Wonderful winter breaks without skiing

Hate skiing? No problem. Check out these alternative snowy escapes


Winter holidays don't have to be all about skiing. If you're not into the sport but love snow and fancy heading for chillier climes this winter, we have the perfect holiday for you.

Snowshoeing, dog sledding and camping out under the Northern Lights are just a few magnificent ways to experience the snow without skis.

Lapland is a popular choice for its epic scenery, family-friendly activities and unique culture. While beautiful Tuscany is not just for exploring in the summer. Leave the piazza and museums of Florence to the crowds and head out on a snowshoeing tour of the undiscovered Garfagnana Valley.

If you thought Bled in Slovenia was pretty in the warmer months, you need to see it covered in snow. And for the ultimate snowy adventure, travel across Sweden by snowmobile taking in the stunning scenery and going on an exhilarating hovercraft ice tour.

Fancy going further afield? Japan is a wonderful place to visit, with its snow and light festivals, amazing wildlife and impressive ice sculptures.

Whether you'd like to relax in a cosy lodge or get active in the snow, there are hundreds of ways to celebrate the beauty of winter. Take a look at some of the magical places you can go for a ski-free break.

Winter breaks without skiing

Winter breaks without skiing

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