Christmas Ski Holidays
Skiing over the Christmas holidays can be magical. We want you to have the best Christmas spent amongst family or friends and of course snow! Who doesnt'd dream of a white Christmas?!
We have chosen our top picks for Christmas ski holidays, but if you don't see anything you like, just get in touch with our friendly sales team.
Lech in Austria
Lech, in the Austrian Alps, is a charming ski resort with a traditional Austrian atmosphere. You can enjoy being driven by horse and carriage which gives a very festive feeling to the resort, and there are also free concerts in church. Over the Christmas period why not explore the romantic markets. To top it off, Lech is set amongst panoramic views of the Austrian Alps and has access to the Arlberg ski area, including the ski resort of St Anton.
Tignes in France
Located on the enourmous Espace Killy ski area, Tignes in the French Alps gives you access to plenty of high altitude skiing which makes it ideal for the beginning of the season. Over the Christmas season you can expect parades, fireworks, plenty of vin chaud and a visit from Father Christmas.
Les Deux Alpes in France
Les Deux Alpes in the French Alps is ideal for a Christmas ski holiday. Many of the restaurants often put on special festive menus including traditional dishes on the 24th December. Visitors to Les Deux Alpes over the festive period will enjoy live music, Christmas concerts and festive markets throughout the French resort as it gears up for Christmas and New Year. Christmas Eve is celebrated with street parades and a carol concert outside the Tourist Office. For those enjoying a family ski holiday, there wil be a memorable visit from Father Christmas. Christmas masses are held all evening at the church in the resort centre. In terms of skiing and snowboarding, Les Deux Alpes is a high altitude resort with a glacier, so even if the snow is generally poor across French ski resorts, you should be able to get some decent skiing.
La Rosiere in France
La Rosiere is a popular ski resort in France, as is an ideal family ski resort over the Christmas period. The ESF (Ecole du Ski Francais) is exceptionally good in La Rosiere, with plenty of good English speaking instructors. The slopes are varied enough to suit everyone from beginners to advanced skiers or snowboarders. The nightlife is quiet compared to the likes of Val D'Isere or St Anton, but we think just adds to the charm and peacefulness of this French ski resort, especially over the Christmas period. La Rosiere lies at a high altitude of 1850m which means it is often more snow-sure than lower down resorts, which is important as Christmas falls at the beggining of the ski season.