Mar 15, 2013

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Our favourite winter holidays

The snow at the beginning of the week may have been an unwelcome surprise for many of us but whether you’re a winter sports enthusiast or love wrapping warm and exploring new destinations, winter holidays can be just as enjoyable as lying on a beach for a week.

So, to prove that sun and sand aren’t the only ingredients for a memorable break, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite winter holiday pictures.

View from the Saulire in Courchevel 1850

View from the Saulire in Courchevel 1850

Clare Francis: Being at the top of a mountain about to ski down when it’s crisp and cold but the sun is shining and the sky is blue, is the perfect winter holiday for me. It’s like being on top of the world! This is the view from the Saulire in Courchevel 1850, France.

Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye

Susannah Clark: The Isle of Skye is rugged, wild, beautiful and perfect for rugging up warm and heading for long walks, followed by plenty of red wine next to an open fire!

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Gareth Morris: Exploring the ice caves of Franz Josef Glacier with an ice axe and a pair of crampons clipped to my boots was one of the best days I spent on New Zealand’s South Island. How I wasn’t cold wearing a pair of shorts that day I will never know.

The Stash, Avoriaz

The Stash, Avoriaz

Dave Oldacre: This picture shows me in “The Stash”, an eco-friendly terrain park in hidden among the trees of Avoriaz. All the features are made from wood, to complement the forests and tree runs.

Johnston Canyon, Banff

Johnston Canyon, Banff

Salome Millmore: This picture reminds me of a truly memorable day when I drank ice wine by a frozen waterfall in Canada for my birthday.

Cairngorm National Park, Scotland

Cairngorm National Park, Scotland

Danielle Petrie: A good winter holiday is about spending time in the outdoors for me, especially enjoying the sheer, scenic, raw beauty Scotland has to offer. This photo was taken while climbing Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland before retreating back to a nice warm log cabin for the night.

Bull Bay, Anglesey

Bull Bay, Anglesey

Clare Walsh: Bull Bay on Anglesey is a beautiful spot, and this photograph was taken on a crisp, bright October morning on our return from a walk on the stunning coastal path.

Budapest

Budapest

Cathy Toogood: Budapest is the perfect destination for a winter city break. There’s something quite magical about sitting outdoors in one of the city’s thermal pools watching the steam rise around you, and nipping into an historic coffee house for a slice of cake and a hot drink is the perfect way to warm up after sightseeing. This photograph shows an ice rink just over the road from the famous Szechenyi Baths.

Have you got a winter holiday photograph that we should add to our list? Where’s the best place to go on a winter sports holiday? Let us know by leaving a comment or sending your pictures to yourquestions@travelsupermarket.com

  1. I would love to get to the Isle of Skye before I go, and the Broads. Around here, winter vacation means the Myrtle Beach family resorts – they are excellent in the spring and summer too, but there is something about an extended stay on the beach in October. Past the season, but still very nice temperatures. The picture of Bull Bay looks a lot like some of the coastal areas down there – I will have to go there as well if I ever get across the pond.

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