Discover Germany, Issue 80, November 2019

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Avoid the rush and get back on the slopes early Pristine, white slopes as far as the eye can see. Why wait until the crazy rush of the winter season kicks in? Enjoy a less crowded scenery and ski your way into Christmas. Across the DACH region, there are plenty of fantastic spots for a preChristmas break. Go watch the beautiful snowflakes glistening, before enjoying a cup of mulled wine – or two.

stunning Alpine landscape. The town itself is car-free and bustling with life no matter the season. However, Zermatt’s main ski season lasts from the end of November to the end of April.

TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE I PHOTOS: PIXABAY

Hintertux, Austria

Ever had to wait around in long queues before you eventually made it to the slopes? We’ve all been there, and it’s not fun. But when you go on a skiing trip before the main season starts, it’s a completely different experience. The only aspect that speaks against an early skiing trip is the risk that it might not be snowing just yet. Naturally, there is never a guarantee that thick white layers of new snow will await you, but there are certainly spots where it’s extremely likely for visitors to experience good snow or where beautiful glaciers ensure snowy conditions all year round. 94  |  Issue 80  |  November 2019

Let’s take a look at some of the most fabulous locations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, at which to enjoy a little break during November. All of these places also offer plenty of alternative options, including gourmet, wellness or walking holidays, for those of us who are not too keen on going skiing. Zermatt-Matterhorn, Switzerland The highest situated ski resort in Switzerland offers supreme skiing all year round. The famous Swiss glacier, reaching over 4,000 metres, invites visitors to not only enjoy skiing but also to marvel at this

This unique ski resort also welcomes guests 365 days a year, and it’s the only one in Austria, which is open no matter