The mountains of oisans – the ideal destination for a magical christmas

Have you been longing to spend the Christmas holidays in the mountains? Oisans is the destination you’ve been dreaming of, surrounded by an ocean of peaks, snow-covered landscapes as far as the eye can see, and resorts of all sizes lit up and decorated for the holidays.

For many of us, Christmas is time for family holidays, for some quality time with the grandparents, cousins or with a group of friends. It is a magical time at the end of the year, and this magic adds a special touch to the activities on offer. Being able to spend this time with loved ones makes your holiday all the more relaxing…

Activities you’ve been dreaming of

When you’re not skiing down the slopes, book some activities to do as a family, to take some unforgettable memories back home with you. Here are some ideas that are guaranteed to appeal to the whole family.


Set off on a wild adventure, dog-sledding. Snuggled up to a loved one, your partner or one of your children, this experience is guaranteed to stay with you forever. See the closeness between the musher and his pack, get to know these endearing animals, and admire the superb scenery all around you. This is a fantastic experience!
There are several passionate mushers who organise dog-sledding outings in the resorts of Oisans, and schedules vary from one organisation to the next. Contact the Tourist Office in your destination and make a booking before you arrive, just in case…

Ice caves

Venture inside the blue world of the ice sculptures, admire the smooth shapes and the little details that have been crafted with impressive talent. From one sculpture to the next, you’ll be whisked away into this magical world where the transparent ice reflects coloured lights. You’ll be amazed!
Every year in winter, the ice caves in Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes are recreated, based on a different theme each time. Come back every year to see what’s new!

Evening snowshoeing outing

The sun sets early at this time of year, so take advantage and end your day with an original outing. Equipped with your snowshoes, your guide will lead you into some wild, unspoilt places around the villages of Oisans. This snowshoeing outing in the light of the moon is an unforgettable experience, exploring the mysterious forest, catching glimpses of the starry sky up above, through the trees, and the hushed atmosphere of the vast, wild landscapes all around.
You’ll find more information about the evening or daytime outings on the ‘snowshoeing outings’ page.

Looking for more ideas?

You’ll find more inspiration on the ‘Your winter holiday in the mountains‘ page, with information about the range of activities available in the snow.

Events & entertainment in the villages and resorts

Enjoy some festive entertainment, organised especially for the end-of-year celebrations!

There is an action-packed programme of entertainment, shows and events during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Parades with lights, colourful juggling performances, fireworks’ displays, and torch-lit walking tours are just some examples of the festivities that will add a touch of magic to your wonderful Christmas break, always with a cup of mulled wine or steaming hot chocolate in your hands.


Chalet en famille - Hiver

Choose your chalet for the Christmas holidays. Made entirely from wood, designed with your comfort in mind and fully equipped for big groups, this type of accommodation is ideal for a holiday in the mountains! Are you looking for something different? Browse our page: All accommodation in Oisans.

11 Tourist offices in Oisans

Stop by our tourist offices for even more ideas. The experts of the ‘Oisans’ destination will be on-hand to assist you: