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We never thought we would write our first article about Christmas on August 1st. But we have. And here it is.

That is because one of our main partners, Inghams, has told us of its Xmas plans and Xmas prices.

A few years ago Christmas was a very busy period but interest has been declining as people worry about the snow and seem to prefer to stay at home.

Inghams, it seems, wants to change that with special offerings and a real drive to give people the very best possible Christmas out in the mountains.

"We all know that Christmas and New Year is traditionally a time to get together with family and friends to relax and indulge in food, wine and games - this year we're encouraging people to do all of these things, but in a stunning mountain resort surrounded by snow-capped mountains with cosy après ski bars and festive resort atmosphere," said the executive director of Inghams, Hugh Walton.

Inghams is inviting holidaymakers to 'be their guest' over the Christmas and New Year break and let chalet hosts do the hard work in the kitchen whilst guests ski, snowboard, sledge away the day or simply soak up the festive atmosphere in town.

So, what is on offer?

On Christmas Day guests will be treated to an extra special festive menu, while those spending New Year's Day away can get 2016 off to a bang and put 'get fit' resolutions into practice straight away by skiing on the first day of the year.

Alternatively those looking for a lively New Year's Eve have the option of fireworks displays, NYE parties and banquet dinners in their chosen resort.

The company has released a few sample packages:

Christmas packages, departing 19th December 2015

Chalet Hotel Le Curling in Tignes.

It is a 2-minute walk from the nearest ski lift with many après ski venues close by including the popular Inghams T-bar. Inghams is offering 7 nights half board departing 19th December 2015 from £938 per person. Return flights Gatwick to Chambery and resort transfers.

Chalet Hotel Le Dôme, Tignes.

Tignes 1850 in the heart of the Espace Killy ski area with 300km of piste to explore. Relax and enjoy Christmas while the chalet staff take care of you serving a full, traditional Christmas turkey dinner on Christmas Day, with a pre-dinner glass of champagne, mince pies and Christmas pudding to follow. Inghams is offering 7 nights half board departing  19th December 2015 from £868 per person. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Chambery and resort transfers.

Chalet Hotel Champoluc, Italy.

It is a new resort for Inghams as we have already reported on PlanetSKI. Guests can enjoy a home-from-home experience at the Chalet Hotel de Champoluc. There is a full Xmas dinner with all the trimmings. Inghams is offering 7 nights half from £929 per person departing 19th December 2015. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Turin.

Chalet Hotel St Christoph, Austria.

Be their guest and let Inghams do the cooking this Christmas and enjoy a ski-in/ski Christmas. The same traditional Inghams fare will be on offer. Inghams is offering 7 nights half board from £996 departing 19th December 2015. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Friedrichschafen and resort transfers.

Hotel de Champoluc, ItalyHotel de Champoluc, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But if you prefer Christmas at home in the UK then how about New Year in the Alps?

New Year packages, departing 26th December 2015

Bring in the New Year on the slopes this year by spending 7 nights with Inghams half board at the Chalet Hotel Sapiniere in Chamonix from £1049 per person departing 26th December 2015.

Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers.

Got a New Year's resolution to learn to ski and snowboard? Now is the time to do learn as Inghams is offering 7 nights half board at the 3.5 diamond Chalet Hotel les Grangettes in Meribel departing 26th

December from £1299 per person.

Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers.

Get your New Year holiday sorted and explore the famous Three Valleys ski area by staying at the Chalet Hotel Anémones in the centre of Couchevel 1850.

From the 29th-31st December 2015 there is the Festival of New Year to welcome in 2016 with a bang.

The festival will include a number of theatre, music and dance shows.

Inghams is offering 7 nights half board departing 26th December from £1299 per person.

Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. 

The Saalbach, Hinterglemm and Fieberunn ski resorts have been opened up this winter as Fieberunn has been added to the ski circus with the €20m 'Tirol-S' high speed gondola; we have reported about the expansion here on PlanetSKI when we visited the area last winter.

Enjoy the whole resort with Inghams by spending 7 nights half board at the 3.5 diamond Chalet Hotel Pinzgauerhof in Hinterglemm departing 26th December 2015 from £1208 per person.

Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Salzburg.

For more information on the holidays and resorts mentioned then visit www.inghams.co.uk or call 01483 791 114.

Chalet Hotel Pinzgauerhof, AustriaChalet Hotel Pinzgauerhof, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile another of our PlanetSKI partners, Ski Amis, has also just sent over some of its offerings for December and the festive period.

It specialises in catered chalets in Les Arcs, La Plagne and Les3Vallees in the French Alps.

Early bird Week - Save up to £60 per person - 12th December - prices from just £299

The Magical White Christmas Week - Save up to £220 per person - 19th December - prices from just £499 

New Year Fireworks Week - Save up to £230 per person - 26th December - prices just from £699

It also has a chalet of the month promotion for August, this time for Premium Catered Chalet Anniek in La Plagne.

In addition for the week of 9th of January Ski Amis is having a 10% off ski pass and 15% off catered chalet in the Three Valleys area.

See here for further details of the offers above  or for further details call 0203 411 5439 

Happy Xmas!Happy Xmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it too early to be talking of Christmas?  Probably.

Is it too early to be talking about skiing? No.

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