4 Ski Resorts to Visit in December for Beginners

Last updated: Apr 18th, 2024

Have you ever thought about skiing in December? There are so many advantages to having your school ski trip in December, such as quieter slopes, the best snow, its good value, and it’s close to Christmas! Who doesn’t like getting into the Christmas spirit?  If you’re interested in skiing in December, then here are our top 4 ski resorts for you!

Mountain landscape of Les Arcs ski resort with a chair lift going up the mountain


Les Arcs, France

Les Arcs is a perfect, laid back resort for all ability levels. With 60% of the slopes being beginner runs, it’s a great experience to start your ski adventure. For those who are more adventurous, take a scenic tree- lined route on the reds or conquer the heights of the blacks to challenge yourself.

With its cosy feel to the traditional town environment, this is a great resort to get your students into the Christmas spirit. Students can take part in evening activities such as laser tag, ice skating, bowling, swimming, cinema, and much more to make the most of each day. You won’t have a second to sit down and relax!

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5 students with a ski instructor on ski's with a mountain landscape in Bormio ski resort


Bormio, Italy

A resort for both beginners and intermediate levels, Bormio is the place to go for students wanting to take that step further on to a more advanced run. Ski on the slopes of professional skiers, with Bormio being the host of the World Cup and Championships! Can you match their skills?

Over 44 pistes to suit every ski level, as well as 27 lifts, your group will maximise their time on the slopes with December being a quieter month for ski. From heights of 3000m, to shops and cafes in a medieval spa town, there really is something for everyone.

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Students skiing and snowboarding with the sun in the background and a mountain landscape in Madesimo ski resort


Madesimo, Italy

A gem of Italy, in the traditional town of Madesimo, this ski resort is quaint and enclosed which is a great start for a beginner’s ski trip. A resort made for progression, the slopes are uncrowded with minimal lift queues, allowing students to develop on their ski skills.

Not ready to get back on your feet? Put on some ice skates and skate the night away at the ice rink in Madesimo or have a session swimming as part of your Après activities. You won’t need those walking shoes in Madesimo!

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Skiers by the chair lift on a snowy mountain with blue skies in Sestriere ski resort.

Sestriere, Italy

With mountain landscapes and guaranteed snow all year round in Sestriere, this is a very popular resort for skiers. Ranging from nursery slopes for beginners to a challenging Olympic downhill, this is an opportunity for students to ski on the tracks of Olympic athletes and challenge themselves!

With accommodation being within walking distance of the slopes, you will not need to worry about transportation to and from the hotel.  There are great après for all your student food fanatics out there, with pizza nights and a visit to Sestriere’s most popular creperies, your students will be leaving this trip with their tummy’s full! But watch out, its best to book this resort early with its popularity!

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Tis the ski-son

An amazing way to end the year, with the ultimate festive ski trip. Snow, cosy traditional towns, hot chocolates, Christmas lights and Christmas dinners! It really tis the ski-son to be jolly!

If you’re wanting a bit of magic added to your ski trip, get in contact and we can start planning your ski festivities for December!

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