New Year ski holidays in the Alps – is there anything better? The Alps are a truly magical setting to enjoy a luxury ski holiday with loved ones, but add in the prosperity and festive celebrations of New Year and it’s an extra special occasion! There’s no better place to look ahead to the start of a new year, or reflect upon events just passed, than being surrounded by those closest to you, as the stunning mountain scenery is lit up with explosions of colour and light.
But, with so many luxury ski destinations in the Alps, it can be difficult to decide upon the best ski resort for a New Year’s holiday. Luckily for you, we are going to hand you over to Harriet Kitchen, Head of Sales and Marketing for one of our in-resort partners. As a Verbier expert, Harriet provides her top reasons to spend New Year in Verbier…
#1 New Year Celebrations in Verbier
If you’re looking for an electric atmosphere and a real party, then New Year in Verbier is for you; in particular, New Year at Place Centrale. It’s quite literally the place to be. With the whole centre of Verbier pedestrianised for the evening, everyone comes together for a fantastic celebration and the big countdown to the year ahead. People fill the streets to enjoy DJ sets, great music, breathtaking fireworks and an all-night party extravaganza!
Expect endless champagne spraying and a choric countdown to midnight. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first timer to resort, a seasonnaire or a Verbier local, everyone comes together arm in arm to share in this special moment. And no need to worry about the cold, even if it’s snowing you won’t feel it; the champagne and dancing will take good care of that! When you’ve had enough, you can choose to carry on in the comfort of your chalet or continue celebrating New Year in Verbier’s various après and nightlife spots, the choice is yours.
Verbier ski holidays really do have something for everyone. With endless slopes and varied pistes, from beginner to advanced and challenging itinerary runs, there is so much to explore when New Year skiing in Verbier. The mountain vistas are truly breathtaking as well!
New year, new you! If you’re a total beginner and choosing to learn to ski as your New Year’s resolution, you can be assured of incredible ski instructors who will guide you to the best spots on the mountain. Intermediate skiers will never tire of the 410km of piste on offer and there’s plenty of off-piste to satisfy even the most adventurous of skier. In fact, Verbier boasts the most lift accessible off-piste terrain. For advanced, on-piste skiing, Verbier takes its place as one of Ski In Luxury’s top 5 ski resorts for black run skiing.
And for non-skiers, Verbier makes sure you don’t miss out on the fun! There are a large selection of restaurants accessible by foot, meaning the whole party can regroup for a fabulous piste-side lunch and a slice of the action; after all, New Year in Verbier is all about bringing everyone together. Guided snow-shoe tours can also be booked, perfect for those looking to enjoy the slopes in a more sedate style.
We pride ourselves on giving guests incredibly special and memorable ski holidays in Verbier; having been established 30+ years, you can rest assured you are in very safe hands! We truly understand what goes into making a ski holiday exceptional, particularly at this celebratory time of year. And with our extended 8-night stay, there’s no better opportunity to spend New Year skiing in Verbier…
Each luxury ski chalet in our prestigious portfolio, is unique in style and location, but all share an exemplary service. Wherever you choose to stay in Verbier at New Year, it will be one to remember. Let’s take a look at a few of our luxury New Year ski chalets for your holiday:
Chalet Teredo sleeps up to 10 guests, providing exceptional ski accommodation with a high-end service to match. Complete with a stunning indoor pool (with views to die for), cinema room and five sumptuous bedrooms, you really are at one of Verbier’s premier properties. Its elevated position and huge picture windows mean you’ll be able to enjoy the NYE fireworks from the chalet. Or, of course, celebrate New Year in Verbier centre and head back to your chalet after!
Chalet Pierre Avoi is the perfect party pad. You could even have your own NYE party on Pierre Avoi’s huge terrace if you wish! The terrace can be kitted out for your own après-ski vibe, complete with fur throws, firepits and an ice bar. And there’s no need to worry about getting into town for the main New Year ski celebrations, using the chalet’s 24hr driver service (more on that later!).
