Christmas is nearly here, and this is by far the most magical time of the year for those lucky few enjoying the best ski resorts in the world.
Snow programs for this season comprehend incredible moments for adults, with a few surprises for those who travel with children.
Whether you’re planning for a quick white getaway with your family, friends or simply a solo escape, there are a few resorts that take it a step further. They know best how to bring this season’s atmosphere to one that will make you believe in the unique magic of this season.
Over the following lines, we’ll share a few of our client’s top favourites and ones we can’t help resist ourselves. They all share one joint appeal: the only thing between you and its white slopes is distance. And for that minor issue, our private jet charter service can get you to these slopes before you can shout Mayrhofen!
Ski Resorts of Val d’Isere, French Alps
Val d’Isere is considered one of the best ski resorts in the world. With most of the hillsides sitting above 2500 m, its brilliant snow history owes a little something to the Pissaillas glacier.
Here, you can indulge in several trails. Anything from the trees of La Daille that provide shelter, up to 300 km to ski in the Espace Killy. Here await endless pistes, colossal peaks and welcoming Savoie architecture.
The mountain town has all the charm of stone and wooden chalets, with cascades of tiny lights along the roofs. The result is one of the most magical Christmas atmospheres you’ll ever find. The locals ensure a traditional Santa Claus run through the snow on his open horse sleigh to top it up.
Visit Mayrhofen, Austria
Considered one of the best ski resorts in Austria, Mayrhofen has a magnificent local charm. This is the ideal destination for families and festive lovers.
This renowned, relaxed destination warmly welcomes everyone. Although it is known for constantly breaking new ground with ski technology, everything turns back to tradition for Christmas.
Huge festivities are typical around these parts, with a fabulous old-school brass band near the tourist office, where sprouts can send wish lists at Santa’s post office.
Hotels serve traditional gala dinners, and should Santa forget to bring the snow, every 136 km of piste can be covered artificially. As a result, you won’t miss the chance to fall in love with Austria’s best efforts.
The Charms of Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt is considered the greatest mountain destination in Switzerland and possibly the world. This location offers an unbeatable mix of vertiginous gradients and a charming old mountain town. Its surroundings have to be seen to be believed.
It is the highest ski area in Europe, where everything from glaciers to forested trails keeps the mountains delightfully white. The village itself is also a feast for the eyes with Swiss wooden and stone buildings, open sled horses and ice skating on the lake.
With authentic feasts in the restaurants, you can embark on an adventure. Opt for the international pass, and go skiing in Cervinia, Italy. You’ll never forget about that Christmas when you had delicious mountainside pizzas.
Ski Resorts in Cortina, Italy
Cortina sits in the stunning Dolomites, an elegant town that provides the perfect Italian ski holiday with fabulous food and a relaxed atmosphere. The destination won the ‘Best of the Alps’ award in a very high-quality shortlist against other renowned resorts. As a plus, it is also a protected World Heritage Site.
Walk around the fairy-lit streets of Cortina, where Tyrolean goodies traditionally fill the market stalls. Here, you’ll find unforgettable meals, wooden toys and traditional handmade candles.
The local ski lift pass covers 140 km of the most stunningly beautiful mountain land. Here, you can explore more with the Superski pass, which gives access to over 1200 km of trails.
On a clear day, witness as the mountains change colour by sunset, and who knows, perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of Santa Claus on the horizon.
Christmas season snow destinations are becoming increasingly popular, especially this year, as more effective measures are in place and travellers are welcome to visit.
With options to suit all tastes, French resorts are the most popular for events. All along, Austria and Switzerland are the most traditional. Italian resorts offer great food, family and ultimate relaxation. With such a choice, it’s hard to point out the right one. Each of these offers incredible value and an unforgettable holiday.
The most important thing this time of the year is to create the magical Christmas spirit you have always dreamed of. For that matter, nothing like making it a fantastic skiing holiday to bring it all together.
Contact us today for your free quote, and enjoy the private flight that will make your Christmas holiday a jolly good time.