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10 reasons to ski at Christmas or New Year

SnowmanYou know you want to. We all sit there in December wondering what it would be like to go away for Christmas. I’ll cut to the chase; it’s fab. So, take the plunge and have yourselves a fabulous time.

The children would love it. Nothing is certain, snow-wise, of course, but in the high mountains you are almost certainly guaranteed a white Christmas. Cue snowball fights, snowman building and endless hours on the sledging piste - all whilst someone else is cooking supper. Priceless.

You’ll feel great in between booking and departure, knowing that you have Christmas or New Year all sorted. So you can kick back, relax and smile. You are good to go.

You can save your annual leave for the summer! Why? Christmas falls perfectly in 2018 and will give most folk a full week off without having to use any annual leave entitlement. Perfect!

No annoying rellies. We’d love to invite you Aunty, but as you can’t ski we’ll have to pass and we’ll catch up in the New Year.

There is no need to decorate the house – the Christmas cards will be enough. No tree, no struggling to fix the tree lights and no hoovering the carpet as the “No Drop” tree has shed every needle into the shag pile.

Swapping the Christmas telly for chalet games. No need to spend December watching Jamie’s/Jimmy’s/Nigella’s/Delia’s “How to have a perfect Christmas” as we are doing all the work. Breakout Pass the Pigs, Uno or Jenga and have some quality family time at Christmas or New Year.

No washing up! You’ve outsourced it to us and our in-chalet teams.

Let’s be honest - booking a chalet for Christmas or New Year is never going to be a budget item. However, it can be good value. There’s no need for the big Christmas shop and no need to restock the drinks cabinet – all your food and drink is provided (except spirits) – and cooked and served by the chalet chef and host. You have the perfect excuse not to buy expensive presents; anything large you can’t fit into the case; the skiing holiday IS the present. Do the math and suddenly the numbers look good.

Finally, you can avoid Christmas! Not everyone likes Christmas, nor indeed celebrates it, so if that’s you, you can escape it all by coming skiing!

Monsieur Mogul

 

Monsieur Mogul – Our man in La Plagne

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author

alone and not those of Ice and Fire Ski and Snowboard Holidays

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