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Esprit Ski - The Family Ski Holiday Specialist

Esprit chalets and Chalet Hotels come in all shapes and sizes, from cosy one or two-family chalets, through larger chalets, ideal for extended family groups, to the much larger scale and range of facilities. The informality and family-friendly camaraderie of a chalet makes an Esprit holiday with children relaxed and stress-free.

 

Why Choose Esprit?

36 years experience as the UK’s leading family ski specialist

The biggest choice of child care services in skiing

Flexible child care options, from half-days up to our ‘Seamless Service’ from 9am-6pm

‘Esprit Family Saver’ deals in every resort to help you save £££s

All the chalets and Chalet Hotels* are Esprit-exclusive

All nannies are properly qualified and English-speaking

Snow Club fun for children over nursery age

Exclusive Esprit-only ski classes, with the best English-speaking instructors 

Family Ski Guiding on your last day available

FREE evening Baby-Listening/ Child Patrol Service every night in the Chalet Hotels, Xtra Chalets and larger chalets 


Choose from classic Alpine style chalets such as the Charline in Tignes or the Braconnier in La Rosière, convenient apartment-chalets like those in Les Arcs, complete with an on-site swimming pool, or stylish and modern properties built especially for families, such as the six Peisey chalets, or the Corniche in Tignes.


You are welcome to join a chalet as an individual family, or you can book the whole or a part of a chalet for your group.  There are two ‘Xtra’ chalets, the Pepi Gabl in St Anton and the Alpenblume in Obergurgl, both of which have been refurbished allowing Esprit families that little bit ‘Xtra’, to enhance the chalet experience.  The extras here include a residents’ bar run by Esprit staff, cakes and a savoury option with afternoon tea, rosé wine as an additional wine choice and a local cheeseboard as a fifth course with dinner.  The Xtra chalets also have Baby Listening/Child Patrol Service from 7.30 to 10.30pm every evening.

 

 

 

Esprit Chalets

Many Esprit chalets have the added bonus of a log fire, sauna, hot tub, or sometimes all three! Some even have an in-house swimming pool, or free access to the resort leisure centre specially for Esprit guests. They have also introduced FREE Wifi in all of the chalets for your families’ convenience.  In the smaller chalets, your Chalet Host takes care of all the guest care arrangements, from the cooking to the cleaning.  Larger chalets will generally have an experienced Chef to run the kitchen, with a Housekeeper to take care of cleaning duties, and depending on the size of the chalet, an Assistant Host or two to help keep the chalet spick and span.  On the chalet hosts’ one day off, they will leave out a simple breakfast for you, and that evening you and your family have the chance to eat out in one of the local restaurants.

 

Esprit Child Care

For parents, Esprit Classic Child Care means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lifts, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after your children completely throughout the ski day if you wish. While the babies and toddlers go to our Nursery, Esprit staff take the older ones to our partner ski-school, collect them, give them lunch, run activities to keep them happy and stimulated and then take them back to their chalets for their high tea, giving you our super-convenient ‘Seamless Service’ throughout the day. 


Nursery: 17 weeks - 40 months All day care with qualified Nursery staff
Spritelets: 3 – 4 years Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing page 13 Sprites 5 – 12 years Sub-divided into morning ski lessons for a range of different ski abilities and age group levels
Sprites Xtra: 6 – 12 years As above but including afternoon ski lessons as well as morning, for maximum time on the slopes!  Supervised Lunch 3 – 12 years Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2 pm
Sprite Guided Ski Fun: 6 – 12 years Afternoon guided free-skiing sessions for children ready to explore the mountains
Snow Club: 3 – 8 years Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch
Mini Cocoa Club: 3 – 5 years 7.30–9.30pm - A quiet time for pre-bed stories and play.
Cocoa Club: 6 – 12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm 
Cocoa Club Plus: 8 – 12 years Evening club including après-ski activities

 

Esprit Childcare Extras

To make life as simple and as comfortable as possible for parents and infants alike, the following items are all included in our infant prices: 

Pushchair carriage on the flights plus for maximum convenience, you can keep your pushchair all through the airport, right up to boarding the aircraft.  A travel cot and cot linen will be ready in your room on arrival. Quality baby food always available, including jars for different age ranges, and freshly made purées at Nursery lunch and high tea.

Your chalet or Chalet Hotel will also have all the following available for your use:

Highchair

Baby changing mat

Baby bath

Steriliser

Microwave oven

Kettle

The popular Baby-Listening Service every night in all Chalet Hotels and selected larger chalets and in all other chalets on your Chalet Hosts’ one evening off

Use of the Esprit Playroom at Chambéry Airport, for your homeward journey.

