Morzine is an incredibly family-friendly ski resort. There’s lots to see and do for children, great childcare options, and ski school can start from age 3.
Ski School for 3-5 year olds - Piou Piou Club
Children can learn with the ESF Morzine from the age of 3. A short walk from the chalet there is a dedicated ESF children’s ski garden and special children’s club chalet just for this.
The ski lessons are given by the ESF instructors in the special ski garden or on the mountain depending on age and prior skiing experience.
You can choose from morning-only, afternoon-only, or all-day care with ESF where the children will do some skiing and then have wrap-around care and entertainment from a dedicated childcare team. A medal is included for all options.
An example ESF Piou Piou Club day
9.00 am: Drop off at the ESF Club Chalet for a 9:30 am start. Younger children will usually stay in the ski garden, older children may be taken up the mountain with an instructor.
12.00 pm – 2.00 pm: Lunch, if booked (if not 12.00 pm is collection time)
2.00 pm: Pick-up time if not staying for the afternoon.
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm: More ski lessons, or activities organised by the childcare team
5.00 pm: Home time!
During school holidays, timings for lessons and drop-offs might change. Snacks and toilet breaks are included.
Ski School for 6+
Once your child is over 6 years old, they can begin ski school for children. They will be split according to age and ability, with English-speaking instructors available at all of the ski schools in town. The children will be able to make friends during the week, and you will really see them start to progress through the levels. Group half-day lessons and private lessons are available to book directly through the schools, we can provide you with all the details for these when booking.
What ski clothing to pack for children
Ski suit (1-piece ideal for the younger ones): try looking on eBay for some bargains. The ski outfits can be very expensive to buy in Morzine and you cannot hire them.
Woolly hat: preferably lined and one which covers the ears well
Ski helmet: compulsory for all ski schools. You can hire these.
Gloves: get good quality ones, as their hands can get very cold and wet when playing in the snow
Snow boots: slip-on/off is best, especially for younger ones
Thermals & thin layers for under ski suit
Goggles: these fix to the helmet and so won’t come off