CLUB

SLEEPS

Quads • Suite for 5

6 NIGHTS CATERING

T IGNES

CHALET CARIBOU

ROOM TYPES

KIDS HIGH TEA

It’s just 50m from the Snow Club in the Chalets Chamois & Aiglon building and opposite the Nursery in Chalet Iceberg, but one of the main highlights is that you’ll have exclusive use of the home cinema room and the sauna, on the same level as the Caribou. The owner lives in the chalet on the upper floor. Kids tend to gravitate towards the cinema room so don’t forget to bring their favourite DVDs. It’s excellent value here and the rooms are great for families – all with en suite bathrooms too.

6 NIGHTS CATERING

SAUNA

KIDS HIGH TEA

These chalets are available for Christmas, New Year, Half Term and Easter. They’re on the first and second floors of the building, housing our Esprit daytime Snow Club and evening Cocoa Club rooms. There’s a friendly and sociable open-plan living/dining area in each chalet, a sauna, as well as a sun terrace with views across to Val Claret and the mountain skyline that you won’t stop taking photos of. The chalets couldn’t be more convenient - when you hit the slopes you’ll have a choice of the Chardonnet,

To top it off, you’ll get the most stunning views from the terrace across the lake to Val Claret and the Grande Motte peak and glacier.

Tovière and Palafour lifts all within 3 to 5 minutes’ walk.

For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/caribou

www.espritski.com/chamois

For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/aiglon

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F R A N C E

VAL D’ISÈRE

Every member of the Esprit staff were superb. The hotel location was great - very central to the town. The kids loved the Nursery and Snow Club activities. The food was good and the overall price was very good value.

Guaranteed snow in one of the world’s elite resorts

Kitson Family, Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie, January 2019

There’s high altitude, and then there’s Val d’Isère. You’re virtually guaranteed the very best conditions from late November to early May. The resort’s got a charm to it that’s been added to with thoughtful development using stone, slate and wood. You can walk around the partially pedestrianised centre where it’s easy to see that the après is as famous as the skiing. It’s cosmopolitan, with local brasseries and piano bars, gourmet restaurants and classy shops. You can also get one entrance to the pool at the Aquasportif Centre with 6-day lift passes.

M O U N TA I N

F A C T S

1,850m

300km

3,456m

RESORT HEIGHT

SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

20

68

8

40

26

44

CABLE CARS

CHAIRLIFTS

F L I G H T S

/

Chambéry

ARRIVAL AIRPORT

36 DRAG LIFTS

T R A N S F E R S

2 hours TRANSFER TIME

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The skiing V AL D’ ISÈR E

You’ll be ideally placed in our accommodation, meaning you can get straight on the slopes – perfect for families. There are plenty of wide, gentle and confidencebuilding greens and blues for beginners. We think that the Espace Killy area quite simply has no equal if you’re an intermediate looking for variety and challenges. The biggest challenge for advanced skiers, apart from the range of black runs, will be conquering them all in a week.

Beginners HHHH Intermediates HHHHH Advanced HHHHH

Keep everyone busy R Swimming pool R Ice-skating R Paragliding R Sports and fitness centre R Icecarting R 25km of walking trails R Husky sledding R Squash/tennis R Quad biking and 4 x 4 R Snowmobiling More resort info at www.espritski.com/valdisere

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CHALET HOTEL AND SPA LE SAVOIE Stylish chalet hotel available during the main school holidays †

H†

NUR SERY

H†

H†

SNOW CLUB

H†

COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

62-83

3 min

In centre

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Suites for 3 or 4 • Flexi Suites for 8–10 ROOM TYPES

6 NIGHTS CATERING

BABY LISTENING*

KIDS HIGH TEA

A great choice during Christmas, New Year, Half Term and Easter. It’s got an internal connection to our childcare base in Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie next door. There are flexible bedroom and suite options, all with en suite bathrooms, satellite TV and most with a balcony too. You can also look forward to a restaurant serving an enhanced chalet hotel menu and residents’ bar, lounge with fireplace, sun terrace, plus the ski hire shop is just outside. You can get some proper relaxing done in the spa with small indoor pool, whirlpools, saunas and a steam room. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/savoie † In neighbouring chalet hotel * on 5th floor only

