Maybe you never thought about it... but what could be more fun than celebrating New Year's Eve on your winter sports holiday? During the day you can have fun on the best descents in the Alps and in the evening you can party. Enjoy the beautiful mountain views from your own chalet with the lovely crackling noise from the warm fireplace in the background. At midnight, the fireworks will light up the sky. Together with your family or friends, you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a while.
Would you like to go on a winter sports holiday and you have no plans for New Year's Eve? Then combining a winter sports holiday with New Year's Eve is the perfect thing to do. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the winter landscape with friends or family and enter the New Year in a relaxed manner. Arrive earlier at the ski resort and you can even experience a white Christmas.
Celebrate New Year's Eve in a completely different way this year. Many of the ski resorts guarantee unlimited winter fun for your winter sports holiday. You will literally glide into the New Year on the slopes of the ski resort. Whether you're skiing or snowboarding, most of the ski resorts have something for everyone. When choosing a ski area, you can weigh up all the different aspects. Many skiers look at the level of difficulty, the number of pistes and how child-friendly the resort is. Of course, the choice of a ski area also depends on the group you are travelling with. If you are going with a group of friends who like a beer, mulled wine or schnapps, then the winter sports areas in Austria are ideal. The Zillertal Arena winter sports area is highly recommended. The party starts early in the afternoon on the slopes. You don't have to worry about the size of the group. In every winter sports area, there are cosy chalets, large group houses or lovely apartments to be found.
If you want to be sure of celebrating New Year's Eve in the snow, then the high altitude ski resorts are a perfect choice. The areas have guaranteed snow because they are at an altitude of over 2,000 to 3,000 metres. If nature is not so kind, then a number of snow cannons are there to lend a hand. In Austria, many ski resorts open at the beginning of December. You can combine your winter sports holiday with Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Celebrate the holidays in your own holiday home in Austria, France or Germany. Some chalets are located in the winter sports resort, so you can get straight on the pistes. Do you prefer a more low-key New Year's Eve? Many ski villages offer all the peace and quiet you need. Whatever holiday home you choose, spending New Year's Eve in the mountains is a real experience.
Each winter sports area has a wide range of holiday homes. For example, you can find large group houses with several bedrooms and bathrooms for families and friends, lovely apartments for couples or cosy chalets for families. Classic wooden chalets can be found mainly in the ski resorts in Austria, Germany or Switzerland. The chalets are scattered throughout the area and offer all the facilities you need.
Choosing the right holiday home for your New Year's Eve winter sports holiday depends on what you are looking for. If you want to stay in a cosy chalet right on the slopes, then Hopfgarten is the perfect base. In this area, most holiday homes are located in or near the ski resort, so you can be off skiing quickly. If you want to stay a little further from the ski resort, then there are free ski buses running between the villages and the ski resort. The buses take you quickly and conveniently to the ski resort and you don't have to carry your ski equipment, which is a big plus. Many holiday homes are ideal for families with children. Because most chalets and group houses are detached, there is enough space for the children to play around the house in the snow.
The villages are a great place to stay. You will find good restaurants, bars and shops where you can go after skiing. Most restaurants serve delicious local dishes that will make your mouth water. Even the youngest skiers are catered for. Children's menus are served in the mountain huts on the slopes as well as in the restaurants in the valley.
During your winter sports holiday, you don't just have to ski or snowboard. Many ski areas offer fun activities such as tobogganing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and tobogganing during holidays. You can also take a trip to the spa to relax for a while.
During Christmas and New Year it is wonderful to be together with friends and family and where better than in a cosy chalet or lovely group house? During a winter sports holiday, you can completely relax and unwind in the beautiful mountain landscape. The ski resorts of Austria, Germany and France prove that a winter sports holiday doesn't have to be all about skiing and snowboarding.
The ski areas in Austria are perfect for taking beautiful cross-country skiing trips. To be a true cross-country skier, you must have been to Seefeld at least once. With its 262 kilometres of trails, this area is also known as a magnet for cross-country skiing. Lungau in Austria is also a real winter paradise for cross-country skiers. In total, this area offers more than 150 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails, which vary enormously in levels of difficulty. The trails are above 1,000 metres, so you can also enjoy spectacular views.
And of course there is plenty to do for children. Almost every resort has a special children's area, where little snow lovers can enjoy themselves to the full. Here, children can learn how to ski in a playful way and they can also play fun winter games. In most resorts, there are beautiful toboggan runs, which vary both in speed and length. Wherever you stay during your New Year winter sports holiday, you will want for nothing.