Christmas in the town is celebrated with a spectacular fireworks displays and some great events like the theatrical visit of Pere Noel – which children will love. Lots of the restaurants have Christmas menus to choose from and you can be sure that a nice hot cup of mulled wine will never be too far away. Christmas usually falls on the second week of the official season and is often less busy than New Year week, which means that the slopes tend to be clearer, making for some peaceful Christmas skiing. The new Diable 6 man chairlift has really helped with congestion problems at the bottom of the mountain and is a great option early in the morning when the first skiers hit the lifts.
Les Deux Alpes is a brilliant resort to visit early in the season as the lifts can take you all the way to 3568m, meaning that there is usually great snow coverage at this time of year. Above 2100m you really get into the heart of the ski area and the 223km of skiing that L2A has to offer. Make sure you wrap up warm though as when the wind picks up it can be very chilly. The Thuit and Fee valleys are great at this time of year as they offer plenty of shelter when the conditions are too cold to tackle the glacier.
Besides the on piste activities, the town itself really lights up at Christmas. You can use outdoor swimming pool for free on your lift pass and there is an ice rink right beside it that is great fun. For a treat at Christmas, a night trip by skidoo is a great way to see the town in its full, lit up, splendour!
For a really traditional white Christmas in a Christmas-card-esque setting, book a Christmas ski chalet and enjoy Christmas dinner by a roaring log fire. Most of our hotels and catered chalets put on special Christmas menus and activities for children. Book a chalet or apartment with sole occupancy for quality time with your friends and family. Check out our Christmas ski deals now and get in touch to book your ski holiday – the sooner the better as they tend to be snapped up quickly!
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