Europe, and especially its central part, relies heavily on winter tourism, where its economy depends to a large extent on it every tourist season. In fact, many countries in Central Europe have Winter Half Term holidays, during which even schools are closed for a week so that children and parents can enjoy their ice skating rides. Of course, in other European countries, this love for skiing is evident and is a way of life for many people. But what are those destinations that really stand out from the dozens that exist in the Old Continent of Europe? Let’s find them out.
In the beautiful Lech, in Austria, even the very elderly go skiing as they learned to move from a young age. In the village, in the first years, there weren’t any roads, and everyone went with their ice skates – some of them looked like oversized rackets – to their jobs. You’ll fall in love with Lech from the first moment you see it. It is a beautiful, quiet, family-friendly village, in the Arlberg mountain range, on the banks of the river Lech and near the border of Switzerland.
The first image of the snowy landscape, with the amphitheatre chalets, the river, the horse-drawn carriages, the imposing Madlobilch mountain, gives the visitor the feeling that he has jumped through the pages of a fairy tale. Lech is one of the most beloved winter resorts of European royal families and perhaps the best ski school on the old continent. It is also a favourite winter destination of many Olympic ski champions.
Saint Moritz, Switzerland
Undoubtedly in St. Moritz, its visitors look like fashion editorial models. The charming village of Switzerland is considered to be the first world sports resort in the world and the oldest winter destination in Europe, having been chosen since the middle of the 19th century. Kings, heads of state, wealthy tycoons and many show stars are visiting this fantastic place.
St. Moritz is located on the shores of a lake, in the Engadin area, at an altitude of about 1,800 meters with an excellent climate, which in combination with the numerous lakes and high peaks of the Alps create a unique landscape. It is no coincidence that the symbol of the tourist organization of St. Moritz is a round bright sun because for the most part it is always sunny there.
The skiers who choose it, apart from its noble character, are fans of Swiss skiing, night skiing, free ride snowboarding, ice jumping and even ice golf (yeah, it’s a thing). St. Moritz is a unique experience for everyone, offering one of the largest and best ski resorts in the world, multi-star hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, high-end bars and high-end celebrity shops.
Courchevel is located in France and more specifically in the heart of the Alps. It is part of “Les Trois Valles” (Three Valleys) and belongs to the largest connected ski resort in the world. This means that the skier can go up and down the slopes to get on the lift and go to another track using the same pass.
Many call the French winter resort the “diamond of the Alps”. Courchevel offers excellent long-distance slopes between the forests and the skiers who choose it can have unique experiences and live the best ski experience of their lives.
The French winter resort of Savoy, which is one of the top destinations for winter sports enthusiasts, consists of five villages that are connected by a single road but also by elevators and slopes. It has state-of-the-art facilities and offers its guests a vast range of activities that guarantee a truly unforgettable winter experience. Now with Nuco Travel, you can choose the travel package that suits your needs, as well as the extra services that will make your life easier at the resort and all in fantastic packages. The famous Alps are “calling” you to experience them, are you ready to answer their call?
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