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Guaranted skiing for Christmas

Nowadays the weather is so unpredictable that it is difficult to know if there will be snow for Christmas. Nevertheless if you would like to go skiing or snowboarding for the holidays, it is always possible to find a place. Choose a location, which is high enough or has a glacier nearby. So where could you go?


Colorado (USA)

  • Breckenbridge (can ski up to 3914 meters)
  • Copper Mountain (can ski up to 3914 meters)
  • Snowmass (up to 3813 meters)
  • Aspen (up to 3777 meters)
  • Vail  (up to 3527 meters)


female Telemark copyright Alta-Snowbird

female Telemark copyright Alta-Snowbird

Utah (USA)

  • Alta/Snowbird (can ski up to 3550 meters)


Montana (USA)

  • Big Sky/Moonlight Basin (can ski up to 3403 meters)


California (USA)

  • Mammoth Mt (3362 meters)




  • Banff-Lake Louise/Sunshine (can ski up to 2690 meters)




Wallis (Switzerland)

  • Crans Montana (1,500 m) all year round skiing on the glacier Plaine-Morte nearby
  • Saas Fee (1560 m) skiing up to 3600 meters –  Allalin glacier allows all year round skiing
  • Verbier (1500 m)
  • Zermatt (1605 m – can ski up to 3,889 m – Matterhorn glacier nearby

A snowboarder in the Matterhorn ski paradise - credit

Graubünden (Switzerland)

  • Davos/Klosters (1560 meters)
  • St Moritz (1772 meters) – has 163 days of snow guarantied each year


Berner Oberland (Switzerland) 

  • Jungfrau Region has fantastic views – Schilthorn Piz Gloria (2,971 m) – Day trip to the Jungfraujoch top of Europe (3,454 m) and view of Aletsch Glacier
  • Gstaad  (1,100 m) with skiing up to 3,000 m – outstanding panorama at Glacier 3000



Savoie (France)

  • Arc 2000 near Tignes – you can ski up to 3226 meters
  • La Plagne located in Savoy in the Tarentaise Valley will have guaranted snow
  • Val Thorens (2300 meters) in the Trois Vallées –  snow guaranteed as it is the highest altitude resort in Europe – ski up to 3200 meters
  • Tignes in the Espace Killy region:all year round skiing due to the Grande Motte glacier
  • Val d’Isère: guaranteed snow


Freeride in Chamonix - copyright Christophe Henry OT Chamonix

Haute Savoie (France)

  • Chamonix: is the oldest winter resort in France and has guaranteed snow with glaciers nearby


Isère (France)

  • Les Deux Alpes: can ski up to 3600 meters – all year round ski resort




  • Garmish/Partenkirschen – can ski up to 2962 meters


winter activity in Stubaital - copyright Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol

winter activity in Stubaital – copyright Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol




  • Pitztal with Pitztal glacier and skiing up to 3440 meters
  • Sölden with Rettenbach (2684 meters) and Tiefenbach (2796 meters) – can ski up to 3340 meters
  • Stubaital with Stubai glacier and skiing up to 3213 meters
  • Zillertal up to 3250 meters
  • Hintertux/Finkenberg with Hintertuxer glacier – skiing up to 3250 meters


  •  Mallnitz with the Mölltaler glacier and skiing up to 3122 meters

Salzburger Land

  • Kaprun/Zell am See – can ski up to 3029 meters



If you need to find out about the weather forecast and last snow falls before you leave, check out snowforecast and . You need to find a chalet or a place to go at the last minute, check out



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