2014 New Year’s Eve ski holidays

Hit the slopes for New Year!

Laura Ginn

Laura Ginn
HomeAway travel expert

On the piste!Every year around the holidays people begin thinking of how they will spend their time away from work or school. Christmas is usually reserved for visiting with family and friends, but New Year’s Eve is another story altogether. This year, why not enjoy a New Year’s Eve Ski Holiday! Whether you are a seasoned or novice skier, there is nothing like celebrating in front of a toasty fire after a day on the slopes.

There are so many places around the globe where you may wish to usher in the New Year, but if you are looking for a renowned ski resort you will also want to know what there is to see and do in the area besides skiing. Families who bring children along will want to know that there are activities for the kids and couples will surely want to spend a night or two out on the town. Just remember that if you are booking a self catering cottage or apartment, you will want to make your reservations well in advance because the holidays tend to book up quite quickly.


Great ski holiday destinations to celebrate the New Year


Aspen, Colorado, USA Aspen, Colorado, USA

One of the most renowned areas for skiing is in Aspen, Colorado. For years and years people have been flocking to ski, snowboard and enjoy winter sports in Aspen and as a result, the area is one of the most posh places in the United States for winter holidays. There is plenty to do in Aspen from listening to Blues at the Belly Up to shopping for skis and equipment at Incline Ski & Board Shop. If you don’t own skis, you can even rent them at Black Tie Ski Rentals of Aspen. Why not take a tour of the area in a quaint horse pulled carriage? Day tours are offered by Aspen Carriage and Day Tours of Aspen.

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Oberstaufen, Germany Oberstaufen, Germany

When thinking of Bavaria, two things come to mind, food and beer! If you are planning to rent a cottage for a New Year’s Eve ski holiday in Oberstaufen, Bavaria, Germany, you may need to understand that this is a smallish community that centres on the skiing and winter sports industries. One thing you will find in Oberstaufen is some of the most delicious traditional food in all of Germany. It is suggested that holidaymakers try the Altstaufner Einkehr restaurant that serves local cuisine and can accommodate large groups of people who are in town for New Year’s Eve ski holidays. The prices are rumoured to be extremely affordable.

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Plymouth, Vermont, USA Plymouth, Vermont, USA

Located in the northeast corner of the United States, Plymouth, Vermont is a fabulous place to spend a ski holiday. Although the famed resort Mount Snow is quite nearby, approximately 20 km, it is easier to find accommodations in the town of Plymouth if you are looking for a self catering cottage or flat. It would be fun to spend New Year’s Eve up on Mount Snow, but one day it is a must to take a snowmobile tour provided by Killington Snowmobile Tours. This is an experience not to be missed.

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Wilderswil, Switzerland Wilderswil, Switzerland

Although there are many larger ski resorts in Switzerland, the Wilderswil Ski Resort is charming and respectable in size. Many holidaymakers travelling for the New Year are not looking to be surrounded by noisy throngs of people but would rather spend their time away from home on the slopes or in quiet enjoyment. This is what you will find in Wilderswil amongst old wooden buildings in town which are a must-see. The Old Church in town should be on everyone’s itinerary as the hall is always open to provide a haven for hikers during heavy snowstorms or rain. One other landmark in Wilderswil which bears special mention is the Covered Wooden Bridge that leads to the Old Church. Yes, it is a small and quaint village but it has charm beyond belief. As far as New Year’s Eve Ski Holidays go, it won’t be rowdy but it will be a lovely trip you are not soon to forget.

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Morzine, France Morzine, France

Morzine, France is located in the northernmost part of the French Alps which provides the perfect backdrop for a New Year’s Eve Ski Holiday. Not only is this the country of love, but some of the finest skiing and winter sports can be enjoyed here. Many visitors stay within the town so that they can enjoy such activities as strolling around the lake, even in frigid weather. The Lac du Mondriond provides a quiet and relaxing walk. Near the lake are a créperie and two restaurants. Another place of interest is the Musee de la Musique Mecanique, or literally translated, the Museum of Mechanical Music. Here, hundreds of mechanical instruments are on display as fond remembrances of days gone by.

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Aspen Ski Holidays

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