Špindlerův Mlýn, Czechia

Similar to Klínovec / Fichtelberg, but reachable only by car, 4+ hour drive.

  • Car, gas from 60eur/person
  • Accommodation, from 30eur/night
  • Skipass, 28eur/day
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Inexpensive accommodation and food, reasonable skipass rates.

The place offers mostly prepared pistes, but there should be some freeride runs possible after the snow cover is established.

Usual season opening: mid-December.

See also www.skiareal.cz

Braunlage (Harz)

A fairytale destination, but requires some advanced transport planning… or a car.

  • Train to Bad Harzburg and back: from 50eur
  • Local bus: ?
  • 1-day ski pass: 32eur
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Up to 400m altitude difference; opens mid-December, good snow cover probably since late January.


When there is little snow in the region or in peak times Braunlage may become really crowded, up to the total absence of parking spots. So better come by the opening time.