Ski Solutions: Five of the best ski resorts for New Year's Eve celebrations
The Best Resorts for New Year Skiing in 2023 & 2024
Dreaming of skiing in the New Year? Britain’s original specialist ski travel agency, Ski Solutions, is offering fuss-free tailor-made trips for those seeking the best ski resorts for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Whether you’re planning to travel with family or with friends, we’ve rounded up five resorts worldwide — renowned for their impressive winter sports and New Year’s festivities.
Val d’Isère, France
Val d’Isère, nestled in the heart of the French Alps, offers picturesque chalet-style architecture, cafes and a vibrant après-ski scene is arguably the very best ski resort for New Year’s Eve celebrations. What makes Val d’Isère particularly appealing for New Year’s is the backdrop of snow-capped mountains and the legendary Espace Killy ski area, promising exhilarating adventures during the day. At night, the village comes alive with festive parties, fireworks, and a warm sense of community in the celebration of Festi Light on New Year’s Eve, making it a perfect destination for those seeking an unforgettable experience at this world-famous resort.
Hotel Le Blizzard is situated in the centre of Val d’Isère, offering a prime location that’s just a two-minute walk from the slopes. This luxuriously appointed five-star hotel is a favourite among visitors to the resort, and it’s easy to see why. With a charming chalet feel, characterised by wooden beams, an inviting open fireplace, and comfortable sofas, it exudes a warm and welcoming ambiance. What sets it apart is not only its elegant interior but also its exceptional amenities.
The hotel features indoor and outdoor pools, and a unique wooden hot tub. Furthermore, it’s perfectly located on the main street, providing easy access to the main Solaise and Bellevarde lifts, and for those looking to explore other parts of the resort, the ski shuttle bus stops almost right outside the hotel.
HOW: Ski Solutions offers a seven night stay at Hotel Le Blizzard in Val d’Isere on a bed & breakfast basis, priced from £2,995pp, departing on 30th December 2023. This price includes accommodation, flights and transfers.
Verbier is a quintessential Swiss ski resort, celebrated for its world-class skiing. This Alpine village seamlessly marries traditional Swiss architecture with contemporary amenities, creating a charming destination for winter enthusiasts. Verbier’s extensive and diverse ski terrain caters to everyone from novice skiers to experts.
However, it’s on New Year’s Eve that Verbier truly shines, transforming into a haven for those seeking a memorable way to welcome the new year. The resort’s lively street parties, torchlight parades on the slopes, and a fireworks display lights up the night sky, creating a festive and magical atmosphere. Verbier’s bars and restaurants also come alive in the evenings. Choose to enjoy the lively bar scene or the exceptional Swiss cuisine.
Chalet Petit Ours is the ideal choice for a group of family or friends, sleeping 11 people across six bedrooms, each equipped with en-suite bathrooms and showers for maximum comfort and privacy. The chalet also caters to ski enthusiasts, offering a convenient ski room with heated boot warmers and storage space for skis, ensuring ski gear is ready for action on the slopes.
As for celebrating the new year, the chalet provides an additional treat with a table tennis table, allowing guests to engage in friendly competition while enjoying celebratory drinks, creating the perfect atmosphere for welcoming the new year together.
HOW: Ski Solutions offers a seven night stay at Chalet Petit Ours in Verbier on a chalet board basis, priced from £8,550pp, departing on 30th December 2023. This price includes accommodation only.
Aspen Snowmass, North America
Aspen Snowmass, located in Colorado’s Rockies, is synonymous with luxury. The chic town boasts high-end spa hotels, fine dining, and exclusive bars. New Year’s Eve celebrations in Aspen Snowmass cater to all, with a torchlight descent and fireworks at Snowmass, while the town itself hosts dazzling firework displays at 8pm and midnight. The night comes alive with dancing at various bars, and many hotels and restaurants offer a New Year’s Day brunch to start the year in style.
The Gant offers a unique blend of classic mountain luxury and the warm comforts of home. Its exceptional location provides easy access to the slopes, making it an ideal choice for families seeking the perfect ski retreat. The homely guest rooms vary in size, from intimate one-bedroom hideaways to spacious four-bedroom apartments, each adorned with sumptuous furnishings. With a full kitchen, expansive living area, a wood-burning fireplace and a relaxing patio, guests can unwind with an aperitif in hand after a day on the slopes.
HOW: Ski Solutions offers a seven night stay at The Gant in Aspen Snowmass on a bed & breakfast basis, priced from £5,995pp, departing on 30th December 2023. This price includes accommodation, flights and private transfer.
St. Anton, Austria
With its formidable expert terrain, impressive snow record, and legendary après-ski, St. Anton is one of the true heavyweights of Alpine skiing. The village boasts a traditional Alpine ambiance, complete with chalet-style architecture and cobblestone streets. The resort is famous for its extensive and diverse ski terrain catering to skiers of all levels.
The slopes are complemented by stunning mountain vistas, and off the slopes, visitors can explore winter hiking trails and indulge in après-ski activities at the neighbouring après bars like the iconic Krazy Kanguruh and the Mooserwirt, known for their lively atmospheres. Moreover, for those planning to welcome the new year in style, St. Anton offers the opportunity to purchase tickets to bars and clubs, ensuring a memorable and festive celebration amidst the snowy peaks of the Austrian Alps.
Hotel Tannenhof, a luxurious five-star gem in the heart of St. Anton, seamlessly blends traditional elegance with modern comfort. The suites, adorned with wood and regal fabrics, offer a welcoming haven after a day on the slopes. Guests can even choose their perfect pillow from the hotel’s menu for a restful night’s sleep.
The hotel’s gourmet restaurant serves delectable dishes crafted by a resident chef. To unwind, visit the Tannenhof spa with mountain views, holistic treatments and an aroma steam bath, ensuring an indulgent experience in the heart of St. Anton.
HOW: Ski Solutions offers a seven night stay at Hotel Tannenhof in St Anton on a bed & breakfast basis, priced from £7,645pp, departing on 30th December 2023.
Livigno is a charming and picturesque destination that captures the essence of an Alpine paradise. Known for its natural beauty, this mountain town offers a plethora of activities year-round. In the winter, Livigno transforms into a snowy wonderland, providing world-class skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
However, it’s on New Year’s Eve that Livigno truly comes alive, with a torchlight parade, DJ sets and a fireworks display lighting up the night sky. The Bivio Club, stands as a popular hub for those looking to enjoy music and drinks before ushering in the new year with festive celebrations.
Hotel Amerikan is a perfect hub for skiing enthusiasts visiting over the new year. Following a recent renovation, the hotel offers beautifully furnished bedrooms and a wellness area with an eco-friendly pool.
The on-site restaurant and pizzeria provide excellent dining options, while the spacious bar and terrace offer a relaxing spot to unwind after a day on the slopes. Convenience is key, as the hotel is just 20 metres from the No. 10 Amerikan lift, with the local equipment rental shop across the road and a ski bus stop right outside.
HOW: Ski Solutions offers a seven night stay at Hotel Amerikan in Livigno on a half board basis, priced from £1,478pp departing on 30th December 2023. This price includes accommodation, flights and transfers.
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