© T.Loubere OT Val Thorens

What could be better than rounding off the year with a Christmas ski holiday? We’ve picked out the top four resorts for Christmas skiing to help you decide which slopes you’ll be carving down on the big day.

Val Thorens Skiing
© Val Thorens

Val Thorens

With snow from November until May, Val Thorens is sure to have a good covering of snow over the festive period. You certainly won’t run out of piste to explore with 600km of it accessible from Val Thorens! Val Thorens has a fantastic selection of luxury ski accommodation so if you’re looking to treat yourself and explore seemingly endless pistes then this is the resort for you this Christmas.

If you’re dreaming of cruising around the Three Valleys ski area singing Christmas carols then we recommend staying at Hermine or Hotel le Hameau du Kashmir for the perfect festive break.

Val d'Isere Skiing
© Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère

A favourite for advanced skiers with plenty of intermediate and advanced runs to challenge yourself on. The resort has a fantastic range of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants and in December they host a magical Christmas village from the 22nd which will keep you entertained when you’re not on the slopes.
If you’ve been charmed by Val d’Isère then we suggest staying at Residence La Daille or Hotel l’Aigle des Neiges for an unforgettable Christmas.

Skiing in Zermatt
© Pascal Gertschen


Zermatt is a cult favourite for many skiers and it’s no surprise with its incredible scenery and fantastic range of runs for all levels. The resort is open year round for skiing so you won’t have to worry about snow coverage. Zermatt village looks like a winter wonderland around the festive period and with the stunning views too, you’ll feel like you’ve walked into Narnia.
If you fancy spending your festive break in this Swiss winter wonderland then we recommend you stay at Hotel Couronne.

Off Piste Skiing Chamonix
© Chamonix


The best of the best for advanced skiers! Chamonix is famous for its off piste skiing and challenging runs for experienced skiers. You’ll have a magic Christmas in Chamonix with plenty of great events in the town and on the slopes. One of the highlights is the Christmas market which features a range of local artisan produce, perfect for a souvenir or last minute gift!
If Chamonix is the place for you then we suggest you stay at Le Hameau de Pierre Blanche or Hotel Excelsior for the perfect alpine Christmas.

Posted by Kirsty Druce on Tuesday 16 Oct 2018

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