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FR ANCE V AL D’ ISÈR E

CHALET HOTEL DUCS DE SAVOIE In the heart of Val d’Isère yet tucked away off the main thoroughfare

H

H

H

H

NUR SERY

SNOW CLUB

COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

95-145

4 min

In centre

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Twins • Triples • Quads • Suites ROOM TYPES

6 NIGHTS CATERING

BABY LISTENING

KIDS HIGH TEA

This is a popular spot for us – with a full range of in-house Esprit childcare. The general style is all-wood panelling and attractive soft furnishings so overall it’s simple and comfortable. The chalet hotel is off the main street but still very close to the pedestrianised centre, the main ski lifts, and the children’s nursery ski area. There’s a range of comfortable family bedrooms and suites, all with en suite bathroom, separate toilet, TV/DVD and many have a balcony. At the end of your ski day, pistes from both the Bellevarde and the Solaise sides of the valley run back to the same base area, so you can take the short walk back to the Ducs, or pop into one of Val’s cafés or bars. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/ducsdesavoie

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F R A N C E

C O U R C HE V EL Pure class in Courchevel’s most decadent village There are several places to stay in Courchevel but

Wow! Very impressed with the location, staff and the childcare team were fantastic. The food and wine were delicious, a massive selection for breakfast which sets you up for the day. 4pm hot soup, rolls and the most amazing cakes ever! l would definitely stay there again. Knight Family, Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000, January 2019

we think 1850 tops them all. It’s known as one of the most stylish and iconic spots in the Alps with French charm, chic shops and fine dining restuarants. You’ll get guaranteed snow on the Peclet Glacier, but the height of the resort means there’s an excellent snow record in general. The lovely tree-lined and well-groomed slopes of Courchevel are excellent for children and the

CRYSTAL 2000

famous Saulire couloir is there for the more adventurous. It’s also easy to connect to Méribel and the whole of the Three Valleys area if you are looking to increase your ski miles.

M O U N TA I N

F A C T S

1,850m

600km

3,230m

RESORT HEIGHT

SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

36

108

40

129 66

CABLE CARS

CHAIRLIFTS

F L I G H T S

/

Chambéry

ARRIVAL AIRPORT

55 60

DRAG LIFTS

T R A N S F E R S

1¾ hours

TRANSFER TIME

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The blue slopes next to our chalet hotel are perfect if you want to ski together as a family.

COU R CHEVEL

CHALET HOTEL CRYSTAL 2000

The skiing

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier – there’s huge variety and choice

Ski to the door, and straight into the soft play adventure zone

for everyone. If you’re snowboarding, there are three parks to get stuck in to.

Beginners HHHHH Intermediates HHHHH

H

H

H

H

NUR SERY

SNOW CLUB

COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

Advanced HHHHH

Keep everyone busy R Aquamotion pool & spa at Courchevel 1650 R Paragliding R Toboggan run R Ice-skating R Bowling

98-133

10m

Bus

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Triples • Quads • Interconnecting • Suites ROOM TYPES

R Dog sledding in La Tania R Indoor rock-climbing wall R Street markets More resort info at www.espritski.com/courchevel

6 NIGHTS CATERING

BABY LISTENING

KIDS HIGH TEA

The kids will have to take their skis off before they dive into the soft play though, but you can go right up to the front door here, and the closest lift is just 200m away. It’s super comfortable, the childcare is in-house and it’s above the main resort so you can get straight on the slopes. The resort centre is an easy ski away and we put on a free minibus on our staff night off from 5pm to 10.30pm. There’s also a ski bus running until 7pm. The communal areas are spacious, and you can relax whilst the kids are in their day or evening clubs. There’s also a sauna and relaxation area. The dining room and outside sun terrace overlook the pistes, and the rooms are simple, light and airy with various sizes and combinations. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/crystal2000

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CHALET HOTEL ALBA

F R A N C E

MÉ R I B E L Popular for all the right reasons – a pretty resort and 600km of piste

ALBA

Méribel is right in the middle of the world’s biggest inter-linked ski area, with Courchevel on one side

High standards and a perfect piste-side spot for peak dates only

50-66

20m

Bus

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

and Val Thorens on the other, all linked by a fast,

Twins • Triples

easy lift system.

