From Aspen, Colorado to Val Thorens in France, there’s plenty of beautiful places to experience the great outdoors when the weather starts to get chilly. This year though, why not take yourself to a destination a bit less traveled by? Read on to discover 5 beautiful locations to explore this winter and experience the great outdoors in all its glory.
Beitostølen – Norway
It’s no surprise a Nordic country would end up on our list of places to enjoy winter activities. From skiing to snowmobiling, Beitostølen has something for everyone – no matter what sort of outdoor thrill you are looking for. You can even arrange a ‘Lavvu evening’, a cosy venison stew dinner in a tipi-like structure, to help you wind down in the traditional Nordic way after a fun day outdoors! The Radisson Blu Resort, Beitostølen is the perfect starting point for all you adventures in this winter wonderland.
Looking for an urban oasis after your outdoor adventures? The often overlooked capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, will charm you with traffic-free open spaces; making almost every evening feel like a huge street party! Known for its early modern, minimalist architecture and design, Ljubljana lets you experience the best of both the urban and the natural world! The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana provides the ultimate convenience for those looking to relax and unwind after a day in the city or the mountains.
Lucerne – Switzerland
With the famous Swiss mountains on your doorstep, Lucerne is the perfect spot for those looking for old-world European charm in the great outdoors. Hiking tours or a pleasant cruise on Lake Lucerne are excellent ways to take in all that fresh mountain air. However, for the brave of heart, paragliding experiences can be arranged to get a birds-eye view of the magnificent Swiss landscape. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne is an ideal spot to rest after a day of exploring!
Salzburg – Austria
For those looking for a romantic setting as well as natural wonders – Salzburg is a ‘must see’. Hiking tours of the hills of Slazburg are extremely popular, as well as river cruises down the Salzach River. For a truly unique experience, why not try visiting the Lamprechtshöhle – or natural caves – found near the city? Stay with the Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt, Salzburg for an authentic experience of medieval life in the city... with all the modern comforts!
Les Arcs – France
Surrounded by the majestic French Alps, Les Arcs is paradise for those who love to ski. Even if downhill skiing isn’t your thing, this area is bursting with family-friendly winter activities such as snowshoeing, ski jeering and dogsled rides. The only difficulty you’ll have is how to do everything in just one visit! The Radisson Blu Resort, Arc 1950 is the perfect place to take advantage of all the outdoor adventure your heart desires.
Psst! Bukovel, Ukraine is also an amazing ski destination to check out!