Winter camping in the alps

Winter camping in the alps
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Wake up in nature, strap on your skis and start skiing directly from the campsite - we show you the best campsites for winter camping and skiing fans, right on the slopes! Whether Germany, Austria, Switzerland or Italy, winter camping is becoming increasingly popular and is especially popular with winter sports enthusiasts.

Skiing and snowboarding are an experience for the whole family. Preferably, of course, you want to have the best conditions: Imperial weather, a well-groomed slope and the perfect amount of fresh snow. With a campsite right on the slopes and a campervan optimally equipped for winter, you can be the "earlybird" among winter sports enthusiasts. We show you the best ski resorts and great campsites for your winter adventure.

Winter camping in the alps in Germany

Winter camping in Italy
Winter camping in Italy

❄️ The Zugspitze-Arena

Zugspitze is Germany's only glacier and probably one of the most popular ski resorts in Germany.

📌 Ski resort Zugspitz e-Arena:

Live your winter dream in a camper - In this ski region you can cover 22 kilometers of slopes between 2000 and 2720 meters of altitude. In the Zugspitze-Arena you will find 7 diverse skiing areas. Thanks to 57 modern lifts you don't have to expect long waiting times. At the 6 ski and snowboard schools, beginners and children can learn how to master the slopes. You will find free parking everywhere at the valley stations.

Our campsite recommendation for you:

The 5-star Camping Resort Zugspitze and the Camping Erlebnis Zugspitze just across the street, are our top campsites in the region. The winter facilities of the campsites have a lot to offer: frost-proof water and wastewater connections at every pitch, as well as optional fixed gas connections. In addition, there is an extra drying room for ski equipment.

❄️ Karwendel in Mittenwald

Mittenwald is home to Germany's longest ski slope in deep snow - a very special highlight for skiers. Cross-country skiers are also in good hands here.

📌 Ski resort Karwendel in Mittenwald:

Experienced skiers and snowboarders should try the Karwendelbahn downhill run. The slope is not groomed and with a 7 km ski run on powder snow, popular with freeriders. The Kranzberg ski area, on the other hand, is well suited for families with children. Here, in addition to many easy ski slopes, there is also a children's land and the ski school Alpenwelt Karwendel from Mittenwald. At the Kranzberg you can also go ski touring or cross-country skiing.

Our campsite recommendation for you:

Especially from our locations in Munich, the Karwendel Mountains and the Naturcampingpark Isarhorn are easy to reach. In the sanitary area of the campsite there is a drying room for skis, snowboards and equipment as well as a ski boot dryer.

The ski area and the campsite are located directly on the border with Austria and perfect for a further trip with the camper to the neighbouring country and its ski areas.

Winter camping in the alps in Austria

Winter camping in Austria
Winter camping in Austria

❄️ Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel is one of the most famous and oldest ski resorts in the world and is suitable for both beginners and professionals.

📌 Ski resort Kitzbühel:

Arguably the most popular ski resort in the world, the Kitzbühel Alps, with a total of 188 kilometers of slopes, more than 36 ski routes and 57 cable cars, are a perfect getaway for you and your family Don't worry - our winter-ready campers offer enough space for that. You can use the practice lifts in the valley free of charge throughout the Kitzbühl ski area. However, professionals don't miss out either and have a great choice of challenging routes.

Our campsite recommendation for you:

The region stretches over several places and especially the Tirol Camp Energiebrunnen invites you to winter camping. The campsite offers well-equipped pitches with electricity, water and wastewater connections as well as a direct gas connection.

❄️ Stubai

Top groomed slopes and a spectacular mountain panorama you get in the Stubai Valley.

📌 Ski resort Stubai:

35 easy and also challenging downhill runs await you in the largest glacier ski area Stubaital. At 4.7 kilometers, the 3S Eisgratbahn is the longest lift of its kind in the Alps. Per hour, 3,014 people can be transported here to the glacier. Another highlight is the 10-kilometer descent from the Wildspitz top station (3,210 m) to the bottom station (1,750 m).

Our campsite recommendation for you:

The campsite Stubai is super located and offers its guests a playroom for children, a supermarket and a restaurant directly on the site. Both on the campsite and on the slopes, there is something for young and old.

