Maps of the Alps for Independent Travellers
From Lyon to Lubljana and Milan to Munich, the European alpine region is home to a wide variety of resorts. Popular both with summer visitors and winter sports enthusiasts they range from classic names to lesser-known jewels which attract few visitors beyond the local region. Our useful maps pinpoint a whopping 640 of them and show just how easy it is for independent travellers to get there, whether by rail, air or road. All our maps are also available as wall maps and can additionally be printed at any size and onto a variety of media and customised with text or photographs to make a unique gift or simply a wonderful memory of your travels.
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Reduce your carbon footprint by train - arguably the most civilised way to travel to resort
SKI RESORT MAP OF THE ALPS
The first comprehensive ski resort map of the Alps covering seven countries and 640 resorts
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Bespoke wall maps, client giveaways & unique gifts for ski lovers.
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Monte Lussari, Italy
Image: Agenzia Turismo Friuli Venezia Giulia
Getting around in your own style and at your own pace. Where the journey there is all part of the fun. With our maps pinpointing the locations of 640 ski resorts across Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland and showing mainline rail links, mountain railways, ferries across the Alpine lakes, winter road closures, airports and linked ski areas, we set out to help you plan your independent alpine holiday.
Our little-known resorts will also appeal to the more adventurous mountain sports enthusiast. These include the beautiful, yet frequently overlooked slopes just a short, spectacular mountain railway trip above Lake Geneva, or a tram ride away from the medieval charm of Innsbruck's city centre. The ski areas may be smaller with fewer lifts but the scenery is just as breathtaking, and the slopes invariably much quieter, with cheaper lift passes, ski hire and accommodation than in the better known, glitzier resorts. If you want to experience winter sports without the usual Brits-abroad, package-holiday vibe, these destinations are for you.
NEW Ski Resort Map of the Alps - Out Now
“A brilliant new ski resort map of the Alps has been launched from @2thealps - great for planning adventures :)”
@WheretoSki&S MARCH 2017
“We already wonder how we managed without it”
FALL-LINE MARCH 2017
“Not only a must-have on Alpine road trips, but probably as wall art”
Fall-line MARCH 2017
“It costs less than a tenner, and it's made in good old Blighty”
FALL-LINE MARCH 2017
“Helps skiers identify ski resort locations and their relationships to each other instantly”
IN THE SNOW MARCH 2017
“Big ski regions like the Portes du Soleil are shown as shaded sections, giving an idea of the scale of these areas and of how close the borders of some are to the next giant ski region”
IN THE SNOW MARCH 2017
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april skiing - our top ten rail-served resorts
April can provide some surprisingly good skiing conditions in the Alps. Colder weather systems can arrive (as is happening as we write this piece) bringing fresh snow to the slopes which can remain surprisingly quiet, even in the Easter holidays. So, to help you make the most of some April skiing, take a look at our top ten snow-sure resorts, all accessible from the UK by train...
bergeralm, austria - a little-known resort with a twist
Here at 2TA we love a slightly unusual resort, especially if it can be reached by train, both of which qualities apply to the little-known obscurity that is Bergeralm, located in the Austrian Alps about 20km south of Innsbruck. Although there are several resorts closer to the city, Bergeralm is unique in featuring a particularly unusual stretch of piste which we captured on video on our recent break...
it's back! OUR london CHRISTMAS LIGHTS MAP 2021
With Christmas ski getaways looking uncertain again this year, 2theAlps has been searching closer to home for some festive spirit with a walk around the capital's Christmas lights. We’ve added a couple of extra displays to our usual top 10 to enable us to cover some lesser-known locations. Click on our handy map
to see the locations of this year's light displays and Christmas trees and plan your own walk with our festive Top 12...
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With lockdown about to end and changes in quarantine restrictions we can finally dream about planning a ski trip, if offset a bit by news of delayed openings in many destinations. With this in mind, the guys at Fall-Line magazine have got a fantastic offer on at the moment to give you a great dose of ski inspiration. Subscribe before 10th December 2020 and receive...
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NEW EXPRESS SERVICE LAUNCHED FROM GENEVA TO VERBIER
New for this winter ski season, the Verbier Express offers skiers a direct train service from Geneva-Le Châble every weekend and some public holidays from 21 December 2019, meaning you no longer have to change trains. Not only is this an ecological way to get to resort, it also promises to get you around the holiday and weekend motorway traffic that commonly builds up on the A9. See here for details and ski pass offers
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NEW £1 BILLION RAIL LINK OPENS FROM GENEVA
As of 15th December 2019, it will be a lot easier to reach the iconic winter-sports destinations of the Chamonix Valley and surrounding area by train, thanks to a new rail link through the city of Geneva. Not only are rail transfers a more enjoyable way to reach the mountains, this rail link also sets out to tackle the historically high levels of pollution in the Chamonix Valley...
NEW FOR 2020 - OUR RAIL MAP OF THE ALPS
This November sees the launch of our latest winter-sports themed map. ‘The Alps - Skiing by Train’ charts the position of 200 resorts in seven countries across the Alps from France to Slovenia (via Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Italy) to help intrepid skiers and snowboarders plan their low-carbon journey to the mountains. Like the London Underground Map the map is drawn in schematic style and includes lots of useful planning information. Available as a folded map, single sided print or large A2 print.
The Alps are one of the largest and highest mountain ranges in the world.
Some 680 miles long and up to 140 miles wide and covering an area of some 80,000 sq miles, they take in eight countries in their path.
Although a distinctive region in its own right, each country has its own feel. Check out our country pages for more information.