Great getaways: Chamonix and Salt Lake City

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French fancy

See in 2013 on the slopes of Chamonix. Inghams has a deal that flies you from Gatwick to Geneva on Saturday, 29 December, for a week-long stay at the Chalet Hotel Sapinière, in the heart of the French resort, for £824 per person. The price includes transfers, all meals and – importantly for New Year's Eve – unlimited drinks and wine (

American ascent

Or, why not hop over the Atlantic, to Salt Lake City in Utah – which claims to have eight ski resorts in the surrounding valley, including Sundance, Solitude and Snowbird. Departing on the same date, 29 December, Neilson is offering a 14-night break at the Comfort Inn with breakfast for £1,144 per person, based on four people sharing, with Delta flights from Heathrow to Salt Lake City via Boston and transfers (