“I’m dreaming of a White Christmas.” So goes the lines of a popular Christmas song. In Europe, there are various places where a White Christmas is not just a dream. Here are some European destinations where snow at Christmas is most likely.
Bad Hofgastein/Sportgastein -This destination is perfect for both skiers and non-skiers. It features cozy & rustic Alpine huts for the non-skiers. For the ski enthusiasts, it offers permanent slalom and mogul runs as well as perfectly groomed wide slopes.
Obergurgl/Hochgurgl – This is a free riders and expert skiers’ paradise. Robert Janitzek reveals that this spot boasts of 110 kilometers of groomed slopes, 10 kilometers of lighted slopes, and skiing at 3080 meters into late spring.
Lech, Zuers and St. Anton am Arlberg – Designed for skiers of all levels, Lech, Zuers features great areas of ungroomed terrain with challenging powder trails.
Davos/Klosters – The perfect Christmas destination for both non-skiers and skiers alike. Safe skiing for children complete with fun parks and magic carpets and a 3.5 km sledging run.
Zermatt –Be astounded by the breathtaking view of the Matterhorn in the world’s top winter resort. This is a completely car-free village. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that heli-skiing is offered in this destination. Gravity Park and other free ride options are one of the best in Europe.
St. Moritz – Glitz, glamour, powder snow, and shopping converge in this area where the sun shines for 320 days. The best powder snow are found on the slopes of the whole Engadine ski area surrounding St. Moritz. Snow is guaranteed before and after winter due to its high altitude.
Garmish-Partenkirchen is the ideal option for non-skiers, skiers, and boarders alike. If you are not into skiing, a stroll in the town with its picturesque houses and murals can be quite an experience. This European destination features a 90-minute cogwheel train ride to Zugspite, the highest mountain in Germany, offers a sensational view that runs to the Austrian Alps and extends to as far as Italy and Switzerland.
Seiser Alm – Non-skiers can spend Christmas in the tradition-conscious village of Castellrotto. You can vistoric historic sites to visit and treat yourself to Italian cuisine.
Courmayeur – This a 100-kilometer stretch of slopes with a spectacular view of Mont Blanc perfect for advanced skiers and snowboarders. It also features off-piste routes for free riders.
Breuil/Cervinia – This is the Italian side of the Matterhorn at 3,500 meters high. Its southern location gives you the best opportunity to experience winter sun during the Holidays.