Childcare in Val Thorens

In the snowy valley of Val Thorens, Merinannies has been bringing smiles to families for a few wonderful years now. With families returning like old friends, we have found our cozy home in this family friendly resort that we love. Let us sprinkle some magic on your holiday ensuring your little ones have the time of their lives!

What Our Nannies Can Do in Val Thorens

On the snow your little ones can enjoy sledging at Place Carron in the centre of the resort and for children over the age of five can experience the longest Toboggan in France (accompanied with their nanny). Les Menuires also offer two tobogganing tracks Speed Mountain (for aged five and upwards) and Roc n Bob (for aged seven and upwards) and for small children, our nannies like to take them to the village to go sledging and ride the fairground carousel in Les Bruyeres. For indoor fun, visit the Sports and Aqua Centre for a splash in the pool, enjoy a movie night at Lac Blanc cinema, or take on some competitive (and fun) bowling at Place de L’Arche. Les Menuires has a sports centre with a soft play zone and a swimming pool, and Les Bruyeres holds an ‘aqua fun’ pool for children. The tourist office also arranges themed weeks during school holidays, and a weekly children’s show. For animal lovers, our nannies can take them dog sledding! Plus, there’s ice skating, family-friendly snow parks, and other activities like ice karting, snowshoeing, and snow skating.

About Val Thorens Ski Resort

Val Thorens, Europe’s highest ski resort, is a snow-sure ski resort connected to the Three Valleys ski area. It is an excellent destination for beginner skiers, and has the highest number of green runs in the Three Valleys. Settled at 2300m, Val Thorens is the cozy spot at the end of the Belleville valley. Despite being built for skiing purposes, it has a very cheerful vibe with shops, bars, superb restaurants, and a lively apres-ski scene. The resort now includes luxurious 5-star hotels and high-end accommodation. Its reliable snow conditions and long season from November to April make Val Thorens an especially good destination for early or late-season ski holidays.

It provides easy access to the extensive 3 Valleys ski area (Méribel and Courchevel) and the “4th valley” above Orelle. Children and beginners can ski at Le Rond Point and Place Carron which features free ski lifts and are where ski schools get together. Additionally, beginner zones with green runs leading back to the resort are found between Le Roc, Cascades and 2 Lacs ski lifts. Families can enjoy the Fun Slope (a mini snow park) and the Family Park near the Plateau lift for more fun adventures. The neighbouring resort of Les Menuires at 1850m is also very popular with families.

Val Thorens in Numbers

  • Altitude: 2300m to 3230m.
  • 600km of downhill skiing (The 3 Valleys ski area)
  • Val Thorens has a total of 68 marked runs (11 green and 29 blue) and several terrain parks
  • The resort has won the World Ski Awards for the World’s Best Ski Resort in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Val Thorens
Val Thorens

Getting There

Flying to Geneva is the easiest way to get to Val Thorens for international visitors. Transfer time from Geneva is around 2 hr. 45 minutes. Lyon or Grenoble (around 200km away) take around 2 hr. 45 minutes to 3 hr transfer time. Moutiers is the closest train station to Val Thorens (around 35km from the centre of the resort or an hour by bus). Fast trains from Paris and other cities stop in Moutiers as well as the Eurostar Snow train.

More information:

Les 3 Vallées, Ski area in the French Alps – Savoie ski & mountain resort Alps – Les 3 Vallées (

Family ski holidays : Val Thorens, family ski resort Savoie in Les 3 Vallées


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