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  • Christmas in the French Alps

Book now for Christmas 2018

Book now for Christmas 2018!

Book today for next season's ski holiday with a £200 deposit per apartment. Popular properties, such as the cosy chalet apartments that make for a picture-perfect Christmas together, fill up quickly for peak dates so book well in advance to secure your ideal accommodation.

Find out more on our early booking page

Our Christmas ski holiday prices include a return Eurotunnel crossing (with a free Flexiplus upgrade for Christmas week holidays) or you can book accommodation only. Prices for our self-catered ski holidays are per apartment (irrespective of number of guests) and there are no under-occupancy supplements.

8 nights for the price of 7 this Christmas

Enjoy an extra day's skiing this Christmas. Stay 8 nights for the price of 7 in the following properties. Arrive Friday 21/12/18 for Christmas week skiing (and stay until Saturday 29/12/18).

Sainte Foy, Les Fermes de Sainte Foy
Peisey Vallandry, L'Oree des Cimes
Tignes 1800, Kalinda
Tignes Le Lac, Le Telemark
Tignes Val Claret - Fermes du Val Claret
Les Menuires, Les Clarines
La Rosiere - Les Cimes Blanches
La Rosiere - Le Lodge Hemera
Montgenevre - Chalet des Dolines

The following properties offer 8 nights for the price of 7 the week before Christmas week, arrive Friday 14/12/18 and stay until Saturday 22/12/18:

Peisey Vallandry - L'Oree des Neiges
La Rosiere - Les Marmottons
Sainte Foy - Le Ruitor
La Plagne - Les Granges du Soleil
Alpe d'Huez - Le Cristal de l'Alpe
Flaine - Le Centaure
Montgenevre - Le Napoleon

Christmas skiing

“The 2017/18 ski season got off to a memorable start …certainly the most promising beginning for at least four years.” - Patrick Thorne, Editor, InTheSnow.

Christmas 2017 saw some of the best snow for years. Starting in the week before Christmas and continuing through, the Alps saw 10 days of consecutive snowfall in some places. But snow had been falling consistently from November so it was a bumper start to the season. Current snow depths for La Rosiere, for example, are 290cm on the upper pistes and 182cm on the lower pistes. That's almost double compared to historical data for the same time of year. Almost every resort in the French Alps has seen heavy snowfalls over Christmas and New Year.

Christmas dates

Christmas week 2018 commences on Saturday 22nd December which gives you enough time to settle in and unpack before the big day on Tuesday. Check out is Saturday 29th December, again meaning when your home you have enough time to settle and unpack before New Years Eve!

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La Plagne on Christmas Day 2017 (source: La Plagne webcam)

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Sainte Foy on Christmas Day 2017 (source: Ste Foy webcam)

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La Rosiere on Christmas Day 2017 (source: La Rosiere webcam)

How to book your Christmas ski holiday 


Christmas Snow Record

All our resorts have a snow range above 1500m (around 5,000ft). Altitude is however not the only important factor.

Micro-climate

Some areas like the Grand Massif (Flaine) benefit from a micro-climate because of their close proximity to Europe’s highest peak, Mont-Blanc. These areas have a much more reliable snow record than other resorts at the same altitude or even than some higher-up.

North-Facing Slopes

Other important factors for good snow are North-facing slopes as whatever cover they get will simply last longer. What lies below the snow cover is also of importance: a few centimetres will be enough to ski on pasture whereas more will be required to cover a rocky surface.

Snow Cannons

Finally resorts that have snow cannons to cover the lower slopes (generally the nursery slopes) offer a good guarantee. These will normally run at night from early December to top-up on natural snow cover.

Above all what is important is to check the hard facts, as in the end the snow history over a period of time is the only reliable indicator. Over the past 8 years skiing was available in all our featured resorts. Please see individual resort pages for historical snow records.

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From accommodation only to a holiday package, you can customise your Christmas ski holiday by adding extras:

Ski Extras: ski hire, ski lift passes, ski school and spa treatments
Travel Arrangements: self-drive package, en-route hotels, train services, private taxi transfers and car hire. Although we don’t book flights, we have flying information for the French Alps.


Our Christmas ski deals will be updated regularly, so please keep checking for more ski holidays.

Please note that all Christmas ski deals apply to new bookings only, and cannot be applied retrospectively. They are subject to availability and are subject to our terms and conditions. All discounts are applicable to the accommodation cost only (not travel, ski extra or insurance costs). Offers can be withdrawn without notice.

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