The last month of the year is coming soon. It's high time to think about Christmas and New Year's Eve. Monte Rosa region, as always, has many to offer for these days.
During the first two weekends of December (5-7th, 12-14th December) there will be a traditional Christmas market in Saas-Fee. It will be an occasion to feel an atmosphere of the forthcoming Christmas in a wonderful, car-free village in Switzerland. You can enjoy both the festive season and the beginning of the ski season, and maybe even find the perfect Christmas present among some traditional, regional hand-make products. On that occasion you can also visit the stadel village, the old part of Saas-Fee, its rural origins where the old chalets and storehouses (called "Stadel") are preserved.
Opening hours for the stadel village and Christmas market.
Just before New Year's Eve it is worth checking Gressoney or Champoluc, and then spend the 31st December on a slope. And you know what they say - how you spend last day of the year, you will spend next days in the New Year.
Both Gressoney and Champoluc prepared a ski experience for the last days in 2014. On 29th December on the piste "Leonardo David" in Gressoney ski teachers from Scuola Sci Gressoney will offer a torchlight show and then snacks with tea, wine, and Christmas cakes. The show starts at 9 p.m.
A day after, 30th December, you can take part in a traditional End-of-the-Year torchlight procession organized by Scuola Sci di Antagnod at 9 p.m. in Champoluc.