For those who like to be guaranteed of snow - and who can't wait to spend some quality ski-time on the slopes, a ski holiday in Val Thorens
could be just the ticket.
In a newly published list of ski resorts worth a pre-Christmas visit from the Guardian, the French ski resort features at number one.
According to the publication Val Thorens ski holiday
at this time of year is a good choice because of the reliability of snow as it is Europe's highest ski resort.
Other benefits of the 3,000 metre high ski resort are named to be its Peclet glacier which offers early season skiing as early as September thanks to its prophylactic covering which protects it from summer sun damage, while its gastronomic offerings are also cited.
The publication reveals that as well as guaranteed snow, those on ski holidays in Val Thorens
can enjoy Michelin star cuisine at gourmet restaurant Oxalys.
Meanwhile, Travel Weekly recently reported that France is Britain's favourite ski destination.