Ski holidays in January


Rid those January blues and opt for blue-bird mornings out on the ski slopes instead. Skiing or snowboarding in January is the perfect time to go, there is typically plenty of snow on the ground and the resorts are a little quieter after the Christmas and New Year rush so shorter queues for the lifts or at the bars. 

Whether you are looking for a full weeks escape or perhaps just a short trip, we will have the perfect January ski holiday for you:

Weekly January ski breaks:

Short January ski breaks:


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Best January resorts:

The great thing about skiing in January is that you have an abundance of choice, be it seeking out lower altitude locations, searching for the slightly quieter resorts or perhaps looking for the smaller destinations. Everywhere is typically under a blanket of snow, so the choice is yours.

France - Montgenèvre

Good for: Quieter resort

Montgenèvre is set on the French-Italian boarder and has plenty of quieter slopes. This area is often uncrowded due to the fact it is part of the Milky Way ski area, so skier and snowboarders are spread out across the vast 400km slopes, meaning you can find your own quiet piste to practice on, teach your children or just shoot down at top speed. This also means there is often no queuing when it's time to jump back on to lift. 

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Austria - Filzmoos


Good for: Smaller resort

One of the smallest resorts in Europe, Filzmoos has around 13km of pistes. It is not far from some larger resorts if you do want to seek out more hustle and bustle, however if you are looking for a smaller, easier ski resort then this is the perfect place. You can enjoy the slopes and get to know the piste throughout the week - either perfecting your beginner skills or testing your abilities. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this resort and go at your own pace. 

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Italy - Livigno


Good for: Affordable 

Livigno is high on the list when is comes to affordability due to the fact it is a tax-free region. Which is great news for us skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts - with classic Italian pizzas, pastas and cocktails at a lower price for the same quality. Still with plenty of slopes, ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers, this is the perfect winter holiday if you don't manage to hit the slopes very often. However there are a couple of black runs for those of you at the advanced end of skiing and snowboarding

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Canada - Mont Tremblant 


Good for: Lower Altitude

With only an altitude of 914m, Mont Tremblant is one of the lower altitude ski resorts that can be found - this is ideal if you really enjoy skiing and perhaps suffer from altitude sickness, do not enjoy the weather conditions at higher altitude and if you are a beginner skier looking for the more gentle or laidback slopes. By no means does lower altitude mean you are missing out on great slopes to ski and snowboard though.

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Best January accommodation:

We have selected some of our favourite accommodation options to stay in the above mentioned resorts: 

Le Napoleon Apartments - Montgenèvre


The Le Napoleon Apartments and Spa are 4.5* rated and are in the perfect location, only 100m from the lifts. These apartments offer a vast array of facilities from a spa & gym, heated ski storage, games area and on-site parking. 

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Hotel Hanneshof - Filzmoos


This 4* resort is in a lovely location overlooking the town square and is a short walk to the lifts. It has a homely feel with an authentic Austrian vibe and cuisine. Hosting a relaxing spa and the largest, roman themed pool in the resort.  

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Hotel Lac Salin - Livigno


Hotel Lac Salin is a 4.5* hotel just 50m from the nearest ski lift and is right next to the slopes for ski-in ski-out. It offers weekly activities to it's guests such as snow shoeing so you can give a new sport a try. Also equipped with a lovely and very large spa.

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Hotel Fairmont - Mont Tremblant 


5* ski-in ski-out Hotel Fairmont is the height of luxury, with an Express Gondola just steps away from the front door. This hotel is known for its quality dining and distinctive spa offering The hotel even has its own games room, shop and ski valet. 

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FAQ's for skiing holidays in January

Is January the best time to go for good ski conditions? - January is in the middle of the ski season so there tends to be the highest levels of fresh snow fall, so even the lower resorts tend to be well covered for that month.

Why is January a good time to ski? It is usually a little quieter after the busy festive periods, so avid skiers like to go in January time to avoid longer queues at the chair lifts (or bars). 

When to go - November


When to go - Christmas



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