Austria, Italy, or maybe France? If you are considering a campsite with good infrastructure for skiers and snowboarders, you will find some interesting suggestions below. We have chosen places that have the most to offer to tourists traveling in campers, but also to those who do not have a camping vehicle but would still like to have a good rest in winter.
Ski camper to Austria
The campsite is located directly on the southern outskirts of the commune of Sölden, which is located in Tyrol , in the Ötztal valley at an altitude of 1,368 m above sea level. Although this famous tourist resort can theoretically accommodate only 15,000 tourists at a time, the reality is completely different - it is visited by almost 2 million annually. guests. This is the only region in Austria where glacier slopes are directly connected to the rest of the ski areas via lifts. The whole of this vast area, with as many as 148 km of routes, consists of three parts, differing in character.
For beginners, we especially recommend the Giggijoch Pass area (3,058 m above sea level), where you can safely practice your skills on blue runs several hundred meters wide. The Gaislachkogel (2,090 m above sea level) is a paradise for experienced skiers. Fans of fast riding and cutting wide curves will find the best conditions on gentle, very wide trails on the Tiefenbach and Rettenbach glaciers (2,684 m above sea level).
Sölden is definitely a resort for demanding and fun-loving skiers and snowboarders.
In December 2017, the following were open:
- 8 drag lifts,
- 15 chairlifts,
- 7 gondola lifts,
- 1 cable car.
It should also not be forgotten that Sölden is the site of the inaugural Alpine Skiing World Cup competition. They take place on the Rettenbach glacier.
The Freizeit Arena recreation center offers attractions for skiers and snowboarders, including: steam and herbal baths, sauna, swimming pools, massages, fitness, and even shooting and bowling alleys. In the town of Langenfeld , several kilometers away from Sölden, there is the Aqua Dome water park and a complex of thermal springs.
Igloo Village was built on the Rettenbach glacier, a unique hotel with eight fully equipped igloo houses.
From the "BIG3" viewpoints we can admire beautiful panoramas. You can't forget about the nightlife either. Sölden is one of the so-called Austrian apres-ski centers. Parties start here in the early afternoon on Giggijoch, then the party moves to pubs, bars and restaurants, of which there are plenty here. Apparently dancing on tables is not uncommon.
Distance from Warsaw - approximately 1,400 km. The journey by car from Warsaw takes approximately 15 hours.
The campsite is located just 200 m from the Gaislachkogl mountain railway . The center of Sölden is 1 km away, so it is a great base. The campsite has a fitness room, a wellness center with a sauna, a steam bath, a solarium, etc. Sanitary facilities are included in the price. A washing machine, dryer and ironing station are available in the washing area. It is possible to rent a locker. A climbing wall with an area of 85 m2 was also built. There is also a ski storage room and a drying room.
The campsite has 99 pitches for campers and trailers . There are also cottages for rent and a camping site. Due to the fact that the number of available places is much smaller than the number of interested tourists, it is worth thinking about booking well in advance.
In 2019, the campsite is undergoing a small metamorphosis and new facilities will be available for the 2019/2020 season. A multi-storey parking lot is being built there, as well as premium plots - larger campers will be able to park there and they will be able to connect all utilities.
Camping Panorama Zell am See
Zell am See-Kaprun , two renowned resorts, are the heart of Salzburg's unique holiday region.
The Tyrolean region, including the resort of Zell am See , is one of Europe's most famous ski attractions. Every fan of this sport will find perfect conditions for skiing here, and the ski season in the region lasts from autumn to early spring. However, in winter we can also go ice skating on the ice-covered lake, watch a hockey match or a dog sled race. The resort of Zell am See is located in a very picturesque area.
To fully enjoy the charms of the region and be close to nature, it is worth taking advantage of the attractions offered by Camping Panorama Zell am See, which is located at an altitude of 756 m above sea level. The camping site is located in a nature reserve , near the southern shore of Lake Zeller See.
The center has a playground for children, a mini zoo, a place to play table tennis, a bicycle rental and a running track. Near the campsite there is a water slide, an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, a paddling pool for children from 1 to 3 years old, a sauna, golf, mini golf and a volleyball court. The resort is 2.5 km from the ski lift .
Camping Panorama is a perfect place for downhill and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. During the season, a free bus stops right next to the resort and takes you to the Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhoehe and Maiskogel ski slopes. Balloon fiestas are also organized here every year.
