Skiing in January: 5 destinations for a weekend in the snow

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Want to extend the fun of the holiday season? Here's where to ski in January and what to do on your weekend in the mountains.
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How better to welcome 2024 than to spend a weekend skiing in the snow? Although the Christmas and New Year’s holidays are now over, every weekend continues to be an opportunity to celebrate and have fun. With January peeking in, the coldest month of the year, it is no coincidence that the third Sunday is dedicated to the magic of snow.

Thanks to Snowit , you have the opportunity to plan a ski vacation and ski where and when you like. In this article, we will explore together the most picturesque destinations where you can indulge in an unforgettable weekend in the mountains during the month of January.

Get ready to discover the perfect combination of snow adventure and relaxation immersed in alpine beauty.

Skiing in January: where to spend a weekend on the slopes

With the ski lifts operational, the resorts warmly welcome ski and snowboard enthusiasts.

January proves to be the ideal month: the abundant presence of snow, which is constantly falling, combines with the opening of most of the lifts, offering the opportunity to enjoy the mountains in a context of well-being and recreation.

Here are Snowit’s top five recommended resorts where you can ski in January.

1. Bardonecchia: the best ski resort in Europe

Among the most sought-after winter destinations for ski lovers this year stands out Bardonecchia , recognized by the Financial Times as the best ski resort in Europe, surpassing the Bulgarian resort of Borovets.

The resort located in the picturesque Val di Susa stands out for its excellent value for money, offering an extensive network of slopes stretching over 100 km.

2. Skiing in January on the slopes of the Dolomites

The Campiglio Dolomites Ski Area in the heart of Trentino stands out as one of the top destinations for skiing in January in Italy. The area includes Madonna di Campiglio in the Adamello Brenta Natural Park, Pinzolo , Folgarida and Marilleva particularly suited to the needs of families.

On the Paganella Plateau is Andalo with its 50 km of slopes, a resort with tranquil scenery and not too harsh climate. While the Pontedilegno-Tonale ski area stretches between the Stelvio National Park and the Adamello Regional Park for more than 100 km.

3. Spend a weekend in the mountains near Milan

If you’re looking for resorts near Milan , Snowit recommends two gems in Alta Valtellina: Livigno , famous for its red slopes, and Bormio , known for its famous Stelvio slope, where you can combine downhill skiing with relaxing at the spa.

snow trains

Have you planned your vacation and would like to ski in January? In Lombardy you have the opportunity to reach some ski resorts comfortably and sustainably. Thanks to the partnership between Snowit and Trenord , you can travel to Aprica, Valmalenco, Madesimo, Domobianca and Piani di Bobbio with Snow Trains .

With this option, which includes train travel and ski pass, you can enjoy one or two days in the snow while saving time and money. Get on board and take off with Snowit

4. Cervinia: the pearl of the Aosta Valley

Located in the Aosta Valley region, Cervinia is recognized as one of the most prestigious ski resorts. The Cervino Ski Paradise area stretches across three valleys between Italy and Switzerland, from Valtournenche to Zermatt.

The ski season is very long in Cervinia, in fact the lifts operate at full capacity from October until May, giving the opportunity to enjoy the slopes even in spring.

5. Cheap destinations where to ski in January

If you want to start the New Year quietly and at the same time want to save money, 2024 offers beneficial solutions that allow you to enjoy a period of relaxation and fun without burdening your budget.

Destinations such as those in Piedmont and Abruzzo, between Ovindoli and Roccaraso, are ideal choices. Booking in advance, using special offers and seeking all-inclusive packages are strategies that help make the January ski experience not only exciting but also friendly to the wallet.

Beyond skiing: a dream weekend in the mountains

Immerse yourself in January’s winter landscape and indulge in wellness and relaxation becomes an integral part of the experience. After a day on the slopes, indulge in après ski with friends, and if your passion for skiing doesn’t wear off, experiment with activities such as snowkiting or freeride experiences.

On the other hand, for those who want to fully relax, nothing is more rejuvenating than a day soaking in the thermal waters of Bormio , complemented by a tasting of the exquisite local cuisine in a mountain hut .

To end on a high note, dedicate an evening to live music with the ParadIce Orchestra , if you decide to spend your weekend in Pontedilegno, or indulge in the nightlife of your favorite resort with your friends.

Discover the best deals with Snowit

How to make your weekend in the mountains in January unforgettable? Plan your vacation with Snowit: select your destination, decide when to leave, discover the best hotel deals and book your weekend or your fun days in the snow.

With Snowit, you personalize your vacation in a unique way, because in addition to the included ski pass, you have the option of adding equipment rental and lessons . What’s more, you can further enrich your ski experience with extra activities, such as ski lodge dinners, Snowkite lessons, and more.

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