The holiday season, including Christmas and New Year's, is one of the most popular and idyllic times to visit the mountains. Everyone feels like a kid when they imagine snow gently falling on evergreen trees bedecked in festive lights. Families, couples and friends can enjoy a fun-filled day on the slopes followed by a relaxing evening snuggled up in front of the fire with hot chocolate or a glass of wine. From meet and greets with santa and his helpers to spectacular on-snow lights and firework displays, events and festivities are commonplace from mid-December to early January.
The one caveat about a Christmas ski vacation is because it's so festive and so many people have breaks from school and work, it's also a very popular time to visit Ski Country. This means availability can be limited and prices can be higher, especially if you wait to book. This winter season, on-mountain capacity is limited due to COVID-19, and lift tickets are selling out fast for certain high-traffic days over the popular holiday period. Act fast to secure your spot.
If you're trying to check off more than one festive ski town from your list, consider a multi-resort itinerary to one of these popular regions for Christmas ski vacations.
These world-class ski resorts offer the most magical and quintessential holiday ski vacation experiences. Read more about top destinations for Christmas skiing.