There are toilet facilities at the campsite, and tourists have a camping site as well as spacious holiday cottages at their disposal. At Camping Panorama Zell am See we have access to free Wi-Fi and even cable TV.
Please note - the campsite does not have a bar or restaurant, but the nearest bar can be found 0.5 km from the center and a restaurant - about 1.2 km. Fortunately, we can buy bread directly at the campsite. Camping allows pets . Half a kilometer from the center there is a run and a bathing area for dogs.
The campsite is open all year round, and ACSI Camping Card holders can count on attractive discounts.
There are 3 ski areas in the area: Schmitten, Kitzsteinhorn, Maiskogel. These three resorts have a total of 279 km of slopes, 5 gondolas, 10 chairlifts and 9 T-bar lifts. A combined ski pass for these 3 resorts costs approximately EUR 225.
In these resorts, approximately 85% of the slopes are artificially snowed, and many of them are also illuminated. In addition, there are several designated places where you can ride off-piste.
In summer, Zell am See also attracts tourists with its numerous hiking and cycling trails. There are many beaches around Lake Zeller, and you can swim safely in the lake.
Sportcamp Woferlgut is 6 kilometers from the city center and the lake itself, and about the same distance from the ski slopes. It is actually located in the town of Bruck, which is the beginning (or end - depending on which side you look from) of the famous Großglocknerstraße. Therefore, also at the foot of mountains such as Kitzsteinhorn or Großglockner . Kaprun is 10 km away.
There are many plots within the campsite, some of which are located next to a swimming pond. The plots are connected to water, electricity, gray water and gas, which is very useful, especially in winter.
Guests of the campsite and hotel can use the saunas and baths for free, but the swimming pool is subject to an additional fee. A single entry is quite expensive - it costs about EUR 23, but it is most profitable to simply buy a whole-week pass, then the amount is almost three times lower. When I say swimming pool , I mean a huge complex of swimming pools, saunas and baths. There you will find a recreational swimming pool, an Olympic swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool also open in winter, a large jacuzzi, a giant slide and a children's pool with shallow water and a small slide. There is also a wellness section and a fitness studio with the possibility of hiring a private trainer. It's a real spa in the mountains !
All guests have access to a ski room with a equipment drying room, where you can easily leave your shoes and wet clothes to dry.
The city ski bus leaves from the campsite and takes you straight to the gondola. It runs in the morning and afternoon, but if you don't make it in time for the morning transfers, or you want to return from the slope earlier, you can use an additionally paid camping bus. Just make an appointment in advance at the reception.
Mountain Camp Pitztal
The Pitztal Valley is located 50 km west of Innsbruck and its main attraction is the glacier ski resort . The Pitzexpress high-speed overground railway runs from Mittelberg, thanks to which skiers can reach an altitude of 2,800 m above sea level in just a few minutes.
The resort has the highest cable car in Austria - thanks to it you can admire the panorama of the Alps from an altitude of 3,440 m above sea level. There are three ski areas in the Pitztal area: on the Pitztaler Gletscher glacier (3,440 m above sea level), on the Hochzeiger peaks (2,560 m above sea level) and on the Rifflsee Hütte (2,293 m above sea level). The area is also perfect for snowboarding. There is a snowpark on the glacier with attractions such as halfpipe , quaterpipe and high jumps .
The main towns in the Pitztal area are: Arzl im Pitztal, Wenns, Jerzens, St. Leonhard and Tieflehn . They offer a wide range of accommodation and basic catering services. Jerzens itself is located close to the Hochzeiger mountain, which can be reached in a few minutes by a free bus. Pitztal has 85 km of ski slopes , of which 24 are easy, 42 medium and 19 difficult. The longest route is the Pitz-Panoramabahn, 2 km long, with a level difference of 593 m.
The camping area is 1.50 ha . The area is located approximately 100 m from the river and lake . The public transport stop is approximately 200 m away. The campsite is open all year round. It offers 38 comfortable pitches with electricity, gas, cold water and sewage connections. In winter, it is possible to connect water directly to the square and connect to the gas system. The campsite provides equipment in this regard. Drying rooms are also provided.
