A Christmas ski vacation in the mountains is a magical time. Sparkling lights dot snow-covered evergreen trees. Santas on skis cover the slopes. Ski lodges deck their halls with bows of holly. In some places, you can even make arrangements to have a decorated tree in your condo or home.
We have lots of availability for hotels, condos and home for Christmas and New Years holiday and can put together holiday ski vacation packages and lodging in Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Keystone, Snowmass, Steamboat, Telluride, Vail and Winter Park, Colorado; Park City, The Canyons and Deer Valley, Utah; Sun Valley, Idaho; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Big Sky and Whitefish, Montana and Whistler, BC, Canada. Or call 800-291-2588 and speak to a ski vacation specialist to book your Christmas Holiday lodging and your Christmas ski vacation package.
1. Think you're the only one who's planning now for a Christmas ski holiday? Think again!
Many families take a ski trip every year at Christmas and have standing reservations already for this year. Even now, many desirable units have already been reserved for the upcoming holiday.
2. Christmas and New Year's holiday weeks are a great time to get the whole family together – parents, grandparents and kids.
When you have your children in high school, college and grade school, all with different breaks and sports schedules, sometimes the only time you can coordinate schedules is over the holidays. This is true for all families with the above scenario. You are all competing for the same space. Large homes are in limited supply and go quickly. If you wait too long, that perfect home that fits your family's needs will be sold out.
3. How are you going to get to your favorite mountain resort destination for a Christmas ski vacation?
Many ski areas are only accessible by smaller airports so seats are limited and airfares during peak times go up quickly. Airlines have reduced the number of flights, even to larger airports like Denver and Salt Lake City. Sometimes, waiting to get the best airfares is a good idea, but not at Christmas. There are no screaming deals.
4. The best deals at the Christmas holiday go fast.
Ski resorts are already offering special discounts for people who plan early for their holiday ski trip. If you wait too long, the only options left are the expensive properties and less than ideal locations.
5. Your friends and relatives will be so jealous of your Christmas ski holiday.
Honestly, how much are you going to enjoy telling everyone you know what you're doing this Christmas? While your friends are dreading that drive over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house, you'll be enjoying taking turns down the mountain and cozying up by the fire at the ski lodge.
There's nothing quite like spending Christmas in the mountains. Bing Crosby isn't the only one who dreamed of a White Christmas. Christmas and New Year's week are also the best time to get the whole family together for that special ski vacation. Any ski resort is going to offer a memorable holiday vacation, but here are a few ski resorts that go the extra mile to create an unforgetable Christmas holiday: