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Book now for Christmas 2018

“The 2017/18 ski season got off to a memorable start …it is certainly the most promising beginning for at least four years.” - Patrick Thorne, Editor, InTheSnow.

If you're looking for Christmas inspiration, try our handy accommodation selector or read about Christmas in the French Alps: Top 5 Resorts on our blog. 


Advance book for Christmas 2018 now!

Book today for next season's ski holiday with a fully refundable £100 deposit. Popular properties full up quickly for peak dates so book well in advance to secure your ideal accommodation.

See full details on our Advance Booking page.

This Christmas saw some of the best snow for years. Starting in the week before Christmas and continuing through, the Alps saw 10 days of consecutive snowfall in some places. But snow had been falling consistently from November so it was a bumper start to the season. Current snow depths for La Rosiere, for example, are 290cm on the upper pistes and 182cm on the lower pistes. That's almost double compared to historical data for the same time of year. Almost every resort in the French Alps has seen heavy snowfalls over Christmas and New Year.

Christmas ski package holidays come inclusive of a return Eurotunnel crossing (with a free Flexiplus upgrade on certain dates) or you can book accommodation only. Prices quoted for our self-catered ski holidays are per apartment (irrespective of number of guests) and there are no under-occupancy supplements.

Christmas dates

Christmas week 2018 commences on Saturday 22nd December which gives you enough time to settle in and unpack before the big day on Tuesday. Check out is Saturday 29th December, again meaning when your home you have enough time to settle and unpack before New Years Eve!

How to book

We are open to book your ski holiday Monday - Friday 9am-6pm (to 7pm Sept-Mar) + Sat 10am-4pm call 0844 576 0170 (Calls cost 7p per minute + any network charges) or email reservations@peakretreats.co.uk.


Christmas Snow Record

Nearly all our resorts have a snow range above 1500m (around 5,000ft). Altitude is, however, not the only important factor.

Microclimate

Some areas like the Grand Massif or Mont-Blanc Val d’Arly benefit from a microclimate because of their close proximity to Europe’s highest peak, Mont-Blanc. These areas have a much more reliable snow record than other resorts at the same altitude or even than some higher-up.

North-Facing Slopes

Other important factors for good snow are North-facing slopes, as whatever cover they get will simply last longer. What lies below the snow cover is also of importance: a few centimetres will be enough to ski on pasture whereas more will be required to cover a rocky surface.

Snow Cannons

Finally resorts that have snow cannons to cover the lower slopes (generally the nursery slopes) offer a good guarantee. These will normally run at night from early December to top-up on natural snow cover.

Above all check the hard facts as in the end the snow history over a period of time is the only reliable indicator. Over the past 8 years skiing was available in all our featured resorts. Please see individual resort pages for historical snow records.


Please note:

These ski deals will be updated regularly, so please keep checking for more ski holidays. Early Booking Offer at these properties is subject to limited availability on first-come-first-served basis and will be confirmed at time of booking.

Please note that all ski deals apply to new bookings only, and cannot be applied retrospectively. They are subject to availability and to our terms and conditions. All discounts are applicable to the accommodation cost only (not travel, ski extra costs). Offers can be withdrawn without notice.

 


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