Secret beaches on coastal holidays, locals bars on city breaks, travelling always has its secrets and surprises to discover why would winter sports holidays be any different? Let’s talk about the first 2 weeks of January, the quietest weeks of the season, the snow lovers secret. This is when ski lift carparks are void of English number plates and full of locals number plates, because they know and we know: this is the best time for winter sports.

OVER 50+? Your age off your holiday for over 50s or double your ages off full chalet bookings.

You took us skiing, you inspired us, you made skiing popular. We owe you. At Skiology we are all about giving something back, so if you come and stay with us between Sat 4th/Sun 5th Jan – Sat 11th/Sun 12th Jan, we will exclusively reduce the price of your holiday by your age or double off everyone’s age for full chalet bookings.

Photos from the first 2 weeks in January

Meet Roby – she is helping with some marketing this season. Like in most small businesses she is going to be wearing a few hats . I was saying to Roby there are 3 quiet weeks. The first 2 in January and the one before Easter holidays. Roby, who grew up skiing in her native Italy, asked ‘is that because there is not enough snow is January?’ To which I was surprised, because it is the best of the season: heaven is January ski day on repeat. Then I thought, could this be a popular misconception? Do others avoid January because they think the snow will be bad?

Why January skiing the is best

  1. Pistes are at their quietest. January is a sort of no mans land between school holidays.
  2. Snow is at its best because it is generally a little cooler with the sun being lower in the sky so the snow stays fluffy and light. I.e the snow that floats up onto your jacket, the snow that you can clear with your breath like blowing out a candle, the snow that makes the world go quiet as it falls and muffles any noise, the snow that lets you study individual flakes as they land on you on a chair lift.
  3. A lot of people seem to have a strong dislike for January in the U.K whereas we are at our best then.

So come see us in the first two week of January and, like all guests that come then, you are sure to come back! Winter availability