Happy Families at Altapura

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Altapura is a pure joy; this magnificent five star hotel is in an enviable position right beside the ski piste in the resort and the terrace overlooks the piste with the magic carpet for beginner skiers beyond.  Its very close to the  Plein Sud chairlift making the start to skiing instantaneous and a pleasure.    In fact everything about this hotel is a pleasure.  The chic contemporary design is clear from the offset, the hotel feels clean and fresh too, helped by the Nordic influence on the colour scheme.    The bedrooms are all of a generous size with beautiful bathrooms to relax in after a sunny day on the slopes.

The three restaurants inhabit equally contemporary spaces, but vary in atmosphere, from the ultra-cozy La Laiterie to the formal Les Enfants Terribles.   All restaurants are extremely delicious and offer children friendly meals.  The Pure Altitude spa, with its seven treatment rooms and heated indoor and outdoor pool, is a large temptation to encourage one to have a day off from the slopes – but don’t spend all day indoors, the immense ski are awaits.

For ease there is a very well equipped ski hire shop in the hotel, so you don’t need to go anywhere to get yourself organised.  The hotel is also a short walking distance from the shops and restaurants of the resort.   Just a short walk up the piste would bring you to the 2 star Michelin star restaurant Jean Sulpice – which we would definitely recommend you booking in advance should you wish to go.

Altapura is a hotel that suits couples and families alike and will not disappoint.

Over Easter 2017 we have a private children’s club for guests running for two weeks (25 March – 1 April and 1 April – 8 April) and skilled childcare staff will look after your children whilst you enjoy Val Thorens and the Three Valleys.   During other times there is a hotel children’s playroom open in the afternoons for your children to play in.


Snowdrops – Age 4 months – 3 years

Snowdrops will enjoy daily activities such as arts and crafts, outdoor exploring, trips on the gondola, and an indoor treasure hunt and a pirate day. Little ones will be included in as many activities as they want.  Fully qualified staff will be on hand to offer a home-from-home routine and, for the smaller ones, sleep times will be kept to wherever possible.  Healthy morning and afternoon snacks and two-course lunches are included.

Chipmunks – Age 3 years – 5 years

The Chipmunks will take part in ski lessons with their group from 9.30am-12pm. Staff will escort children to and from their lessons – leaving parents free to enjoy their skiing in peace and quiet.  The staff be on hand throughout the lessons for any breaks, snack requests and cuddles and nose-wiping when required.

At midday, staff pick up the children and bring them back to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon activities include art and crafts, indoor treasure hunt, pirate day, sledging competition, hot chocolate at the top of the gondola, swimming and much, much more.

Hedgehogs – Age 5 – 7 years
Staff take the Hedgehogs to ski school each morning for group lessons and bring them back to the hotel for lunch at midday. Afternoon activities include art and crafts, indoor treasure hunt, pirate day, sledging competition, hot chocolate at the top of gondola, swimming.

Grizzly Bears – Age 7 – 11 years

The childcare staff accompany the children to join their ski instructor and later to meet them for a light lunch at a piste-side restaurant and allow them some playtime afterwards before rejoining their instructor for more on-piste fun.  The staff will then bring them back to the hotel after lessons finish at 4.30pm.  Grizzly Bear is for children who can happily ski blues and reds and want to be with friends of their own age.

Meals, lunchtime supervision and all-day ski school are included.

** On two evenings during the week, the children’s club will be open for DVD evenings for the children so adults can enjoy evening of peace and quiet.**


The Butler and Lloyd Concierge

Throughout the week our Butler will be in the resort to care for you.  He will be on hand to organise your ski and boot hire, hand-deliver your ski passes and be there to answer any questions. The Butler will be able to ease the stress and help with last-minute organisation of that first morning on the slopes (and any further mornings).

The Butler can book you the best table for lunch, arrange a babysitter should you wish to go out, and provide you with daily feedback on your childrens’ ski lessons and give progress reports from the children’s club.

Please don’t hesitate to give one of the team a call on 01252 411 749 to arrange your holiday today.

Child friendly
Cool Gadgets
Hot tub
On the piste
Private gym
Steam Room
During Happy Families weeks of 25 March - 1 April 2017 and 1 April - 8 April 2017 have Butler and Lloyd Children's club for 3 months to 11 years.
From £3885 per person based on four (two adults, two children) sharing a duplex suite for seven nights on HALF BOARD. This price includes children's clubs, ski school, private charter flights from Farnborough and transfers.

Get in touch to find out more about Happy Families on 01251 411 749

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