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Published Nov 07, 2022

If you're planning to hit the slopes this winter we've got you covered.

We operate flights to the very best ski hotspots in Europe, providing easy access to the Vicente Alps in Northern Italy, the Nordkette Mountain Range in Austria, and the legendary Swiss Alps.

Here are some of the top ski destinations you can access with direct flights from Edinburgh this winter.

Bulgaria

Hit the slopes in Sofia

A fascinating city to explore, but also a great place if you're into snow sports.

On the northern side of the Rila mountain range is Borovets - a ski resort with slopes nestled in a pine forest and good selection of restaurants and bars to enjoy afterwards. The nearby Vitosha Mountain, located just outside Sofia, also has more than 20km of slopes to enjoy and is the go-to spot for many.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Sofia destination page

Italy

Venture to Verona in the Vicente Alps

One one hand you've got romance and relaxation, and on the other you've got some of the best skiing found anywhere. Found in the Vicente Alps in Northern Italy, Verona is a stone's throw to some of the best resorts in the land.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Verona destination page.

Take to Turin for quick access to amazing resorts

Thought of by many as skiing heaven - and with good reason! Its mountainous backdrop, set against the French and Italian Alps, means there's quick access to outstanding snow sport resorts. The popular Aosta Valley, found in the Piedmont region, is the favourite of many a skier.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Turin destination page.

Norway

Sample the Oslo ski season - and visit an iconic jump!

Ever heard of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump? If not you need to check it out! This jump is perched on a hilltop overlooking the city of Oslo (and the views are spectacular). It draws some of the best skiers from around the world during the annual ski festival. There's also a ski museum and tower to enjoy while you're up there.

While the Holmenkollen jump is only suitable for the best, most experienced skiers, located around 30-minutes from the city is the famous Oslo Winter Park, or Tryvann, and here you'll find 11 lifts and 18 different slopes for skiers of all abilities.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Oslo destination page.

Switzerland

Journey to Geneva for world-famous ski destinations

Enfolded by the Alps, this Swiss city short trip from some of the world's most famous ski destinations.

Charmonix Mont Blanc Valley attracts snow sport enthusiasts from all over the world, and the area of Megeve, 90 minutes drive from Geneva, is made up of multiple different resorts (boasting more than 200 slopes!) and a great place for beginners starting out on their skiing adventures.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Geneva destination page.

Access the Swiss Alps from Zurich

Another place with easy access to the Swiss Alps, Zurich is a wise choice for a ski break. Explore the beautiful city and then venture onwards to your ski trip. In little over one hour you can be in some world-famous resorts, with slopes suitable for all levels and abilities.

Flumserberg, Titlis, and Chaserrugg are three of the most visited resorts near the city but there are many others to try out with varying degrees of difficulty.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Zurich destination page.

You can't fault Basel for skiing

With more than a dozen different resorts within an hour of the city, you can't fault Basel when it comes to skiing. The beautiful village of Andermatt, one of the oldest in the whole of Switzerland, is a favourite among families while Grindelwald in the Jungfrau Top Ski area is also highly acclaimed.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Basel destination page.

Austria

Head to Innsbruck for the Nordkette mountain range

A great place to combine some skiing with a break in a gorgeous city.

Many regard the Austrian Tyrol as the ultimate place to hit the slopes, and with the resorts on offer they may have a point. Innsbruck's own ski area - Nordpark - can be accessed from a lift in the city centre. Here you can enjoy amazing views from the Nordkette ridge. You can take advantage of a special ski pass allowing access to pistes and resorts throughout the region.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Innsbruck destination page.

France

Make the most of ski season in Chambery

Tucked between the Bauges and Chartreuse mountain ranges, there's a real buzz around this place come ski season. Its location in the heart of the French Alps, and access to some of the best resorts, make it a favourite among those who love winter sports. The nightlife isn't bad either!

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Chambery destination page.

See the city of Lyon and travel to top resorts

A city with so much going on - and a great place to visit if you're seeking snow sports. After some time exploring the picture perfect streets of Lyon, and sampling some of the best food and drink on offer, take a trip to one of the top ski areas in France.

Located nearby you've got Plans d'Hotonnes and Chamrousse - a great place for families and expert skiiers alike.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Lyon destination page.

Germany

Fly to Munich for the brilliant Bavarian Alps

We'd strongly suggest adding the Bavarian Alps to your book-it list. Make sure you sample the delights of Munich and then head to the alps for some skiing.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is arguably the most famous ski destination in these parts with an array of world-renowned slopes all linked by mountain railway.

πŸ‘‰ Visit our Munich destination page.

Some of the top resorts, along with flight details, can be found on our ski map.

2022 EDI ski map

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