Family Ski Holidays

Riders Refuge pride ourselves on providing the best family ski Holidays for our guests. Our superb chalet facilities and our great service will ensure that every member of the family will have a fantastic holiday.


The location of our chalets is ideal for families with all our properties either in the centre of Morzine of within close walking distance. Our most central Morzine property, Chalet Les Pistes is just 100m from the Pleney lift and the ski school meeting points. We also provide a free shuttle bus to and from those chalets that are a short walk from the ski lifts in the mornings and evenings to ensure that you can save your energy for the slopes.

No Mixed Groups

We understand that when you take your well-deserved ski holiday with your family, you won’t want to be sharing with large groups. For this reason, we ask that families book out our properties entirely so that you can follow your own agenda and be assured that any young children will not be disturbed by the chalets other occupants. Many of our smaller chalets such as chalet Emilie (sleeping 8) are ideal for either one large family or 2 family groups.

Facilities and Services

All Riders Refuge chalets are fully equipped for families with cots and high-chairs and offer a safe living environment. There is plenty to entertain the children from the huge library of films to our wii consoles in each of our chalets. Our service includes children’s meals which can be tailored according to likes and dislikes and arranged at a time convenient to you. We are also happy to provide packed lunches for your family for a small fee.

Through our ski hire partner Doorstep skis, we are able to pre-order your equipment and a technician will drop-off your skis on the first evening or morning of your holiday. This will save you time and hassle, allowing your family to get away early on your first day; particularly useful if your children are attending ski school. If you pre-book your lift-passes with us, you will not only receive a discount but we will also collect and deliver them to your chalet ready for your arrival. Finally, if you would like us to pre-book any in-resort services or organise your ski lessons, we will be happy to help.

Family Skiing

The Morzine ski area is perfect for family skiing with a good range of gentle pistes for beginners and intermediates as well as some excellent steeps and off-piste for advanced skiers. Morzine is linked directly to Les Gets and the combined area is well-known for its wide tree-lined runs. The area even has a dedicated space at Le Cry offering gentle runs for skiing with children, adorned with wigwams and totem poles in line with its ‘hunters and Indians’ theme.

There are some exceptional ski schools in Morzine offering tuition for all levels; ideal if your children want to learn whilst you explore the area. Avoriaz is also easily accessible from Morzine centre via the Super-Morzine lift or bus and was voted the best family resort in 2011 and 2012 in the Snow Awards. The resort benefits from some superb facilities including the ‘jardin des enfants’ which provides an ideal place for young children to learn to ski.

Family Activities

Off the slopes, Morzine offers a host of fun family activities. Ice-skating, sledging. For a selection of these, you can visit our dedicated Morzine activities page.

Childcare in Morzine

Riders Refuge are happy to organise tailored, flexible childcare based around your needs allowing you to make the most of your holiday. This includes babysitting, recommending a crèche or sourcing nannies to come directly to our chalets.

Riders Refuge Family Chalets

Emile – sleeps 8
Coeur du bois – sleeps 9
Eterle – sleeps 12
Les Pistes – sleeps 13
Carclion – sleeps 21 (suitable for large family groups)