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Pictures of Christmas

We have been sent many photos of the snow round The Alps and the Xmas scenes across the mountains. Do send us in your Xmas photos if you want to add the collection. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Christmas in the mountains is always a pretty good place to be with ski demonstrations, torchlit descents and firework displays.

Sometimes all three take place at the same time as in Winter Park in Colorado on Christmas Eve.

Winter Park on Xmas eve

Winter Park on Xmas Eve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier in December in the USA there was a festive atmosphere in the east coast resort of Sunday River where hundreds of people dressed up as Father Christmas for charity.

Sunday River

Sunday River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one of a blow-up santa comes from outside a chemist shop in Switzerland.

inflatible Santa

inflatible Santa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just before the huge snowfalls in the Alps the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana sent over a photo of its Xmas Tree in the village.

Crans Montana

Crans Montana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Xmas from Morzine

Merry Xmas from Morzine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One PlanetSKI reader who is stuck in the UK sent us the picture below of Sheen woods in South West London…… though he admits it comes form last year, but has put him in the mood for Xmas anyway.

Sheen Woods, December 2010

Sheen Woods, December 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festive fun in Vail, Colorado

Festive fun in Vail, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The small Ausutrian city of Rattenberg, located at the entrance to the Alpbach valley, is the country’s smallest city with a population of 439.

“The medieval town of Rattenberg is home to one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets, bringing back memories of Christmases of old and a sure way of getting you in the festive mood!” said the reader who sent it in.

Traditonal celebrations in Rattenberg

Traditonal celebrations in Rattenberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across Switzelrand there are dozens of dozens of Xmas markets – it is something of a tradition in the country.

One of the biggest and most famous is at Montreux, on the shores of Lac Leman, and our content editor visited it a couple of winters ago.

 

Swiss snowman

Swiss snowman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Chamonix the rep from Crystal, Tina, sent us in this picture as the snow began to fall earlier in the month.

Xmas snow fall in Chamonix

Xmas snow fall in Chamonix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While back in the Crystal UK head office the product director, Ian Davis, had his desk in the festve mood though admits the photo was aken the morning after the office party.

Ian Davis, Crystal Ski

Ian Davis, Crystal Ski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Les Gets the picture may not exaclty be a Christmas one, but it is a festive scene.

Les Gets, France

Les Gets, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over in Verbier the main Christmas tree in the Place Central gets battered by the recent storm.

Verbier

Verbier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections of Christmas

Reflections of Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While back across the Atlantic in North America Father Christmas is now being used for a bit of promotional work at Sunday River on the east coast of the USA.

For the spirit of the mountains

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