Independent Travel to the Alps
TRAVEL INFORMATION & BOOKINGS
Whether you travel by rail, air, coach or car, make your journey a highlight of your holiday
FIND YOUR WAY TO 640 RESORTS
Glitzy hotspot or hidden gem? Everyone's different when it comes to choosing a resort
MAPS TO GET YOU THERE & BESPOKE MAPS
Check out our NEW Ski Resort Map or create your own customised version, perfect for your clients
At 2theAlps we understand how rewarding
independent travel can be.
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, 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
More informationFOLDED MAPS & WALL MAPS
Customised versionsBESPOKE MAPS
FEATURED RESORT: Champéry, Switzerland
Charming and unchanging, Champéry offers picture-postcard village charm with direct access to Les Portes de Soleil - the world's largest integrated ski area with nearly 700km of runs connecting 12 resorts, 206 lifts, 243km of cross-country skiing, seven funparks, two countries and just one lift pass!
Champéry's easy access to Les Portes du Soleil's vast network of ski lifts makes it a top destination while its location on the north western slopes of the Alps guarantees excellent powder. The village itself, with its rustic wooden chalets and flourishing restaurant scene, is another attraction, especially as it's small enough to keep everything within walking distance. And overlooking Champéry are the spectacular peaks of Les Dents du Midi which rival the Matterhorn and the Eiger in natural beauty.More
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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.