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Where can I spend white Christmas in Europe?

Old Feb 6th, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Where can I spend white Christmas in Europe?

I would like to have a white christmas in Europe with my hubby as we both never have a snowy holiday before. Any recommendations?
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Old Feb 6th, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Lapland in Finland, Northern Norway, parts of Russia?

We've lived in England for almost 5 years now and we have never had a white xmas and most years the only places there have been snow have been in the mountains of Europe - not the cities, so I am not sure you are guaranteed snow most places.

Maybe check the weather history for places like Salsburg or ski resorts in Italy, France, Austria or Switzerland.
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 01:49 AM
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Head up to Scandinavia or down to the Alps!
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Up in the Alps (higher altitude ski resorts and around the Arlberg region) should provide a chance. I think Salzburg is already a bit of a gamble as it is not really high up in the mountains.
Alternatively Northern Scandinavia should give you a fair chance.
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 01:57 AM
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Northern Scandinavia plus Finland, that is.
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 02:02 AM
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www.zermatt.ch www.luzern.org snow for sure
Good Xmas markets also. Have fun!
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 03:09 AM
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Well it sort of depneds on what you want to do. If you want to learn downhill skiing you shoukd head fo the alps. If you want to learn cross counry skiing you might try
Scandinavia - possibly less expensive than Switz. If you just want to see snow - and tour/sightsee rather than go for winter sports - either will be OK - but at Christmas you may well have to go fairly high in the mountains to get substantial snow. Just make sure hte alititude won;t bother you.
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 03:50 AM
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Northern Scandinavia has the bonus of a chance of the Northern Lights .
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 05:53 AM
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We were in Salzburg last Christmas. There had been snow on the 22nd, but it was all gone by the 25th. However, there was plenty of snow in the surrounding area that was at a just slghtly higher elevation
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 06:02 AM
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Prague usually has a white Christmas.
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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If you want a GUARANTEED SNOW-filled holiday I would agree with the Northern and I mean VERY northern Scandinavia rec.
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Old Feb 7th, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Looking at the tags on your post -- Austria , Germany , Italy , Switzerland -- I assume you're limited to those countries.

If so, consider the ski areas of those countries, such as the mountains near Innsbruck. If they rely on skiiing, the odds are that they'll have snow. Think "high altitude."
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