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Enfants sortie VTT2880 - Cours de ski enfants

A fabulous playground for children

Childhood memories of mountain escapades remain with us for life and what better place than Chamonix to discover Mother Nature in all her splendour? The resort offers countless sports and adventure activities and a wide choice of cultural entertainments for all ages.

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A weekly programme is established and adapted to children's ages. Different themes are developed each week and include: arts, sciences, sports and nature activities...
Daily inscriptions are possible subject to availability.

Please book at the welcome desk of the MJC from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 6pm.

Craft workshops for children

Lepetitvip arts, crafts and face painting for children aged 3 years and over. New : Lepetit Diddi Dance is aimed at the under 4’s and is not only a great way of keeping fit and active, but it’s also great fun! Nursery rhymes and actions in both English & French, favourite songs and music to fill 45 minutes of jumping, singing, clapping, turning, galloping, moving & shaking!
Lepetitvip also organise birthday parties and events for your little ones.
Reservation is strongly advised. They are open 08:30 until 18:00 in the Winter and 10:00-18:00 in the Summer, 109-111 Promenade Marie Paradis, Chamonix Sud. Call +33(0)6 78 22 59 35 or send an e-mail :

Beginners’ course from 3 years old :

In the summer, Cham “Piou Piou” helps you to discover the mountains with your children, from 3 to 7 years old. Everyone will experience the mountains in their own way, with a different adventure every day...

In the winter, the ESF skiing school in Chamonix, the ESF in Argentière and Evolution 2 take children from 3 years old for an initiation in the joys of snow sports with specialised monitors.


A list of babysitters is available from the Chamonix and Argentière tourist offices.

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Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture

La Maison des Jeunes et la Coupole jouent au grand rôle dans la vie culturelle de Chamonix.

THE outdoor reference in the Chamonix Valley with its Water sport Center, its Adventure Park and professionals of ‘Chamonix Mountain Guide Company&rs...
Le petit VIP

Lepetitvip arts, crafts and face painting for children aged 3 years and over.
Catherine Kartal - cours de peinture
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Tel : +33(0)6 33 02 17 61

Children and animals

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Dogs or horses, discove the mountain with our friends, the animals.

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Leisures and sports

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For families

Enjoy yourself and share good times with family or friends.

List of outdoor activities

Discover mountain sports in total safety with mountain professionals

In summer: climbing, mountaineering, hill-walking, mountain-biking, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, hydrospeed, dog hiking and more...
In winter, the joys of snow sports: skiing, snow-surfing, telemark, free-style... but also outings on snowshoes or dog-sledding excursions.

List of mountain professionnals

Children at altitude : precautionary measures

Certain precautions should be taken when gaining altitude with young children.
It is not advisable to take children under 3 years of age to above 2000 metres altitude.
Between 3 and 12 years of age, avoid long, sustained physical effort at over 2500 metres.
From 12 to 18 years of age physical effort above 4000 metres is not advisable.

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