Picture this: busy slopes, slushy snow, overcrowded restaurants and spending more time queuing than skiing.This is what skiing between christmas and new years can entail and last week did. 


The great idea to ski during the dullest week of the year (26-31 december) is one shared by almost everyone it seems. What should’ve been a cosy and peaceful week turned into a week of watching out for oncoming skiers and queuing for hours. The slopes were packed and in turn, the snow became slushy and not suitable for beginner or even intermediate skiers. The slushy snow lead to many runs simply no longer being enjoyable and meaning everyone skied higher up. The slopes were packed, there were out of control skiers and snowboarders everywhere and the queues for the chairlifts became unbearable.


I say all this, but it wasn’t all bad. yes some of the slopes were ruined, yes the queues were dreadful, but nothing beats a week in the mountains no matter the conditions. Despite the tricky circumstances, the weather was incredible and often is in late december The snowfall was good and the village at the bottom of the mountain was picturesque considering all the christmas decorations.