Christmas is a fantastic time to retreat to the mountains for a ski holiday. By Christmas both St Anton and Verbier are usually reliably snow-safe and both are much quieter than the frantic New Year week that follows. And what better way to celebrate the festive season with your family than with Bramble Ski, experiencing a luxury holiday in one of our splendid chalets?
Both Verbier and St Anton hold their own personal Yuletide charm. St Anton`s pedestrianised high street is lavishly decorated and traditional Christmas markets and stalls selling Glühwein line the road. There is a real feel of Austrian tradition and family values here over this period. In Verbier, Place Central and the road heading up to Médran glisten with Christmas lights. Boutique stores provide ample last-minute present shopping. And there is the quaint `Little English Church` that provides midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Both resorts have a festive aprés scene and bars are busy into the early hours of the morning.
Then there is the skiing on Christmas day: a true white Christmas amplifying your senses and imagination for the season. Fresh air and some exercise are the perfect antidote to a Christmas feast.
With a cosmopolitan mix of clientele, we at Bramble Ski have become accustomed to numerous traditional expectations over Christmas. Our executive chef prepares a five course menu suggestion, but often menu requests vary greatly according to individual custom. For many western Europeans, Christmas Eve is the main celebration event while Christmas dinner for the British and Irish will typically be an afternoon or an evening affair on the 25th. The French sum up the occassion with what they call a réveillon, a long meal that often continues through until midnight.
Whether it is a roast chicken, duck, goose or a suckling pig, staying in a lavish Bramble Ski chalet is a far cry from spending Christmas at a hotel. Chalets provide the homeliness, comfort and communal space of a home-setting while our staff cater to all the specifics of your stay.