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It’s almost time to chuck that out of office on and head away from the office for a festive break. You might already have the Holidays all planned out, however if you like living life on the edge and fancy getting away, this top 5 is definitely for you as Handbook counts down 5 snowy locations you have to visit this Christmas.
This postcard-perfect location looks even more incredible in the snow, it’s home to Europe’s oldest Christmas market. It’s the perfect base for all sorts of people, if you’re looking for a chilled out city break then it definitely ticks that box, it’s also nestled within the alps and there’s a range of ski resorts nearby if you’re looking for something a little more thrilling.
If you fancy Salzburg, why not book the incredible 4.7/5 star Hotel Sacher as the ultimate city-centre base.
If you’re looking to take the kids away and hit the slopes over the festive period, Chamonix is the perfect location. Sitting at the bottom of Mont Blanc, it’s famed for its incredible scenery as well as offering plenty to do other than just skiing including tours, shops and of course, a pretty good après scene!
Fancy Chamonix? Book to stay at Le Hameau Albert 1er for a warm and homely stay.
Lake Tahoe, California
If you fancy travelling a little further afield, hop on a flight to sunny San-Fran and head to chilly Tahoe. California’s snowy spot sits a little under 4 hours from the airport, and offers laid back casual vibes and the USA’s second deepest lake for some pretty, scenic views.
Heading to Tahoe? Book the Constellation Residences at Northstar for luxury suites and cosy bars.
Famed for its Igloo resort, Saariselka offers a bit of peace and quiet, perfect if you’re looking to escape the rat race over Christmas. There’s plenty to do if you’re willing to spend a bit of time outside enjoying the scenery or taking a husky tour. Alternatively you can lay back of an evening and be amazed by the Northern Lights.
If you fancy watching the Northern Lights from your bed, book the incredible Northern Lights Village Saariselkä.
If you want to be wowed, head to Banff. The incredible blue waters of Lake Louise will certainly provide you with some Instagram content and the crisp mountain air will have you forgetting about 2018’s stresses in minutes. Get active and hit the slopes, or lay back and relax in the hot springs, it’s the ultimate relaxation destination this Christmas.
Stay like a VIP in the snow at the Stoneridge Mountain Resort by CLIQUE.