Great Places to Ski at New Year

New Year is the perfect time of year to take to the ski slopes and really have fun. Most countries around the world boast their own ski resorts that are open on New Year when the atmosphere is truly electric. Because there are so many fantastic ski resorts to choose from in Europe and further afield, here is a selection of some of the best.


16Families who are traveling with children can treat them to the chance to meet Santa Claus while enjoying an enchanting New Year skiing holiday. The village of Saariselkä is located in a picturesque valley in Finnish Lapland and visitors will find a large number of excellent ski resorts to choose such as Iisakkipää and Kaunispää. Both of these impressive ski resorts feature slopes for skiers of all levels, while Santa’s Grotto is also just a short drive away.

St Anton

Austria is among the world’s most popular ski destinations and skiing enthusiasts are sure to love zipping down the pretty slopes at St Anton. There are over fifty ski slopes to choose from here covered with powdery snow and the longest covers an impressive 10 kilometers. The St Anton ski resort offers a good range of accommodation and an excellent range of amenities such as shops and restaurants.


Switzerland is a very popular New Year skiing destination and there are three different ski zones to choose from at the main Zermatt ski resort. The entire resort complex boasts just under 400km of enchanting ski slopes that are set at an impressive elevation of 3,900 meters. In addition to unforgettable skiing experiences, visitors who opt to spend their New Year at Zermatt can take their pick from more than a hundred restaurants that catering to all tastes, while the accommodation that is available ranges from charming traditional wooden chalets to modern hotels.