Enjoy a winter holiday in the snow - With or without skis!

A holiday in the snow offers a wide range of activities, from skiing and snowboarding to tobogganing. With so much on offer, many winter sports enthusiasts ask themselves: where to go on a winter holiday? There are numerous destinations in Europe for an unforgettable winter holiday. Numerous off-piste activities make a winter holiday a unique experience even for non-skiers.

Enjoy a winter holiday in the snow - With or without skis!
Enjoy a winter holiday in the snow - With or without skis!

Winter holiday in Austria

Austria is the winter sports paradise par excellence. Whether young or old, everyone will find their perfect winter fun here. With a multitude of excellent ski resorts such as Kitzbühel, Sölden, Ischgl and Mayrhofen, Tyrol offers perfect conditions for beginners, advanced skiers and experts. Fun is also guaranteed in Carinthia with its more than 200 lakes and in neighbouring Salzburger Land. And away from the pistes, Austria also offers many other outdoor activities such as winter hikes, dog sledding and tobogganing.

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Winter holiday in France

France attracts visitors with its majestic Alpine peaks, in the shade of which skiing fun and relaxation are guaranteed for the whole family in winter. Ski resorts such as Chamrousse, Valmeinier and Val Thorens offer a wide range of pistes, from easy to challenging. In ski resorts such as Les 2 Alpes, snow is guaranteed thanks to the nearby glacier. And it's not just the skiing that makes a winter holiday in France so special, but also the offers for relaxation, spa and unforgettable snow hikes.

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Winter holiday in Italy

Italy enchants with charming winter experiences and a large selection of pistes. Dolomiti Superski" in South Tyrol alone comprises twelve fantastic ski resorts with around 1,200 kilometres of pistes, making it one of the largest ski regions in the world! Winter holidaymakers will also find the best conditions for excellent skiing in provinces such as Trentino and Lombardy, especially in the ski resorts of Cavalese and Livigno. Away from the pistes, the sun-kissed landscapes in the Italian Alps are the perfect place to simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere, even in winter.

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Winter holiday in Switzerland

Switzerland is known for its impressive mountains and exclusive winter offers. From luxurious accommodation in St. Moritz to family-friendly hotels in Davos or Flims Laax Falera, the Confederation offers both high-priced and affordable accommodation options for a wonderful winter holiday between dozens of 4,000-metre peaks. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, winter guests in Switzerland can also experience winter hikes or first-class spa offers, so there is something to suit everyone.

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Winter holiday in Germany

Germany offers ideal conditions for a winter holiday. There are numerous attractive ski areas in the Bavarian Alps, especially around ski resorts such as Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oberstdorf and Berchtesgaden. The low mountain ranges, such as the Black Forest with pistes on the Feldberg, also offer many other winter activities in addition to skiing. Whether for a short trip or a longer stay, Germany is an excellent choice for your next winter holiday.

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Winter holiday in Andorra

Andorra may only be a small country in the middle of the Pyrenees, but it is the ideal place for a varied winter holiday in the snow. Here you will find the impressive Grandvalira ski area with pistes for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. There are also other off-piste winter activities such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The country also attracts visitors with duty-free shopping, a varied après-ski scene and one of the largest spa and spa centres in Europe.

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Winter holiday in Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, a wide range of winter sports options await in the Ore Mountains, the Giant Mountains and the Bohemian Forest. Here, family-friendly ski areas such as Spindleruv Mlyn and Pec pod Snezkou are ideal for skiers of all ages. In addition to the pistes, they also offer toboggan runs and winter hiking trails, which are ideal for exploring the picturesque landscapes. The easy accessibility from the eastern German states and the extensive range of well-equipped hotels and spa facilities make the Czech Republic an attractive and affordable destination for a holiday in the snow.

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Winter holiday in Poland

In Poland, mountains such as the Carpathian Mountains offer excellent conditions for skiers and snowboarders. Well-known winter sports resorts such as Bad Flinsberg (Świeradów-Zdrój), Krummhübel (Karpacz) and Zakopane attract many visitors every winter. Away from the pistes, the historic cities of Wroclaw and Krakow invite you to go on cultural discovery tours. The well-equipped hotels in these regions also offer a wide range of wellness facilities to round off your winter holiday perfectly. For price-conscious travellers, Poland's small ski areas are also ideal for a short break in the snow.

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Winter holiday in Slovakia

Slovakia surprises with a variety of winter sports options in almost every region, especially in the ski areas of the High Tatras. Resorts such as Tatranská Lomnica are known for their excellent skiing conditions, which are enjoyed by families as well as keen skiers and snowboarders. In addition to well-groomed pistes, there are also numerous hiking trails and toboggan runs. There are also numerous offers for those seeking relaxation, from cosy bars and restaurants to culinary delights from the region, which round off a winter holiday in Slovakia.

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Where is a cheap winter holiday possible?

There are numerous ski areas throughout Europe where winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy a cheap holiday in the snow. In Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland in particular, there are many inexpensive offers for a winter holiday with or without skis. These countries not only offer inexpensive skiing fun, but also many off-piste activities such as tobogganing, winter hiking and cultural events to enrich your winter holiday.

When is the best time for a winter holiday?

The cheapest time for a winter holiday in the snow is usually the low season. Prices can be significantly lower before the Christmas holidays or after New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Those travelling during the week often save even more and find less crowded ski areas.

What equipment do I need for my winter holiday?

For skiers, skis, ski poles, a helmet and suitable winter clothing are essential. Non-skiers should equip themselves with warm clothing, sturdy footwear and, depending on the activity, sledges or snowshoes. Don't forget sun protection and lip balm against the intense winter sun!

What exciting activities can non-skiers experience on a winter holiday?

There are many! In addition to skiing, most winter holiday destinations offer a variety of activities in the snow for non-skiers, such as tobogganing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating and cultural events. These offers provide fun and variety even for those who want to spend less time on the pistes.

Are package holidays or individual bookings for winter holidays better?

Ski package holidays are often cheaper and easier to organise, as they include accommodation, discounted lift pass and, depending on the offer, meals. With SnowTrex offers, you also have the option of individually deselecting the included lift pass for individual travellers who do not wish to ski. So you can decide for yourself whether you want to spend a ski holiday on the pistes or a winter holiday without skiing!