Book your winter holiday now and we’ll transport your skis and snowboards (including accessories) free of charge (subject to availability). Per person and leg you can take up to three pairs of skis or three snowboards (including accessories, such as sticks or shoes up to a maximum of 30 kg) free of charge. You can also check in your normal luggage as usual (for more information on luggage provisions click here).
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Welcome to the Black Forest Highlands Winter Wonderland
This is where it all began: two planks of wood that have come to symbolise winter. The valley is covered in clouds but on the summit the sun shines through. The snow glistens on a perfect day and all of this is yours to enjoy. There are over 52 ski lifts, 130 km of slopes and fantastic snow on pistes for all levels. Your skis will take you through forests of fir trees covered in snow and over spectacular mountain-scapes bathed in sun. At altitudes of between 850 and 1493 metres you’re sure to fall in love with this winter wonderland in the snowy Black Forest Highlands. Even if the sun shines a little too long, there are snowmaking machines to ensure the slopes stay white.
Just a few days holiday in the clean mountain air will allow you to breathe more deeply and relax. A great way to take advantage of the fresh air is by testing out some of the 300 km of quiet, heavenly winter trails.
Lake Titi doesn’t freeze over every winter but when it does, it’s a paradise for skaters. Your blades glide softly over the ice and etch patterns in the frozen, sun-bathed Lake Titi. Snowshoeing is one of the most basic parts of an authentic traditional Black-Forest winter so make sure you don’t miss the Black Forest’s traditional winter shops that skiing legends normally do.
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Magical skiing lessons in Austria’s sunny south
‘Arrive and revive’ could be Carinthia’s motto.
Austria’s southernmost region will make your dreams come true with its endless wide slopes, crisp powder snow, and delicious Carinthian cuisine blending Alpine and Adriatic tastes to ensure pure relaxation. The region’s many slopes attract mostly amateur skiers working out in the open air.
Off-piste Carinthia will keep you amused too. You can go skating, cross-country skiing, get your snowshoes out or even just have a day off at one of Carinthia’s spas.
Winter fun in the region of Salzburg
Get ready for some magnificent skiing! You’ll have some unforgettable experiences in the region around Salzburg with its 22 ski areas, 2,000 km of slopes and the same amount of cross-country paths. Take a break in one of the 400 traditional and modern mountain restaurants and huts, 19 of which serve magnificent Salzburg specialities along the Via culinaria or on the Hüttenhockertour. Whether it’s after a perfect day of skiing, before you start skating or during a romantic winter walk, you’ll enjoy some gastronomic delights.
Skiing holidays in the Alps don’t have to be expensive either, as you’ll see from the range of holiday offers throughout the region around Salzburg, offering fun both on the slopes and in the huts at great prices.
The Salzburg Flachau Ski Shuttle 2013/2014
Skiing in Salzburg The Salzburg Flachau Ski Shuttle bus is free of charge and operates between Salzburg and the ski resort in Flachau. During the day you can enjoy yourself on the pistes in the powder snow and in the evening take in the cultural and culinary delights of the city of Mozart. Hotel rates during the skiing season are reasonable too!
Stay in the city, tear up the pistes Between 21st December 2013 and 16th March 2014 the modern shuttle buses operate daily between Salzburg and ‘snow space Flachau’, 70 km away, where a guide will help you with ski passes, equipment, ski lessons and other activities.
You can book a seat on the Salzburg Flachau Ski Shuttle at your hotel, at the tourist information office on Mozartplatz, at the station, by phone on +43/662/88987-341 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zurich - City & Ski
Ever wanted to combine a city break with a skiing trip? Then Zürich’s the place for you! With its 50 museums and over 100 art galleries, this multi-faceted city on Lake Zürich is one of the world’s most important cultural centres. Switzerland’s largest city doesn’t disappoint. Take a stroll and see its architectural highlights, historic squares, churches, galleries and much more. It’s also a Mecca for shoppers and has a vibrant nightlife.
Winter sports fans won’t be let down either. Just an hour’s drive away is the Hoch-Ybrig ski region. This winter eldorado has excellently maintained slopes, modern lifts and great views, making for an unforgettable skiing experience.
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Skiing holiday in Lapland - Six months long
Finland can boast around 75 winter sports areas, generally speaking small mountains near towns and villages. The higher ones can be found in the fjells of Lapland and this is where you’d go for a traditional winter break. The ‘big four’ winter sport sites in Lapland (Levi, Ylläs, Pyhä-Luosto and Ruka) are between 500 and 700 metres above sea level and offer pistes up to three kilometres long.
Lapland’s varied winter-sport sites offer something for everyone, from gentle slopes to black mogul pistes, from snow parks to off-piste skiing. The season begins at the end of October and high season is from February to when the thaw starts at the beginning of May.
Lapland’s ski areas are real holiday resorts offering more than skiing and snowboarding. You can take a snowmobile tour, go sledging with huskies or reindeer, get your snowshoes on and enjoy the cold air of the North and the magic of Lapland. You’re not going to get bored off-piste.
Sweden’s ski areas stretch from Riksgränsen, that lies beyond the Arctic Circle, down through the Scandinavian Mountains and then east to the provinces of Dalarna and Värmland. Given Sweden’s high latitude you can normally count on snow between Christmas and Easter. There’s downhill and cross-country skiing at most sites, both of which go hand in hand with Sweden’s other favourite winter activities, namely dog-pulled sledging, snowmobiles and reindeer sleighs.
Stockholm also has its downhill/slalom hill at Hammarbybacken. The real winter wonderland, though, is around five hours drive from Stockholm Arlanda Airport, where Germanwings flies to, near Idre and Branäs. Idre is a great place for children and adults and is known as a very relaxed resort. The pistes are laid out in such a way that you can always ski in the sun or keep out of the wind. There are many different slopes, all within easy reach.
Branäs is also a favourite with ski enthusiasts. The town is expanding its long, well-maintained pistes year on year and is one of Scandinavia’s few ski areas. Waiting for the cable car is unheard of…
Geneva – winter sports paradise! Try it out!
Geneva, the heart of a unique skiing area
Itching to buckle on your new skis? Then come to Geneva! From the airport there are trains and shuttle buses that can get you to Verbier, Zermatt, Gstaad and Chamonix in under two hours.
Not to be missed: relaxing, shopping and eating “à la genevoise”
Give your muscles a rest after your exertions on the slopes by relaxing in one of Geneva’s many spas or enjoy the city’s specialities that make it Switzerland’s gastronomic capital. If you didn’t know already, Geneva is the birthplace of luxury watch making and has one of the largest range of timepiece-boutiques in the world.
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