The Christmas countdown has officially begun! With less than 100 days left before one of our favourite times of the year, it's only fair that we tell you why we believe you should go on a family ski holiday.
Christmas and New Year is a magical time for both adults and children, especially when you are surrounded by snow on holiday! So, if you usually go skiing at some other time of the year, here is a list of reasons why you should give this a go:
1. You'll keep the kids active and entertained during the school break
As you’re too busy planning and preparing all the family events, the kids usually spend most of their school break on their computers or video games. If you’re on a ski holiday, they will be busy on the slopes and making new friends.
2. You'll avoid cooking and cleaning
The magic of being on a holiday is that you won’t be spending most of your time cooking and cleaning! Another thing you’ll also be able to avoid is meeting with THOSE relatives … and you’ll be spending some lovely quality time with the people you actually enjoy spending time with.
3. You'll wake up to a white Christmas
Spending Christmas in a ski resort guarantees snow on Christmas day and, if you’re lucky enough, you may even see it snow! This is a beautiful experience and, if you’re travelling with kids, it’ll be an experience they’ll never forget!
4. You'll start the year on the slopes!
Sick of spending New Year’s day bored in the house and feeling guilty for over indulging? Then this is your chance to start working on your new year’s resolutions ;)
You will definitely feel like you’re on top of the world when you see yourself at the top of the slopes taking in the beautiful views!
So, what's the best time to go skiing over Christmas and New Year?
This is something we cannot decide for you. It all depends on your family commitments …
There may be some family dinners or lunches over Christmas that you can’t miss. If that is the case, you can always head to a ski resort after boxing day and celebrate the new year on the slopes. If however, you fancy having a white Christmas, then you can be on location in time for a delicious Christmas Eve Feast in the hotel of your choice!!
What's great about booking a ski holiday with Esquiades.com is that we are totally flexible with the booking dates. It’s totally up to you! You can take the time to properly plan your flight arrangements and find the cheapest flights before confirming your ski holidays with us!
If there’s a ski deal of ours that’s caught your eye but you haven’t confirmed the flights yet, we recommend you to “pre-book” on Esquiades.com. How? All you need to do is select “bank transfer” as your payment option and you’ll automatically receive a booking reference that is valid for 24 hours. This gives you plenty of time to sort out your flight arrangements ;)
Do you want us to let you in on a secret?
You can find some real bargains if you book for off-peak dates!!!
So, if you don’t want to be away from home for too long and feel bad about missing family gatherings, How about treating yourself to a short ski break between Christmas and New Year? Like we said, we are totally flexible with the booking dates.
Check out our cheap short ski breaks for the holiday season and be home in time for your NYE dinner with family and friends ;)
Europe's Best Ski Destinations for Christmas and New Year
1. Alpe d'Huez, French Alps.
This ski resort is widely considered one of the best ski resorts in Europe for a family ski holiday and also an excellent destination if you're travelling with snowboarders.
2. Val Thorens, French Alps.
This ski resort is a must-visit any time of the ski season and especially at New Year's! On Esquiades.com you'll find loads of hotels, chalets and apartments that are located right on the slopes for you to maximise your time and ski your way into the new year ;)
3. Innsbruck, Austria.
If you're looking for an idyllic destination for a Christmas holiday with the family, Innsbruck is exactly what you're looking for. The airport is a short drive from the city, so it's super easy and convenient. And there's more! if you book your ski pass with Esquiades.com, not only will you have access to all of the ski resorts in the Innsbruck Olympia Skiworld but you'll also have access to indoor pools, museums, the zoo and galleries so there's loads to do after hitting the slopes!
4. Zermatt, Switzerland.
As you can imagine, Zermatt looks picture-perfect any time of the ski season. This ski resort is perfect if you're travelling with your couple or a group of friends. On Esquiades.com you can get the international pass and that way you'll be able to ski all the way into Cervinia. Doesn't that sound cool?
5. Soldeu, Andorra.
One of our most popular ski resorts on Esquiades.com especially during the Christmas season. Here there's something for everyone. The ski resort has one of the best ski schools for children in Europe, the aprés-ski atmosphere is electric for adults and you'll find anything from budget-friendly apartments to luxury hotels with incredible views of the slopes!
6. Font Romeu, French Pyrenees.
Definitely a ski resort for children and perfect for the holiday season. Here you'll find loads of family-friendly aprés-ski activities and a great selection of self-catered apartments close to the slopes.
7. Chamonix, French Alps.
This is another ski destination that should definitely be on your wishlist! Chamonix Mont-Blanc is one of the most snow-sure ski resorts. Expect Christmas street parades and carol concerts and Santa skiing into town in a torch lit descent.
8. Baqueira Beret, North of Spain.
One of Spain's favourite ski resorts in the north as it's perfect for any type of skier, families and friends. The cuisine is also great combination of French and Spanish and the town of Vielha is full of stone buildings and coble streets. A very picturesque town to visit during the holiday season.
9. Arinsal, Andorra.
Ski-in Ski-out hotels and apartments and a very family-friendly ski resort. Arinsal is another perfect Christmas holiday destination for 2021. Plus, if you book with Esquiades.com you'll also get the chance to try out a one-of-a-kind virtual ski simulator located in La Massana.
10. Sierra Nevada, South of Spain.
We cannot stress enough how great skiing in the south of Spain is! You have one of the best ski resorts a 40-minute drive from Malaga. Spend your days on the slopes and your afternoon/evenings visiting one of Europe's top cultural cities and get the chance to visit the outstanding Alhambra over the Christmas break.
If you need advice, our team of ski experts are more than happy to assist you.
You can call our customer service line +44 (0)2 036 959 406 which is available from Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 9.30 pm. You can also reach us via the following link and we can send you a quote via e-mail.
What are you waiting for? You can always confirm your rooms now and add extras later! On Esquiades.com our ski deals are totally flexible and adaptable ;)