 
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Esprit Ski Chalet Verwall
Chalet Verwall is located just off Obergurgl's main street and provides easy access to the ski slopes. The village centre is just a 5 minute walk and is ideal for families to have a great ski holiday! Enjoy skiing with ease with close vicinity to the ski-room door, ready for you to head to the main lifts which take you to the Obergurgl ski area.
Esprit Ski Chalet Aplenblume
Chalet Alpenblume is an ideal ski holiday destination for families. Located just a few minutes from the main Festkogl gondola lift which takes you to the Obergurgl ski area.
Esprit Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000
There is no better location to ski on the Courchevel 1850 slopes than at Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000. Imagine stepping out from your chalet and being moments away from the ski lift, ready to escort you to Bellecôte piste, at the heart of the Courchevel slopes.
Esprit Ski Chalet Chenus
Set amongst the beautiful pine trees, this Chalet is located in the peaceful Chenus area of Courchevel, an ideal location for families looking for peace and quiet of their surroundings whilst also being close the action on the slopes.
Esprit Ski Chalet Hotel Mariandre
The Mariande is a family friendly resort in Alpe d'Huez, offering a traditional and comfortable chalet experience. It is located close to the main resort centre and conveniently near chops, restaurants and cafes. Most importantly, the Mariande has easy ski access, perfect for a ski holiday.
Esprit Ski Chalet Philippe
Chalet Philippe is set in the heart of Alpe d'Huez and is the suitable for families and ski enthusiasts. Chalet Philippe offers a traditional chalet with Alpine style decor and is conveniently close to the ski lift, Palais du Sport, ice rink, indoor swimming pool and childcare facilities.
Esprit Ski Chalet Hotel Deux Domaines
Chalet Hotel Deux Domaines is set in stunning Belle Plagne, the ideal place for a family ski holiday. Belle Plagne is an inviting ski resort comprising of 10 villages and Chalet Hotel Deux Domaines is set in the Paradiski area and features easy ski access to the slopes, village centre and resort centre.
Esprit Ski Chalet Amelia
Consisting of three spacious family suites sleeping up to 12 guests, Chalet Amelia is the perfect resort for families looking for a convenient and fuss free way to access the beautiful slopes of La Rosière. It is a ski in/out resort and only 50 metres from the nearest lift and close to the resort centre.
Esprit Ski Chalet Charlotte
Sleeping up to 9 guests and a fantastic ski in/ski out chalet, Chalet Charlotte boasts an enviable location just 50 metres from the nearest ski lifts. You'll benefit from the esprit expert childcare with the facilities just next door to Chalet Charlotte.
Esprit Ski Chalet Schatzi
Chalet Schatzi occupies a fantastic location right at the foot of the village slopes in La Rosiere and offers ski straight back to the chalet and are approximately 1-minute walk from the ski lifts. The spacious family suites and independent lounge areas make this an excellent family chalet.
Esprit Ski Chalet Les Landelieres
The Chalet Les Landelières is located in the quieter area of La Rosiere and boasts a ski-lift directly beside the Chalet so you can hit the slopes with minimum fuss and time required! A button-lift just outside connects straight up into the main ski-lift area.
Esprit Ski Chalet L’Ours Blanc exterior
Esprit Ski Chalet L'Ours Blanc
Set in the popular De l'Ours residence, Chalet L'Ours Blanc offers families a great location for easy ski access and use of the childcare facilities. Situated in Les Arcs in the Paradiski area, ski enthusiasts can enjoy the varying altitudes and families guaranteed snow at Glacier du Varet.
Esprit Ski Chalet Olympus
One of the largest apartments with the Altitude residence, this is a fantastic location for families as it offers easy access to the slopes along with close proximity to childcare rooms. The chalet apartment also boasts shared facilities of an indoor swimming pool, sauna, ski lockers and bar - all perfect for relaxing after a full day hitting the slopes.
Esprit Ski Chalet Hermine
Chalet Hermine is one of the largest chalets in Peisey offering a selection of family bedrooms varying in sizes to accommodate 18 guests. Boasting a fantastic central location, it is approximately 1-minute walk to the cable car to La Plagne, the high-speed 6-man Les Arcs chairlift and the children's ski area.
Esprit Ski Chalet Ourson
Chalet Ourson offers to ideal family layout with 5 en-suite bedrooms including a suite, spacious open-plan living and dining room, sauna and outdoor hot-tub.
Esprit Ski Chalet Martine
Situated in a cul de sac just off the village centre with both the Chavannes and Mont Chéry lifts within a short five minutes' stroll, the location is ideal for families with some space for outdoor fun in the snow.
Esprit Ski Chalet Aventine
Situated in a cul de sac, just off the village centre, with both the Chavannes and Mont Chéry lifts within a short stroll, the location here is ideal for families.
Esprit Ski Chalet Hotel Alba
Occupying a prime piste-side location right on the edge of the slopes at Meribel's most iconic landmark in the Three Valleys, "Round Point", Chalet Alba is perfect for hitting the slopes with no fuss or inconvenience.
Esprit Ski Chalet Oxalys
Chalet Oxalys is the perfect little hideaway spot, ready to welcome families looking for some peace and relaxation in the stunning Meribel Valley. Still close to all the action on the slopes, a complimentary minibus service is provided to take guests to and from the lifts and to the resort centre where you will find a wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants.
Esprit Ski Chalet Corniche
Centrally located in Tignes, Chalet Corniche is situated close to the main piste – ideal for ski enthusiasts! It is near Les Marmotton's children's ski slope and close distance to both the Rosset chairlift and the Åroski gondola.
Esprit Ski Chalet Charline
Located in one of the world renowned ski areas, Tignes offers the Espace Killy which encompasses Val d'Isere and Tignes. From family friendly ski areas, off piste terrains to the peak of the Grande Motte Glacier, Tignes is an ideal ski holiday for all levels of skiers.
Esprit Ski Chalet Arolles
Sleeping up to 10 guests, Chalet Les Arolles in one of the most attractive areas of Tignes offers ski back from the chalet on an easy off-piste route. Les Marmottons children's ski area and Toviere gondola is an approximately 5-minute walk away while the Chardonnet ski lift is just a 2-minute walk away.
Esprit Ski Chalet Caribou
Chalet Caribou is a spacious family chalet with stunning views overlooking the lake in a peaceful area of Tignes. It is the ideal location, within close proximately to Esprit childcare with the children's Snow Club just 50 metres away and the Les Marmottons children's ski area just a 5-minute walk.
Esprit Ski Chalet Hotel Le Savoie
Chalet Hotel Le Savoie is set in the popular ski destination Val d'Isere and is located right in the main street. It is ideally situated close to all ski facilities including ski lifts, pistes and children's ski area.
Esprit Ski Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie
Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie is set in the heart of Val d'Isere and is ideally situated close to the ski areas whilst also being located in a tranquil side street.