The Most Wonderful Times to Travel
This year, we at Skiworld are adjusting our usual travel dates to get you up the mountain first, and make Christmas as perfect for you and your loved ones as can be.
Rather than our usual Saturday to Saturday holidays, we are running Christmas holidays in 2016 from Tuesday 20th December until Tuesday 27th December. We believe there are several benefits to this change. If we were to run our Christmas week as we would normally, from Saturday to Saturday, it would mean flying out on Saturday 24th December, yes… Christmas Eve. We believe that one of the most magical days of the year should not be spent in motorway traffic or queuing up at a check-in. A 7 night holiday departing on a Saturday would also mean returning on Saturday 1st January, again yes… New Year’s Day. No one wants to spend the New Year’s hangover zigzagging along mountain roads on a transfer coach.
The benefit of these altered travel dates is further complemented by the fact that other Tour Operators are sticking to the Saturday to Saturday programme, meaning all their guests will be rushing around at the airport in each other’s way on Christmas Eve, whilst you are already snug in your chalet or out enjoying…
Emptier slopes! The peak week traffic not arriving until Saturday 24th means that for 4 ski days you will have less busy pistes and shorter lift queue times than you could usually expect during Christmas week in resort, which you will know is a real bonus if you have skied at this time of year before.
Skiworld’s Christmas week dates have another great benefit, which is that Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th are both bank holidays; even though you beat the crowds and get up the mountain days before other festive holidaymakers, you are still travelling over the public holiday, so do not need to take time off work for those two days. 6 days of leave for the price of 4, no brainer!
You Won’t Miss Out on a Traditional Family Christmas
Many people who have reservations about going away for Christmas feel like they will miss out on a traditional family Christmas when really this is not the case. Rather than just spending the one big day together, you get 7 days uninterrupted quality time with your nearest and dearest. Also, gone is the argument over who is hosting this year or the hassle of travelling to the other side of the country and back in the Christmas weekend traffic.
For some, leaving the comfort of one’s own home is the biggest wrench, at one of the times of the year when people traditionally seek the comforts of home more than any other. Well, the whole point of a ski chalet is to be your home from home, and they never come into their own in this regard more than over the Christmas period. Your group can take a whole chalet to yourselves to get that true family Christmas feeling. Did you know, over Christmas we put up a Christmas tree and full Christmas decorations in all our chalets? So, far from missing out on these homely comforts, you get the surprise of walking into your own Christmassy grotto, where all the work has been done for you. We even leave a little gift under the tree for all our Christmas guests aged 2-11 years.
Speaking of all the work being done for you…
One of the many highlights of the festive period is all the food and drink. However the biggest downside to the festivity can be the cooking and washing up which comes with putting on that kind of spread. Well, we have the perfect solution, if you stay in one of our catered chalets over the festive period we provide a Christmas menu of seasonal fine dining and clear up all the gravy-stained pots and pans, so you don’t have to worry about anything other than enjoying the feast.
During Christmas week you can expect the following added bonuses in our chalets, which you wouldn’t necessarily get during other weeks of the season:
- A welcome drink of mulled wine on the day you arrive
- Midnight celebration of mince pies and sparkling wine on Christmas Eve
- On the big day, enjoy smoked salmon and Buck’s Fizz for breakfast, and vin chaud and mince pies for afternoon tea
- Rather than just in the evenings as is usual in chalets, indulge in free-flowing wine all of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
- Traditional Christmas dinner with turkey and all the trimmings, including canapés, aperitifs and Christmas crackers
- All our chalets come with the option of wine upgrades, but this week more than any other you may wish to sample the very finest; Silver, Gold, and Platinum wine packages available to add another layer of decadence to the merriment
One final reason to let Skiworld take care of you this Christmas is the amazing value of a week away. Take a look at the deals we currently have on offer for 22nd December departures. Treat Yourself.
Please note: article published in 2016 – Please check our main Christmas page for the most up to date offerings.