❄️ Zillertal

The vacation regions in the Zillertal are perfect for your camping adventure with skis or snowboard.

📌Ski resort Zillertal:

The ski area in Zillertal comes to a total of 544 kilometers of slopes and 180 lifts. The most popular ski areas in the Zillertal are Kaltenbach Hochzillertal/Hochfügen and the Zillertal Arena. With the Zillertal Superskipass, skiers and snowboarders can ski throughout the valley. (Zillertal Arena / Hochzillertal-Hochfügen- Spieljoch / Ski & Glacier World Zillertal 3000 / Mayrhofner Bergbahnen). In one of the 80 Genusshüten you can be fed after the sport.

Our campsite recommendation for you:

The Hells Ferienresort Zillertal campsite is well located and entices you with a visit to the sauna area after a strenuous day of skiing.

Winter camping in the alps in Switzerland

Winter camping in Switzerland
Winter camping in Switzerland

❄️ 6. Samnaun

The cozy and family-friendly Samnaun Arena is guaranteed to be something for every winter sports enthusiast.

📌 Samnaun ski resort: How about a winter camping trip to Switzerland to the largest winter sports arena in the Eastern Alps? Here you can expect 239 kilometers of slopes, routes for beginners and advanced/professionals and the world's first double-decker cable car. Perfect for a trip through various ski resorts, it is close to Austria and thanks to the altitude, you are guaranteed snow.

Our campsite recommendation for you: Sport & Camping Samnaun is located directly on the piste and after a full day of skiing, you can reach the campsite directly via the Zeblas valley run. The campsite has various leisure activities nearby and is well prepared for winter camping.

❄️ 7. Zermatt

The Matterhorn is one of the highest mountains in the Alps and therefore the highest ski resort in Europe.

📌 Zermatt ski resort: 54 lifts and 148 pistes await you in the Zermatt ski area. With 360 kilometers of slopes in various levels of difficulty, it promises fun for young and old. Children under the age of 9 can ride the cable cars for free, while youngsters under the age of 16 can ski and snowboard for free every Saturday. The view of the Matterhorn on long and varied runs makes this ski area something very special.

Our campsite recommendation for you: The Attermenzen campsite is particularly impressive thanks to its altitude with a unique view. The campsite is equipped with sanitary facilities as well as supply and disposal stations. Electricity connections at the site are also included. From Zermatt, you can also easily drive on to Italy, as the south face of the Matterhorn is on the Italian side.

Winter camping in the alps in Italy

Camper in the dolomites, Italy
Camper in the dolomites, Italy

❄️ Alpe di Siusi

The Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites - a beautiful sight and a special experience for all winter lovers.

📌 Ski resort Alpe di Siusi:

In this ski resort in the Dolomites, you can ski 181 kilometers of slopes and you got 79 cable cars there. Discover the Dolomites during a day tour on ski circuits such as Sellaronda, Seiser Alm Ronda or Seiser Alm/Gröden Ronda. You can ski on the numerous slopes with the Dolomiti Super Skipass in a total of 12 ski areas and cover about 1,220 kilometers.

Our campsite recommendation for you:

The ski area closest to the Seiser Alm campsite already offers 175 kilometers of groomed slopes. The campsite's own restaurant will provide you with culinary delights after an exhausting day of skiing.

❄️ Sexten

Also located in the Dolomites is the ski resort Three Peaks in Sexten, here dreamlike nature and winter sports are combined.

📌 Ski resort Sexten:

Snow fun for the whole family you get in the ski resort Three Peaks with 115 kilometers of slopes. You can explore the Drei Zinnen ski area on 5 connected ski mountains. A magnificent view and modern lifts ensure an unforgettable winter sports experience.

Our campsite recommendation for you:

The Caravan Park Sexten comes up with a great wellness offer: From sauna to an indoor pool, to cosmetic treatments. Here you get the full relaxation program.

Experience your unique winter camping experience and enjoy snow fun with the whole family. Take advantage of our last minute offers and start your adventure directly at the slopes, with our winter campers.

Have fun on your trip!

Your FreewayCamper Team