Skiing in December
Great for: A white Christmas or New Year.
It doesn’t get much more Christmassy than spending the winter holiday amongst snowy mountains and cosy chalets. Open presents around a roaring log fire, hit the slopes to spot some skiing Santas, work up an appetite for your Christmas dinner and spend some quality time with your loved ones. Kids will especially love the magic of a white alpine Christmas and, as most people take time off work or school around this time, it’s easy to get the whole family together.
New Year’s Eve is just as special in the mountains, whether you’re dancing the night away or cosying up with family to watch the fireworks. Many ski resorts organise a spectacular torchlit descent – an amazing way to bring in the new year. And there’s no better way to dust yourself off from a night of celebrating than by heading up the mountain to blow the cobwebs away.
Picture-perfect alpine villages like Saalbach and Hinterglemm in Austria make for a magical Christmas break, while lively resorts like Sauze d’Oulx in Italy are a great choice if you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve to remember
Bear in mind: This is one of the most popular times to book a ski holiday so prices can be high and resorts can be busy.
Check out: December ski deals