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Saturday to Saturday over Christmas

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I’m looking toward Christmas 2018 and wondering if the Saturday to Saturday lodging ‘restriction’ still applies in most resorts over that period? Or is Christmas to New Year bookings preferred by the tour operators and accomodation owners?
Specifically will I have to book 22nd to 29th of December?
Which resorts would be most snow sure (good snowmaking) and have a good Christmas vibe that time of year? We are coming from Australia so we are open to any country that has major international airport. Munich, Milan, Geneva most likely.
Thanks.
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No reason to not be Sat to Sat - only generally gets disturbed when Xmas Eve or Day falls on the weekend.
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Think most of the TO's will be back to Sat-Sat (or Sun-Sun) next year. They only vary it when xmas or NY fall on the weekend, like this year and last. New Year is a very busy week and they can generally fill Sat-Sat set up so you might have trouble finding anything different. Xmas isn't usually as busy but chance of booking different start/finish dates will be affected by the popularity of NY. Your best bet for that would probably be booking independently rather than TO.
Both weeks are early n the season and snow cover can be an issue. Best advice is go high as that gives you the best chance of decent conditions. Places like Tignes, 3valleys, ect. You might get lucky lower or unlucky high but you might as well try and stack the deck a bit. Troubl is high resorts aren't the most christmassy... so a good reason to go there IMO Toofy Grin Which also makes me not the bast person to comment on that aspect. Baa, humbug, etc Toofy Grin
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I always find the French purpose built resorts a bit underwhelming for Christmas atmosphere. I would go for an Austrian village or town. I am biased towards Mayrhofen which is really lovely over Christmas. But others on here will have some good suggestions for chocolate box villages.
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@sbooker, A lot of the French apartments are still only rented out on a Saturday to Saturday basis, especially through the local rental agencies and tourist offices.
You can find places on booking.com or maybe Expedia that offer flexible dates and durations, some also offer free cancellation up until a week or two before the start of your holiday so that maybe an option.
The last 2 years in France were particularly poor at Christmas and only the higher resorts had enough coverage to make buying a lift pass worthwhile.
Hopefully this (and next) season will be better.
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Although we are not renting out this year, we only rent out sat - sat. Our cleaners and keyholder are geared up for it. You then have to lose a weeks booking to get back to sat - sat again. When people have asked for mid week to mid week in the past they suddenly lose their interest when the answer is 'fine but you will have to pay for two weeks'.
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We are extremely lucky in that our management can handle non-Sat changeovers, but for high weeks (NY, 1/2 term) we would stick to Sat-Sat.

For Christmas week, we can be flexble as it’s usually the first week of the season.
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