What better way to spend your Christmas break than on the beautiful slopes of the French Alps this year! Some of our favourite resorts are adding an extra touch of magic to the festive season with even more entertainment and special events. Find out more below...
Les Arcs, Paradiski
Les Arcs is definitely one to visit for Christmas with a packed programme over the course of the Christmas holidays. Spread over the several Les Arcs villages, there is something for everyone to enjoy whilst skiing in Paradiski!
- Between 21-27 December Santa's Village will be open in Arc 1950. With a Christmas parade, a visit from Santa, firework display and some other great surprises!
- Christmas Eve at 5pm Arc 1800 will also have a Christmas Village, where Santa will be spending the afternoon, mulled wine, hot chocolate, sweets and luminous hats will be handed out. At 6pm there will also be a torchlit descent with the children to celebrate!
You can even register for Santa to deliver Christmas presents directly to your apartment! Register here, although be quick - only the first 150 will receive this wonderful service!
Val Thorens, 3 Vallées
The highest resort in Europe at 2300m, Val Thorens is a great choice for a destination whilst exploring the 600km of piste in the 3 Vallées ski area. The lively resort will surely have plenty to keep everyone in high spirits over the Christmas holidays!
From 23-29 December Val Thorens introduces its enchanted Christmas themed world and Santa will be there in his grotto to meet! Other entertainment and activities include snowflake making, elf fanfare, a Christmas show on the piste, and a torchlit descent for the children. More details and surprises to be announced soon...
Tignes, Tignes Val d'Isère
Tignes has so much to offer all season, with a varied ski area linked to the popular Val d'Isére, and a range of villages to suit any group or family! It is also a perfect choice for a Christmas ski holiday, with a number of special events happening over the festive season.
This year Tignes will be running and Enchanted Après-Ski, with torchlit descents, Santa parade, free sweets and chocolates, a Christmas show and a firework display! More to be announced soon...
Alpe d'Huez is a wonderful high-altitude resort to choose for Christmas! Located in the Southern Alps, Alpe d'Huez benefits from a resort level of 1860m altitude reaching a top height in the Grand Domaine ski area of 3330m, meaning the resort has a fantastic snow record throughout the season!
This Christmas in Alpe d'Huez visitors can enjoy the festivities in resort, with an unusual parade of magical-looking characters illuminating the streets. On Christmas Eve there will be two parades around the resort, one at 11am and another at 5pm.