The French Alps’ breathtaking landscapes and charming chalets with snow-covered roofs make for the perfect winter wonderland. However, the ski resorts become fairytale villages with a fantastic festive atmosphere during Christmas that everyone loves. These resorts can be reached by shuttle bus. Some of these pistes are also connected with St. Anton by Flexenbahn.
This cable car connects to the other side Flexen Pass. Quickly outgrowing its beginnings as a sport for intrepid mountaineers, skiing is now a mainstream winter activity for the whole family. And ski resorts have kept up with the demand, adding hotels, restaurants, apres-ski entertainment, and all manner of indoor and outdoor recreation.
The combined resorts have 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. They offer something for everyone: a cozy bubble-lift, a thrilling gondola ride suspended above one of the resort’s eponymous canyons, and a heart-stopping gondola ride. It’s challenging to find time off from school and work in the winter to enjoy skiing. Keep this in mind if you and your family are avid skiers, it would make Christmas a lot more special if the ski resorts were open on Christmas Day. Our dedicated in-resort team offers a full range services, including Resort Management, luxury shuttles and Swiss Cooks. We also offer complimentary adult ski guiding and children’s programs.
The Fireside Inn is located on French Street, which is where most of the towns authentic Victorian homes are located. Dyer was a pioneer in the mining era of 1800s. He traveled by skis from one town to the next, delivering the mail and the word of God. The church offers a Christmas Eve candlelight party with a different twist.
Big Sky’s northerly latitude gives it low sun angles and lots of cold nights to keep snow well preserved early in the ski season. Big Sky also reaps the benefits of its early season terrain, which is low angle and mellow. This means that it holds most of what snow falls on it. This means that the place can quickly become white, which is great news for holiday season skiers. This shows through in the fact that on Dec. 25, Big Sky averages an 80%-open rate on its terrain.
The town is crowded, the restaurants are packed, and Aspen does a great deal of opening its original mountain for the holidays. Thanks to a high elevation, and strategically placed snowmaking, Aspen Mountain averages having 80% of its terrain open at Christmas. Only 17% of the resort’s winters see Dec. 25, with less than half the terrain open. Aspen’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are a joy, made more poignant by the mountain being available to take in early-season skiers. Christmas and New Year’s ski trips to Aspen are special trips within the world of ski travel.
For more info visit South Tyrol Tourism or to book a turnkey guided ski vacation with an excellent local specialist, check out Dolomite Mountains. From December 20 – January 5, Park City hosts their annual Snowfest where there are festive events every day including live music, fireworks, a torchlight parade, visits from Santa and more. While you’re in Park City for Christmas, I’d also recommend taking a sleigh ride, going to nearby Heber City for a ride on the festive Heber Creeper train. If you’re in Heber this winter make sure to visit the Midway Ice Castles for an unforgettable experience! Also, Soldier Hollow is great for cross-country skiing and tubing!
It’s the perfect place to take your family on a ski holiday. There are many trails that are designed specifically for children. They will help them not only learn to ski better but also have a lot of fun doing it. Below, I’ve rounded up the very best ski resorts to visit at Christmas time all over the world. Some of them are well known resorts and others are small slopes that add a little extra charm at Christmastime. All of them offer something unique that’s sure to make your Christmas ski vacation extra special. While you may not want to bring too many extras on your family’s ski vacation, some items are worth it.
The first thing that you’ll notice is that Christmas ski resort prices are higher. Christmas lift tickets, Christmas town lodging, and Christmas snow activities will cost you more. It is like stepping into a real life snow globe where you can ice skate around the castle and warm up with a hot drink at the ice bar. You can take a sleigh ride around the lake, go tobogganing, go cross-country skiing, snowshoe across the Lake, making this one of the best family ski resorts at Christmas. Beaver Creek is a great place to bring the family, especially around Christmas. You’ll find the Dickens-worthy Beaver Creek Village dressed to the nines in its holiday best, providing a festive ambiance to celebrate the holidays.