Piste X Code – let’s be safe on the pistes !

What is Piste X Code ? Piste X Code is a new, and long overdue, 🗻 on-piste safety campaign! We all know that 🏂 skiing and ⛷ snowboarding and other downhill mountain sports carry risk. Perhaps we’ve had an accident on the pistes or we know someone that has been injured. The nature of 🗻 winter piste sports ie downhill, slippery and varied terrain (some … Continue reading Piste X Code – let’s be safe on the pistes !

SITE NORDIQUE de la LIVRAZ – cross-country skiing & winter walks (MEGÈVE)

MBFF has had some lovely family walks up at the ❄️ Site Nordique La Livraz in Megève. Not only is this one of 🎿 Megève’s cross-country skiing areas (there are a handful!), it is also a superb spot for ❄️ a family walk in wintertime, especially with young children or older relatives! You can pull little ones along in a 🛷 a luge and the terrain … Continue reading SITE NORDIQUE de la LIVRAZ – cross-country skiing & winter walks (MEGÈVE)

Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc & Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce SKIING

⛷ Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc & Saint Nicolas de Véroce are another two of our family’s favourite ski areas in the area – some broad pistes, some pistes running through the 🌲 fir trees, 🗻 panoramic views of Mont-Blanc, some great off-piste for experienced (and suitably equipped!) skiers in search of powder (especially around Saint-Nicolas de Véroce and Mont-Joly), some fun runs for children . . . And though … Continue reading Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc & Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce SKIING

SKI INDOOR 4810 – perfect your skiing INDOORS! (PASSY)

During the 2019 Toussaint holidays, MBFF was invited to test out the ⛷ new indoor ski centre in Passy: Ski Indoor 4810! The boys were really excited to dig out their 🎿 ski boots, helmets and gloves ahead of the official ski season, and to try out something so novel! Being a pretty mediocre skier myself, I was somewhat more apprehensive, but I was certainly intrigued … Continue reading SKI INDOOR 4810 – perfect your skiing INDOORS! (PASSY)

Les Houches – Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc SKIING

The ⛷ Domaine Skiable Les Houches – Saint-Gervais is a great spot to ski in the Chamonix Valley. With plenty of gentle pistes to ski en famille, superb Beginner areas and authentic retaurants on the pistes, it’s a winner! Nestled in the heart of the Mont-Blanc massif, ⛷ Les Houches – Saint-Gervais offers spectacular panoramic 360° views of 🏔 Mont-Blanc, Mont Joly, les Aravis, Les Fiz, and les Aiguilles Rouges . … Continue reading Les Houches – Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc SKIING

Les Contamines-Montjoie / Hauteluce SKIING & WINTER SPORTS

If you haven’t already done so, time to dust off your skis and go and enjoy one of our family’s favourite ski areas: ⛷ Les Contamines-Montjoie / Hauteluce – some broad, sunny pistes, ❄️ excellent snow conditions (even later in the season!), 🗻 panoramic views of the Mont-Blanc Massif and Beaufortin, ☕️ lovely restaurants on the slopes  . . . just great! ⛄️ Snow machines also … Continue reading Les Contamines-Montjoie / Hauteluce SKIING & WINTER SPORTS

DOMAINE des PLANARDS ski area (Chamonix)

⛷ Domaine Skiable des Planards, a two minute walk from the centre of town, and with its own 🅿️ FREE parking, is one of Chamonix’s two Beginner ski areas (the other being at the Savoy slopes, connected to ⛷ Domaine Skiable de Brévent). In addition, it is the site of the year-round 🛷 Chamonix-Luge Alpine Coaster, set within the 🌈 Parc des Attractions de Chamonix (re-opens in April). The ⛷ … Continue reading DOMAINE des PLANARDS ski area (Chamonix)

LA POYA ski area (Le Buet, Vallorcine)

⛷ La Poya is a small family-run ski area in the hamlet of Le Buet (not far from the 🚞 train station), near to Vallorcine. It comprises: two drag lifts; a rope tow for Beginners and a pulley lift for small children; 2km of pistes, including green, blue, red and even a black piste; You can opt for a 🗺 half-day ski pass, at a very reasonable price, … Continue reading LA POYA ski area (Le Buet, Vallorcine)

LA VORMAINE beginner & nursery skiing (Le Tour)

⛷ La Vormaine, “ the biggest of the small ski slopes “, is the splendid Beginner & Nursery ski area, nestled in the village of 🏔 Le Tour (1432m), next to 🚡 the Charamillon bubble lift. Ski pass options at La Vormaine La Vormaine is a good value ski area, as it allows families to opt for 2h30, 4 hours (often enough with toddlers to entertain!), a day or more, … Continue reading LA VORMAINE beginner & nursery skiing (Le Tour)

Combloux SKIING & WINTER SPORTS

Combloux is definitely one of the most ⛷ family-friendly ski areas in the 🏔 Pays du Mont-Blanc, and skiing at this ski station (altitude between 1200m and 1900m) will reward you with some of the most beautiful, postcard perfect 360° panoramic views of 🏔 Mont-Blanc and the mountains of 🏔 Les Aravis and Les Fiz! Both of the MBFF boys have had ⛷ ski lessons in Combloux, … Continue reading Combloux SKIING & WINTER SPORTS

Cordon SKIING & WINTER SPORTS

The village of Cordon is known as 🗻 le Balcon du Mont-Blanc because of its magnificent views of 🗻 Mont-Blanc, and it has a small, family-friendly ski station with 11km of ski pistes. A favourite ⛷ ski station for the locals, it is perfect for tiny skiers and Beginners, as well as having a good selection of pistes for the more experienced skier. ⛷ Cordon ski area normally opens … Continue reading Cordon SKIING & WINTER SPORTS

Plaine-Joux SKIING & WINTER SPORTS (PASSY)

” Des forfaits à la carte, des pistes pour tous les niveaux avec un ensoleillement et un panorama exceptionnel face à la chaîne du Mont Blanc avec une altitude de 1358 à 1740 mètres ” – the Passy Mont-Blanc Tourisme website says it all! This is why we LOVED this station when our boys were small and learning to ski ! In fact, 🗻 Plaine-Joux remains one … Continue reading Plaine-Joux SKIING & WINTER SPORTS (PASSY)

Vallorcine SKIING

In Vallorcine, you have access to fabulous skiing (via the bubble lifts) at ⛷ Le Domaine Balme-Vallorcine / Le Tour and at the small family-run ski area of ⛷ La Poya in the hamlet of Le Buet. Beginner & Nursery Skiing at La Poya ⛷ La Poya is a family-run ski area in the small hamlet of Le Buet, near to Vallorcine. It comprises: 2 drag … Continue reading Vallorcine SKIING

Chamonix SKIING

Though Chamonix isn’t the most obvious ski destination for families with small children, due to extensive ski options for advanced skiers and the lack of ski-in/ski-out accommodation, there are still two main areas dedicated to beginners and small children near the centre of town, and the variety of ski stations and graded pistes available is huge! Beginner and Nursery Skiing  ⛷ Le Savoy – this slope is very centrally … Continue reading Chamonix SKIING

Argentière & Le Tour SKIING

Close to Argentière village are two popular and excellent ski stations: ⛷ Balme-Vallorcine / Le Tour; ⛷ Grands Montets . . .  Balme-Vallorcine / Le Tour ⛷ Balme-Vallorcine / Le Tour is especially family-friendly, with wide, open pistes and a great number of blue runs, and ⛷ La Vormaine is the splendid Beginner’s area, nestled in the village of Le Tour. Beginner & Nursery Skiing at La Vormaine … Continue reading Argentière & Le Tour SKIING