6 reasons to go skiing for New Year

Picture the scene. Christmas day is coming to an end and the reality that the festivities are nearly over starts to kick in…but wait, what if the excitement was just beginning?! What if, you were hours away from you next skiing adventure?!

Well, that would be just excellent.

Here’s why it’s time to make that dream a reality and book for New Year on the slopes:

  1. Snow has been falling!
  2. Early season skiing can be a bit of risk when it comes to the white stuff. We get it. And while we obviously can’t make any guarantees, signs are good. At the end of October we were excited to see the white stuff had been falling, and after a bit of a warm patch, the snow is set to return and Obergurgl is already open! Excellent.

    Snowing in Tignes

  3. Awesome Alps Atmosphere
  4. From fireworks to festivals, there’s a lot going on at New Year in resort. France throws some of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in the Alps, including ‘The Fire Mix Party’ in Tignes boasting the highest snow dance floor in Europe. Awesome. Val Thorens throws the ‘Val Tho Crazy Night’ offering a variety of craziness to enjoy including a torch procession and free-style show – we definitely want to see what that involves!

    But even if you don’t fancy a night out, just taking in the atmosphere as midnight approaches and enjoying the fireworks displays makes for a pretty special night.

    Fireworks in Alpe d'Huez
    Fan of fireworks? You should definitely check out our firework blog!

  5. No planning, cooking or washing up – just good times
  6. A week maxing out on the mountain by day and chilling out in a cosy chalet or Chalet Hotel by night is a pretty ideal combination. Add to that delicious food and drink, all take care of and I’m sold.

    Perhaps I should say, ‘by early evening’ for the chilling part – ‘by night’ it’s about taking in the local après and partying as hard as you like. Until the mountains come calling again in the morning to clear your head and you can start all over again.

  7. Start your year doing your favourite thing
  8. Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, we all share a love of zooming down the mountains on fresh snow – there’s nothing like it. For years to come, you’ll remember where you were when the New Year was welcomed in and be filled with a sense of snow-induced joy!


  9. What better place (or time) to drink Champagne?!
  10. “I only drink champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad.
    Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.
    When I have company, I consider it obligatory.
    I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am.
    Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”

    Lech Champagne
    What better place to enjoy the celebration drinks of all drinks (even if Lady Bollinger, as above felt it was appropriate regardless of occasion…and who are we to disagree)?!
    Whether enjoying a glass of Champagne in your chalet to bring in the New Year, or as an early Après treat, Alpine views and mountain air are made to match up with a glass of bubbly.
    Also, it’s awfully difficult to squeeze those magnums into a fridge – far better to use the natural cooling method!

  11. Make sure it isn’t an anti-climax
  12. ‘What are you doing for New Year?’ It’s the inevitable question that soon won’t be far from everyone’s lips. And it’s often followed by a ‘Dunno’, a non-committal shrug or at even a roll of the eyes.

    Let’s face it, New Year can be a bit of a let down. Sure, you want to spend it with friends and family, but trekking into town for a club, or cleaning up the house after a party doesn’t really appeal. Avoid the stress of it all by hitting the slopes and letting us take care of everything.

    Smiles on the Piste

    ‘What are you doing for New Year?’ following by an ecstatic ‘Skiing!’ sounds much better, right?!

So, welcome 2016 in the best way possible and check out our deals for 26th/27th December departures today.