Skiing in the New Year at Top Resorts

Skiing in the New Year at Top Resorts

New Year’s Eve should be the biggest party of the year, but too often it’s a let-down and no different from your average night. This year, why not look at the year 2017 with a bang banging for an exciting ski break? The ski resort is a great place to see in the New Year as you can smash the slopes and then feast until dawn in the new snow under the endless star blankets. It definitely beats paying to go to the local pub back home!
There are many great resorts across Europe that have wild New Year’s Day festivities and excellent skiing, but here are some of the best: Skiing in the New Year at Top Resorts


Meribel has always been a cracking spot for the New Year and a favorite with the English. The parties start with a torch-lighted light into the Chaudanne area where there is a huge fireworks display. You are spoiled for choice for an epic party after this, and a lively atmospheric watering throughout the resort. Le Rond Point is a popular spot if you want to see in 2018 by dancing until dawn, while Le Poste de Secours is a great place to enjoy a cocktail. Jacks and Dicks Tea Bar is also worth a try.

In terms of skiing, Meribel has plenty of good roads and easy access to the 600km slope across Le Trois Valleys – perfect!


The NYE party at Tignes is legendary and the best choice for raucous party animals. They host the largest free outdoor party across Europe, as the resort turns into an open air music festival that runs through 1 January. Songs pounding, fireworks and a fire show in the snow under the stars are the perfect way to end this year! Tignes always attracts big names too, such as David Guetta and Joachim Garraud.

What better way to cure a hangover than hitting a slope? Tignes has excellent conditions, 150 km of local slopes and access to Val d’Isère if you want.

Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère is, in my opinion, the prettiest town in the Alps and a beautiful place for a special New Year’s Eve. It is home to many excellent bars, pubs and clubs, so you should easily find something that suits your taste for a great night out. A place like the Doudoune Club attracts big names and even rivals some English clubs! In addition, the city center is an amazing place to be when the 12 attacking hours as everyone comes together for grand countdown and champagne baths.

Since most of the slopes are above 2500m, there will be a great offer to offer here.


Mayrhofen in Tyrol, Austria is another popular destination for NYE thanks to the wide array of options on offer. It is home to many cool places, especially Ice Bar and Gasthof Bruecke which both have wild NYE parties with live music and dancing on the table in the new year. Another reason that I recommend Mayrhofen is the New Year’s Eve Train, which is a train party from Jenbach to Mayrhofen which stops to enjoy music and drinks at every stop! There’s also a horse-drawn procession to the snowy racetrack on New Year’s Day (if you’re not too dizzy!).

Mayrhofen also has a 159 km piste runway and features the heaviest run of Austria – Harakiri.

One of these resorts will be a great choice for an unforgettable New Year filled with snow, skiing, partying and joy. Shuttle Direct can take you, your troops and all your ski equipment to one of these resorts with ease, so you can sit back and start planning how to bring in 2018!

Skiing in the New Year at Top Resorts