February is the month of the family ski holiday and perhaps you’ve just returned from your own adventure-filled time in the mountains. Our favourite resorts in the French Alps host children of all ages, taking their first turns on beginner slopes and soaking up the unique, memorable atmosphere. It’s often in these moments that parents are inspired to buy their own little piece of the mountains; their own space for the family holidays of the future, both during the winter and the summer seasons.
Here at Alpine Lodges we design our new residences with families in mind. We’ve taken the time to consider the perfect formula for a family ski holiday, adding extra elements to our properties and developments to enhance your time in the mountains.
From our three bedroomed apartments to our triplex penthouses, all of our individual properties feature an open plan living area which is conducive to a sociable family life. Spacious kitchens flow into well-appointed dining spaces followed by cosy lounge areas, which are perfect for relaxing after a day in the mountains. During the summer months, our property owners enjoy time spent on their large balconies, dining with their family while taking in the surrounding views.
We also design lots of storage space in each bedroom, allowing for all the kit you need during a family holiday with additional storage space in a ski locker to keep your property clutter free all year round. For more comfort, most of the bedrooms in each property benefit from their own en-suite bathroom. Additionally, our residences come with underground parking, making your arrival seamless, whatever the weather.
Our current projects in Les Gets, Val d’Isère, Courchevel, and Meribel feature a host of excellent family-friend facilities. When the mountain weather turns, head to the warmth of a beautiful swimming pool to conclude your day and to let the children burn off any spare energy before bedtime. Parents, feel free to retreat to the adjoining wellness area where you’ll find a highly skilled team of therapists to deliver some well-deserved ‘you time’.
Following feedback from our property owners, we’ve begun to integrate high end restaurants, wine bars and lounges into our developments, all of which offer clear advantages to families. At La Bokka at Kinabalu in Les Gets for example, families can enjoy an early evening pizza or fresh pasta dish in a warm, friendly Italian-style trattoria, which is informal, relaxed and ambient. In Courchevel, Sundance Lodge will be delivered in summer 2024 and will feature a charming and characterful restaurant, making the family evening meals easy without even leaving your residence.
Location is the cornerstone of our Alpine Lodges formula; selecting resorts which offer exceptional family facilities is incredibly important to us, and our property owners too. In Val d’Isere for example, there are a large number of exceptional ski schools and beginner skier facilities for families taking to the snow for the first time. In Courchevel there’s an atmospheric, family-friendly feel to the village of Moriond and very quickly it begins to feel like home. In Meribel, easy access to the beginner slopes makes the resort perfect for families with children of all ages.
You’ll likely also consider ease of travel when selecting your mountain resort. Investing in a village with good travel links via road, rail or air is exceptionally important, especially if you intend to make your holiday home available to others via our Alpine Residences team, which allows you to realise an excellent return on your investment and save 20% of your purchase cost via a TVA rebate.
In each of our forthcoming residences you’ll find a skilled and experienced concierge team; they’re here to simplify your holiday, helping you plan restaurant reservations, ski lessons, extra special activities and more. Their objective is always to take the stress from your stay and they’ll become a familiar face in our reception area each day.
Our skilled teams are also here to help you plan a summer holiday. Once the winter season ends, the French Alps turn into a fresh, green, lush destination that is becoming increasingly popular for wellness, adventure and family holidays. With activities from yoga to downhill mountain biking, lake swimming to trail running, there are activities for everyone in your family to enjoy and our concierge team will help you to arrange each of them.
Family friendly properties in Les Gets, Courchevel, Meribel and Val d’Isère are currently reserving off plan and we invite you to discover more details on our website. If you’ve any specific questions, of if you’d like to discuss which resort might work best for your family, our Alpine Lodges team are available to help you! Contact them HERE.