Famille faisant un jeu de piste dans le Massif des Vosges
Discover The Vosges mountains Back
Une cascade de souvenirs enneigés

A rush of snowy memories

Reading time : 3min

An account from Jules, age 7 and (future) Olympic gold medallist in Alpine skiing.

This is the first time that the whole family is going on a winter sports holiday. Jules’s parents chose the Vosges Mountains for its family-friendly resorts and the wide variety of activities on offer for children. Little by little, Jules discovers a paradise of white where he can unleash his (beginner’s) talents as a skier.

Skier, se poser, se reposer
Point info :

In both summer and winter, the 10 resorts of the Vosges bend over backwards to welcome families.

Première neige

First snow 

“Grandma, just like I promised, I’m writing you letters to tell you about our skiing holiday with Dad, Mom and Augustine. First, I wanted to talk to you about Fred, my favourite instructor at ski school. He’s teaching us how to ski on the bunny slopes for now, but I think one morning soon I’ll be able to ski with the big kids.”


Point info : There are ESF ski schools in several of the resorts of the Vosges Mountains. 

Effet boule de neige sur mon snowboard

Snowball effect on my snowboard

"Tomorrow I start snowboarding! I’m a little worried that I’ll fall down in front of my friends, but Fred says that falling is how we learn. We’ll see. I also wanted to tell you that Augustine was so annoying today! Mom signed her up for the Piou-Piou Club for the morning and then she wouldn’t stop talking about "Blanchot" and "Titourson".


Point info : The ESF Piou-Piou Clubs are play areas where little ones can learn skiing skills while getting accustomed to the slopes.

Spa-Chênes Blancs Grand Hôtel Gérarmer

A word from Jules’s mother

"Mom, this mountain is so great! We get plenty of fresh air and the kids are having a ball. This afternoon, we’re going to the spa as a couple while Jules and Augustine are in ski school. I can’t wait to show you all our photos."


“I got my first snowflake skiing medal, Grandma! Dad took some videos, so you can see me link the turns like a champion and skid just like on TV. As a reward, we’re all going to build an igloo and go yoonering this afternoon. It’s a sort of half-sled, half-ski that slides on the snow. I’m so happy here and I don’t want to go home.”

Activités neige dans le massif des Vosges
Point info :

Discover fun and supervised activities to enjoy the snow as a family, available all throughout the Vosges Mountains.

Snowboard freestyle

Today, it’s freestyle

“It’s our last day, and to finish this great week, Dad and I are going to an awesome competition: a freestyle contest. The snowboarders launch in the air and do incredible tricks. I’m so excited to go and I hope that one day it will be me up there.”


Point info : There are sporting events all winter long in the Vosges Mountains. Check out our calendar to stay up to date.

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