Snowfinders pick some of the best Christmas ski holiday destinations for a white Christmas.
What better way to spend the Christmas season with friends and family than in a real winter wonderland? Skiing over Christmas can be an unforgettable experience for all the family with so much fun to have during the day to come back to an open fire in the evening. More and more people are choosing to ski over the Christmas period due to higher snow reliability in recent years and the joyous atmosphere that surrounds this time of year.
Whether you’re an amateur or professional, many resorts offer an array of activities for everyone to enjoy including snowboarding, Santa’s grotto, delicious restaurants and night time entertainment. If you’re wanting to spend Christmas day in the snowy mountains, ski holidays are offering a number of packages to make your experience the best Christmas you’ve had. From festive après-ski to midnight celebrations on Christmas Eve, there is always something to indulge yourself in without the burden of having to do things yourself. Mulled wine and minced pies by an open fire with a mountainous view, what could be better than that?
We’ve gathered the top 4 places to ski over the Christmas period with high snow reliability:
- Val d’Isère/ Tignes, France
The French Alps makes the top position as one of the best places to Ski this Christmas. Not only does Val d’Isère resort provide an enormous blanket of snow, the Christmas events on offer can be enjoyed by all generations. Their ‘Christmas Magic’ event runs from the 19th to 26th of December with visits from father Christmas, giant snow sculptures, shows and concerts to enjoy.
- Hintertux, Austria
The highlight of skiing on the Hintertux Glacier is that you can enjoy it 365 days of the year! Skiing all year round in the Tyrolean Zillertal Valley, skiers can experience altitudes of up to 3,250 meters as well as discover incredible offers around Christmas. With the added benefits of being close to Mayrhofen, there is no end of nightlife and entertainment around.
- Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Kamloops in British Columbia is suitable for anyone to ski in as it experiences mild winters and is situated within stunning surroundings in the Columbian mountains. Sun Peaks resort is a favourite amongst avid skiers as it is only a 20-minute drive from snow powdered mountains including the popular Harper mountain. You can ski during the night on Thursdays and Fridays and enjoy Christmas themed lunches closer to that special time of the year.
- Mammoth Lakes, California, United States
The ski season runs from late October until early June due to snow storms in Sierra covering the resort with piles of snow. The resort offers over 200 ski days every year which is almost two thirds of the year you could spend on the slopes! With 120 snow canons and high elevation levels, Mammoth Lakes is rated the top choice for skiing in California. Every Saturday, including Christmas Eve they hold ‘Woolly’s Saturday Parade’ and on the 17th of December the resort is hosting a ‘Night of Lights’. You’ll see spectacular displays, fireworks and a whole range of activities for the kids.
If you’re interested in booking a skiing holiday during the Christmas period, why not give us a call on 01858 466888 or browse our available Christmas ski holidays online.