Christmas is a magical time of year, and what better way to celebrate the season than by hitting the slopes at a winter wonderland destination?  Knowing where to ski at Christmas can create an unforgettable experience, with snow-covered mountains, cozy chalets, and the joy of the holiday season all coming together. If you’re wondering where to ski at Christmas, here are Hanski’s top destinations to consider:

1. Cervinia

Cervinia for Christmas

Located in the Italian Alps. A resort height of 2050m and slopes which reach up to over 3500m means you are assured of a white Christmas, combined with a cute village centre and piste/lift links over to beautiful Swiss resort of Switzerland.

  • Extensive Skiing Terrain:

    Cervinia is part of the Matterhorn Ski Paradise, one of the largest ski areas in the Alps. This means you have access to an extensive and diverse range of skiing terrain that caters to all skill levels.

  • Snow-Sure Conditions:

    Cervinia is renowned for its reliable snow conditions, especially during the Christmas season.

2. Meribel

Meribel for Christmas

Located in the French Alps, Meribel provides cosy wooden chalets hidden in the forests make this the perfect place to celebrate Christmas. The resort also has a wonderfully vibrant nightlife so you can party the night away.

  • Family-Friendly Destination:

    Méribel is known for being family-friendly and offers a range of activities and amenities for children and families.

  • Scenic Alpine Beauty and Charming Atmosphere:

    Méribel is known for its picturesque alpine scenery and traditional Savoyard charm

3. Courmayeur, Italian Alps

Christmas Skiing in Courmayeur

A breath-taking glacial scenery and a chocolate box cute resort village of medieval buildings will help you get in the festive mood. You can discover Courmayeur in the Italian Alps.

  • World Class Skiing

    Courmayeur is renowned for its world-class skiing, and Christmas is an excellent time to hit the slopes.

  • Breathtaking Alpine Scenery:

    Courmayeur is situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. The surrounding mountain landscape is simply breathtaking.

4. Avoriaz

Avoriaz, France

A snow sure, traffic free centre with ski to the door accommodation on slopes perfect for families from beginner to advanced. Arrive at your accommodation by horse drawn sleigh, what could be more festive? Avoriaz truly is a festive location in the heart of the French alps.

  • Car-Free Alpine Village:

    voriaz is a car-free resort, which means that cars are not allowed within the village. Instead, transportation is primarily by horse-drawn sleighs, electric vehicles, or simply on foot.

  • Extensive Ski Terrain:

    Avoriaz is part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, one of the largest ski domains in the world, this interconnected ski area offers over 650 kilometers of slopes and a wide variety of terrain, catering to skiers and snowboarders of all levels.

5. Val d’Isere

Val d'isère for Christmas

Good snow is guaranteed on either of the resorts two glacial areas located in the French alps and with a huge range of bars, restaurants and shops on your doorstep in this end of the valley village you are assured of a wonderful white Christmas.

  • Reliable Snow Conditions:

    The resort's high-altitude location, with slopes ranging from 1,550 meters to 3,450 meters above sea level, ensures reliable snowfall and excellent skiing conditions throughout December.

  • Festive Atmosphere and Apres-Ski:

    Val d'Isère embraces the Christmas spirit with enthusiasm. The resort and the charming alpine village are beautifully decorated with festive lights, Christmas trees, and holiday decorations.

Book a Christmas holiday to remember

Hanski is here to tailor make your Christmas getaway. Do not miss out on the best resorts, skiing or general festivities that make your dream holiday. Simply give Paul & Helen a call for a free consultation.