How To Survive New Year’s Eve In A Ski Resort

It definitely beats another year in front of Jools Holland's bloody Hootenanny


Spending New Year’s Eve in a ski resort is both the best and the worst place to be. The slopes are rammed with screaming children and out-of-control beginners. The queues for the lifts make a small part of you die inside. For seasonaires, it’s hell on earth.

However, it is also a glorious place filled with revellers celebrating the end of another year. Everyone is happy, no one is sober and most people will end up stumbling home singing Auld Lang Syne to mountains before promptly puking on their own doorstep.

Here are our tips on surviving NYE in a ski resort…

1. Do pre-drink

Ski resorts are more expensive than Kim Kardashian’s butt insurance. Pre-drinking is essential.

2. Don’t start too early

No one wants to be cleaning up puke at 4pm…

3. Do get out on the slopes

That’s what you’re here for, dumb ass!

4. Don’t break yourself

You don’t want to spend midnight lying in Grenoble Hospital.

5. Do consume as much cheese as physically possible

You’re in a ski resort. There is Swiss chocolate, cheese fondue and French wine to consume. Eat and be merry!

6. Don’t try and pretend you can speak French when drunk

They know.

7. Do party in your chalet as long as possible

Unless you want to spend an hour queuing for one drink in a four-deep bar…

8. Don’t miss the fireworks display

It’s the best bloody part!

9. Do find someone to smooch at midnight

Random people love it when you slobber all over them during Auld Lang Syne.

10. Don’t take your favourite snow jacket out with you

It will get nicked.

11. Do try and seduce your new ‘friend’ with a greasy drunk snack on the icy walk home

Guaranteed to ease that hangover in the morning, ready for another day of shredding. Well, kind of.

12. Remember, spending NYE in a ski resort is ALWAYS better than spending it at home….

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