Wi-Fi available throughout the facility. The sanitary building has toilets, a changing table, single showers, washing cabins and a separate bathroom with toilet and shower for rent. Dishwashing stations are available, as well as a washing machine and dryer for an additional fee. You can order fresh bread every day except Sundays and holidays. Meals (including breakfast) can also be ordered at the campsite restaurant (the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays).
One of the interesting attractions of the campsite is the opportunity to acquire (and test) your ice fishing skills - you can catch trout also in winter. You can also try ski archery.
Some hotels in the area offer indoor pool and wellness facilities for an additional fee. There is also a 6 km long natural toboggan run nearby - importantly, with lighting!
Camping Grubhof is located in the heart of Austria and in the middle of the Austrian and Berchtesgaden Alps , between the towns of St. Martin (1 km) and Lofer (2 km) . 2 km from the campsite there is Almenwelt Lofer - a family ski resort that offers 46 km of prepared slopes, 10 cable cars and ski lifts. It is worth adding that this place has gained the reputation of an inexpensive family ski resort.
The free ski bus stops every 30 minutes right next to the campsite. Other ski resorts in the area are less than 30 minutes away from the campground. For example: Steinplatte is 8 km away, Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn - 25 km, Maria Alm - 25 km, Kitzbühel - 35 km.
The campsite was organized in the former Castle Park located on the Saalach River , which explains the park-like nature of the resort. The campsite has full sanitary facilities, and if you want, you can even rent a bathroom for yourself.
There is a shop, a restaurant, a children's playroom and a sauna on the premises. Parking pitches for campers and trailers are divided according to size. The smallest plots are 120 square meters and have access to electricity and water. X-Large plots - 150 sq m and have electricity, gas and water connections. The largest XX-Large - minimum 180 m, also boast a sewage outflow and the best location - along the river.
Tourists without campers or trailers can stay in mobile homes and rooms for rent. The campsite has, among others: sauna, SPA , gym, restaurant (closed on Thursdays) and shop. There is a WLAN internet network available on the premises.
Ski camper to Italy
Seiser Alm Camping, Italy
Seiser Alm (this is the German name) or Alpe di Siusi (Italian version) is a ski station in South Tyrol. It lies in the heart of the Dolomites . Nearby you will find Val Gardena and the peaks of Sasso Lungo, Punta d'Oro and Sasso Piato . Alpe Siusi is actually a huge pasture, the largest high-mountain plateau in Europe. The great attraction of this beautiful place is as many as 250 sunny days a year.
The region is especially recommended for beginners , quiet skiers and families with children, as well as for people dreaming of sun and a tan in the middle of winter. Despite so much sun, skiing conditions are favorable. Alpe di Siusi offers skiers 60 km of slopes - from easy (these are the most) to medium-difficult.
The slopes are treeless and wide, so riding on them is pure pleasure. We can easily get to the ski areas thanks to the 16-seater cable car with a station in Siusi.
From the campsite to the ski area, you can conveniently reach the ski area in just 3 minutes by bus. The stop is right next to the resort, 100 meters away. A shuttle bus stops there every half hour. Moreover, in Alpe di Siussi there are 4.7 km of toboggan runs , and a natural ice rink is being created on the frozen Lake Vols , which is located 20 minutes from the campsite.
Guests with their own campers and caravans will find comfortable parking spaces of various standards. Sites A are approximately 80-90 square meters , B 90-110 square meters, C - approximately 170 square meters, the last two of which are located on the edge of the terrace, thus offering a beautiful view. Most places have water and sewage, TV, gas and electricity connections (16A). Wi-Fi is available on request.
At the campsite you will find a fully adapted sanitary facility , as well as the possibility of renting private bathrooms. Even predicted make-up room, equipped with, among others, in hair dryers. There is also a laundry room, a drying room, and showers for your four-legged pets . The facility has its own restaurant and mini-market.
Camping Toblacher See
Bolzano is a town with a much more Austrian than Italian character. Both Italian and German are spoken here, as is the case throughout South Tyrol, the capital of which is Bolzano.
Dobbiaco, in turn, is a Tyrolean cross-country ski center located near the Plan de Corones (Kronplatz) ski resort, approximately 15 km from Cortina d`Ampezzo . About 1 km from the town there is the Monte Pelmo ski station with over 50 km of ski slopes served by 27 ski lifts.
lan de Corones, Sesto Dolomites, Misurina, Cortina d'Ampezzo , as well as the famous Sella-Ronda are the best prepared ski slopes for white sports enthusiasts of all skill levels.
