*Five Snowy Holiday Spots

Thursday, December 13, 2018
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What better time of the year than now to take a snowy holiday, where you can stay toasty inside surrounded by snowy wilderness or go for a winter walk in the cold air. Here’s my top five snowy holiday spots:

The Canadian Mountains
Most people forget about Canada, but its snowy mountains can make for an excellent place to pitch a tent or park a caravan. Even just at the base, it’s almost constantly snowy, and the challenging hikes nearby give you an excuse to get outdoors. Whistler is probably the most famous of all mountains in the area, and for a good reason. If you want to take your holiday even further, you could learn to build your own igloo – something that plenty of tourists in the area do – or try to pitch a tent up the mountains themselves. Provided you have the right gear and skill, of course.

Gstaad, Switzerland
Gstaad’s the ideal place to go if you want to walk through some fresh snow. With over 180 miles of hiking trails and a promenade built purely for strolling, around two-thirds of the holidaymakers stay there without even so much as touching a ski – although there’s still 136 miles of ski slopes for that remaining one-third. The smaller villages nearby offer multiple camping spots, making tent-pitching and campervan hire not only possible, but convenient.

Lapland, Finland
A classic Christmas destination, Lapland is just as amazing during the rest of the year – log cabins, reindeer, and layers upon layers of snow. It’s remote, but there’s a lot of resorts and hotels that offer five-star-comfort without any catches in the small print. It’s the ideal place for the kind of person who wants to see more of nature: hotels open you up to seeing more of the surroundings, rather than closing you off, and certain special resorts are designed around seeing the snowfall, the wild animals and even the Aurora Borealis.

Ax 3 Domaines, France
For those who love winter sports, Ax 3 Domaines is one of Europe’s best. With plenty of carefully-checked skiing slopes that cater to a variety of skill levels and technique types, as well as very close proximity to both Bonascre and Ax-les-Thermes, this resort keeps you remote whilst still giving you enough to shop and explore. Even if ski weather is poor, there’s plenty to do – plus, if you go at the right times, you can still get the heavy snowfall without the freezing weather you’d get at other resorts.

Park City, Utah 
An old mining town that’s been revitalised and turned into an excellent lodge hotspot, Park City is an excellent destination for both skiers and non-skiers. With plenty of slopes across multiple difficulties, and a huge amount of shops to explore day after day, there’s something to appeal to everyone, no matter how much they love or hate winter sports. There’s also far more chefs than one would expect for a town of its size, with a huge variety of cuisine from all across Europe.

Have you visited any of these locations? 

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15 comments

  1. Oh wow it just looks amazing! I would love to go away to a wintery wonderland!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. I haven't been to any of these! would love to go!!

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com/

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  3. They’re all so beautiful! I’d love to visit at least one x

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  4. Everything looks so beautiful with the snow, the only downside for me is I dislike walking in it, that creeking sound it makes goes right through me :(

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  5. I'd love to go to Lapland! It's on my to visit list!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  6. Oh I would love to go to Lapland! X

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  7. Finland is at the top of my bucket list x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  8. I'd love to go and have a winter wonderland holiday somewhere special! 💜✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  9. I’m desperate to visit Canada, it looks absolutely stunning!

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  10. Yes, to all of these locations. I'd love to be all snuggled up in a log cabin right now.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  11. Ahh snowy holidays look so beautiful! I’d love to visit Iceland

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  12. I love a bit of snow! We get it in Berlin but they don’t give snow days. Disappointing.

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  13. I've never had a snow holiday but I've always wanted to. I've been wanting to ski for a million years now, I think I'd be awful at it though x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  14. I am desperate to visit Canada and Lapland! I have a never ending travel list too xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  15. I hate the cold, but I would love to visit a snowy destination!

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