ROOM TYPES

There’s a combination of cruisy glades and open boulevards that get the sun all day, and the resort itself is one of the prettiest in the Three Valleys.

6 NIGHTS CATERING

If you want to ski together as a family, there’s so much

The skiing

choice here – lots of easy greens, blues and reds plus

Méribel is considered one of the best places in the

a choice of ski classes for children and adults.

Alps to learn. For intermediates and advanced skiers, you can explore 600km of pisted snow, all fully interconnected, and in a full week, you’ll rarely ski the same run twice.

M O U N TA I N

F A C T S

There are several snow parks for snowboarders

1,700m*

600km

3,230m

RESORT HEIGHT

SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

but the Mottaret one is the most popular - it has a vertical drop of more than 300m, plus tons of pipes.

Beginners HHHH 36

108

129

55

WELLNESS AREA

KIDS HIGH TEA

You get prime position in this prestige resort, above the main hub, but right on the edge of the slopes of the Rond Point. It’s perfect for families. The magic carpet nursery area for our Sprite Beginners classes is just 50m away as well, and the Doron blue run outside the Alba takes you straight down to the resort centre and main lifts, opening up access from there to the whole of the Three Valleys. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/alba

Intermediates HHHHH Advanced HHHHH

40

66

CABLE CARS

CHAIRLIFTS

60

DRAG LIFTS

Keep everyone busy R Sports centre with heated pool R Bowling

F L I G H T S

/

Chambéry

ARRIVAL AIRPORT

T R A N S F E R S

1½ hours

TRANSFER TIME

R Olympic ice-skating and hockey R Paragliding R Husky Sledding R Horse-drawn sleigh rides R Snowmobiling in Mottaret R Sightseeing flights More resort info at www.espritski.com/meribel

* Chalet Hotel Alba

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F R A N C E

It’s official – so good for families, it’s won an award

BEL L E P L AGNE

B EL L E P L A GN E

Everything was spot on. The hotel great - a lovely pool and facilities. It was the first time we have travelled with Esprit and we wouldn’t hesitate to book with them again. A superb family holiday. Hoyles Family, Des Deux Domaines, February 2019

Belle Plagne has won French Tourism’s Family Plus accreditation, hammering home how perfect it is for families, so no wonder we have an established presence here. Belle Plagne is the highest of 10 villages in La Plagne, and in our opinion it’s by far the most attractive. The buildings are made of local wood and stone, plus there’s a pedestrianised centre with several bars, restaurants and crêperies. The snow record gets full marks and you’ll always have guaranteed snow on the Bellecôte glacier. It’s ideal for mixed-ability families – keep everyone happy with cruisy blues right up to challenging blacks.

M O U N TA I N

DES DEUX DOMAINES

F A C T S

2,050m

425km

3,250m

RESORT HEIGHT

SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

12

135

77

36

58

22

CABLE CARS

CHAIRLIFTS

F L I G H T S

/

Chambéry

ARRIVAL AIRPORT

51 DRAG LIFTS

T R A N S F E R S

1¾ hours

TRANSFER TIME

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The skiing Belle Plagne has got it all – children’s ski areas, blue runs at all heights so beginners and intermediates can explore the whole mountain, plus long, testing black runs. There’s a large snow park for snowboarders too.

