Gorgeous La Tania sits within the Tarentaise Valley and is one of the area’s best ski resorts. While skiers flock to La Tania all season, Christmas is an especially memorable time to visit, and there’s something undeniably festive about all that snow and the cosy, wood panelled ski holiday accommodation.

As well as the excellent skiing and lively atmosphere, La Tania brings an extra special something to Christmas, with a range of festive events and activities. Here we share some of the very best ways to make the most of this lovely time of the year.

Christmas Ski Activities

To really get into the spirit of things, why not book a dogsledding excursion? There are few things that make you feel more alive (not to mention festive) than speeding through a picturesque Alpine forest, pulled by a team of excited dogs. It’s a delightful opportunity to combine a traditional Christmas aesthetic with a very exhilarating sport, and is especially recommended for dog lovers.

On Christmas Eve, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity for a torchlight ski descent. The younger children will be able to descend by lantern-light, while adults will light their way by flaming torches. A torchlight descent is an amazing experience at any time of year, but with the spirit of Christmas in the air, it’s absolutely magical. Follow it up with an evening tucked up in your cosy ski holiday accommodation with a few friends and you’ll be in for a Christmas Eve to remember.

Other Festive Activities

Around this time of year, La Tania and its surrounding areas frequently play host to a range of Christmas markets. These can offer a chance to do a bit of Christmas shopping, or even to grab a few decorations as mementos so this magical experience will be echoed in future years. On top of this, you’ll find a range of traditional foods and other treats to make a visit well worthwhile.

Many local restaurants serve a festive menu around Christmas time – although bookings will be limited so be sure to book well in advance. You can expect plenty of hearty, cheese and meat-based Savoyard specialties, fitting in to the indulgent spirit of the season beautifully. If you don’t want to celebrate in a restaurant, and you’re self-catering, search out some local produce and delicacies in the markets and enjoy a small, intimate meal in your ski holiday accommodation.

Santa Claus

Yes, Santa comes to La Tania! Every year he makes a dramatic entrance on the slopes on Christmas Eve, giving the children a chance to greet his arrival. He then spends the evening going from chalet to chalet distributing parents, so if you’d like him to visit your ski holiday accommodation (it’s a real treat for the little ones), you’ll be able to arrange this in advance.

On top of everything mentioned above, La Tania also tends to have excellent snowfall in late December, meaning that conditions on the slopes are excellent around this time of year. The combination of top notch skiing and an array of fun, festive activities appeals to skiers of all ages and abilities, making it the perfect resort to enjoy Christmas.