Crystal Ski Holidays announced today changes to its Whizz Kids Club including its new name: Beanie Bear Club. The new childcare provision, which will now be focused on 3-8 year olds, will be rolled out across all clubs in France and Italy for winter 2018/19 holidays.

The move, part of Crystal’s commitment to continual improvement, comes following an analysis of kids’ club occupancy patterns during the winter 2017/18 season. It also takes on board feedback from parents. The narrower age group (previously 3-11 years old) will mean the childcare team can focus on further tailoring the fun and engaging activities they offer.

Joanne Matthews, Crystal Childcare manager said: “We take all the hassle out of ski school logistics in the Beanie Bear Club. We’ll make sure your kids are all kitted up in their ski gear, are dropped off and settled in to their correct ski school group with the right instructor and we’ll also pick them up again and escort your children safely back to the club. So you can be where you need to be — in ski school, relaxing or getting the most out of your time on the mountain.”

Prices from £509 full-day care Beanie Bear Club which includes ski school and equipment.

Clubs are available in Alpe d’Huez, La Plagne, Les Deux Alpes (France); Claviere and Passo Tonale (Italy).

There will be no changes to the Pepi Penguin Nursery which provides full day childcare for children from the age of 6 months to 4 years. Prices from £359 full-day care.

Special offer: £100 off for full day childcare during winter season 2018/19 for all clubs. Book by 30 April 2018 (not available for departures on 29 & 30 December 2018 and 16 & 17 February 2019).

A week’s stay for a family of four (two adults, two children) costs from £1589 at the three-star Hotel Grande Claviere (part of the Milky Way ski area in Italy) including flights from Gatwick to Turin, transfers, breakfast buffet, hand-packed lunches, afternoon tea and cakes, evening meals and unlimited free drinks.

Crystal Ski Holidays (www.crystalski.co.uk; 020 8610 3123)

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