Beginners HHHHH Intermediates HHHHH Advanced HHHH

Keep everyone busy R Ice Grotto R Bobsleigh R Snowmobiles R Paragliding R Snow-quad biking R Ice-rink & swiming-pool in Plagne Bellecôte (gondola runs till midnight) R Bowling More resort info at www.espritski.com/belle-plagne

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FR ANCE BEL L E P L AGNE

HOTEL DES DEUX DOMAINES Now on full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner including wine and kids’ meals

H

H

H

H

NUR SERY

SNOW CLUB

COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

170-228

50m

3 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Triples • Quads • Interconnecting rooms ROOM TYPES

7 NIGHTS FULL BOARD

BABY LISTENING

KIDS HIGH TEA

This is one of our most popular places to stay. New for this season is that it’s now run by a local team, but of course we’re still running the childcare services that we’re famous for. The dedicated Nursery and Snow Club rooms are in the hotel and are fully equipped for fun. The facilities are amazing – there’s an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, indoor spa bath and outdoor hot tub spas. The dining room has spectacular views across the valley and there’s a stylish reception lounge and bar too. The family rooms are spacious and have en suite bathrooms, hairdryer, satellite TV/DVD player, and most have a balcony. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/deuxdomaines

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The staff have all been very well trained and tried their absolute best. So lovely to spend time with such a positive friendly, intelligent, bunch of young people. I have never really enjoyed ski holidays before but this will now be an annual break.

F R A N C E

L E S A R CS

Humphries Family, Chalet Fitzroy, December 2018

A high altitude playground for all abilities You’ll get high altitude skiing and guaranteed snow if you take the family to Les Arcs. There are four purpose-built ski resorts here and our chalets are in the best of them – Arc 2000 – which has virtually doorstep skiing in a secluded snow-sure bowl close to the Glacier du Varet. Les Arcs is in the fabulous Paradiski area, and you’ll get access to the Vanoise Express with the Paradiski lift pass – so you can get to La Plagne for an extra 225km of pistes. We have the full range of Esprit childcare options here as well as hotel or chalet accommodation. HOTEL LES MÉLÈZES

M O U N TA I N

F A C T S

2,050m

425km

3,250m

RESORT HEIGHT

SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

12

135

22

77 58

CABLE CARS

CHAIRLIFTS

F L I G H T S

/

Chambéry

ARRIVAL AIRPORT

ALTITUDE CHALETS

36 51

DRAG LIFTS

T R A N S F E R S

2 hours

TRANSFER TIME

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The skiing L ES AR CS

There’s such a huge amount of runs that it’s no surprise how great it is here for all abilities. Les Arcs also suits mixed ability groups as many of the runs have alternative routes, so you can take an easier or more challenging run that goes back to the same spot. For advanced skiers, the Aiguille Rouge 7km run to Villaroger involves a dramatic vertical drop of 2,000m. And for snowboarders, you’ll be in paradise with a fun-park and half-pipe. The Vanoise Express that links to La Plagne is a trip in itself – make sure to give it a go.

Beginners HHHH Intermediates HHHHH Advanced HHHH

Keep everyone busy R Ice skating rink R Floodlit skiing R Snowmobiling R Squash R Bowling R Saunas and solarium R Snow biking R Climbing wall R Sleigh rides R Tubing R Helicopter rides R Ice grotto R Cinema More resort info at www.espritski.com/lesarcs

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HOTEL LES MÉLÈZES All your meals for the full 7 days included †

H†

H†

NUR SERY

H†

SNOW CLUB

H†

COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

270-425

70m

In centre

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Triples • Quads ROOM TYPES

7 NIGHTS FULL BOARD

SPA

Les Mélèzes is in the heart of the pedestrianised area of the village – a short walk to the slopes and just 4 minutes’ walk from the Esprit childcare rooms in the Chalet de l’Ours. It’s a great base for exploring Arc 2000 and the amazing Paradiski area. The hotel has large public areas and a big family atmosphere as the hotel also runs its own kids’ clubs and activities. There’s an in-house ski hire shop to make getting the children kitted out as easy as possible. Food is for all 7 days and nights so you won’t have to lift a finger all week. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/lesmelezes

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RÉSIDENCE ALTITUDE CHALETS Six comfy chalet-apartments, each with their own Esprit host †

H†

H†

NUR SERY

H†

SNOW CLUB

H†

COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

8-12

50m

5 mins

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

FITZROY, ARAVIS, HIMALAYA (SLEEPS 8) • MATTERHORN (SLEEPS 10) BELETTE, MCKINLEY (SLEEPS 12)

