La Clusaz for Children
Children are well catered for in La Clusaz. You are able to take to the slopes and enjoy the local facilities together as a family but should you wish to take some time out on the slopes on your own, there are plenty of options available for childcare. Here are some suggestions: (although please bear in mind we haven't personally used these services so please do your own research for your own requirements).
MeriNannies:They are able to care for your child from an early age up to 14 years. Day care can be arranged for a full day (8hrs) or a half day (4hrs) and also babysitting services after 7.00pm. You can be sure that the children are safe and having as good as time as you are. A lot of their nannies are skiers too, and many years worth of experience has taught them all about the challenges that children can pose in the practicalities of a ski holiday.
Toddlers and Children: The Piou-Piou Club run by ESF (for 3-5 years) provides a gentle introduction to skiing for your childs first experience on skis. There is a specially reserved area (by the Patinoire TC in the village centre) equipped with a rope travelator and very gentle slopes to pull the children along on their skis safely. There is also a Cross-Country Piou-Piou Club introducing the children to Nordic Sports.
Young Children: The TiSkieurs Club for children 4-5 years (also run by ESF) is available in small groups for up to 6 children. For the 5-13 year age group, larger sessions are available. These lessons are designed to give your child excellent tuition and provide the technique to start them navigate the slopes for future years to come.
Day Nurseries and Care Centres: There are two day nurseries in La Clusaz. The Club des Mouflets is for children between 8 months and 4 years. This provides indoor activities for your children. The Club des Champions is another option for older children (4-6 years) which provide indoor and outdoor activities. La Clusaz is a member of 'Famille Plus' following their quality charter ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children under supervision.
Summer Luge: The start of the Summer Luge is at the top of the Patinoire Telecabine, located just 500m from the apartment. You have a choice of two lanes, for beginners or experts and the runs are both around 800km long. You can purchase tickets for this opposite the Ice Rink and next to the Patinoire Telecabine. This is great fun for all the family as you can ride the Luge either by yourself or with your child and have a race down the mountain to see who wins with your friends or family members!
Ice Skating Rink: In the centre of La Clusaz, there is a 100 sqm covered Ice Skating Rink available all year round for you to enjoy. At certain times of the day there are family sessions for the younger members with sit on sledges and various obstacles for you to skate around and under! This is great fun for all the family and a good way to introduce skating to children.
Horseriding: All levels of lessons and horse rides (from age 12) are available in La Clusaz. There is a Village Pony Club (located near the ice skating rink) to cater for the 5-11 age group. Also, there is the Confins Pony Club (located near the Confins church) where parents can lead a pony for their children.
- We were very comfortable and in a good location. The boy's had fun!
- Séjour réussie avec du soleil et de la neige à volonté.