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Top Christmas ski deals and package holidays

Stop dreaming of a white Christmas and start living it with this season's best ski deals.

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Christmas is a magical time, and if you've never experienced a white Christmas, this could be the year.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Alps dress themselves in powder soft white, beckoning you to come and play with a variety of snow sports like skiing, snowboarding and sledding.

Santa-filled events abound as does the gluhwein or eggnog, depending on your destination of choice.

And while Christmas is peak season across the globe, this doesn't necessarily equate to an overpriced resort stay if you know where to look. PS, we know where to look – and we're sharing with you all the goss on the best ski holiday deals to hit the slopes for the silly season.

Merry Christmas.

Top Christmas ski holiday deals


Up to 45% off ski and snowboard hire in Jindabyne

Expires 18 Jul 2022
Get $100 credit to spend on ski and snowboard hire at Monster Depot Ski Hire for only $55. Available until 3 October 2022.

Up to 45% off 7-night ski escape at Charlotte Pass

Expires 8 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 1 October 2022. Includes stay at Lucy Lodge, breakfast, lift pass and return over-snow transport from Perisher Valley to Charlotte Pass.

Up to 26% off 2 or 3-night Mt Buller ski holiday

Expires 8 Jul 2022
Available on Sunday to Thursday stays until 30 September 2022. Plus get 20% discount on breakfast, ski and chain hire and 10% off ski and souvenir purchases.

Get 5% off 13-day Japan ski adventure

Verified 5 days ago Expires 13 Jul 2022
Available on select departure dates from 21 December 2022 – 18 February 2023. Destinations include Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo and more.

Sydney to Perisher overnight snow tour from $130

Expires 18 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 2 September 2022 and includes return transfers, national park admission fee and discounted equipment hire.

Sydney to Thredbo overnight snow tour from $120

Expires 18 Jul 2022
Available until 2 September 2022 and includes return transfers, national park admission fee and more.

Snow day trip trip to Perisher from $90

Expires 11 Jul 2022
Available on select dates from 2 July – 27 August 2022 and includes return transfers from Canberra.

Up to 30% off 2-night stay in Mt Baw Baw

Expires 18 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 18 September 2022 at EdSki Lodge.

Up to 15% off New Zealand activities

Expires 30 Aug 2022
Available on select dates on activities including sightseeing cruises, canyoning, rafting, bungy jumping, wine tours, ski adventures and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.

5-night Japan ski holiday with lift pass from $999

Expires 11 Jul 2022
Available on select dates from December 2022 – March 2023. Includes accommodation, ski at Norikura Ski Resort with a 4-day lift pass, transfers and more.

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Top Christmas ski holidays


1. Ski Austria with Contiki

Adventure awaits on the other side of the world with a nine-day Austrian Alps adventure.

Contiki's motto is #noregrets, so take the plunge and hit the powder at one of Europe's finest ski resorts.

This trip starts in London where you'll take a coach to your resort. Once at the resort, you will have eight days to enjoy the slopes. In true Contiki style, you'll have more than your fair share of free time to carve it up in the resort town of Hopfgarten.

A day tour to the home of The Sound of Music is included while optional extras include tandem paragliding, sleigh riding and a trip to the Olympic Park in Innsbruck to go bobsledding.

  • Snow resorts. Hopfgarten
  • Includes. Eight nights’ accommodation, transfers from London, seven meals and some tourist attractions
  • Price. From $882 per person


2. Ski La Plagne over Christmas with Travel Talk

Have yourself a very merry white Christmas and spend the season living it up in France with Travel Talk tours.

Pitched at young adults, accommodation comes in the form of a quality hostel and you will have a lot of free time to hit the slopes. Altogether, it's an eight-day tour and you'll be provided with equipment and ski passes to last you six of those days.

  • Snow resorts. La Plagne 1800
  • Includes. Seven nights’ accommodation, three meals per day and ski equipment and ski passes for six days.
  • Price. From $1,124 per person


3. Week-long getaway to the ski resort Hakuba with Groupon

Home to some of the softest and deepest powder in the world, the Japanese snow resort of Hakuba has everything a keen skier or snowboarder could dream of.

Head to the popular region of Hakuba for the winter to plough through 11 metres of snowfall by day and relax in traditional hot springs and mineral baths by night.

This package deal by Groupon is for a limited time only and includes seven nights’ accommodation at Hakuba Alps Hotel as well as lift tickets and equipment hire for five days. The resort itself is a short shuttle ride away from Minami-Otari JR station.