6 NIGHTS CATERING

WELLNESS AREA

KIDS HIGH TEA

The chalets here sleep between 8 and 12 people, and there are a variety of layouts which you can see online. There’s a spa area with sauna and indoor swimming pool that’s just for people staying in the residence, plus each one’s got a fireplace, TV and free wifi. The Nursery/Cozy Club and Snow/Cocoa Club rooms are in the neighbouring Chalet de l’Ours, easily reached as they are connected by an underground passageway. They’re great for having a cosy family ski holiday, with all the extra perks that make it feel special. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/fitzroy / www.espritski.com/aravis www.espritski.com/himalaya www.espritski.com/matterhorn www.espritski.com/belette www.espritski.com/mckinley

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F R A N C E

A L P E D ’ HU E Z

Excellent childcare, service and food! A thoroughly enjoyable holiday for all! Broome Family, Alpe d’Huez, February 2019

Guaranteed snow and buckets of sunshine Alpe d’Huez is the main resort in the Grandes Rousses ski area. There’s 250km of pisted skiing, almost endless off-piste powder, and guaranteed snow on the Sarenne Glacier. You can also go to Les 2 Alpes for a day which is included in the 6-day lift pass. It’s best known for the sunshine, an excellent snow record, the huge main snow bowl, and last but not least – the longest black run in the world. The nursery slopes in the Bergers area are a great place to learn and then progress onto different runs, all easily accessed by the ski lifts. It’s a great choice for family skiing.

M O U N TA I N

F A C T S

1,860m

250km

3,456m

RESORT HEIGHT

SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

38

37

17

30 25

CABLE CARS

CHAIRLIFTS

F L I G H T S

/

Chambéry

ARRIVAL AIRPORT

17 44

DRAG LIFTS

T R A N S F E R S

2¼ hours

TRANSFER TIME

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The children’s ski area is just a short walk from the Hotel Les Bergers, and there’s a huge range

AL P E D’ HU EZ

HOTEL LES BERGERS

The skiing

of runs for them to progress on to. Alpe d’Huez is perfect for beginners as well as

Another family favourite that ticks all the boxes

early intermediates – you’ll love the miles of wide open pistes. The 16km Sarenne descent is legendary – it’s the world’s longest black run, so if you’re an advanced skier you’re very much looked after too.

Beginners HHHHH Intermediates HHHHH Advanced HHHH

Keep everyone busy

H

H

SNOW CLUB

COZ Y CLUB

382-441

10m

5 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Triples • Interconnecting ROOM TYPES

R Ice-skating rink R Swimming pool (heated outdoor during the day) and you can buy a leisure pass to include this R Flights - all from Alpe d’Huez’s own

7 NIGHTS FULL BOARD

SPA

Altiport R Paragliding R Trampolining R Ice-driving R Snowmobiling R Snowshoeing R Night Skiing R Tobogganing R Ice Cave More resort info at www.espritski.com/alpedhuez

Les Bergers has got it all – the perfect location, amazing food covering all your meals for the full 7 days and family bedrooms. The lifts and nursery slopes are a short walk away, and the ski hire shop is in-house as a bonus. The lunch and dinner buffets are vast, with plenty of choice for even the fussiest kids, and wine is included too. They’ve got triple and interconnecting rooms, and the childcare clubs are in-house for extra convenience. And if that’s not enough, you’ve also got a spa area that’s for adults only. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/lesbergers

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A U S T R I A

ST ANTON

Amazing location, great and friendly staff, clean and spacious/modern apartment and good food. We have already booked to go back next year! Howard Family, Chalet Hotel Pepi Gabl, April 2019

High altitude skiing in one of the world’s top resorts St Anton is in the biggest ski area in Austria and consistently in the world’s top 10. Tick it off your list if you haven’t already. Our Chalet Hotel Pepi Gabl is in Nasserein only 50m from the gondola which takes you to a dedicated children’s area with excellent ski instructors. There’s plenty of Austrian charm to make the kids feel like they’re somewhere special, but with lots to do and a centre that’s part-pedestrianised.

