The winter snow season finishes in Europe at the end of April, so if you’re ready to hit the slopes one last time and enjoy the final ski season until November, then this list of the best destinations has you covered. Get your passports ready!
Head to Switzerland for the glitzy St. Moritz
A top ski resort in the Swiss Alps, St. Moritz is one of the world’s oldest and most famous winter sports destinations. The resort is open between 22nd December and 17th March each year, so visit between these times for an unforgettable trip.
St. Moritz has many great slopes for all levels to enjoy, and is a perfect destination for families, couples and friends. If you are a beginner, then there are ...
Just because the days are getting shorter, it doesn’t mean that you can’t pack in plenty of adventure into your autumn and winter getaways!
Many places around the world really come alive at this time of year, with crisp skies, changing colours and falling snow bringing out the best of nature’s beauty.
Here we run through a selection of some of the best places across the planet to spend the autumn and winter months.
Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz - Switzerland
When it comes to winter tourism, St. Moritz really is the king, with the resort being the first Alpine destination to really draw international visitors. Since then, all the way back in 1864, St. Moritz has ...
It is no secret that the Christmas period is filled with overindulgence. From the selection of rich foods to the frequent consumption of alcohol, combined with a lot of socialising with loved ones there is no denying that it is the season to enjoy the festivities in all manner of ways!
As much fun as Christmas can be, it can also be nice to have something to look forward to once all the celebrations end. Something to help cleanse both body and mind of all the overindulgences - and there is no better way to do just that than with a post-Christmas detox trip.
Here, we explore what we think are the best locations in the world to help you feel more ‘you’ once the festivities are over.
Latvia’s capital Riga, with its beautifully-preserved Old Town and Art Nouveau city centre, makes a great place to visit at any time of year – but in winter, as the snows fall and the street markets begin, it becomes a truly magical destination.
Here are some of our favourite things to see and do in Riga during the colder months:
It is said that the world’s first Christmas tree was decorated in Riga – today, you can see a large paving stone in the city square marking the spot where it stood in 1510.
Today, Christmas is celebrated with enthusiasm all around Riga. Just follow the enticing sounds and smells to the Old Town Christmas Fair, where stalls sell gingerbread ...
The jewel in the crown of Switzerland’s world-renowned ski resorts, St. Moritz is said to have been the resort that started alpine tourism in 1864 and has twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games. It is a place where any lover of winter sports should visit at least once, and with beautiful scenery, a rich culture and emphasis on luxury, it also graciously welcomes travellers who have slightly less enthusiasm for sport!
Stunning St. Moritz
One of the alpine destination’s most striking aspects is its location: the Upper Engadine, a section of the dizzyingly beautiful Engadine valley that tracks the Inn River. The natural wonder is a fantastic place to visit, with the bright blue Lake St ...
If you are looking for an alternative European skiing destination, Bansko is the perfect place to visit. Not only is it one of Eastern Europe’s premier ski resorts, it is also a great town to explore. Bansko has a rich history, lots of traditional Bulgarian restaurants and a selection of spas to help you relax after a day on the slopes.
Bansko has something for everyone and you don’t need to be a winter sports enthusiast to enjoy your time here. The service and experiences available to you rival those of the more popular Alpine destinations. Read our guide below on how to make the most of your time visiting this delightful town.
Due to the spectacular mountains of the ...
There are lots of travellers who adore the snowy landscapes and extreme sports that the winter brings, however there are plenty of others that want to escape the freezing temperatures with a trip to a destination full of long days, high temperatures and everything else great about summer.
Enjoying an increase in tourism following the improvement in relations with the US, the Caribbean island of Cuba has much to offer winter travellers. Alongside the lively culture, beautiful Hispanic architecture and delicious cuisine of the capital Havana, there is much to be found in the way of beaches, scuba diving hotspots and tours through the nation's leafy interior. Stay in the heart of ...
While some travellers prefer to just dip their toes in a country's culture, others prefer to dive in head first – and for these people, nothing presents a greater opportunity to immerse themselves than that of a festival.
Across the globe this February, there is an entire world of festivals taking place. And as various nations celebrate their unique traditions in a multitude of ways, there has never been a better time to see the world through the eyes of another culture.
Looking to enjoy one of the last great Pagan celebrations and fill up on delicious Russian pancakes at the same time? It is probably worth heading to Moscow this February and enjoying this year's Maslenitsa ...
If you are planning on hitting the slopes for the first time this ski season, it is a good idea to prepare yourself for the trip. There will be plenty of beautiful mountain scenery and a lot of après-ski fun to look forward to while you are away, but to make sure you are well prepared for a graceful decent off the piste, have a read through our top tips for first time skiers.
With winter sports, there is more than just your itinerary to prepare before you go. Skiing requires a certain level of fitness, so a little while before you go, make sure you strengthen your legs. As a beginner, you will spend a lot of time with your knees bent and your skis in a pointing position, so ...
Ski season is here, and across the globe, people are heading to the slopes for a lot of fun, with a bit of relaxation added in there for good measure. Our continents are blessed with some incredible mountains that are just waiting to be discovered, but after the French and Austrian Alps, and the Rockies, where else in the world will you find top skiing conditions?
Here, we take a look at some of the lesser-known skiing destinations - perhaps they will inspire you for next season.
Germany is often the first place people think of when planning a city break around Christmas time, but the neighbouring countries of France and Austria are usually the chosen destinations for ski holidays ...