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New Year's Eve in the Mountains: best destinations and locations ski resorts

A New Year in the mountains, with snowy and breathtaking views: switch off by breathing in the finest air, enjoying a magnificent sun or a memorable snowfall, with high quality food and being pampered in your dream hotel and spa. Who wouldn't choose a stay in the mountains to greet the old year and throw energy into the new one that awaits us?

Index

  1. New Year's Eve in the snow in Northern Italy
  2. New Year's Eve in the snow in Central Italy
  3. New Year's Eve on the snow in Southern Italy and the Islands
  4. New Year on the snow abroad
  5. Other ideas and low cost destinations to celebrate the New Year
  6. User questions and comments

New Year's Eve in the snow in Northern Italy

1 - Merano (BZ, Trentino-Alto Adige)

Merano is a beautiful medium-sized town, where nature and cultural life blend throughout the year. In addition to the magnificent heritage of historic buildings and architecture, Merano has an infinite amount of walks, routes and panoramic stops along its entire territory.

Along the Passirio River and in the Val Venosta area, dozens of sports can be practiced, with magnificent snow-covered slopes. As if that were not enough, Merano also offers one of the most beautiful spas in Italy.




  • Ideal for: Families, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 73,00 per room -
  • 1 day private tour by car in the heart of the Dolomites Bolzano: private tour along the Strada delle Grandi Dolomiti Trekking with snowshoes in the Dolomites

2 - Madonna di Campiglio (TN, Trentino-Alto Adige)

Among the smallest and most renowned tourist resorts ever, Madonna di Campiglio located at 1.500 meters in the province of Trento, offers the best slopes for skiing and snowboarding on the whole national scene, with 160 km of routes and 60 ski lifts. A simple hamlet with a handful of inhabitants, which, however, can offer an unforgettable stay.


  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 78,00 per room -
  • Trento: 2-hour guided walking tour

3 - Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL, Veneto)

Cortina d'Ampezzo, known as the queen of the Dolomites and the Mecca of Italian celebrities, is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Bel Paese. Is considered one of the coolest and most exclusive destinations in Europe like Courchevel Zermatt and St Moritz.
It offers superb and well-groomed slopes for beginners and intermediates, a fantastic town full of attractions, but also an excellent nightlife.

  • Ideal for: Youth and Families
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 88,21 per room -
  • Winter bus to Cortina with cable car ride and lunch From Venice: Full day tour to Cortina and the Dolomites

4 - Livigno (SO, Lombardy)

Livigno offers a winning recipe: ski slopes particularly suitable for beginners and amateurs, beautiful landscapes and rather low prices. It is located in a wide valley near the Swiss border and is easily accessible by car or public transport. Once you arrive, you will be greeted by a charming mountain resort, where the influence of nearby St Moritz shines through, but not in the prices!


  • Ideal for: Families
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 68,14 per room -

5 - Dobbiaco / Tre Cime (BZ, Trentino-Alto Adige)

One of the municipalities of the "Tre Cime", together with Sesto and San Candido, Dobbiaco, in Val Pusteria, the so-called "green" valley, is the real gateway to the Dolomites. Specialized in wonderful cross-country ski trails of more than 120 km in length, has state-of-the-art facilities for all other winter sports, with snowshoeing and Nordic walking, together with highest rock wall in Italy.
On the other hand, for families, on Monte Rota, there is a splendid 2 km toboggan run.


  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 77,00 per room -

New Year's Eve in the snow in Central Italy

1 - Sestola (MO, Emilia-Romagna)

Sestola is the heart of the Modenese mountains, from which it is just 70 km away and whose main attraction for skiers is certainly the Monte Cimone, the highest in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, with its 2.165 mt.
Sestola represents an ideal stay, with its cuisine that is a perfect combination of the Modenese and the Tuscan Apennine cuisine, its magnificent ski slopes with over 50 km of trails suitable for everyone.


  • Ideal for: Families, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -

2 - Prati di Tivo (TE, Abruzzo)

About 40 km from Teramo, in the municipality of Pietracamela (counted among the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy), you arrive at a truly suggestive location, especially in winter: Prati di Tivo. An uncontaminated place at the foot of the Gran Sasso, with slopes for all tastes, with the historic chairlift of the "Madonnina", which leads to a black run with 600 meters in altitude, as well as the precious cross-country trails. Prati di Tivo is suitable for everyone, for its nature, activities, sport and the village.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

3 - Roccaraso (AQ, Abruzzo)

The province of L'Aquila, with its extensive horizons and wonderful nature, leads us straight to a handful of inhabitants that is Roccaraso, inside the Maiella Park. Since the early 1900s, over the years the Roccaraso area has earned a prominent position in the panorama of central Italy ski resorts.