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F A C T S

1,300m

505km

2,811m

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SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

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CABLE CARS

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Innsbruck ARRIVAL AIRPORT

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1¼ hours TRANSFER TIME

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AU ST R IA

Huge ski area with 305km of pisted runs, plus 200km of unpisted deep snow trails if

ST ANT ON

CHALET HOTEL PEPI GABL

The skiing

you’re looking for extra challenge. The high altitude ensures more consistent snowfall and the ski links to Lech and Zürs mean that you no longer have to catch the bus.

The best of both worlds - traditional Austrian touches in modern accommodation

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Beginners HHHH

NUR SERY

Intermediates HHHHH

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SNOW CLUB

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COCOA CLUB

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Keep everyone busy R Natural skating rink R Indoor and outdoor

50m

5 min

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SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Triples • Quads • Suites

swimming pools R Cross-country skiing R Sleigh rides R Tobogganing R Paragliding

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R

Winter walks R Bowling R Wellness Centre More resort info at www.espritski.com/stanton

6 NIGHTS CATERING

BABY LISTENING

KIDS HIGH TEA

Pepi Gabl couldn’t be better placed. It’s right next to the Nasserein gondola, and our partner ski shop is next door so you’ll be on the slopes in no time. The Esprit Nursery and day and evening club rooms are all in-house so everything is really convenient for the skiing family. There are modern family suites as well as an extended lounge bar that’s linked to the ‘stube’ style dining room. There’s also a sauna and spa area which is a quiet haven for parents whilst the children are having fun in the Kids Clubs. Cots are available, and you can see floorplans and more photos online. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/pepi

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A U S T R I A

OBERGURGL

We really loved our week here and cannot thank the staff enough for looking after us and our children so well, we really didn’t want to leave....thanks guys!

Perfect skiing for families who want to hit the slopes together

Marsh Family, Chalet Alpenblume, January 2019

Obergurgl is one of Austria’s most famous resorts, and is a place that families love. It’s an attractive Tyrolean village, very relaxed and intimate, plus there’s no through traffic in the centre. The snow record is fantastic – it’s not unusual for snow to stretch from November until May. The ski pass includes the neighbouring resort of Sölden with an additional 144km of piste and two glaciers, just a short bus ride away.

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F A C T S

1,930m

110km

3,080m

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SKI AREA

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1¾ hours

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AU ST R IA

The skiing The Wiensenlift beginners’ lift is perfect for getting

CHALET OBERGURGL LUXURY APARTMENTS

OBER GU R GL

Great for beginners, intermediates and families. started with confidence. The children’s kindergarten ski area and ski school meeting point are both 2 minutes’ walk from our chalet hotel.

Luxury self-catering apartments with Esprit childcare next door

The great snow at this altitude means there are miles of flattering, cruising runs, with lots of mountain cafés along the way, and the main

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COZ Y CLUB

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Festkogl gondola is close to the Alpenblume. Obergurgl doesn’t give you the same advanced challenges as elsewhere, but the half dozen black runs and excellent off-piste will get the adrenalin flowing and you can hop on the bus to Sölden (included on the lift pass).

Up to 8

120m

5 mins

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SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments ROOM TYPES

Beginners HHHHH Intermediates HHHH Advanced HHH

Keep everyone busy R Ice-skating R Curling R Snowshoe walks R Cleared winter walks R Weekly night-skiing with a Ski Show from Obergurgl’s ski instructors R Guests’ ski races R Toboggan Run at Hochgurgl R Indoor golf More resort info at www.espritski.com/obergurgl

7 NIGHTS SELF-CATERING

SPA

POOL

If self-catering is a good fit for your family, then you can do it in luxury with these apartments located next door to Chalet Hotel Alpenblume. You’re just 3 minutes’ walk from the supermarket, but there are lots of restaurants in the resort centre if the mood takes you, and there’s even a breakfast service for the apartments that you can book online. There are 25 apartments here, all well-equipped and stylishly furnished plus they’ve all got wifi, TV with Sky Sports, and can sleep four, six or eight people. There’s also a swimming pool and adult spa. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/chaletobergurgl

