Skiing at Christmas is a great way to enjoy the festive period! Not only can you spend the week on the slopes but you can get into the spirit with a guaranteed white Christmas, enjoy a turkey dinner in your self-catering apartment (or a fondue if you’d prefer) and take part in many other winter activities such as dog sledging, outdoor ice skating, snow shoeing and even skidoo.
We’ve put together a list of ski resorts for Christmas which offer great skiing, activities and an all-round Christmas experience for your skiing holiday.
Samoens is a family favourite offering great skiing for all levels in the extensive Grand Massif ski area. It is an ideal resort in which to spend your Christmas skiing holiday, with a traditional village feel and pretty village centre it has plenty of Christmas charm. The Christmas village is open in Samoens from 19/12-24/12 with a Christmas market, waffles, hot wine and of course Father Christmas. As well as the usual winter activities, there is a fireworks display on Christmas Eve. Stay in 4* luxury La Reine des Pres residence located between the village centre and ski lifts so you can have the best of both worlds.
Megeve is one of the most chic resorts in the French Alps and one of the best for non-skiers. Although purpose built it is an enchanting town in a beautiful setting complete with narrow cobbled streets, horse-drawn sleighs, weekly market and open ice rink as well as plenty of designer shops! The highlight of the Christmas activities taking part in Megeve is the Swarovski Christmas Tree. The 30ft tree covered in Swarovski crystals is illuminated on the 10th December and stays up for pretty much the whole season. Spend the week in brand new Lune d’Argent apartments only 20 minutes walk from the ski lifts and resort centre.
One of Peak Retreats new resorts for this year, La Rosiere is another great choice for Xmas in the snow. La Rosiere is the only Savoyard resort to offer an international ski area sharing Espace San Bernardo with Italy. As well as a fantastic family atmosphere and friendly ambience, Christmas magic week is taking place from 17/12-25/12 making La Rosiere a perfect place to ski at Christmas. 4* luxury Les Cimes Blanches residence is a great place to stay, close to the ski slopes and only 900m from the resort centre.