Meet Santa on skis in Val d’Isere today – on the snow and in town. Expect fun and games with the man in red and his elves.
Known as Father Christmas and Santa Claus, Pere Noel (in French-speaking countries), Viejo Pascuero (Chile), Dun Che Lao Ren (China), Joulupukki (Finland), Weinachtsmann (German-speaking countries), Babbo Natale (Italy), Hoteiosho (Japan), Julenissen (Norway), Swiety Mikolaj (Poland), Ded Moroz (Russia), Jult Omten (Sweden)…here he/she is in ski resorts around the world.
Whistler Blackcomb’s annual Dress like Santa Day, pictured above, is a good way to get a free lift ticket, but what do you say to a four-year-old when 100 Santas ski by?
New Gen ski school operates in 17 resorts across France, so expect to find him there.
He skis, she snowboards: Santa and Mrs Claus at Loveland Ski Area.
Packed chair-lift? Hardly surprising, as discounted lift tickets for $69 are available at Mount Rose in Lake Tahoe for those wearing Santa costumes.