Published in Places & Spaces - October 25, 2013
We all dream of snow in the run up to Christmas. It is to most
afterall, synonymous with the big day. However, with snow on
Christmas Day in the UK occuring only 4 times in 51 years, no one's
holding their breath. Further, unless you're lucky enough to have
access to Aviemore, Scotland or somewhere similar during a snowy
period, you're going to have to fork out on what could potentially
be a pricey vacation to ski in it.
A ski Christmas for less may just be in sight, however...
We all dream of snow in the run up to Christmas. It is to most afterall, synonymous with the big day. However, with snow on Christmas Day (in the UK at least) falling only 4 times in 51 years, few are holding their breath. Further, unless you're lucky enough to have access to Aviemore, Scotland during a snowy period or somewhere similar around the world, you're going to have to fork out on what could potentially be a pricey vacation to ski in it.
A ski Christmas for less may just be in sight, however. With an array of ski homes keen to swap during December, you may just find yourself in one of our many Chalets this festive season - for free. To get the ball rolling we at Love Home Swap have compiled a list of our three favourite ski homes on offer. Consider it an early Christmas present.
If it's a large cedar oak home, with log fires, warm lighting, mountainous views, just moments from the slopes and shops you're after, Joslyjn's ski lodge located in British Colombia has just that. Being located on one of the most prestigious ski spots on Whistler Mountain makes things all the better too.
Did we mention already that the only thing as good as snow at Christmas, is a hot tub surrounded by snow at Christmas? Stay in Julian's incredible 14 person chalet, for just that. And a home big enough to house you and all your friends. It's light, airy and comes with a serious gym and views. The photographs say it all.
Located just 10 minutes from the slopes and a 90 minute drive from Montreal, our final ski home owned by experienced home swappers Carole & her husband, is not just beautiful but ultra convenient. Back to it being beautiful though, the white exterior extends inside, creating a modern yet cosy clean feel. Bring a tree indoors too, add a bauble and you have yourself a perfect Christmas.
Ski for free this Xmas - Click HERE to register your home & get started.
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