*Tiger Woods’ wife Elin Nordegren spent the holidays skiing at a posh French Alps resort – thousands of miles away from her husband and his cheating scandal that continues to make headlines.

U.K. tabloid the Sun says Nordegren, 30, has been staying in an $8,000-a-night, seven-room chalet outside the resort town of Chamonix since last Sunday.

According to People.com, Nordegren and her twin sister Josefin, along with several close friends, have been skiing in Les Houches, an exclusive ski area adjacent to the Chamonix valley under the protection of a five-man French security force.

Nordegren and her sister have been spotted at a local restaurant, and hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration which at midnight became the twins’ 30th birthday party, according to one restaurant staffer.