For your first attempts at skiing, we recommend Rienz Skicener Dobbiaco . A chairlift and two ski lifts lead to a total of 4 km of slopes intended for beginners and intermediate skiers. There is also a children's park with a magic carpet and a mini ski lift.
In the town there is a kindergarten in the Nordic Arena, as well as the Toblach skating center . A recommended place is Toblacher Wildpark , where you can admire deer, lynxes, wild boars, raccoons, snowy owls and many other animals. In the town you will find toboggan runs and a natural ice rink on Lago di Dobiacco . We can also take a horse-drawn carriage ride or snowshoe hike.
The Lake Toblach resort is a quiet, family campsite at an altitude of 1,259 m, right on the border of two nature parks: Sesto Dolomiti and Fanes Senses Prague , inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In winter, there are freshly prepared slopes and numerous cross-country trails. When the lake freezes, you can successfully skate on it.
The campsite has 125 pitches for campers and trailers . There is also a camper service station on site, including: with the possibility of emptying the chemical toilet. The campsite has a modern two-story sanitary building, which is open 24 hours a day and offers spacious shower and toilet cabins, as well as 18 private bathrooms for rent. Additionally, there is a large laundry room with a drying room. Miniature bathrooms, locker rooms and showers have been specially designed for children.
The campsite has a snack bar, a pizzeria and a restaurant with a rich menu. You can also get groceries and fresh bread. Wi-Fi is free at the campsite. The bus to the slopes leaves from the campsite.
Something for real ski lovers! You can admire breathtaking views from the peaks. The region offers 150 km of ski slopes between Madonna di Campiglio , Folgarida and Marilleva . Guests are provided with comfortable and fast ski buses connecting Dolomiti Camping Village with the ski slopes.
Additional attractions include wine tasting and sleigh rides. In Val di Sole , thanks to the Folgarida-Marilleva, Passo Tonale and Peio passes, we have the largest ski carousel in western Trentino. Thanks to its geographical location - the presence of the highest mountains of the Central and Eastern Alps (Ortles-Cevedale, Adamello-Presanella and Dolomiti Brenta), a lot of snow falls here. Additionally, the slopes are equipped with snow cannons, which ensures excellent skiing conditions throughout the season.
Moreover, in Val di Sole you will find 55 km of cross-country trails . There is excellent skiing infrastructure in towns such as Passo del Tonalem Vermiglio, Cogolo, Ossana, Mezzana, Commezzadura and Rabb . There is no shortage of places where you can wax or rent skis, ski schools and experienced instructors.
Camping Dolomiti has an area of 40,000 square meters and is divided into large, carefully marked and numbered pitches, connected to central electricity and water supply points.
In total, the facility has 190 places for campers and trailers . They are divided into several categories: Mini (35 sq m - suitable for small tents), Standard (70 sq m - suitable for small and medium-sized trailers and campers), Comfort (90 sq m - for large camping vehicles), Superior (100 sq m - for the largest campers or for people who need more space).
At the campsite you will find laundries, private bathrooms (for rent), relaxation and barbecue areas, as well as a restaurant, a pizzeria, a mini-shop, a swimming pool, a new playground, an internet point, a Wi-Fi zone, a football and volleyball court, and also a wellness center (for an additional fee).
The Dolomiti camping area in Dimaro in Val di Sole is located inside the Dolomiti Camping Village & Wellness Resort , a 4-star resort with many amenities. For people without campers , cottages, rooms and apartments are available. On site you will find, among others: restaurant, supermarket and sports center (the largest in the area).
Ski camper to France
Le Plan du Fernuy
Camping Le Plan du Fernuy is located in a quiet location at an altitude of 1,200 meters, just 1.6 km from the center of La Clusaz , in the heart of the Aravis Mountains . It is an ideal base from which to discover the wonderful landscapes and attractions of Haute-Savoie, such as the lakes of Annecy and Léma n.
The La Clusaz ski resort is located approximately one kilometer from the campsite. We have the opportunity to practice cross-country skiing, as there are 45 km of trails there. The free bus runs every 30 minutes and stops at the campsite.
La Clusaz offers 55 lifts and 132 km of slopes . On site you will find conditions for practicing many winter sports, such as: skiing, snowboarding, carving, freeride, skwal, telemark. Ski schools are also available.
