Whenever you hear “ski holiday” you instantly connect it with the beautiful French Alps, modern Austrian ski resorts or famous destinations in Switzerland. However a ski holiday can be way more rewarding when you are at a place that isn’t so popular among the tourists but is offering the same value and even much more memorable experience. Here are our 5 off the beaten path ski destinations in Europe.


Often in the shadow of Spain and France, Andorra isn’t a popular place among ski tourists because the proximity of many famous ski spots. However Andorra offers excellent conditions and deals for your perfect ski holiday in Europe, too.

The ski zone in Andorra varies from great slopes to flat terrain making it suitable for advanced skiers as well as for beginners. There are only three ski resorts in Andorra so the choice is not hard for you. The resorts which you can choose from are Soldeu, Pas de la Casa and Arinsal each one of them with its own unique characteristics.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina offer a total of 68 km ski and snowboard slopes with more than 40 ski lifts. With almost 20 ski resorts the variety is full. The costs are not too high compared to many famous ski resorts with same characteristics. You can find ski passes from 8 to 15 EUR.

Jahorina resort is the one with the longest slopes – 25 km, which covers an altitude of 1300 to 1916 m. Another popular ski resort in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Kupres with its 13 km ski slopes. Near the beautiful town of Sarajevo lays the Bjelasnica ski resort with 14 km slopes and 7 ski lifts. In Bosnia, your ski holiday in Europe can easily be combined with some great sightseeing spots.



For the ones who seek great value for money deals and interesting mixture of ski and spa, culture and gastronomy experience, Bulgaria is the place to be. Your ski holiday in Europe will become surprisingly memorable after enjoying the modern ski resorts and unexpected price advantage.

Bansko is the biggest ski resort offering total of 70 km length of ski runs extending from 925 m to 2600 m above sea level. Pamporovo is another great location which is attracting many ski and snowboard enthusiasts with its perfect conditions and value.


The home country of Dracula is often avoided but you’ll be surprised how much Romania has to offer. Skiing in Europe will never be more exciting as passing by a mountain castle and stunning scenery. Romania includes a total of 217 km ski and snowboard slopes reaching up to 2484 m.

Ski resorts such as Sinaia in Muntenia or Poiana Brasov in Transilvania combine affordable skiing conditions for beginners and intermediates, variety of facilities and interesting culture and sights to see.

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Greece has decades-long traditions of summer tourism. It’s hard not to picture any Greek island, long beaches and summer villas when thinking about Greece. However, the country offers very good ski holiday suggestions with modern facilities, spectacular alpine landscape and variety of ski resorts.

In Greece you can ski in mountains where the Greek mythology was created. Such place is Parnassos ski resort in Mt. Parnassos. For more intense ski activity head over to another mythological mountain Helmos and Kalavrita ski resort. Wherever you chose to spend your ski holiday in Greece you won’t be disappointed.

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