Les Carroz, much like its neighbour Flaine, is well suited to beginners and families – with a low-key atmosphere and nursery slopes close to the village centre. A beginners’ day pass is available and includes two cable-car return journeys. The pass also allows unlimited use of the Plein Soleil and Cretes drag-lifts and chair-lift.
Once first-timers have progressed a little, they can take the gondola further up the slopes for some longer green runs – Lou Darbes and La Forestiere – which go through the trees and back down to the village again. The two ski and snowboard schools here are recommended: the ESF and ESI Nouvelle Dimension.
The family-orientated resort has been awarded the Famille Plus Montagne classification by Skifrance for the organisation and quality of service offered to children and their families. The Souris Verte (+33 450 47 95 18) and the Loupiots Club (+33 450 90 24 58) are the two creches, which have with outdoor play areas.
If you have energy left after skiing, or want to take a day off, then there are myriad other activities on offer in and around the village. These include dog sledding, snow shoe walks, ice-skating, snowmobiling, bowling and tobogganing.