Make the end of 2019 different and escape with a group of sociable like-minded people enjoying Christmas ski holidays in The Alps. Welcome to The Ski Gathering. What could be better than Christmas in a snow-draped winter cabin? No stressful last-minute shopping. No slaving in the kitchen. Just you, the mountains and some amazing people!
What better setting can there be for a magical Christmas than an Alpine chalet blanketed in thick white snow, surrounded by glistening tree-tops? After a leisurely breakfast, head out and enjoy the world-class skiing right on your doorstep. The log fire will be roaring when you return for mince pies. Christmas doesn't get much merrier than this.
It's a holiday time, so relax and let us do all the hard work for you. No slaving in the kitchen: we'll have dinner ready for you after your day on the slopes. You won't have to lift a finger. Anything we can do to make your Christmas even better? Please tell us about it. No hassle, no stress — just a relaxing and sociable Christmas day with like-minded people. Good company, great food, world-class skiing.
When you wake, head downstairs for a tasty Christmas breakfast. The ski lifts and ski schools all run as normal today so, whenever you're ready, just head for the slopes. Unforgettable white-Christmas skiing awaits...
The choice is yours: ski with the group or do your own thing. Some like to form small groups of similar experience levels or interests; others like to strike out on an adventure of their own. It's completely up to you.
Meet for a Christmas tipple at the aprés ski, or head back to the chalet to get the first slice of Christmas cake. A delicious Christmas dinner awaits — you won't have to lift a finger. Then, grab a festive drink with the rest of the gang, or hit the hay ready for tomorrow's ski adventure.
Kids are great fun, but there are lots of reasons why grown-up company might be preferable, especially at Christmas. That's why The Ski Gathering offers exclusively adults-only ski holidays. Meet friendly people, experience world-class skiing, enjoy good grown-up company.
The Ski Gathering is ideal for individuals and pairs looking to share a chalet at Christmas. Many chalet companies do not offer shared chalets Christmas week, favouring large groups who will take exclusive use. But that leaves out all the single skiers and the small groups of two or three who would like a catered ski holiday, but can't fill a chalet on their own.
You will be sharing the chalet with other independent travellers just like you, plus perhaps some groups of two or three skiers who already know each other but would like to mix with others. There will be a full range of abilities from day-one beginners to seasoned veterans of the slopes.
Yes, with jingle bells on. The chalet will be decorated, there will be Christmas treats, a traditional dinner, the works. That said, if Christmas isn't your thing, nobody will be telling you how to have fun. There are no formal or pre-arranged group activities. Just good company, great skiing and Christmas in a winter cabin. What's not to love?
No. The Ski Gathering does not offer "dating ski holidays" or "ski holidays for singles", as such. Instead, we tend to think of our ski trips as shared chalet holidays for individual skiers and sociable solo travellers.
Absolutely, sociable couples are very welcome. Just ask us for your own double or twin room (n.b. all rooms are single-sex except by request by mixed-sex couples). Enjoy time as a two when you want to, join the rest group when it suits.
Firstly, we offer adults-only ski holidays, so there are no children or teenagers. Perhaps more importantly, everyone who books has chosen to share their ski holiday with other outgoing and friendly people.
Yes, just let us know what you need and we will get everything sorted for you, hassle-free. We can arrange your lift pass, your ski hire and your ski lessons, if applicable. Happy to help.
A broad spectrum of age groups join our holidays. Our holidays tend to be balanced between a mix of younger people and more mature people. We have an "over 18" only policy in most of our chalets but our guests tend to be older than 21. We do have holidays for specific age groupes which you can find here. It can depend on the specific group but the balance between male and female guests tends to be about 50/50.
The best time to arrive (when possible) is some time in the mid afternoon of the first day. If however you need to arrive in resort at another time we will do our best to accommodate you. The reason we recommend mid afternoon on the first day is because it give you an excellent chance to meet the other guests
The prices shown are per person, except where it is explicitly stated otherwise. They include chalet accommodation with breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meals (except one staff night off). Some chalets offer inclusive wine and beer - see your chalet page for details. Flights are not included and all other extras such as ski passes, ski hire and lessons can typically be arranged through us at an additional cost. Book your flights and let us take care of the rest!
Included Our basic prices cover bed & breakfast, plus afternoon tea and evening meals every day except the staff day off. Drinks packages vary between chalets. Also included is towels and bed linen. We have hairdryers in each chalet.
Not included in the price. Choose the flights that suit you best and let us know your flight details so we can organise some airport transfers for you.
Not included in the price unless otherwise stated for specific locations. We know all the best local suppliers, though, so please do just let us know if you would like us to arrange your transfers for you.
Not included in the price, unless stated otherwise for certain specific packages. Let us know your requirements and we will find the best possible price for your ski and snowboard lessons.
Not included in the price, unless stated otherwise for certain specific packages. Let us know your requirements and we will find the best possible price for your ski hire.
Not included in the price, unless stated otherwise for certain specific packages. Let us know your requirements and we will find the best possible price for your liftpass.
I've just done two back to back weeks with The Ski Gathering over Christmas and New Year and the whole journey was absolutely brilliant. On both weeks I've met people who I'd like to keep in my life forever, the food was divine and the hosts and staff were exceptional in every way..
Katie stayed in Morzine (Dec 2018)See More Reviews