Best Places for Winter Snow

Are cosy hideaways, snow-capped mountains, classic winter activities and the chance to see the Northern Lights on your wish list? Take a look at our travel specialists’ selection of the best destinations for winter snow this season.

Best places for winter snow

Dolomites, Italy

Hotel we love: Alpina Dolomites

Famed for its beautifully groomed pistes and atmospheric mountain restaurants serving up exceptional Italian cuisine, the Dolomites is one of our favourite ski destinations. There’s plenty to keep you busy aside from downhill skiing too. How do you fancy cross country skiing, alpine hiking, snowshoeing or ice climbing? 

Swedish Lapland

Hotel we love: Arctic Bath Hotel

Swedish Lapland is a magical winter wonderland comprised of thick forests cloaked with snow, intercepted by thundering rivers and dotted with peaceful lakeside villages. Stay at the innovative Arctic Bath Hotel and catch a glimpse of the northern lights from your private terrace, try your hand at husky sledding or snowshoeing and warm up in the thermal spas. 

St Anton, Austria

Hotel we love: Chalet Artemis

An enviable snow record, fantastic off-piste terrain and links to Lech and Zurs make St Anton one of the most popular resorts not just in Austria but in the Alps. Expect lively après ski, supper efficient lifts and hearty cuisine to boot! The resort is one of our top choices for larger groups looking for a spacious chalet and varied activities, including dog sleigh rides, ice skating and cross-country skiing. 

Iceland

Hotel we love: The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

Iceland is mysterious, magnetic and unlike anywhere else on Earth. Marvel at mighty glaciers, erupting geysers and dramatic volcanoes. Hike across impressive icescapes, roam the wilderness on a husky-drawn sled or try your hand at snowshoeing or snowmobiling. And the ultimate antidote to all this activity? Soak in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon and hope to catch sight of the northern lights. 

Lech, Austria

Hotel we love: Hotel Kristiania

One of Austria’s most chic ski resorts, Lech is a romantic village that enjoys a peaceful spot in the Arlberg, a vast ski area with an abundance of intermediate slopes as well as stunning off-piste terrain. Try your hand at snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and hiking, all topped off with a generous dollop of charming Austrian hospitality. 

Whistler, Canada

Hotel we love: Nita Lake Lodge

Consistently voted best ski resort in North America, Whistler is a top choice for those looking for a stylish winter ski adventure. The resort has everything from backcountry and steeps for experts to beautifully groomed intermediate slopes to cruise. It’s also home to 90% of the world’s heli-skiing opportunities for the more adventurous among you, while peaceful lake walks provide a calmer pastime. 

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