New Year Ski Holidays – Why to Go and Where to Go

Tignes during New Year with Fireworks


After all the festive cheer you get from Christmas it may feel like it’s time to return to reality. But why not move into the new year by embracing the upcoming winter and hitting the slopes. Ski resorts around Europe (and beyond) can provide some of the best parties, celebrations and unique experiences which are bound to give you a New Year that you’ll never forget.

Need a little more convincing? Here are some of the top reasons to go on a New Year ski holiday, as well as a few of the best resorts.

Why Go on a New Year Ski Holiday?

Festive decorations

One of the best things about being in a ski resort just after Christmas is that you can continue enjoying the festive celebrations. For anyone that has been to a resort in the winter they’ll know just how beautiful the lights look twinkling on the snow, so just imagine how much prettier it looks around the festive holidays. If you’re staying in one of our chalets you’ll also find it fully decorated complete with your own Christmas tree.


Start your New Year 2019 with a bang and a glass of bubbly. Enjoy the sight of fireworks lighting up the mountain and fantastic colours glistening off the snow. At some resorts, such as Meribel, the fireworks start as early as 6pm, which is like a special teaser before the big countdown.

Great parties and awesome atmosphere

One can only imagine just how awesome the parties are at ski resorts over New Year. Throughout the mountains you’ll find a whole host of great events that’ll be sure to keep you dancing through the night. From international Djs to live bands you’ll find plenty to keep you fully entertained.

Start your new year cruising the pistes

For snow lovers what better way to start your new year than to cruise down some of the best slopes in the world. Whether you decide to hit Val d’Isere, Tignes, or somewhere in USA or Canada you’ll be sure to enjoy snow sure slopes with Skiworld. What’s more, after a night of partying the cold fresh mountain air should be perfect to clear those aching heads.

Celebratory extras in our chalets

When staying in our chalets during New Year you’ll get to enjoy plenty of extras, including free-flowing wine on New Year’s Eve and New Years Day, a midnight celebration of mince pies and sparkling wine, a special smoked salmon breakfast on New Year’s Day as well as plenty more.


Apres at New Year

Where to Go for a New Year Ski Holiday?


Visit Tignes for your New Year ski holiday to enjoy fantastic runs and plenty of snow. During the celebrations on the 31st you’ll find a pop-rock party which is with Tignes and French radio RTL2. This is located on the Le Lac snow front.

A few of our accommodation options in Tignes include Chalet Annina, Chalet Francois and Val Claret Apartments. Prices start from £679 per person.


Meribel is part of the Les 3 Vallées which forms one of the best and largest ski areas in the world. The celebrations start at 6pm and you’ll get to enjoy free mulled wine and hot chocolate at spots including Mottaret, Meribel Village, as well as Meribel la Chaudanne. A few top accommodation options for Meribel includes Chalet Elodie and Hameau du Mottaret Apartments. Prices start from £775.

St Anton

Enjoy an Austrian New Years in the beautiful St Anton resort, which is often referred to as the Cradle of Alpine Skiing. Experience a fantastic festive atmosphere and party at night before spending your first day of 2019 on the slopes. Top accommodation options include Chalet Kapall and Chalet Eisfall. Prices start from £1,598.

Val Thorens

Val Thorens is another one of the awesome resorts that form part of the Les 3 Vallées. This resort will allow you to ski hard and also party hard. For a very special experience on New Year’s Eve take a torchlight descent down the mountains before enjoying the fireworks later on that evening. As well as this there is entertainment for the kids and free mulled wine and hot chocolate on Place de Caron.

We have apartments and chalets available with prices starting at £736 per person. A few of our property options include Chalet MiloChalet Sagittaire and Chalet Coucher du Soleil. Chalet prices start at £1,641 per person.

Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère offers fantastic celebratory options for you to enjoy during your New Year celebrations. Including a night light festival, musicians, DJs, ice sculptors, jugglers and more. This is topped off with fireworks. When visiting a few accommodation options include Chalet Maison RoseChalet LoresChalet Cime and Chalet Madeleine. You’ll find prices from only £1,568 per person.

Val dI'sere Tourism - ©

Val dI’sere Tourism – ©

Other options

A few other properties we have on offer that will be sure to give you a wonderful entrance into 2019 include Chalet Yves and Chalet Tetra in Les Arcs, Chalet Klosters in La Plagne and Chalet Friandise in Alpe D’Huez.

For all our New Year ski holiday packages visit our page

Note: prices correct at time of writing. Please check property pages for the most up to date prices.

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