Ski Christmas 2016 in the French Alps
We all dream of a white Christmas so why not make that dream come true this year with Christmas in a Ski Famille chalet? Imagine waking up on Christmas morning surrounded by sparkling snow topped mountains, safe in the knowledge that you’re not cooking the turkey this year! On a Ski Famille chalet holiday you can simply relax and enjoy Christmas 2016 in the mountains surrounded by family and your closest friends. What could be better than heading out onto the piste for a celebratory ski before returning to your cheerfully decorated Chalet ready for the festivities to commence?
A Ski Famille Christmas Ski Holiday
There can be few more appealing ways to spend a family Christmas than in a stunning ski chalet in a picturesque Alpine setting. All of our chalets are beautifully decorated with traditional Christmas cheer. You will enjoy a real Christmas tree, a cosy log fire and plenty of crackers.
To add to the excitement Father Christmas will personally deliver your child’s present to your chalet. Then you can sit down, relax and enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner together with lots of festive treats served by your chalet hosts.
Celebrations by Resort
High above the hustle and bustle of Les Gets village is a magical hideaway and home to some very special people.
Visit the magical world of the Enchanted Forest where Father Christmas and his Elves work hard all year making toys and presents ready for the big day. Little known to many, Father Christmas actually lives in Les Gets and in the lead up to his busiest time of year, he opens the doors of his grotto allowing children and their parents to discover his secrets. From the 20th to the 26th of December, take a guided tour of his home and workshop and follow the magic trail dotted with Christmas stories and sprinkled with surprises. If you are lucky, the elves will tell you secrets about what it’s really like to live with Father Christmas and all about everyday life in the Enchanted Forest.
Christmas in La Plagne consists of an assortment of Christmas concerts, festive markets and live music taking place throughout the town. When the Christmas lights switch on at the beginning of December the whole town is awash with colour for the festive period and you can always be sure of a glass of Vin Chaud, a carol and maybe a firework or two. Christmas Eve is traditionally marked with a carol concert outside the Tourist Office in Plagne Centre along with a visit from Father Christmas before he sets off to begin his work on the most magical night of the year. Christmas Mass services are also held all evening in the Church in the centre of the town. On Christmas day itself, the ski lifts are open as normal meaning you can spend the morning working up an appetite before heading back to the chalet for gift giving, family time, and a lavish Traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
The traditional style villages of Reberty 2000 and Les Bruyeres offer a restful and picturesque retreat from bustling Les Menuires, yet it is easily accessible by both bus and the piste meaning you can make the most of the Christmas festivities that take place there. Christmas in Les Menuires is a truly magical experience with children’s shows and entertainment, carol concerts and Christmas trees adorned with tinsel lining the village streets. There is also a visit from Père Noël on Christmas Eve, guaranteeing the perfect start to your Christmas in the Alps! In addition to this that true alpine classic, the torchlight descent, takes place on Christmas Eve each year. Organised by the French ski school, instructors along with Santa and his elves ski down the piste with flaming torches in hand creating a line of fire that weaves into town. This is followed by a spectacular firework display and complementary Vin Chaud, making it an evening to remember for all the family.