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Chamrousse - Child Friendly Accommodation

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I've been a keen observer on this forum for many ski trips, thanks all for previous answers to questions that google can't answer! This therefore is one that I can't find answered on the interweb or this forum, so hoping the SnowHead community can help.

A group of us have skied together for the past 8 years, returning a few times now to Chamrousse in bog standard accommodation; the low cost has meant the group size has increased due to accessibility. However, the group is getting older now and children are being added! I was wondering therefore if anyone can recommend any decent child friendly accommodation that's not a shack we normally go for (apartments through Snowtrex). The child is under 2 so preferably looking for somewhere that offers decent facilities and comfort, a nursery type scenario would be excellent as well if you're aware of such provision, but this isn't essential.

Thanks in advance.
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Homebrewed wrote:
I've been a keen observer on this forum for many ski trips, thanks all for previous answers to questions that google can't answer! This therefore is one that I can't find answered on the interweb or this forum, so hoping the SnowHead community can help.

A group of us have skied together for the past 8 years, returning a few times now to Chamrousse in bog standard accommodation; the low cost has meant the group size has increased due to accessibility. However, the group is getting older now and children are being added! I was wondering therefore if anyone can recommend any decent child friendly accommodation that's not a shack we normally go for (apartments through Snowtrex). The child is under 2 so preferably looking for somewhere that offers decent facilities and comfort, a nursery type scenario would be excellent as well if you're aware of such provision, but this isn't essential.

Thanks in advance.


The Bachat Bouloud area has more modern accommodation. However I'm not aware of any of the apartments with creche, there are a couple of creche in the town. Some TO may run their own creche if you don't mind packages.
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Not sure why having a toddler requires upping the standard of accommodation. "Bog standard accommodation" has always been OK for our two Very Happy

Understand you may need some child care provision but I would have thought that could be done independently.
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That's because said friend with child is a snob and his child deserves the best, or something to that affect!! rolling eyes

I've had a quick look and the two can be separate, with a few options in terms of childcare. I'll keep looking but just wanted to get so info from those who have maybe seen the places in person, as opposed to images of places which are often showing things in the best light.
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@Homebrewed, he can pick up the extra ££££ for everyone's upgrade then Laughing Laughing

Unfortunately I've not been to Chamrousse so can't help with specifics. I'm sure they'll be more traffic on the thread soon though.
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@Homebrewed I think the parent should be the one to find the accommodation, as that is the only way to make sure it is good enough.
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tell snob to sort themselves out.
give them details of your plans...
wait until the kids gets to learning to ski age....
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+ 1 on the group should stick to its own plans and accomodation and let snob sort their own crap out. It's incredibly arrogant to seek to impose your preferences on an already established group.

Send snob a link to this thread
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@Homebrewed, have you also checked the (only two!) options that can be booked via Sunweb to see if that meets all the groups needs? Certainly looks cheep enough (as prices include lift passes) but donít know if even vaguely suitable.
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Hard to tell whether you're all heartless gits or my sarcasm didn't translate in text. Snob is also bestmate of many years, who just happens to be a bit over protective with his new little one. I've always booked the ski holidays and its something I enjoy, plus snob works on the frontline of the NHS whereas I sit on my back bottom all day pretending to work. Aware that it was a bit of a difficult one as Chamrousse isn't the most popular resort.

@Nickyj I've been to the same place a couple of times, for me it would be suitable, but snob has also been there before and deems it unsuitable. Horses for courses.

Thanks for all your input!
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@Homebrewed, new parents can be like that (over protective)! But joking aside this could get tricky because what exactly is he hoping or looking for i.e., what is suitable? If it's just a nicer apartment then that should be simple enough. Lift passes can always be purchased separately. But if he wants on site childcare or some specific facilities...?
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Yes very tricky. I'm on the side of most of you, that in reality its not that bad. I think the key thing is comfort of accommodation, as the apartments we are staying in are not built for comfort. So yeah I guess the first thought would be a nicer apartment. I'll do my research and then send it their way to make the choice. Is was more on the off chance that someone had been through the same experience.
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@Layne, +1

Certainly one of the sunweb ones talks about cots and childrenís chairs (presume this is high chairs!) and mini clubs for kids but may not be suitable for age of child in your party.

https://ski.sunweb.co.uk/france/chamrousse/chamrousse/residence_les_villlages_du_bachat.htm

Havenít been there myself so couldnít say one way or the other.
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