Christmas Ski Deals

A white Christmas is something that we all long for, but these days the UK winter often seems to let us down! The Alps are the perfect place to appreciate the magic of Christmas, so why not celebrate the festive season in style and ski snowy slopes on Christmas Day? Don’t worry about getting the turkey just right, let someone else do it for you! 

Sleigh rides, nativity plays, snowman building competitions and much more all take place in ski resorts across the Alps. It's a time for guilt-free over indulgence, so make sure you enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner in a catered chalet or hotel. Alternatively, head out to a local restaurant for a more local festive experience before enjoying a festive tipple round the open fire. 

Festive programmes of activities for families and groups alike

For families, resorts typically offer tailored activity programmes with child-friendly activities to enhance the kids’ festive experience. For groups, there are few better times to be in a ski resort than the festive period, with special events and parties often taking place across town.

Away from the pistes and snow parks, there’s a wide range of non-ski activities to really bring home that Christmas feeling. Whisk the family off on a sleigh-ride through the forests, or stomp through the deep snow-drifts on a snow-shoeing expedition. The snow-covered pine forests you often find outside ski resorts offer the perfect opportunities for outdoor adventure, and when better to explore them than under the snowy blanket of Christmas in the Alps. 

Back in town, be sure to pick up the schedule of festive celebrations on offer in your ski resort of choice. Programmes vary from resort to resort, but the chance to meet Santa and his reindeer or join in with a festive carol singalong will help make your Christmas on the snow even more special. 

Seasonal good cheer during après ski celebrations

Après ski is fun no matter when and where you enjoy it, but at Christmas the celebrations take on an entirely more festive feel. Come in off the snowy slopes to a refreshing drink of hot mulled wine, and raise a glass for a Christmas to remember among friends and family by the slopes.

Over the Christmas week, many resorts lay on extra après ski events, concerts, gigs and entertainments for party-goers of all ages. If you’re hitting the mountains over Christmas, be sure to keep an eye on your resort’s week-long Christmas celebrations programme for your chances to celebrate in style among the soaring Alpine peaks. 

Festive decorations to celebrate in style

When Christmas falls over the soaring Alpine peaks, chalets and hotels across the Alps pull out all the stops with their festive decorations – it’s all really quite picturesque! Imagine twinkling fairy lights illuminating snow-covered streets, and the clink of glasses around Christmas dinner tables. If you’re lucky, you may even catch more traditional Alpine celebrations like festive fireworks or the ‘descente flambeau’ – when ski school instructors descend the slopes carrying flares, illuminating the mountains in a show of light. 

Resort recommendations for a snowy Christmas to remember

In our opinion, the key to experiencing the best of Christmas in the Alps is choosing a traditional mountain town with plenty of charm and character, with high-altitude slopes to ensure the best chance of fresh snowfall. Some of the best ski resorts to consider for a Christmas on the snow include Zermatt, Chamonix, Ischgl, Val d’Isère, St Anton, and Méribel – though of course this is only the tip of the iceberg!

However you want to spend your Christmas in the mountains, we're on hand to help you find and book that perfect holiday - leaving you to kick back and enjoy the festive revelry! For more advice, we’re here to help on 0203 0800 202. 

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