Christmas means something different for everyone but unanimously it is special time of the year for all to enjoy! We think spending the festive season in the Alps just adds to the magic! Just imagine it, waking up to a snowy winter paradise and filling your time with festive cheer.
In this blog we look at what’s going on across some of the most festive ski resorts in the Alps at Christmas. If our Christmas wishes come true we will receive heavy snowfall and cold temperatures throughout November, so the resorts look particularly picturesque, promising a Christmas ski chalet holiday to remember! Take a look at some of the luxury Christmas chalets in our extensive portfolio of rental properties…we’re sure there will be a gorgeous chalet to tempt you on a trip to the Alps for Christmas.
If you have never been skiing before, then Megeve will be the exactly what you picture when you think of a Christmas holiday in the mountains. Megeve at Christmas is the iconic winter scene. The village centre is completely pedestrianised, so adding to the festive atmosphere, you will find horse drawn sleighs taking people around town. A sleigh ride is a particularly magical experience for children who will be transported to a winter wonderland! Megeve is also a top luxury destination in the Alps for shopping and is the perfect spot to get some last minute gifts.
The festive fun begins with the lighting ceremony of the Christmas tree in the first week of December. This extraordinary evening brings together dancers, and music, while crowds of revellers gather in the village square. The climax of the evening is the illumination of the tree with over 1,000 festive lights. It really kicks off the festive season in Megeve. Throughout December, why not visit the Christmas village in Megeve and find Father Christmas tucked away in his grotto?
The village itself is beautifull illuminated, and many of the bars and restaurants are beautifully decorated ensuring Christmas in Megeve is unforgettable! There’s so much to see and experience, but the skiing itself is also brilliant for families. Gentle pistes and excellent children’s facilities make for a Christmas holiday that’s fun for all.
If a Christmas ski holiday in Megeve sounds like the perfect white Christmas with the family, you’ll need to complete the picture with a luxury alpine home from home. Preferably with snow-laced roofs, roaring fires and twinkling festive lights! Take a look at the superb chalets in Megeve for Christmas that we have on offer (subject to availability)!
There may be no better place to spend Christmas than in a ski resort and St Moritz is the epitome of a winter wonderland. Christmas in St Moritz is summed up as stylish, elegant and classy, and is the perfect place for a romantic Christmas holiday to the Alps or a sophisticated skiing vacation for all the family.
The streets are lined with festive lighting and a huge tree sits proudly at the entrance to the iconic Badrutt’s Palace. The St Moritz Christmas market is the ideal spot to find a glass of warming Gluhwein. Throughout advent, the Ovaverva pool, spa and fitness centre release a daily special offer, which gives you the perfect excuse to test out one of the best spas in Switzerland.
To continue the theme of elegance, class and romance at Christmas, you won’t be disappointed in the choice of luxury chalets in St Moritz. To have a look at where you could stay for your Christmas ski holiday to St Moritz visit our chalets in St Moritz listings, subject to availability.
Val d’Isere is a top Christmas destination for all the family. There is just so much going on throughout the festive season! You will be sure to see Père Noël around town and on Christmas Eve! On Christmas day there is a special evening of sledging for all the family to enjoy. Why not grab a great family photo with one of the giant snow sculptures that will be sat in the main street over the festive season? You could definitely use it on your Christmas cards next year! Who knows, you may end up making a ski holiday at Christmas a new family tradition.
Your white Christmas would not be complete without the gift that keeps on giving. With high level service and impressive facilities, there is nowhere better to relax, unwind and spend quality time with loved ones, than one of our luxury chalets in Val d’Isere (subject to availability). You’ll be certain to make memories that last a lifetime.
Zermatt is one of the most picturesque resorts in the Alps and at Christmas there is an incredibly festive buzz. St Nicholas and Zermatt’s charming mascot Wolli will be heading around resort to stop and meet the children that are lucky enough to be on a Christmas ski holiday in Zermatt.
For adults, there is a great aprés ski scene for your own celebrations in style. Don’t forget that as a high altitude and snow sure resort you will certainly be able to ski on Christmas day. Not many people can say that!
For an ultimate Christmas ski holiday in the Alps, we have some Christmas crackers of luxury ski chalets in Zermatt for you to continue your festive celebrations off the slopes. From chalets with Matterhorn views to chalets with exclusive wellness facilities, you can be sure of a top class Christmas ski holiday in the Swiss Alps (subject to availability).
Christmas in Courchevel is a magical week with plenty going on. Courchevel provides great street entertainment throughout the week of Christmas, creating a playful and cheerful atmosphere. Head up to Courchevel 1850 to get amongst the hub of the action. This does not mean that the other Courchevel villages miss out….there are lots of festivities throughout all the Courchevel villages including La Tania.
On Christmas Eve in Courchevel the festivities reach fever pitch with Father Christmas and his performing elves passing through each village on his iconic red sleigh! This ends in Courchevel 1850 and is swiftly followed by one of the greatest fireworks displays in the Alps! On Christmas Day the Katchalene show will take place in Courchevel Moriond. A superb evening of illusions, performers, music and magic definitely not one to be missed!
To top off the festivities, Courchevel has some of the best luxury chalets in the Alps. These finest alpine homes will welcome you in from the cold and wrap you in warmth and festive cheer. Discover superior wellness facilities and experience world class service in our luxury chalets in Courchevel for Christmas (subject to availability).
So there we have it, a quick pick of our favourite festive ski resorts in the Alps! From cracking Christmas events to great fun in the snow, the Alps are a top Christmas holiday destination. Get in touch if you’d like to know more about Christmas in the Alps and what is going on. If you are after a last minute Christmas vacation and need help finding where to stay, one of our team is here to help you . You can send an email or call us on +44 1202 203650.