Pierre Avoi is a family friendly ski chalet, offering the best of both worlds – close to the centre yet far enough away to be private and quiet.
Ideally located just a very short walk from Place Centrale, Treize Etoiles is a beautiful penthouse apartment in Verbier. With flexible accommodation for 8-12 guests, it works perfectly for a stylish New Year family ski holiday in Verbier. The large balcony overlooking the street means you can soak up the NYE vibe whilst bubbling away in the hot tub, glass of fizz in hand! And if you want to join the party, it’s just a flat and easy stroll away.
Chalet Sherwood features on Ski In Luxury’s list of ‘Top 10 Self-Catered Chalets in Switzerland‘. Sleeping 8-10 guests, this Verbier ski chalet poses a great chill-out space to unwind after NYE celebrations.
Complete with two stunning master bedrooms, Chalet Sherwood is perfect for those looking to be a little more self-sufficient. Available on a self-catered basis with a quiet yet accessible location, Sherwood offers great views and a calming style.
#4 Catered Chalets in Verbier at New Year
At this special time of year, we understand that families have set traditions, and we wouldn’t want to change this. When booking a catered New Year ski chalet in Verbier, we provide the chef, but you dictate the menu. All our experienced chefs are hand-picked and carefully selected for their range of specialities and flair. All have many years of experience under their belts and draw inspiration from this, but also from you. So, whether it’s a hearty and low-key family supper or a Japanese tasting menu that you are after, we will adapt to your preferences to give you the luxury catered ski holiday of your dreams.
We encourage our guests to discuss everything with the chef during the pre-arrival call and during the week. We give our chefs generous budgets too, so expect the best ingredients and the finest wines included in your stay! To go alongside our exceptional food is our extensive house Champagne and wine list. Each meal will come with a suggested pairing, together with our host’s signature cocktails (devised by our in-house mixologist!). Needless to say, guests rarely leave wanting for anything…
#5 24-Hour Driving Service
New Year’s Eve is the night to stay out late, and your evening need not come to an end due to any curfew! All our luxury chalets for New Year in Verbier benefit from an amazing 24hr driver service. That means, however late you choose to party, you are assured a safe route home at any time of day and night.
In our fleet of Mercedes and Volkswagen Caravelles, our professional, dedicated drivers are only ever a phone call away. You’ll get to know them all during your stay, adding the little extra luxuries that make all the difference. They will ensure you are always taken to your ski school meeting point or lunch reservation on time, scoop you up at the end of your ski day, and load your skis, so you don’t have to. When staying in a catered ski chalet for New Year, they’ll even deliver your takeaway on the chef’s night off! They really are the backbone of your ski holiday in Verbier.
#6 “Let us plan your holiday to perfection!”
The added prestige of New Year in Verbier means reservations are made far in advance and pre-booking is essential. Don’t worry, though, we have this covered! Our dedicated concierge team plan your holiday to perfection, prior to your arrival. That means every aspect of your day is taken care of with the very best suppliers in Verbier.
We will suggest all the best party spots and cover all options for you to choose from – perhaps the infamous annual party at the W Hotel, a civilised gourmet menu at the Michelin starred Table d’Adrien or VIP tickets to Farm Club, the must-visit Verbier institution! We will find the hottest tickets in town, and help you select the best to suit your NYE wishes. With years of lifelong, in-resort relationships, we can often pull in favours and ensure our guests receive preferential treatment. Let us plan your holiday to perfection!
We’d like to thank Harriet for her valued time putting together her top reasons to spend New Year in Verbier! It’s clear to see why a New Year ski holiday in the resort is such a popular and attractive proposal for many groups to begin the year in fantastic style.
So, how does Verbier at New Year sound to you? Has it topped your list of luxury ski resorts to visit for New Year? Get in touch with our Ski Specialists to book your luxury chalet in Verbier for New Year. Give us a call on +44 1202 203650, fill out a quick form or send us an email.