Enjoy an Unforgettable New Year in the Alps


(2020-03-13 16:20:51)

With spectacular fireworks displays, festive revelry under starlit skies, and bubbling Champagne shared among friends and family, New Year is a wonderful time to spend in the Alps. Booking ahead is a great way to enjoy the widest range of accommodation options – with big savings on early-bird bookings. With the winter ski season 2020/2021 now on sale, here are a few of our top resort recommendations for an unforgettable New Year in the Alps. You’ll find everything from family-friendly destinations to high-altitude towns with the biggest parties around. 

Val d’Isère, France

This extensive, snow-sure resort is a hit with families and groups of friends all season long, but the village really puts on a show for New Year. Visitors can expect a colourful street party with live music, special performances and ice sculptures, followed by spectacular fireworks. Of course, the resort’s many vibrant bars also host lively parties to ring in the New Year in style.

St Anton, Austria

This party capital of the Alps is known for table dancing and steep slopes, and there are few places better for a New Year escape with friends. Clink steins of beer at the legendary Krazy Kanguruh or Mooserwirt, then head to the pedestrian centre of town for the midnight countdown and — you guessed it — fireworks exploding across the night skies.

St Anton

St Anton is an amazing place to see in the New Year in the Alps. Credit: St Anton tourist office

Val Thorens, France

Europe’s highest ski resort throws one of the largest New Year’s Eve events around: the aptly named Val Tho Crazy Night. The spectacle usually includes a huge concert, DJs and a ski and snowboard freestyle show. Our advice is to book one of Val Thorens’ many piste-side properties and prepare yourself for incredible skiing and partying.

Verbier, Switzerland

Known for its bounty of luxury accommodation and stylish bars, Verbier hosts spectacular celebrations for New Year’s Eve. After skiing across the resort's extensive, challenging slopes, head to the centre of town for a few glasses of Champagne as a DJ gets the crowd jumping. There’s usually a live concert later in the night before the fireworks are set off, and the resort’s numerous clubs also play host to their own exclusive gatherings and events.

Alpe d’Huez, France

Alpe d’Huez is perfect for a New Year ski holiday with the family. The resort has plenty of cruisy green pistes right above the town that are perfect for kids, plus a great selection of family-friendly accommodation with in-house childcare. On the big night, you can expect lively celebrations in the centre of town, and there are usually fireworks and a torchlight descent courtesy of the ESF ski school. 

The winter ski season 2020 / 2021 is already on sale, with early bird skiers and snowboarders already making big savings on next year’s trips to the Alps. If you’d like a hand planning and booking your next-season ski holiday, our experts are on hand and ready to help. You can reach us by phone on 0203 0800 202 or through our handy chat service.