January. The festive season is done, the days are drearyand spring feels like a long way off;the start of a newyear doesn’t usually hold much excitement.

That’s until you remember you booked a group ski holiday with your friends and family months ago and suddenly your loveof January returns!

From amazing powder to crowd-free pistes, there’s lots to love about a snowy alpine adventure early on in the ski season. Here's just a few reasons to grab some mates and beat the blues with a January ski trip.