  • Snow resorts. Happo One, Hakuba
  • Includes. Seven nights’ accommodation and five days ski/board hire, lift passes and onsen (hot spring) entry
  • Price. From $1,099 per person based on twin share


4. Discover Japan's cities and slopes with Contiki

For the perfect mix of tourist holiday and ski holiday, Contiki's City to Slopes tour has the answer.

The 12-day itinerary will have you seeing and doing it all. It starts in Osaka and takes you to all the hot spots including Tokyo and Kyoto as well as the ski resort of Hakuba for that white winter.

Ski wise, you'll have four days in Hakuba to close off your trip. This includes a three-day ski pass to see the land from above.

Tours are available in late December and throughout January.

  • Snow resorts. Hakuba
  • Includes. 11 nights’ accommodation, 12 meals, internal transfers and a 3-day ski pass.
  • Price. From $5,005 per person


5. Geneva ski and snowboard trip with the HOFNAR Experience

You spent Christmas in the Swiss Alps? Now that's something to brag about.

Over Christmas, Europe is blessed with all manner of snow and ski opportunities, but none can compare to Switzerland. Its Alps offer slopes for all abilities with a good mix of ski and snowboard terrain.

This trip allows you eight days in the Morzine resort and is geared toward youths aged 24-35.

  • Snow resorts. Morzine
  • Includes. Eight days accommodation, breakfast daily and internal transfers.
  • Price. From $367 per person


6. All-inclusive ski holiday at France's Chamonix Mont-Blanc with Club Med

Spoil yourself over Christmas this year with this all-inclusive snowbound holiday at one of the world's most renowned ski resorts: Mont Blanc.

Mont Blanc is a skiing mecca complete with over 113 miles (181 kilometres) of well-groomed runs, 46 lifts and a snow park. For the seasoned skier/boarder, it also features 41 kilometres of cross-country trails that will have you spending all day trying to conquer them.

Club Med holidays are the real deal, including everything from lift passes and ski hire to luxury stays and gourmet meals.

  • Snow resorts. Chamonix Mont-Blanc
  • Includes. Minimum seven nights’ accommodation, kids club, gourmet meals including open bar, lift pass for six days and group lessons.
  • Price. From $1,909 per person


7. Eight-day ski tour in Bansko, Bulgaria with Travel Talk

Try somewhere different this year and carve it up on the family-friendly slopes of Bansko.

Quite possibly Bulgaria's most popular ski resort, Bansko offers tons of atmosphere and family-friendly slopes at a much more affordable price than other European ski resorts.

For less than $500 per person, you can spend eight days surrounded by the Balkan Mountains living it up in 4-star accommodation. Groups are small, with less than 10 people, and return airport transfers are also included. However, you will have to bring your own gear and purchase lift passes.

  • Snow resorts. Bansko
  • Includes. Minimum seven nights’ accommodation, kids club, gourmet meals including open bar, lift pass for six days and group lessons.
  • Price. From $1,960 per person


8. All-inclusive ski trip to Pragelato Vialattea, Italy with Club Med

Live it up in the lap of luxury at Europe's second largest ski area.

Romantic, dramatic and well-priced are three ways to describe the Italian Alps. Located in the Piedmont Region, Club Med's contemporary resort is situated right at the foot of the slopes, so you will never have to venture far to satisfy your carving cravings.

With 92 ski lifts at your disposal and almost 400 kilometres of ski runs to challenge and delight, you won't be disappointed spending your holiday season on these slopes.

  • Snow resorts. Vialattea
  • Includes. Seven days in 4-trident rated accommodation, gourmet dining, premium open bar, ski and boarding lessons, six-day lift pass and kids club access.
  • Price. From $1,960 per person


9. All-inclusive ski trip to Hokkaido with Club Med

Experience the beauty of Japan's Hokkaido region covered in snow from your 4-trident rated hotel.

Club Med is all about luxurious all-inclusive packages that'll pamper you to no end – and this Hokkaido ski package is no different.

In it, you'll stay for a minimum of seven nights at Sahoro Hokkaido delighting in everything from gourmet dining and endless alcohol to group ski or boarding lessons and a six-day lift pass to explore the slopes.

The resort offers eight ski lifts and an even mix of beginner and expert runs to appeal to all levels of skiers or boarders.

  • Snow resorts. Sahoro Domain
  • Includes. Seven days in 4-trident rated accommodation, six-day lift pass, ski and snowboard lessons, gourmet dining and premium open bar.
  • Price. From $2,042 per person

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