Dec 19, 2022 / TRAVEL

The best resorts for an Alpine Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas! Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Rather than wait for the possibility of a little snow, you can also purchase a property in an area that is home to copious amounts of stunning snow.

A home in a ski resort means that every year you can fully embrace the magic, with a white Christmas and plenty of reasons to be merry…

Megève, France

Exterior of a ski property, Aspen, USA.

In this beautiful French skiing location, Christmas starts on the first weekend of December. It all begins with the illumination of the Christmas tree. Dominating the village square, the Christmas tree sparkles with 1,000 lights and 1,000 golden colours. Once the tree is alive with light, everybody parties. Youngsters will be pleased to find Santa Claus, such a fan of skiing in France that he drops in from the North Pole, present.

For last-minute shoppers, there are bountiful boutiques to find gifts for loved ones. Naming itself the capital of flavours, Megève has multiple delicious options for those seeking mountain gastronomy. Eight restaurants are included in the Michelin guide, with three restaurants receiving stars, including the famed Falcons de Sol, which has three.

From street theatre to carols, Megève is set on making sure thar the most magical time of the year lives up to its name.

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Aspen, USA

Indoor swimming pool, Italy

Unsurprisingly, Aspen likes to go all out for the holiday season. It becomes a twinkling white paradise with plenty to do and explore. Foodies will want to indulge in the decadent and delicious experience offered by Element 47.

There, for €350 a head, €200 for wine pairing, and €50 for a child, you can relish in a four-course prix fixe Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner. Other attractions include the Snowmass Luminesce, a dazzling light display. Take a wonderful stroll through lit up tunnels and arches. Additionally, you can wave goodbye to the year with a bright, fantastic bang at the Aspen Fireworks show.

Val Gardena, Italy

Named the “Christmas Valley”, Val Gardena is the place to be in December. It is the absolute heart of Christmas in the Dolomites. For the festive period, Ortisei, the capital of Val Gardena, turns into the Christmas market.

Here, you definitely don’t need to bring any Christmas presents with you. For the market sells special oddities, Christmas cakes, fine liqueurs, and South Tyrolean wines. Val Gardena is lit up by an art installation of a 350m chain of lights featuring hanging wooden lift cabins.

Finally, make the most of the visuals by visiting Monte Pana Lake, where you can listen to Christmas songs and breathe in the magic.

Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Living room with window view of the mountains Saas- Fee, Switzerland

Welcome to the set of possibly one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time, Wham’s Last Christmas.

The 80s hit song has enshrined Christmas into this gorgeous Alpine setting. Christmas kicks off in Saas-Fee with an Advent show of Christmas songs, the blessing of a Christmas tree, and Holy Mass.

The Christmas market and winter wonderland are highlights too, running from mid-December to mid-January. If you would like a moment to relax in the Christmas rush, then there’s an Advent Special at Aqua Allalin Spa.

Best Christmas ski resorts

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas and want to guarantee that you can fully embrace the magic of the holiday season every year, purchasing a property in a ski resort may be a great option for you.

Ski resorts like Megève, France, Aspen, USA, Val Gardena, Italy, and Saas-Fee, Switzerland offer not only copious amounts of stunning snow, but also a wide range of activities and amenities that make for a truly memorable and festive holiday experience.

Whether you are looking to hit the slopes, indulge in some après-ski, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the winter season, a ski resort home can provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable and merry Christmas.