When the snow-covered slopes call your name, it’s time to pack your gear and head to some of the best ski holiday destinations in Europe. From the charming valleys of Andorra to the majestic peaks of Austria, the tree-lined slopes of Bulgaria, and the world-renowned resorts of France, Europe offers an abundance of skiing adventures. Let’s explore these four diverse ski holiday destinations and what makes each of them special for winter sports enthusiasts.
Andorra: A Hidden Gem in the Pyrenees
Nestled in the heart of the Pyrenees Mountains, the small principality of Andorra is a hidden gem for ski lovers. Despite its small size, Andorra boasts a surprising variety of ski resorts.
One of the key attractions of Andorra is its affordability. You’ll find competitive prices for lift passes, accommodations, and dining, making it an excellent choice for budget-conscious travellers. Additionally, Andorra’s charming towns add a unique flavour to your ski holiday experience.
Dublin – Andorra: Depart 24th December 2023. Staying at 3*+ Hotel Palarine, Arinsal for 7 nights on a half-board basis from €619pps
Dublin – Andorra: Depart 14th January 2024. Staying at 4* Aparthotel Alaska, Pas de la Casa for 7 nights on a self-catering basis from €539pps (based on 4 sharing)
Austria: A Snowy Wonderland of Alpine Bliss
Austria is synonymous with alpine skiing and is a perennial favourite among ski enthusiasts. With its stunning mountain landscapes, picturesque villages, and world-class ski resorts, Austria offers an unforgettable winter holiday.
Beyond skiing, Austria’s après-ski culture is legendary. Enjoy cozy mountain huts, hearty cuisine, and a warm atmosphere in charming villages.
Dublin – Austria: Depart 16th December 2023. Staying at 2*+ Pension Furstenhof, Alpbach for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis from €599pps
Dublin – Austria: Depart 23rd December 2023. Staying at 2* Pension Maximilian, Soll for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis from €1069pps
Bulgaria: A Hidden Gem
Bulgaria might be a less frequently mentioned skiing destination, but its hidden gems in the Balkan Mountains make for an affordable and enjoyable winter holiday. Visitors can also explore the quaint town with its historic charm and affordable après-ski options. Bulgaria’s affordability and unique cultural atmosphere add a distinct flavour to the skiing experience.
Dublin – Bulgaria: Depart 23rd December 2023. Staying at 3* Hotel Samokov, Borovets for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis from €489pps
Dublin – Bulgaria: Depart 6th January 2024. Staying at 4* Hotel Lion Borovets, Borovets for 7 nights on a half-board basis from €629pps
France: A Skiing Paradise with a Touch of Elegance
France is a true skiing paradise, boasting some of the world’s most renowned ski resorts. Its infrastructure is second to none, providing skiers with state-of-the-art lifts and well-maintained pistes. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice hitting the slopes for the first time, France offers something for everyone.
Beyond skiing, France’s rich culinary scene, world-class spas, and vibrant après-ski culture add a touch of elegance to your ski holiday. Savor traditional French dishes and fine wines in cozy mountain restaurants.
Dublin – France: Depart 16th December 2023. Staying at 3*+ Le Belmont Apartments Arc 1800, Les Arcs for 7 nights on a self-catering basis from €399pps (based on 4 sharing)
Dublin – France: Depart 13th January 2024. Staying at 3* Les Sentiers Du Tueda Apartments, Mottaret for 7 nights on a self-catering basis from €789pps (based on 4 sharing)
Europe offers an array of ski holiday destinations to suit all tastes and budgets. From the charming valleys of Andorra to the snow-covered peaks of Austria, the hidden gem of Bulgaria, and the elegance of French resorts, each destination has its unique appeal. Whether you’re seeking thrilling runs, family-friendly slopes, or a taste of après-ski culture, Europe has it all. So, pack your gear, prepare for an adventure, and get ready to make unforgettable memories on the snowy slopes of Europe.
All include flights from Dublin, 20kg luggage and transfers.
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All holidays and prices are subject to change & availability and are based on 2 sharing and are for 7 nights (Unless stated above). Prices do not include optional extras such as insurance, in-flight meals, or group seating. Normal Crystal Ski terms & conditions apply.