If you live in a country that experiences sub-tropical climates during the holiday season, you’ve most likely always dreamed of having a white Christmas. There’s simply something about freshly fallen snow on Christmas trees that melts the hearts of even the biggest kids. If you’re planning to take a well-deserved vacation this holiday season, be sure to check out our list of the top places to ski at Christmas.
Whistler, British Colombia
Whistler, in particular the Whistler Blackcomb, is one of the most well-known ski destinations throughout the globe. One of the best things about a ski holiday on the mountain ranges of Whistler is that there is a ski track or field to suit just about any level of skier. Many families choose to vacation over the Christmas period in Whistler, while avid ski enthusiasts like to call the death defying black runs home.
Located just a two hour drive from Vancouver, Whistler is also one of the most easily accessible ski regions in British Colombia, providing even more reason for travellers to hit the slopes this Christmas.
St Anton, Austria
Austria has a reputation for all things elegant, with many rich and famous celebrities choosing to spend their Christmas times in lavish resorts, located amongst the rolling mountain ranges.
When travelling to St Anton, keep in mind that many of the tracks are meant for downhill skiing and those that have quite a bit of experience on the slopes. While there are some flat ski fields, beginner’s areas are quite limited – making this the perfect destination for those wanting a little action over the Christmas period!
Beat the Christmas Crowds – And the Prices!
If you want to take your family on the ski experience of a lifetime, but are wary of the price hikes in the peak ski seasons, why not beat the crowds and prices, by taking an early vacation to a different destination?
Queenstown, in New Zealand, is known around the world for offering skiers some of the best snow conditions from June through to as late as September. Make the most of your kids’ school holiday break and take them on an experience they’ll always remember.
While you may not be skiing on the 25th of December, you’ll be creating happy holiday memories that will last a lifetime. If you want to book flights to Queenstown, be sure to ask about all-inclusive packages that can often save you a great deal of money on ski passes and equipment during the winter ski season.