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Our top tips for a New Year’s Eve party

New Year’s Eve can be more hassle than it’s worth. I’m not sure i’ve had a night without overpriced taxis, extortionate prices to get in anywhere and outrageously long bar queues . Why head down to the Dog and Duck or your local generic High Street bar when you could be partying in the Alps? Most resorts have some sort of celebration on NYE, whether it’s a fireworks show or a seasonnaire party, and we’ve collected some of our favourites so you’ll know how to bring in the New Year, in style.

Go big in Tignes

Tignes is famous for it’s amazing nightlife, and this NYE is no different. The Fire Mix Party is Europe’s largest free outdoor music event and headliner Joachim Garraud will be bringing the house down this year with some big electro tunes. To top it off, there’s always a huge fireworks display at midnight. Check out the video below to see for yourself:

Go traditional in Ischgl

If banging electro music isn’t your thing, then the slightly classier New Year’s party in Ischgl could be for you. After a live broadcast of the famous Pummerin bells ringing in Vienna, fireworks will be launched from 5 sites around the village. These are accompanied by the Danube Waltz – making this quite a magical way to see in the New Year. We’d grab a partner and dance the night away.

Fireworks light up the sky around Ischgl

Go decadent in Aspen

Inspired by the hipster pop-up bars and restaurants in LA and London, Aspen decided to introduce their own pop up bar –  which just serves champagne and caviar. It’s towed by a snowcat and changes location all the time in the springtime, but it can be hired for private parties. For a NYE you’d never forget, we’d hire the bar, plonk it where the best view is and sip the night away. You’d probably need a lottery win first though.

Race in Mürren

Murren, a small town near Wengen and Grindelwald in Switzerland, is famous for the Scaramanga race on New Year’s Day – which claims to be the oldest ski race in the world. Teams of two skiers are tied together by rope and have to race from the Maulerhubel to the bottom of the Winteregg in Lauterbrunnen. Fancy dress is actively encouraged and often the course is “traditionally” raced after an all night party and no sleep. We’d recommend starting in Inferno bar, before moving onto Blümli Chäller to see you through to the morning. Or you could enjoy Grindelwald or Wengen’s parties and nip up on the train to the starting line for midday.

Two skiers give the Scaramanga race a go in Mürren

So if you fancy something different next year, why not give the slopes a go? These resorts would guarantee a good time, and so would any of our resorts voted “Best for nightlife” by our customers. If you’ve been to an amazing New Year’s party slopeside, then let us know in the comments, or on Facebook or Twitter.

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