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Christmas 2017 - where to go (quite a few criteria!)?

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Muchtoomuchtodo Tue 03-Jan-17 21:06:50

We're looking to go away next Christmas, it's a family group so lots of different requirements. We're previously been to Morzine, but their poor snow record at Christmas and the addition of a younger family member means that we're having a rethink.

Criteria are:
Good snow record at Christmas over the past few years.
Catered chalet for 12 people. Preferably 6 or 7 bedrooms, sole occupancy.
Not a purpose built resort - plenty going on for non skiing grandparents.
Central to town centre - no bus rides.
Easy access to lifts for skiers bus ride is fine as long as close to bus stop.
Ski school for 4 year old first timer within very easy walking distance (preferably no lift to access).
Not longer than 2 1/2 hour transfer - we can fly from Bristol, Cardiff or Birmingham.

Any ideas for resorts or specific accomodation would be gratefully received.

anotherdayanothersquabble Tue 03-Jan-17 23:07:10

Tricky.... The last three years have been poor at Christmas, all over the alps, this year being the worst so far. Val D'Isere / Tignes, Val Thorens (not a 'real town') or Saas Fee might worth considering. Food for thought on this site.

Tram10 Tue 03-Jan-17 23:29:59

Choose a high resort, the season is becoming more and more unpredictable. Saas Fee is wonderful and snow sure, but the strong swiss franc makes it expensive.

Muchtoomuchtodo Wed 04-Jan-17 21:40:13

Thanks. That's a handy link.

It would be easy if we didn't have the two extremes to cater for. Being very close to ski school for the 4 year old and a good sized town to browse and cleared walks etc for the oldies is a challenge.

cheezy Wed 04-Jan-17 21:43:50

Have you considered Zermatt? Can fly Bristol to Geneva

Muchtoomuchtodo Wed 04-Jan-17 22:02:06

I hadn't but it's on the list to look at now. Thanks.

Muchtoomuchtodo Thu 12-Jan-17 22:40:43

Can't find any chalets in Zermatt that don't need a substantial lottery win to hire for a week!

drspouse Fri 13-Jan-17 17:49:13

We're away with Esprit at the moment and they take the little ones to their lessons - in a minibus here - if it's a bit far. Would that work?

Muchtoomuchtodo Fri 13-Jan-17 21:07:28

No it wouldn't really. The parents will want to go with the 4 year old.

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