Christmas is a magical time of year in most parts of the world, but we think it doesn’t get much better than in the snow-capped mountains of the Alps.
Picture the scenario: you wake up on Christmas morning and open the curtains to find a genuine winter wonderland of thick virgin snow and forests of Christmas trees, their boughs heavy with layers of glistening ice, outside your window
And then you spend a heavenly day on the slopes, skiing on some of Europe’s most challenging runs before returning home for a coupe de champagne followed by a slap up Christmas meal.
However, Christmas in Chamonix – one of the world’s premier ski resorts that is easily accessible from major international airports using our Chamonix helicopter company – is not just about December 25th.
In fact celebrations in this family-friendly resort in the shadows of the majestic Mont Blanc have already started and are currently in full festive swing.
Parts of the town centre of this lively ski station, just 20 minutes from Geneva using our Chamonix helicopter company, are already adorned with Christmas lights and festive decorations whilst the official ceremony to switch on the principle lights will take place on December 7th.
The occasion will be marked by a procession of children carrying lanterns from the Place de Mont Blanc to the Triangle de l’Amitié which promises to be a picturesque affair full of festive cheer.
Other events worthy of a trip by Chamonix helicopter transfer include the Christmas train, which will take children to visit Father Christmas at la Mer de Glace on various dates throughout December, as well as a massive carol singing procession through the town on December 24th.
Booking a Chamonix helicopter couldn’t be easier and for details of Christmas events being held in Chamonix this year, consult the town’s tourist information website.