London: Singer Cheryl Cole will welcome the New Year with a romantic skiing holiday with boyfriend Derek Hough.
`The X Factor` judge is heading to the Rocky Mountains in north-west America where Hough has booked a private villa in a luxury hotel resort, reports a website.
Cheryl is desperate to toast the end of her "annus horribilis", during which she divorced footballer Ashley Cole and almost succumbed to malaria.
American dancer Hough, 25, is delighted she will be with him because he was "devastated" that they were apart for Christmas Day.
While Cheryl headed to her native north-east to spend time with her mum Joan, 50, her older sister Gillian, 31, and her three children, Derek was with his family in the US.