Why ski in January?
Why book a ski holiday in January? A number of obvious reasons spring to mind; quiet if not deserted pistes, no lift queues and optimum ski conditions (due to the typically colder weather). As long as you are prepared to wrap up warm you can benefit from some of the best conditions of the season.
Powder White Ski Holidays has another take, “We love going skiing in January for a number of reasons. Not only is it a good way to shed the extra weight gained over Christmas, but a ski trip in January is the perfect time to beat the dull weather and back to work rush leaving you invigorated and ready for the year ahead”.
Due to the laws of supply and demand, accommodation is inevitably cheaper outside the school holidays. According to Powder White, “January is also a good time to bag a great ski holiday bargain, especially for last minute bookers who may be able to take advantage of the many New Year offers, some offering up to 30% off”. Check out our special offers for the latest deals.
To add to that the conditions this year are phenomenal. Phrases such as ‘best conditions in a decade' or even ‘a generation’ are being used frequently in reference to large swathes of the Alps. New Generation Ski School sums up the situation nicely. “This January we are seeing conditions in the Alps that are pretty much unrivalled by any other year”. Is 2012 set to be the best ski season on record?
The French school holidays are a little later this year than last – starting on the 11th February and finishing on the 11th March. This means there is still a whole month ahead of us before resorts start to fill up once again.
All things considered, now might just be the perfect time for your ski holiday, increasing your chances of experiencing all that epic powder!