† In neighbouring chalets

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CHALET HOTEL ALPENBLUME A large, welcoming chalet hotel with in-house childcare

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COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

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200m

5 min

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SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Twins • Triples • Suites for 4-6 ROOM TYPES

6 NIGHTS CATERING

BABY LISTENING

KIDS HIGH TEA

We always pick places that make it easy for your family, and the Alpenblume is no different. It’s a minute or two from the nearest piste and the main Festkogl gondola lift. The main building has the majority of the bedrooms and two suites – they’re all tastefully decorated in light woods and warm colours, and there are three larger suites in the side wing You can relax in the wellness area on the lower ground floor which has a sauna, steam room and infrared cabin plus a ‘Kneippbad’ for easing tired ski feet. The entrance area has a lounge bar and a sociable seating area. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/alpenblume

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AU ST R IA OBER GU R GL

HOTEL ALPINA DELUXE RESORT Modern, luxurious, and right on the piste †

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COZ Y CLUB

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COCOA CLUB

160-290

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3 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Triples • Quads • Suites ROOM TYPES

7 NIGHTS HALF BOARD

SPA

POOL

This hotel is in a great spot – the piste runs right next to it, and it’s just 2 minutes’ walk to our childcare in the Alpenblume. It’s a combination of traditional and elegant features, along with the welcoming hospitality that the Austrians are known for. The rooms and suites are all spacious, plus the kids will love the swimming pool and 350m2 play area with lots of games and activities. There’s also an amazing spa that you can take advantage of when the kids are busy in our Esprit clubs. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/alpina

† In neighbouring chalets

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I T A L Y

C H A M P O LU C

Great location, childcare and lovely family friendly resort. Resort rep was fabulous and all Esprit staff friendly and helpful. Scottow Family, Monterosa Ski Area, February 2019

The Monterosa ski area is known as Italy’s Three Valleys Champoluc is high altitude, and easily one of Italy’s best kept secrets. You’ll feel you’re discovering something unspoilt every day as the pistes are so varied and generally uncrowded. The area is becoming more popular with skiers who like to check out up and coming places – it’s gaining a reputation for stunning scenery, long runs, great mountain restaurants and accessible off-piste opportunities. Champoluc is also the largest and liveliest resort in the area – it’s the best place if you’d like some after-skiing drinks and live music.

M O U N TA I N

F A C T S

1,579m

180km

3,275m

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SKI AREA

MA X SKI HEIGHT

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20

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54

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16

CABLE CARS

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Turin

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ARRIVAL AIRPORT

18 DRAG LIFTS

T R A N S F E R S

1¾ hours

TRANSFER TIME

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IT AL Y

The Monterosa ski area is one of the largest ski areas in Italy, covering a large network of pistes

CHAM P OL U C

CHALET HOTEL DE CHAMPOLUC

The skiing

and lifts linking three separate valleys. The skiing ranges from Champoluc in the west to the Valsesia Valley in the east, with Gressoney Valley right between the two. There’s gentle family-friendly runs to long winding pistes along the valleys, and some challenging off-piste for more experienced skiers.

Next to the Crest gondola and 2 minutes away from the village centre

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H

H

H

NUR SERY

SNOW CLUB

COZ Y CLUB

COCOA CLUB

The pistes vary from lovely tree-lined slopes in the valleys, to open snow fields on top, and some excellent, long cruising runs from the ridges down into the valleys.