The campsite is small, consisting of 80 places for campers and trailers . The plots are from 80 to 100 square meters. You can also stay overnight in cottages and apartments (from 6 to even 10 people).
Le Plan du Fernuy offers a heated indoor swimming pool (13 m x 7 m) for people of all ages, so you can enjoy swimming both in summer and winter! From the swimming pool you can admire a beautiful panorama of the area and snow-capped peaks.
The mini market at the campsite is open all year round. Wi-Fi is available for free at the reception and at the camping pitches for an additional fee. Washing machines and tumble dryers are available for an additional fee.
Pets are only allowed on camping pitches. A supermarket and restaurant are approximately 1.5 km from the resort, and famous ski resorts such as Chamonix Mont Blank are 60 km away.
Camping La Giffre
The Giffre Valley is a small region in the heart of Haute-Savoie . The easily accessible area offers wild and natural landscapes. There are centers here: Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt Ferà Cheval and Praz de Lys Sommand . These family skiing resorts provide convenient skiing conditions.
The first three form part of the Grand Massif . Cross-country skiing is also very popular here. The resort, including the Espace Nordique du Haut-Giffre and the Praz de Lys Sommand area, is one of the most extensive in Haute-Savoie.
Samoëns (800 – 2,220 m above sea level), a traditional, centuries-old town with stone cottages, is the only ski resort in France classified as a historical monument. The center is free from car traffic. A cable lift (gondola) leads from the village to an altitude of 1,600 m above sea level to the Samoëns station, from where you can get to the areas of Flaine, Morillon and Les Carroz . There is a ski school in the village.
The campsite is situated on the edge of Giffre Park and the Ladies' Lakes , 700 meters from the village and its shops. The center is open all year round. The campsite has 196 places for campers and trailers , and its area covers an area of 6.9 hectares. Each place has access to electricity (6 or 10 amps). There are also large and clean sanitary facilities here. For guests without campers, there are cottages and a hotel with studio apartments (with a kitchen and bathroom).
There is a ski rental and a chairlift next to the campsite. The campsite even has an ice rink and a toboggan run for children. There is a bakery nearby.
It is worth emphasizing that there is free transport to the center and nearby cities. The property is a 15-minute walk from the center and the cable car to the slopes is a 5-minute walk from the campsite. The property is located 15 m from the lake, 1.10 m from the Le Giffre River.
Camping Eden Savoie
The Peisey-Vallandry resort is made up of several villages located in the resort of Les Arcs and Paradiski . Plan-Peisey and Vallandry are the main towns, located at an altitude of 1,600 m, which ensures reliable snow conditions. The villages are dominated by the traditional Alpine style of architecture.
The Vanoise Express lift , connecting Les Arcs with La Plagne , terminates at Plan-Peisey . The resort offers a wide selection of routes. It is suitable for entire families. There are several easy slopes for beginners, but there are also blue, red and black slopes with a high level of difficulty for experienced skiers.
One such advanced route is the one leading from the top of Aiguile Rouge . You can also try the cross-country trail to Villaroger . Near the campsite there is a fast 6-person chairlift that will take us to an altitude of 1,800 m.
The resort offers many good restaurants and bars. It should be emphasized, however, that this is not an "apres ski" entertainment center. You won't find any noisy parties or attractions here. It is a great place for people who appreciate a variety of routes, beautiful landscapes and local delicacies.
The campsite is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the Rhodos Alps, in the Haute Tarentaise . It is an ideal base camp for skiing. There is a beautiful, forested area of 2.7 hectares around.
The campsite offers almost 100 pitches and over 20 holiday facilities , including fully equipped cottages. The property also offers an indoor heated swimming pool, available in both summer and winter.
In the current season, the campsite is open from December 15 to September 14. The center is equipped with showers and toilets. The property is equipped with a washing machine and dryer (for a fee). We will also replace the gas cylinder on site. The sewage disposal site is free only for camping customers. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.
You can use the bar 7 days a week (from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 to 8 p.m.). There is also a bakery on site. There is a grocery store in the village, 600 meters from the campsite. There are several supermarkets in the towns of Aime or Bourg-St-Maurice (6 km from the campsite).
Buses go directly to Peisey-Vallandry or Bourg-St-Maurice (where the cable car is located). They circulate both in winter and summer.
You can find the second part of the article here: Where to go skiing in a camper in Italy?