With the promise of festive revelry under star-lit skies, seasonal cheer among family and friends, and the kind of outdoor adventure only the mountains can deliver, New Year is a truly magical time to visit the Alps.
Demand is high though, and prices on ski packages reflect that. With New Year being one of the most expensive weeks to hit the slopes, skiers are typically keen to squeeze every last drop of value for money out of the holiday they book.
One way to achieve that is by booking early — when factors such as larger group discounts mean bigger overall savings. Base-prices are often held back to the previous season’s rate, and tempting incentives such as lift pass deals help save you money on the snow.
With a focus on quality and value, here are a few catered chalet suggestions in family-friendly resorts where easy ski access and high altitude combine to offer ideal conditions for the perfect New Year getaway. All are available with UK flights and transfers included in the package.
Hepatica, La Plagne @ £1301pp
Chalet Hepatica is a 5* 10-bed property situated in the village of Plagne Soleil, one of la Plagne’s highest bases. With two pistes passing near the chalet and the Bergerie lift within easy reach, it’s a beautiful base from which to explore the expansive Paradiski area. Features include private outdoor hot tub and sauna, plus balcony with south-westerly valley views.
Trois Coeurs, Méribel @ £1399pp
The 5* Chalet Trois Coeurs is a firm Méribel favourite, nestled within easy reach of resort centre and close to the diverse amenities. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow in plenty of natural light, and facilities include children’s snug, fully en-suite bedrooms, fireplace and sauna. This 10-bed chalet offers swift ski access via private minibus service.
Chalet Trois Coeurs, Méribel
Catherine, Val Thorens @ £1434pp
The 18-bed chalet Catherine sits in a ski in / ski out location in Val Thorens — Europe’s highest resort. This 4* property boasts easy access to town centre, alongside features including sauna, log fire and fully en-suite bedrooms. Many of the rooms have balconies with panoramic valley views.
Eagle’s Nest, St Anton @ £1549pp (8 nights)
The 12-bed Chalet Eagle’s Nest in St Anton lies a 5-minute downhill walk to town centre and the main ski lifts, with fine valley views from its elevated position. This fully en-suite 4* chalet offers hassle-free access to town and pistes via the regular bus service, and facilities include hot tub, sauna, WiFi and ski locker.
Ours de Neige, Courchevel @ £1140pp
Chalet Ours de Neige is a 4* property accommodating 8 guests, constructed in Savoyard style with plenty of Alpine charm. Set in Courchevel Moriond (Courchevel 1650), the property boasts traditional wood panelling, fully en-suite bedrooms and open log-fire. With various lift and bus links to different corners of the Courchevel Valley, it’s ideal for skiers in search of diverse terrain.