Snow City Breaks

Discover a combination of winter weather activities and big city attractions

Skiing short breaks are becoming increasingly popular, and choosing to stay in a lively city base, rather than a high altitude ski village, can offer visitors so much more variety. Booking accommodation in a nearby city is the perfect compromise for groups, and ideal for non-skiers who do not wish to hit the slopes every day. There are many cities located invitingly close to the pistes, which offer rewarding short breaks, with plenty of activities and entertainment options for everyone. Usually offering a stunning picturesque landscape, and dramatic mountain views, there are numerous European cities that offer access to the snow and the ski slopes, and can offer visitors the best of both worlds.

Short breaks in the snow, glorious sunshine and thrilling downhill skiing

The beauty of a city base is the choice of entertainment, attractions and sightseeing possibilities that perfectly compliment a day of exciting winter sports action. Sledding, sleigh rides and snowshoeing are excellent activities that can be enjoyed on a short break, and the cosy atmosphere is ideal for romantic getaways.

The French city of Grenoble is the gateway to many stylish alpine resorts, and just one hour from trendy Val d'Isere and Tignes, whilst sophisticated Geneva is minutes from the upmarket resort of Les Gets, the sprawling skier’s paradise of Chamonix and dozens of other Alpine ski villages. Refined Lyon and Toulouse also provide cosmopolitan attractions, high culture and the perfect excuse to get the adrenaline pumping in the mountains.  For a snow city break with a difference, head to elegant Nice in the South of France to enjoy glorious winter sunshine by the sea, and the thrill of off-piste snowboarding at the nearby resort of Isola.

Add colour and variety to your winter sports holiday this year

You can add colour and variety to your winter sports break with a stay in one of Europe's historic and vibrant cities. From Milan, it’s possible to enjoy a fulfilling day in the resort of Courmayeur and finish off with a night of opera at La Scala, and whilst staying in Salzburg and learning all about the rich musical heritage of the city, skiers can head off to Soll or Alpbach for a day on the Austrian Alps. The up-and-coming city of Ljubljana is a picturesque haven for lovers of art and culture in Slovenia, and is becoming a popular base for winter sports enthusiasts too, where you’ll find some of Europe's cheapest lift passes and ski equipment hire.

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