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As the winter season approaches, the prospect of a December ski holiday becomes increasingly enticing. While some might opt for warmer destinations or cozying up at home during this festive time of year, there’s something undeniably magical about embarking on a snowy adventure in December, especially during Christmas time and New Year’s. Ski resorts around the world go all out to create a magical atmosphere in December. Twinkling lights, festive decorations, and Christmas markets make these destinations feel like winter wonderlands. Skiing during December is also an excellent choice for families. Many resorts offer special holiday activities and events for children, making it a memorable experience for the whole family.
Let’s explore the unique offerings of three remarkable ski resorts you should consider for your December ski adventure.
Val D’Isere, France:
Val D’Isere is a French alpine gem that offers world-class skiing and a festive ambiance during December. The town itself is adorned with festive lights, and its vibrant après-ski scene comes alive with music and dancing during the holidays. Take a break from the slopes to explore the local Christmas markets, indulge in gourmet French cuisine, and revel in the joyful atmosphere that makes Val D’Isere a unique December destination.
Dublin – France: Depart 23rd December 2023. Staying at 3* Hotel Ski Lodge, Val D’Isere for 7 nights on a half-board basis from €1499pps
Dublin – France: Depart 30th December 2023. Staying at 3* Residence La Daille, Val D’Isere for 7 nights on a self-catering basis from €1289pps (based on 4 sharing)
Zell am See, Austria:
Nestled in the heart of the Austrian Alps, Zell am See is a picturesque destination that epitomizes the charm of a December ski holiday. The town’s cobblestone streets and medieval architecture are transformed into a winter wonderland during this season. Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes of the Schmittenhöhe Mountain, which boasts breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Zell. For a dose of Christmas spirit, don’t miss the Zell am See Christmas market, where you can savour traditional Austrian treats like glühwein (mulled wine) and shop for handcrafted gifts.
Cork – Austria: Depart 23rd December 2023. Staying at 3* Boutique Hotel Martha, Zell am See for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis from €1,759pps or €4,719 (2 adults + 1 child)
Dublin – Austria: Depart 30th December 2023. Staying at 3* Seehotel Sissi, Zell am See for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis from €1,249pps or €3,729 (2 adults + 1 child)
For those seeking a North American winter wonderland, Whistler in Canada is an unbeatable choice. Whistler Village transforms into a captivating holiday destination, complete with twinkling lights, oversized ornaments, and cozy fireplaces. Skiers and snowboarders can explore Whistler Blackcomb’s extensive terrain, including the iconic Peak 2 Peak Gondola, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. For New Year’s Eve, Whistler hosts spectacular fireworks and festivities, ensuring an unforgettable start to the year.
Dublin – Canada: Depart 22nd December 2023. Staying at 4* Blackcomb Springs Suites, Whistler for 7 nights on a self-catering basis from €3,019pps
Dublin – Canada: Depart 29th December 2023. Staying at 4* Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village, Whistler for 10 nights on a self-catering basis from €2,759pps (based on 4 sharing)
More ski options in December:
Dublin – Bulgaria: Depart 23rd December 2023. Staying at 3* Hotel Samokov, Borovets for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis from €589pps
Dublin – Italy: Depart 30th December 2023. Staying at 2* Hotel Cesa Rotic, Val Di fassa for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis from €859pps
All include flights from Dublin, 20kg luggage and transfers.
Book with Crystal Ski & call a ski advisor on 01 653 3501.
All holidays and prices are subject to change & availability and are based on 2 sharing and are for 7 nights (Unless stated above). Prices do not include optional extras such as insurance, in-flight meals, or group seating. Normal Crystal Ski terms & conditions apply.