Independent Travel to the Alps

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 640 of them and show just how easy it is for independent travellers to get there, while our travel and resort information and helpful links aim to give you all the information you need to travel around independently, whether by rail, air or road.

TRAVEL INFORMATION & BOOKINGS

Whether you travel by rail, air, coach or car, make your journey a highlight of your holiday

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FIND YOUR WAY TO 640 RESORTS

Glitzy hotspot or hidden gem? Everyone's different when it comes to choosing a resort

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MAPS TO GET YOU THERE & BESPOKE MAPS

Check out our NEW Ski Resort Map or create your own customised version, perfect for your clients

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At 2theAlps we understand how rewarding
independent travel can be.

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, information on train, coach and airline operators, useful information on airport connections, and detailed public transport directions and resort data for a selection of destinations, 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 winters 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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FOLDED MAPS & WALL MAPS
Customised versions
BESPOKE MAPS

NEWS... NEWS... NEWS...

THE ALPS BY TRAIN - 10 RESORTS IN UNDER 10 HOURS
Here at 2theAlps, we’re big rail enthusiasts both for the transfer from airport to resort and for the entire journey from the UK. Our research team has been busy finding the quickest rail journeys to the Alps from the UK, all of which take less than 10 hours (the fastest just 7hrs 55 minutes). By comparison, flying to the Alps usually takes between 8 and 10 hours when transfers etc are taken into account. Check out our top 10 fastest journeys - the winners might just surprise you...  March 1, 2018

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OUT TODAY - OUR NEW RAIL MAP OF THE ALPS
We are delighted to announce the publication of our new map ‘The Alps – Skiing by Train’ for the 2018 ski season. Much like the iconic Tube Map, this simplified schematic style map makes it easy to plan journeys to and through the mountains by rail with over 215 ski resorts shown. Available in a variety of formats including a free lo-res download, high-resolution prints and personalised versions...  January 8, 2018

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SKIING BY TRAIN IN THE SWISS ALPS
Interlaken is an excellent base for day trips by train with a wealth of ski resorts on its doorstep ranging from little-known gems overlooking the local lakes, to mega resorts in large connected ski areas. We’ve selected three relatively little known resorts, and explained how to get there from Interlaken (1hr 50mins by train from Zurich)...  December 4, 2017

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Left to right: The weekly ski show in St Anton, Austria (TVB St. Anton am Arlberg); Santuario Monte Lussari, Italy (Ph. Costerni); ESF Ski School, Champéry, Switzerland (P Brault); Trettachtal Valley, Germany (Tourismus Oberstdorf)

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.

To contact us or for map enquiries please email us at enquiries@2thealps.com or use the form below.

Address Steam Mill Road, Bradfield, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2QT

Telephone Number 01923 277963

Email Address enquiries@2thealps.com


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