1. Firstly it’s good for your health
Whether it's the Vitamin D from the mountain sunshine, all the time you’ll be spending in the fresh outdoors, or the exercise you will be doing skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing or just walking around a snowy town, there is a reason why everyone who lives in a ski resort looks so God damn good. Your body and doctor will thank you.
2. Christmas in the Alps couldn’t be more festive, literally
Because there will be a massive Christmas tree in the chalet, outside the chalet, everywhere you look. Then there’s the roaring open fires, the mulled wine, the snowy mountain views and the resort itself that has been tinselled to within an inch of its life. The Alps are Christmas. Ok, it can’t compete with 3-hour delays on a rainy M4 but still… if you have to spend Christmas somewhere….
3. No Chores!
Who are we kidding, even the best-planned home Christmases involve chores. There’s the planning, the shopping, the wrapping, the prepping, the serving, the clearing, the cleaning, the burden of which invariably falls on one member of the family. And that’s before the obligatory traveling to various homes of relatives and friends. But if you spend Christmas in a ski chalet you won’t have to cook Christmas dinner, fight about washing up or attend a dry turkey buffet in Berkshire. All of which equates to fewer arguments, more quality time, happy faces and big smiles. Which is surely good news for any family?
4. The Snow
They’ve sung songs about it, made films about it, painted pictures and written books. Christmas is supposed to be white. On a Christmas ski holiday, you really will wake up to a white Christmas morning - not a grey one, not a rainy one, not an overcast blustery one. It will be white. With a snowman.
5. Quiet Slopes
For those of you who like to spend as much time as possible on the mountain, Christmas day is traditionally very quiet. No lift queues, first tracks off piste, stunning views when you stop for your mid morning vin chaud. The mountain over Christmas really is your own.
SPEND CHRISTMAS IN MERIBEL IN CHALET PONT DU CAM
Christmas in Meribel. Why not stay at World Ski Award's Best New Ski Chalet 2016, Pont du Cam.