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...

a SLICE OF THE ALPS - APRES-SKI UK-Style
Pop-up apres-ski bars are hardly a new phenomenon in the UK but, if you're yearning to hit the slopes and still have a few months to wait, there's nowhere better  to hunker down with a glass of steamy mulled wine and make like you're in the mountains. One of our favourites at the Abbey Hotel has become an integral part of the Christmas experience in Bath...  November 22, 2017

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EPIK drives THROUGH the Alps
Go on a supercar driving experience and motor across the greatest driving roads in Europe with EPIKdrives.  EPIK's driving tours feature the most iconic alpine passes and mountain roads in the Alps from the unique Stelvio Pass in Italy to Switzerland's  BIG3 and the majestic Grossglockner Alpine Road. What's more you can save 5% with our unique coupon code.... November 9, 2017

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Open for business
Autumn isn’t the most obvious time of year for a ski trip to the Alps but there are a surprising number of resorts already offering lift-serviced snow-sports. 2theAlps is pleased to present a summary of those currently open with some tips on how to get there.... October 27, 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 210909

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