  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 85,00 per room -

4 - Monte Piselli (TE, Abruzzo)

Probably the only place where it is possible to ski looking at the sea: this is Monte Piselli, inside the Gran Sasso National Park and Monti della Laga, with magnificent ski slopes, off-piste, snowboarding, endless possibilities for excursions and snowshoeing: with 2 ski lifts, 5 downhill slopes and dozens of hotels, Monte Piselli is a perfect destination.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 86,00 per room -

5 - Campocatino (FR, Lazio)

Campocatino, in the province of Frosinone and at almost 2.000 meters above sea level, is a reference point for winter sports in central Italy: 14 downhill slopes, 4 ski lifts, 15 km of cross-country tracks, 1 Snowpark, 1 Nordic Arena with a 5 km cross-country circuit, 1 Baby Park.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 77,00 per room -

New Year's Eve on the snow in Southern Italy and the Islands

1 - Laceno Lake (AV, Campania)

The Lake Laceno area is perfectly equipped with 5 ski lifts starting from an altitude of 1.100 meters and, in case of low snow, the cannons with artificial snow will cover an area of ​​22 km, allowing a continuous tourist influx. The area can also please children with a special park and a ring for cross-country skiing of 2 km admiring the amazing panorama of the Avellino mountains.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

2 - Campitello Matese (CB, Molise)

Between Campania and Molise, in an area absolutely detached from the noise of the towns and cities, Monte Matese is truly a magical place, from which to reach the well-equipped Campitello Matese plant, which makes it a center of excellence for all the southern part of the country, with well 40 km of slopes, a Snow Park and artificial snow if necessary. It has an accommodation facility worthy of the name, with 6 high-level hotels, some of which have hot pools and attached beauty farms.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 69,00 per room -

3 - Gambarie (RC, Calabria)

A point of reference for the far south of our peninsula: Gambarie, ski resort with sea views over the Strait of Messina and the Aeolian Islands, immersed in nature, here truly uncontaminated, where you can feel at one with the surrounding environment. A true paradise for skiers and non-skiers, with 4 ski lifts and 11 km of slopes.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

4 - Nicolosi (CT, Sicily)

At a height between 1.900 meters and 2.700 meters, on the slopes of Etna, in the Rifugio Sapienza area, Nicolosi is a well-known tourist resort and a paradise for skiers who, despite the sporadic volcanic eruptions, continue to renew themselves and keep their relationship with natural phenomena that make this place so unique. The absence of tall vegetation gives it an alien aspect; however, it will be enough to look around to admire the panorama below with the Gulf of Catania.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

5 - Bruncu Spina (NU, Sardinia)

The only ski area in Sardinia, Bruncu Spina, in the territory of Gennargentu, can count on massive rainfall every year and ensure tourists a true snowy experience without envying well-known northern resorts, with 2 ski slopes and 3 downhill slopes. In the nearby Monte Spada there is a private ski resort, with 2 maneuvers and artificial snow.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

New Year on the snow abroad

1 - Zermatt (Switzerland)

Obviously if we say Switzerland, we also mean a paradise for skiers and snow lovers: Zermatt is in effect the reference point for this precious territory, a true excellence of eco-sustainability since all the vehicles are electric and it is basically a gigantic Pedestrian area. With a spectacular view of the Matterhorn, 38 mountains over 4.000 meters, the longest track in the country e the highest ascent in Europe along the Gornergrat.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 85,00 per room -
  • For those traveling from northern Italy, the ideal means of transport is the train. For the others, the reference airports are Milan Malpensa (3 hours and 20 by car) and Geneva (less than 3 hours)

2 - Courchevel (France)

Courchevel is located at the edge of the largest ski area in the world, the Trois Vallées, with 600 km of slopes and 162 ski lifts.
The snow in the Courchevel valley is usually one of the best in the entire ski area, with fantastic slopes suitable for everyone, from beginner to expert: there are about 150 km of slopes, of which 23 green, 34 blue, 32 red and 10 black.

  • Ideal for: Young people, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 89,18 per room -
  • it is about 3,5 hours by car from Turin. Turin and Geneva airports can be considered as reference airports (2,5 hours away by car)

3 - Val Thorens (France)

Val Thorens is part of the Les Trois Vallée area, with more than 600 km of slopes and with possibility of skiing until mid-May: 10 hotels, 50 restaurants and more than 300.000 tourists every year. To his credit some particularities such as the longest toboggan run in France, 1 Snowpark and an ice car circuit.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 85,00 per room -
  • it is about 3,5 hours by car from Turin. The main airports of reference are Geneva (2,5 hours away by car), Lyon (less than 2 hours away by car), Grenoble (1,5 hours away by car)

4 - St. Anton (Austria)

St Anton is ranked among the best ski resorts in the Alps. Located in the Arlberg region of Austria, it is one of the largest ski areas in the country. It is also one of the snowiest areas in Europe and boasts 340 km of slopes and over 200 km of off-piste routes. In addition, it has a highly efficient ski lift system and an attractive city full of elegant hotels, chalets and restaurants.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 79,18 per room -
  • The reference airports are Innsbruck (just over 1 hour by car), Friedrichshafen (1,5 hours by car), Memmingen (less than 2 hours by car), Zurich (2,5 hours by car). It is possible, but not recommended, to arrive from Italy by car (274 km from Milan and 383 km from Verona ... over 4/5 hours of travel)

5 - Tignes (France)

Another French resort, this time we propose Tignes, one of the best destinations in the Alps. The resort meets the needs of every type of skier / snowboarder thanks to the 300 km of slopes and a good amount of off-piste itineraries, all easily accessible thanks to the modern ski lift network. The town offers everything a skier needs with restaurants, clubs and bars.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 78,91 per room -
  • it is about 3,5 hours by car from Turin. The main airports of reference are Geneva (2,5 hours away by car), Lyon (3 hours away by car), Grenoble (2 hours away by car)

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