A Christmas ski holiday is a fantastic experience. There is just a uniquely special atmosphere on the slopes, in the villages and in the air in late December. It’s quite simply a magical time. If you’re looking to take the most festive of ski trips, and want flexibility and convenience where accommodation is concerned, a self-catered ski apartment may be the answer.
Whatever your family or group dynamic there will be an option out there. From groups of two in great value studio apartments to large family get-togethers in more luxurious accommodation, we have you covered. We’ve put together a guide for our top apartments for skiing at Christmas, so read on and start planning your next trip.
Ski-in/Ski-out Apartments for Christmas
Now we all love convenience, and what could be a better Christmas present than waking up right next to the slopes on Christmas morning? If this sounds like a stocking filler for you, consider these apartments:
1. Residence Haut Bois, La Plagne
Starting in La Plagne, in the village of Aime at 2,000m, Residence Haut Bois has superb access to the ski slopes, which thanks to the altitude are always snow-covered. The residence offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments meaning there’s a configuration for the majority of group sizes – even if you need to combine more than one unit.
The included wellness features like the indoor pool installed by a plumber from Abbotsford are a real treat, as is the on-site, full-service Deep Nature Spa®. There’s a dedicated play-area for small children which can be a life-saver if they still have energy to burn after a day in the snow.
2. Les Terrasses d’Eos, Flaine
The Grand Massif village of Flaine – a resort growing in popularity – is home to Les Terrasses d’Eos apartments. Adjacent to the slopes and offering a grade-4 standard of accommodation, up to six people can stay in either one or two-bedroom units, with the option to upgrade from standard to superior if you desire.
As with many of the self-catered apartments on offer, there is a selection of extra perks, including a swimming pool and hot tub. Location is key once again as you find yourself five minutes’ walk from the Foret village centre and 15 minutes from the main resort
Luxury Apartments for Christmas skiing
Christmas is certainly all the better with all the trimmings, and why not follow suit when booking your Christmas ski holiday? Leave your loose change at home and push the boat out on a festive ski trip to remember forever.
3. Residence l’Amara, Avoriaz
We’ve plucked out Residence l’Amara in Avoriaz as the luxury Christmas ski apartment option. Being a high resort at 1,800m, you can be confident that the snow will be in abundance during the festive season. Choose from one, two, and three-bedroom units, all large, well-furnished, stylish and comfortable.
The residence has high-end features such as a private swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and full-service spa. There’s a daily bread and pastry delivery service so you can get that quintessential bakery hit for breakfast, and finally, being ski-in/ski-out you’ll be in a premium location to access the skiing.
Family Christmas Ski Apartments
A big time of year for family get-togethers, for us Christmas just isn’t Christmas without sliding down a mountain! It’s probably the same for you. Finding accommodation to suit everyone in the family can be tricky – you need options when it comes to apartment sizes and extra features are must.
4. Residence Aconit, Les Menuires
A ski-in/ski-out apartment residence right at the base of the pistes in this small ski village in the Three Valleys – the ultimate convenience for a family of skiers and boarders, offering easy access to the entire 600km ski area including Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens.
Residence Aconit apartments have a variety of layouts across one or two-bedroom units, some with cabin/bunk beds which are great for children. The largest capacity is in a two-bedroom unit that can sleep up to nine people! Most apartments have balconies too.
5. Les Alpages de Chantel, Les Arcs
Offering one, two and three-bedroom units with all the facilities you’ll need on a ski holiday, Les Alpages de Chantel is a superb option in a resort renowned as being excellent for families.
The residence is modern and well designed, with loads of extra facilities such as an indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, games room with pool table, bar and a fitness area to train after taking your regular fat burner supplements. The fact that you’ll have ski-in/ski-out access too is the icing on the cake (or the sixpence in the Christmas pud’).
6. L’Ecrin des Neiges, Tignes
Located in the bustling Tignes village of Val Claret, L’Ecrin Des Neiges apartments provide a quality and spacious budget apartment option if you’re looking to keep your family’s costs down on your Christmas ski holiday.
The lifts are 200m away including the Grand Motte funicular, and the amenities in the village just 100m from the apartments. You have a choice of one, two and three-bedroom units sleeping up to eight people in close-but-comfortable configurations.
Best Value Christmas Apartments
Let’s be clear, “value” doesn’t always mean a cheap ski holiday, it’s just always worth trying to squeeze as much out of your money as you can. When it comes to Christmas, you still want your ski holiday to feel as special as possible even if you are on a budget. These apartment options add value whilst keeping costs down.
7. Residence les Bergers, Alpe d’Huez
Put quite simply, Residence les Bergers is punching above its weight. Studio and one-bedroom apartments sleeping up to six people with modern décor and adequate facilities for self-catering,
Affordably priced, you’ll be surprised at the extra features usually reserved for higher-end properties, such as ski-in/ski-out access, being located just 100m from the village centre, and having a heated outdoor pool and sauna.
8. Residence le Chamois Blanc, Chamonix
Chamonix is on many a skier’s bucket list, but finding the right accommodation – especially at Christmas – can be tricky. If you’re looking for great value you’ll be pleasantly surprised with Residence le Chamois Blanc.
The Aguille du Midi cable car and the pedestrianised downtown area of Chamonix are just 100m from the door – ideal for experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of a vibrant Chamonix Christmas. The apartments themselves are well designed, recently modernised, feature a private balcony and can sleep up to five people comfortably, thanks to convertible sofa-beds in the living areas.
Well that wraps up our list of eight great Christmas ski apartments. If you can’t find one that you’d add to your Christmas list, take a look at all our Christmas ski holidays here – we’re sure you’ll find the perfect accommodation amongst our enormous selection of properties.
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