Fantastic January snow conditions
January tends to be the most snowsure month there is which suits everyone in your party. The risk of a late start to the season’s snowfall is over, but the warmer temperatures that turn the snow a bit softer have yet to hit.
For any powder fiends in your group, they'll have the best chance of getting to play in the fluffy white stuff during January, and you should have plenty of ski runs to choose from, both on and off piste.
Tignes has a stellar powder reputation during January, with a vast high-altitude ski area and some stunning off-piste routes, like the Vallons de la Sache. On a cold, clear day, get the lift up to the Grande Motte glacier and soak in breath-taking views across the Alps to Mont Blanc.
We also love heading off-piste to ski or snowboard among the snow-laden trees that line Sauze d’Oulx’s slopes, before heading to a cosy mountain café to warm up with a mug of indulgent Italian cioccolata. A Neilson rule: no post-Christmas diets allowed on a January ski holiday!
Remember to only head off-piste with a professional guide. We offer a free guiding and coaching service to guests staying in any of our Neilson Mountain Collection hotels, chalet hotels and ski chalets. We call them our Mountain Experts, and each one is a fully qualified local ski and snowboard instructor. They won't take you off-piste during a free guiding session, but you can book them privately to show you the best off-piste in the area.