Winner of the 2015 World Snow Award for ‘Family Resort of the Year’, Les Menuires really has put a lot of time and thought into making itself the perfect family winter sports destination. With tonnes of activities in addition the ideal beginner-level skiing, Les Menuires is a snowy wonderland for children and parents alike. |
From a roller-coaster sledge ride to night-time tobogganing, igloo-building, weekly fireworks and a kids course for timed skiing, Les Menuires has so many snow-based activities that your children will come home exhausted from all the fun. But while activities are great extras for kids, parents who want their children to improve their techniques will love the ski school options in the resort.
The Importance of Taking Lessons
I’ve met parents who are distraught because their children don’t enjoy skiing as much as they do. When I question them further, it tends to be because the children have had a bad experience on the slopes. Usually it is because they were taken on a piste that was too challenging for them and they lost their confidence. This is why, I believe, putting children in classes is so important. A good instructor will asses their level and find the very best slopes and the very best conditions to help children progress; a really great instructor will also make the process a whole lot of fun.
The English-speaking Oxygène school in Les Menuires prides itself on its great instructors and runs courses specifically for a variety of age groups so that their needs can be accurately met in each class.
Whether for your kids or for yourself, Oxygène offers a range of lessons designed to be fun and engaging that will improve students’ techniques in skiing. Les Menuires is considered to be among the leading resorts for family-friendly, English-speaking ski and board schools.
What’s on offer for the kids:
• Snowbears – Infant skiing starts here with classes for three to four year olds. With a maximum of three children to each instructor, the kids are given the opportunity to take their first slide and discover the fun for themselves. • Fun Factory – The Fun Factory classes are for kids from five to 12 years old with lessons for all stages from beginners to serious snow lovers. Fun Factory classes are taught in groups of three to six per instructor. • Fun Factory Pro Riders – This is a group for 12+ so that teenagers can enjoy the fun of snow parks, learning tricks and notching up some serious speed. Lessons for Pro Riders are held in the morning session.
Classes on offer:
• Morning Group Lessons – A two and a half hour lesson beginning at 9am. • Full Day Lessons – Kids classes which run from 9am to 11.30am and again from 2.30pm to 5pm. • Afternoon Group Lessons – Enjoy the afternoon snow with lessons from 2.30pm to 5pm.
After a week of lessons, your children will be challenging your position as the member of the family with the best techniques in skiing. Les Menuires is a great place for little ones to learn, so you can relax knowing that your kids are going to want to go skiing every year as much as you do.
Belinda Smythson works for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service that has been helping avid skiers craft their perfect winter holiday for over a quarter of a century. If you're planning a winter break to go skiing, Les Menuires, Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy and Chamonix Valley have some of the most exciting opportunities in the Alps. Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans looking for a holiday of a lifetime.
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