Happy New Year! Gutes neues Jahr! Bonne Année! A guatis noiis Joa! Where on earth would it be better to welcome 2017 than on the slopes? Surrounded by majestic mountains and fantastic skiing and people from all over the world! So, wrap up cosy and warm and ready for our exciting journey. Prepare to be energised as we take you through some of the fun-filled events taking place in ski resorts across the world.
Whistler in the north of Vancouver – in British Columbia, that is home to Whistler Blackcomb- is one of the largest ski resorts in North America. The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style pedestrian village. From 6pm till midnight on New Year’s Eve, you will find all kinds of ticketed family-style celebrations in Whistler Village. Wristbands, for sale already from the beginning of December, give access to multiple entertainment venues, games, crafts and activities. You can even go ice skating in the Olympic Plaza. At the base of Whistler Mountain there is a special ‘Fire and Ice’ show, concluding in a fantastic firework display. And in town you will find a party in every pub….
This is undeniably the most famous ski resort in North America, located in the state of Colorado in the Rocky Mountains region. On New Year’s Eve there is a breath-taking free firework display over Aspen Mountain. An evening of wining, dining, dancing and gaming will be presented by Aspen Film, in order to celebrate their first Annual New Year’s Eve Casino Royale Bash. At the Little Nell Hotel you can be part of a magnificent firework display. But, first treat yourself on a 3-course-prix fixe dinner and a glass of Veuve Clicquot. Alternatively, join the Dom Perignon Party with bottomless Dom Perignon and Belvedere cocktails and an open bar, along with food stations replaced throughout the night.
One of Europe’s oldest mountain resorts, Grindelwald, lies in a valley in the beautiful Bernese Oberland. Grindelwald is surrounded by a spectacular mountain trio. On New Year’s Eve everyone, from party-goers to families, will enjoy the lively, yet relaxed, atmosphere. Roads are shut down and locals take to the streets to join in the festivities, ringing in the New Year with cow bells. Spectacular firework displays will be seen all over the pistes. Hotels and restaurants put on themed events and gala dinners with dancing and Bond themed parties. Live music will resound in bars and clubs.
The resort is a village of the Tarentaise Valley in the Savoie Rhone Alps, south-east France, with good transport connections from Lyon, Geneva and Chambery. Join the crowd on New Year’s Eve as they gather in the main square for live music and a spine-tingling sound and light show. Along the main street there will be giant snow sculptures and ice carving demonstrations. Complimentary hot chocolate and mulled wines will add to the fun in the streets. And, at the stroke of midnight, champagne corks will fly and fireworks will be unleashed.
St. Moritz is a resort village in one of the most beautiful natural areas in the Alps and the pinnacle of winter tourism. On New Year’s Eve you can enjoy a memorable evening in one of the stunning restaurants. At 6.30pm you can take a cable car up to Berghaus Diavolezza and enjoy an excellent New Year’s gala dinner before catching a ride back down the mountain at 2am. What can be more exciting?! Or ride the funicular up the mountain for panoramic views, live music and fireworks at the Panorama Restaurant. And if you want something more futuristic and modern, go to restaurant Scatia for fondue, fireworks and dancing to DJ Oliver’s lively music.
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