Where to go for winter holiday?

12/13/2018 - SnowTrex

Picture yourself having a relaxing holiday to beat the daily grind. It’s an all-in resort right on the beach, most definitely. Good choice, but has it ever crossed your mind that breathtaking views on endless white landscapes and stunning mountain peaks could have the same relaxing effect? The idea of going on a winter getaway originates from the late 1800’s and it has been a welcome break for many ever since. Besides the fact that a holiday is a feast by itself, there are a million ways to spend it and make the cold winter days your own, for instance skiing, snowboarding, snow hiking, tobogganing or putting one’s feet up. Sounds tempting? Let’s see if we can take your curiosity to the next level by listing Europe’s most popular winter holiday destinations.

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Winter holidays in Austria

In many cases, Austria is the first keyword to pop up when talking about winter destinations in Europe. This country is famous for its beautiful nature and countless winter sports facilities, which means that Austria tends to meet everyone’s demands. Whether you are younger or older, a family or a single traveller, a beginner or an advanced athlete, looking for a low or high cost holiday: the regions East Tyrol, Salzburger Land, Vorarlberg and Carinthia, with their famous destinations like Kitzbühel, Sölden, St. Anton and Mayrhofen, are great places to discover in the Austrian country. For every kind of travel group, Austria has a pleasant stay in store – even for the less-active snow enthusiasts among us. In most skiing areas, there are plenty of options for snowshoe hikes, tobogganing races or wellness days.

Winter holiday in Austria – with a view on the mountains of Mayrhofen.

Winter holidays in France

Large skiing areas in a white wonderland as far as the eye can see – that’s what France has to offer its many tourists. Since many houses are located right next to the slopes, the first curves of the day are made within minutes. Here, you can find famous ski destination such as Chamrousse, Les 3 Vallées or Val Thorens/Les Menuires. Also, the place where SnowTrex organizes its PowderWeek every year – Les 2 Alpes – should be on the list. And for those whose visit isn’t explicitly about the slopes, the glaciers are right around the corner. These wonders of nature guarantee an unforgettable experience with extra class.

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Winter holidays in Italy

Dolce Vita in the snow – that is the promise of the Italian ski resorts. The Dolomiti Superski in South Tyrol is, with its 1,200 km of ski slopes, one of the most popular winter sport regions of Italy and suits each skier’s interest – for example, in Trentino and Lombardy, which are located in the famous ski areas of Cavalese and Livigno. Also, the very treasured Sellaronda – where the four Dolomites passes come together – is definitely worth a visit. These wonderful downhill runs can easily take up a whole day for skiers of every level, and since not everyone is down for a classic, alpine winter holiday, there are a lot of other options to discover the Dolomites under the Italian sun.

Winter holiday in Italy – for example, the famous Drei Zinnen of the Dolomites mountain range.

Winter holidays in Germany

Also very centrally located in Europe are the German mountain areas, a winter wonderland with countless things to do for every kind of winter traveller. In the south, where the Alps start to take form, many breathtaking landscapes and ski areas are to be found. The city of Oberstdorf, in the Allgäu region, and the beautiful area of Berchtesgaden belong to the best winter attractions. That being said, the more northern regions, such as the Black Forest, Hinterzarten or the Titisee area, are famous winter destinations where skiers and snowboarders are served hand and foot on cold days. Additionally, snow hikers and sledding fans will not be disappointed by the wealth of options Germany has to offer.

Winter holiday in Germany – take this mesmerising view on the mountains of Berchtesgaden.

Winter holidays in Switzerland

If you love mountains above 4,000 metres, you’d be very happy to spend your winter holiday surrounded by Switzerland’s pride and joy: the famous Matterhorn and the trinity Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. This country is known for its exclusive character. Destinations such as St. Moritz, Davos and Laax enjoy good reputations as ski areas and attract numerous tourists every year. In this country, the variety of options for a winter holiday are endless. Some enjoy active days on the slopes, others prefer calming hours in spas and wellness centres. Whether you are looking for an exclusive holiday or a low-cost investment, Switzerland offers many options for wallets of every size.

Winter holiday in Switzerland – for example in the picturesque village of Davos.

Winter holidays in Czech Republic

For Europeans, the Czech Republic is a central travel destination, and thanks to the good accessibility while offering great value for money, this country has much more to give than just mesmerising landscapes. In particular, the Ore Mountains, Giant Mountains as well as the Bohemian Forest. In villages such as Lipno and Pec pod Snezkou, snow lovers find great joy in well-prepared slopes and cross-country ski trails. Tobogganing and winter hiking, as well as wellness facilities, are becoming more and more available all over the country. Here, winter fans can spend relaxing days off-piste at an affordable price.

Winter holiday in Czech Republic – the winter wonderland made affordable.

Winter holidays in Poland

When you have reached Berlin, Poland is right around the corner. Like the Czech Republic, it is easily reachable and there are a lot of interesting places to discover during winter. The Polish ski areas are mostly to be found in the southwest. The villages Schreiberhau and Zakopane, located in the Giant Mountains and the Tatras mountain range, are the perfect places for alpine sports and other lively activities. Spending some cold days in Poland also gives you the perfect opportunity to visit some beautiful cities. Krakow and Breslow are highly recommended – maybe even more by wintry weather.

Winter holiday in Poland – let the mountains surprise you.

Winter holidays in Slovakia

Last but not least: Slovakia. A mountainous and very inviting country that has everything a nature enthusiast’s heart desires. Well-prepared all-around slopes in the popular areas of the Tatras and Fatra mountain ranges make for amazing. In the town of Starý Smokovec en Jasná, there is plenty for non-skiers to do as well. For winter hiking fans and tobogganing lovers in particular, Slovakia is a very good choice to spend the winter holidays – and here, too, is a great variety of options all across the county for a fair price.

Winter holiday in Slovakia– discover the High Tatras mountain range.
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