Christmas 2024 ski vacations: Ski over the holidays!

Dreaming of a white Christmas on the piste? Then discover the most picturesque snowy landscapes at SnowTrex now, where you can ski over the holidays surrounded by festively decorated villages and in first-class ski areas. Choose your perfect destination here for a winter vacation in the snow that you will remember for a long time to come - but don't wait too long, because the offers for a ski vacation at Christmas are extremely popular and always book up quickly!

Christmas 2024 ski vacations: Ski over the holidays!
Christmas 2024 ski vacations: Ski over the holidays!

A Christmas ski vacation in Austria

Austria combines traditional, Christmassy winter romance with first-class skiing experiences. Famous ski areas such as Sölden and St. Anton am Arlberg boast extensive pistes and state-of-the-art lifts. In addition to skiing, rustic Alpine villages and a vibrant après-ski scene await you here. This mixture of majestic Alpine scenery and warm hospitality makes Austria the ideal place for a winter vacation at Christmas.

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A Christmas ski vacation in France

France's huge ski areas, such as Les 3 Vallées or Valmeinier-Valloire, are known for their impressive altitudes and therefore guarantee excellent snow conditions on the slopes, even over the holidays. In combination with the unique French cuisine and many other highlights, these ski areas always create an unrivaled winter sports experience. So you can experience a Christmas in France that ends up being both relaxing and adventurous.

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A Christmas ski vacation in Italy

With ski areas such as Sulden am Ortler and Livigno, Italy offers a perfect mix of sport and culture, especially over the holidays. In addition to their sunny pistes, the winter sports centres in the Italian Alps also impress with their excellent gastronomy and the warm hospitality of the locals. Enjoy the festive atmosphere in picturesque mountain villages and experience an unforgettable winter vacation over Christmas.

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A Christmas ski vacation in Switzerland

Switzerland is also synonymous with luxury and elegance in winter. Sophisticated resorts such as Zermatt and St. Moritz are known worldwide for their exclusive ski areas, breathtaking mountain panoramas and first-class service, even during the festive season. It is therefore no wonder that every year the Swiss Alps offer perfect conditions for an upscale winter vacation during the Christmas period, surrounded by an idyllic setting that is second to none.

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A Christmas ski vacation in Germany

Germany is also home to a number of charming ski areas over the festive period, such as Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Berchtesgaden, which are ideal for a family-friendly winter vacation over Christmas. Traditionally, the German Alps and low mountain ranges are characterized by varied pistes for beginners and advanced skiers, who can then enjoy festive skiing experiences in picturesque winter landscapes.

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A Christmas ski vacation in Andorra

The most popular ski areas in Andorra, such as Pas de la Casa and Soldeu, are in no way inferior to the traditional Alpine destinations, even at Christmas time. With their rich cultural atmosphere, these winter sports resorts in the Pyrenees offer a special mix of festive events and enchanting snow-covered villages that promise an authentic Christmas experience every year.

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Advantages of a ski vacation over Christmas

  • Festive atmosphere: Enjoy the festive atmosphere in the ski areas with Christmas markets, festive lights and decorations.
  • Perfect snow conditions: Many ski areas, mainly at higher altitudes, have optimal snow conditions at this time of year, so you have a good chance of a "white Christmas" there.
  • Fewer vacation days required: The public holidays allow for a longer stay without using up several vacation days.
  • Family-friendly: A winter vacation over Christmas is ideal for families due to the Christmas holidays alone. In addition to skiing, the ski areas also offer many other family-friendly activities, from tobogganing to winter hiking.

Tips for planning a ski vacation over Christmas

  • Early booking: Get the best offers and accommodations by booking early. You can often even benefit from early booking discounts.
  • Flexibility in destination and accommodation: Be open to different ski areas and types of accommodation if you want to benefit spontaneously from last-minute offers.
  • Activities off the piste: Enquire about local Christmas markets and other Christmas events in the ski areas.
  • Check the piste and snow conditions: Find out in advance about the current piste conditions and weather forecasts in the ski area of your choice.
  • Plan your arrival: During the holiday season, country roads and motorways are usually very busy. So plan your journey carefully to avoid traffic jams and consider traveling by train as an alternative.


When should I book a ski vacation over Christmas?

As a winter vacation over Christmas is very popular, it is advisable to book early. Ideally, you should plan your Christmas vacation a few months in advance to secure the best deal. However, if you are flexible in terms of destination and accommodation, you can also take advantage of favorable last-minute offers.

Where is the best place to go skiing at Christmas?

Over Christmas, the Alps as a whole offer ideal conditions for skiing fans. In Austria, glacier ski areas such as the Stubai, Pitztal and Kaunertal glaciers and the Zillertal with the Hintertux glacier promise optimal skiing conditions. The Zugspitze in Germany and the Matterhorn ski paradise in Switzerland are also known for their guaranteed snow. In France, the largest ski area in the world, Les 3 Vallées, is always a guarantee for a snow-sure ski vacation over Christmas. However, these ski areas offer not only plenty of snow, but also a festive atmosphere that makes a Christmas vacation something very special.

Are there special events in ski areas over Christmas?

Yes, many ski areas organize special events during the Christmas season. These include traditional Christmas markets that invite you to stroll around and enjoy local specialties such as mulled wine or cheese. Concerts and other musical performances also create a festive atmosphere against a wintry backdrop. And torchlight hikes or firework displays transform the ski areas into a sparkling sea of lights.

Is the lift pass included in the ski vacation offers over Christmas?

Yes, the lift pass is included in most SnowTrex offers. You can find more detailed information on the included lift pass in the respective offer descriptions.

Can ski hire and ski lessons be booked in advance?

Yes, with many offers, ski hire and sometimes ski lessons can still be selected directly when booking, often at heavily discounted prices. We even recommend booking these extras in advance to ensure availability, especially in the high season around the Christmas holidays.