I can’t imagine spending Christmas anywhere other than the mountains.
Ever since I was little, I dreamed of a white Christmas. Even now, even though we live in the mountains and even though a white Christmas here is guaranteed, there is still a spark of excitement on Christmas morning when I look out at the blanket of soft white snow.
There is never a more perfect occasion for a skiing holiday than Christmas. Spending the festive season in a beautiful luxury chalet only makes it more magical and more relaxing! Skiing aside, relaxing is the only task at hand. From the moment you arrive every tiny detail is taken care of; chauffeured from the airport, crunching through the snow to the door of your chalet where a welcome glass of bubbly awaits. Sink into the sumptuous sofas, admire the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree and warm your hands around the crackling log fire.
Meet your ski technician who delivers your skis to the chalet, and your private ski guide who pops in to discuss your skiing plans for the next day. Enjoy the Christmas Eve fireworks whilst soaking in the outdoor hot tub, or sipping a steaming mug of mulled wine on the balcony. Roast marshmallows over the fire-pit whilst the younger ones plan where to put Rudolph’s carrot and Santa’s glass of whisky. Christmas morning and the children’s presents have appeared under the tree, a delicious breakfast with the obligatory festive morning tipple before you set off for an exhilarating Christmas Day ski.
Return to the chalet and settle in for a Christmas feast, complete with a golden turkey and a boozy Christmas pudding, all washed down with plenty of bubbly. What to do after dinner? Board games aplenty, snuggle in the cinema for a movie or perhaps yet another soak in the hot tub to soothe those aching muscles. Or even an early night – after all, the holiday isn’t over yet and there’s plenty more skiing to be done!
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