Top 10 Best Christmas Ski Resorts

Our top 10 best Christmas ski resorts have been chosen because of their atmosphere, location, accommodation and of course snow! We've tried to stay away from some of the usual suspects like Gstaad, Chamonix and Breckenridge though. With the Christmas period often being the most popular, increasingly there are more options available, especially at the luxury end! If you browse through out top 10 resorts you'll find some great ideas and inspiration.

Reviews of the Top 10 Best Christmas Ski Resorts

This festive period, why not consider finding the best Christmas ski resorts through GoSki.co.uk and get snow and festivities for your Xmas break. Our top 10 feature some classic ski resorts that will offer snow, atmosphere and that perfect winter holiday across the festive period.

** These are not in any particular order

By Will Smith

Kitzbühel, Austria

Kitzbühel, Austria 

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Kitzbuhel is a great choice for a Christmas ski break. With a really festive atmosphere with a spectacular backdrop. With a modern ski circuit covering 148km of pistes, it's famous for the mens downhill race on the Hahnenkamm. This is a lively and sophisticated resort that has something for everyone, from young to old, expert to beginner. Christmas here is something special!

Vail, Colorado

Vail, Colorado 

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One of the world's top ski resorts with superb accomodation and an attractive alpine style village centre with a fabulous après-ski atmosphere. As the largest single mountain ski area in America stretching seven miles from east to west it caters for everyone with smooth groomed runs through to challenging off piste.Vail is a great choice for Christmas with excellent conditions on the slopes and first class amenities.

La Plagne, France

La Plagne, France 

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One of the most famous resorts in the world and a great place to spend your Christmas. Set high in the Savoie French alps it is dominated by Mont Blanc. It is part of the Paradiski, one of the biggest skiing and snowboarding areas in the world. A mixture of traditional villages and purpose built centres, the scenery and views are amazing and the atmosphere is excellent at Christmas.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland 

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As well as the amazing scenery, the snow, the Swiss village and luxury hotels, there's fine dining, great bars and après-ski and you even get horse-drawn sleigh rides to round off your Christmas experience. Add to that all the skiing and boarding and you can have a Christmas to remember just hours from Geneva airport!

Lech, Austria

Lech, Austria 

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Lech, along with Oberlech, Stubenbach, Zug and Zurs, creates a single large ski region with plenty of variety and lots of snow! A great choice for Christmas this resort has a really welcoming atmosphere. With 260km of well-tended pistes and 180km of open slopes, there's also plenty of variety for all levels. With horse drawn sleighs, a Christmas market and a real Austrian welcome, the resort is a great choice!

Beaver Creek, USA

Beaver Creek, USA 

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Beaver Creek is an elegant and secluded resort located in Colorado's Vail valley, just a fifteen minute drive from Vail. With its traffic free centre, quiet slopes, log cabin restaurants. its a haven of peace and luxury and a great choice for Christmas! Perfect for skiers and boarders, the terrain is varied with pristine trails alongside jaw dropping bump runs.

St Anton, Austria

St Anton, Austria 

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With miles of pistes covered in the white stuff, your Christmas break also comes with a hearty and atmospheric Austrian welcome leaving you with an unforgettable Christmas ski break. Après-ski as well as luxury hotels and a great all round atmosphere, make this is resort a definite if you want to party over Christmas this winter!

Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier, Switzerland 

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This is a world class resort and offers high altitude conditions perfect for your white Christmas. A pretty village, the nightlife and après-ski is second to none so your Christmas can be great fun on the pistes and off them when you retire for the day!

Val D'Isere

Val D'Isere 

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Val d'Isere is regarded by many as one of the finest skli resorts in the world and a great choice for Christmas. It offers an amazing variety of skiing and boarding with the huge expanse of Espace Killy comprising Val d'Isere and neighbouring Tignes having most runs above 2300m. You are almost guaranteed a white Christmas and the après-ski, dining and hotels on offer will make this a very special Christmas choice.

Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

Madonna di Campiglio, Italy 

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Italy's most exclusive resort it's also set amongst pine trees and offers some great pistes for your Christmas break. We've included as it offers a classy and classic Italian resort with great food and après-ski that will give you a Christmas to remember.

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