Santa is on his way to Val d'Isere and he's bringing with him some snow. Although it has been a slow start to the winter in terms of snowfall all that is set to change on Christmas Day and Boxing Day with over 30cms due to fall.
A white Christmas, and on the higher, open slopes a Christmas white-out, is guaranteed but there are so many things to look forward to over the festive period here's our top five to help you navigate the Christmas holidays.
Santa Claus will be in Val d'Isere and Tignes on the 24th December to meet the children before setting off around the world to deliver presents. If your little ones want to meet him before he sets off he'll be in the street outside the Tourist Office from 3pm in Val d'Isere and outside the Tourist office in tignes le Lac from 5.45.
Torchlit Descents are a familiar festive family favourite. You can watch the ESF procession down the Toviere piste in Tignes le Lac on 24th December at 5.45 and on Le Face on Christmas Day at 6pm. There will be free mulled wine and fireworks making this a Christmas spectacular not to be missed. If your children were impressed then they can join in on Christmas Eve in Tignes Val Claret from 6pm and on Boxing day when there will be a special Children's Torchlit Descent down the nursery slope in La Daille.
The Street Party in Val d'Isere takes place every Thursday and this week there will be a special Christmas feel to the proceedings. Enjoy the closed road and the unusual and spectacular shows on display from fire breathers to ice sculptures.
Christmas Day Ski. It looks like it's going to be a white Christmas with a proper dump of Snow on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. So there will be some great, fresh snow on both days. To make the most of it try and stick to the tree lined runs. We would recommend the runs in La Daille in Val d'Isere. Not only will the visibility be best here but you can stop at the Folie Deuce which is always a good Christmas party and then take Tommeuse chair back to Tignes or the bubble back to Val.
Of course not everyone who came to the Espace Killy came with kids and for those looking forward to a Christmas & New Year Party you will not be disappointed with what's on over the next two weeks in Val d'Isere and Tignes.
Kissy Sell Out will be live in the Doudoune in Val d'Isere this Boxing Day from 1am and there will be parties in all the bars in town over New Year. You should expect to pay an entry fee for New Year or buy a ticket in advance.
But for a free New Years Eve party, and the biggest one across the resort head to Tignes le Lac for the Fire Mix Party on December 31st . There will be live music, fireworks and a crowd of thousands to help you bring in 2014 in style.
Whatever you decide to do this festive season in Val d'Isere all of us at SeeValdIsere.com wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014.