Country Holidays

Skiing

Our skiing holidays are not only about skiing but about enjoying the winter and the place you are visiting. Since none of us can predict the weather, we have designed our tours so that there is plenty to do even if the weather fails. Accommodation is chosen either in spa hotels or in the town's centre surrounded by museums, historic sites, restaurants and local shops.

The first snow in the Baltic States arrives in November, but the real skiing season begins only around Christmas time and lasts till the end of March. The average temperature in winter is -2 degrees (C), January and February being the coldest months. The heaviest snowfall in the Baltic occurs in southern Estonia and north-eastern Latvia. That’s where the most popular skiing centres are located. Downhill skiing centres are well equipped with ski and snowboard slopes, fun slopes,  nursery slopes, lifts, equipment rental, instructors, first aid, cafés, night lights , artificial snow guns etc. The highest point in the Baltic is 318 m.  Cross-country skiing is also popular. There are several well maintained biathlon centres without no entrance fee at all. Skiing tracks are made along the sea shore, in the national parks and some museum reserves.

  • We recommend to travel from December to February
  • The packages does not include car rental but we can help you to rent a car of your preference.
  • Our suggested packages do not include skiing passes or equipment rental.
  • Before your arrival, we shall send you a personalised tour program with dates, accommodations and extra services you booked (please see the optional extra services available in each tour description in the price section).
  • Upon your arrival at the first hotel of your tour you will receive detailed road maps for each day, descriptions with sites, attractions, eating places on the way,  travelling instructions from place to place, and vouchers for your booked services as well as tour . To see an example of the travelling instructions please click here (pdf file).
  • For our clients, we operate 24h emergency phone.
What are the individual tours?
Overview Tour details
N/A
3 days
Latvia
from 100 EUR / pers

Winter break in Northern Latvia

Take a train from Riga to Cēsis and stay in the very heart of this chaming town. It is one of the most attractive Latvian provincial towns with a medieval Livonian Order Castle, a New Castle containing an excellent regional history museum and creative workshops, a charming Old Town with St. John's Church and several cosy cafes and restaurants with live music at weekends.
There are two downhill skiing centres, Žagarkalns and Ozolkalns at the town suburbs, with well stocked equipment hire, snow machines, skiing slopes (the longest 500 m), a snowboard park, nursery slopes for beginners and kids, trained instructors, first aid post and cafes.

Skiing Distance from countries capital city90 Active season months11-3
N/A
6 days
Total distance driving 190 km
Latvia
from 370 EUR / pers

Winter pleasures in Latvia

This itinerary allows you to enjoy the Latvian winter at its best. It starts in the bustling capital of Riga with its Christmas market, decorations, shopping facilities, many cultural events and museums as well as a charming Old Town.
Then the route heads out to the countryside to enjoy winter pleasures at skiing and sledging slopes. After an active day its time for relaxation and papmering at a spa hotel plus the chance to experience Latvia's healthy and unique sauna rituals. For sightseeing visit Sigulda medieval castle ruins, Turaida Castle and taste home-made wine at Krimulda manor. Local wild animals such as wolves, bears, mooose and more, can easily can be observed at the Ligatne Nature Trails and afterwards enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn sledge at a nearby farm.

Skiing Active season months12-3