Beginners HHH

70-95

50m

2 min

SLEEPS

SKI ACCESS

RESORT CENTRE

Twins • Triples • Quads • Suites ROOM TYPES

Intermediates HHHHH Advanced HHHH 6 NIGHTS CATERING

KIDS HIGH TEA

BABY LISTENING

Keep everyone busy R Ice skating R Tobogganing R Heli-skiing R Ice climbing R Guided ski touring R Ski mountaineering and even overnights in mountain huts R Cross-country skiing R Spa and Wellness at Hotel Relais des Glaciers More resort info at www.espritski.com/champoluc

The childcare is in-house, the main gondola is just outside, the ski hire shop is next door, and the village centre is close by, so it ticks all the boxes for family convenience. At the end of the day, the main home run goes virtually to the door of the hotel. There’s also a ski room with heated boot warmers to keep your equipment ready for a fresh start the next day. The bar and lounge are always a welcome sight at the end of the day - the wood panelling gives it a cosy Alpine atmosphere. Most bedrooms have a balcony with glimpses of the surrounding mountains and are generally very spacious. For prices, child discounts, Esprit childcare and all other information go to www.espritski.com/dechampoluc

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Don’t take our word for it! We had an excellent holiday! The resort is very family friendly. The suite was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The nursery childcare was superb and the ski instruction fab! Our kids had a great time and the eldest (5) could ski with us by the end of the week! We have booked again for next year Cairns Family, Chalet Schatzi, La Rosière, France, March 2019

Couldn’t fault it. The chalet, chalet hosts, food, childcare provision were all excellent even the weather was amazing! Lucas Family, Chalet Amelia,

The staff were exceptional. We had two gluten-free, one onion allergy and one dairy-free. We were all fed very well. Cleaver Family, Chalet Alpenblume, Obergurgl, Austria, April 2019

Wow very impressed, with the location, staff and the childcare team are fantastic. The food and wine were delicious, a massive selection for breakfast which sets you up for the day. 4 pm hot soup, rolls and the most amazing cakes ever! Tea and coffee available all day. Knight Family, Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000, Courchevel, France, March 2019

La Rosière, France, February 2019

One of the best ski holidays I’ve had. My two boys (4 & 5) said they loved the skiing. Most impressed with the childcare and children’s ski lessons.

Brilliant family holiday. Esprit have this nailed! Happy children, happy ski trip. Porter Family, Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines, La Plagne, France, March 2019

Hendry Family, Chalet Camelia, La Rosière, France, January 2019

Great week. Superb hotel facilities. Can’t fault food, staff, childcare. Forrest Family, Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines, La Plagne, France, February 2019

Lovely holiday, second time here at this chalet and with this company. Staff are super child-friendly and really interact with the kids. Adair-King Family, Chalet Schatzi, La Rosière, France, January 2019

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Detailed below are the Esprit Childcare & Ski Classes on offer in each of our resorts You can find more at esprit.com/childcare or please call us on 01483 938 282 to discuss childcare.

Any child booked into morning and afternoon care plus Supervised Lunch receives their Cozy or Cocoa Club at HALF PRICE! s

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Champoluc

Alpe d’Huez

Courchevel 1850

Méribel

Belle Plagne

Les Arcs

Val d’Isère

Tignes

La Rosière

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17 weeks-40 mths

Spritelets 3 - 4 yrs

Sprite Beginners 5 - 9 yrs

Sprite Improvers 6-10 yrs

Sprite Improvers Xtra* 6-11 yrs

Sprite Intermediates 7-12 yrs

Sprite Intermediates Xtra* 7-12 yrs

Sprite Advanced 8-12 yrs

Supervised Lunch† 3 -12 yrs 6-12 yrs

8-12 yrs (min height 1.20m)

Spritelet Snow Club 3-4 yrs

Sprite Snow Club 5-12 yrs

Cozy Club 3-12 yrs

Cocoa Club* 5-12yrs

Cocoa Club Plus* 8-12 yrs

Saturday Family Guiding­ Beg + (Sat only)

Care / Classes

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Esprit Childcare, Ski classes and Age Groups

†Our ‘Supervised Lunch’ price also includes 2 hours Esprit Childcare, plus pick-ups/take-to’s as required. *Only available Peak Weeks

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Ski lessons

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St Anton

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ESPRIT CHILDCARE & SKI CLASSES

Book early to avoid disappointment - offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

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Ski, Skiing, Family, Childcare, France, Austria, Italy, Chalets, Three Valleys

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Ski, Skiing, Family, Childcare, France, Austria, Italy, Chalets, Three Valleys