1. Camping Grubhof
camping.info award: 2nd place | 4.9 out of 5 ☆
Image: Camping Grubhof
Grubhof is in the gorgeous mountainous landscape of the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Lofer Mountains in the state of Salzburg, Austria. This EU Ecolabel campsite is connected directly to an extensive network of cross-country ski trails and winter hiking paths, and a free ski-bus brings you to the Almenwelt Lofer ski resort.
Another highlight of this camping.info award-winning campsite: During the winter, entrance to their Wellness Centre, which has a sauna, a spa, and fitness facilities, is included free of charge!
2. Seiser Alm
South Tyrol, Italy
camping.info award: 84th place | 4.8 out of 5 ☆
Image: Seiser Alm
At the foot of Seiser Alm — a Dolomite plateau and Europe’s largest high-altitude Alpine meadow — is where you’ll find the four-star campsite of the same name. The Schlern, the landmark of South Tyrol, is so close, you could practically reach out and touch it from here.
The same applies to the Dolomiti-Superski ski resorts: It’s only three minutes away by shuttle bus! Downhill skiing is popular at Seiser Alm, but cross-country skiers and winter hikers are in the right place on this vast plateau, too. Freestyler fanatics can go wild at King Laurin Snow Park. If you like things a bit more relaxed and cosy, head out on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy landscape, or get out your ice skates and glide around the frozen lake, Völser Weiher.
3. Caravan Park Sexten
South Tyrol, Italy
4.7 out of 5 ☆
Image: Caravan Park Sexten
At Caravan Park Sexten, ultimate comfort meets pristine nature all year round. Amidst the Dolomites, a world heritage site, you’ll enjoy a top-quality camping experience. You’re sure to love the swimming pool, saunas, and the variety of spa treatments available here. Huge windows bring the surrounding mountains into the indoor pool area, as do natural rock and stone slab decorations.
But what would a winter holiday in the Dolomites be without athletic activities in the crisp air? Guests will love the 1,200 km of ski slopes at Dolomiti-Superski. The 3 Zinnen Dolomites ski resort has varied and less crowded slopes with a panoramic view of the majestic peaks.
4. Camping Hopfensee
camping.info award: 89th place | 4.8 out of 5 ☆
Image: Camping Hopfensee
When the snow starts to fall and Hopfensee lake freezes over, a gorgeous winter wonderland reveals itself to the guests of Camping Hopfensee. Stroll through snowy forests, go on a sleigh ride to feed wild animals, or build a snowman in the fresh air: Here, you’ll truly experience the magic of winter in the Allgäu region.
Sports and leisure activities meet rest and relaxation at this five-star campsite: With a ski lift, an artificial ice rink for skating and curling, a spa, and a 1,000 m² indoor playground all on-site, you’ve got everything you need for a great winter holiday.
5. Camping Brunner am See
camping.info award: 11th place | 4.6 out of 5 ☆
Image: Camping Brunner am See
Camping Brunner am See in Carinthia, Austria is right on the shore of Lake Millstatt. In the summer, it’s perfect for swimming, but in winter, the campsite transforms into an ice rink for all ages! If that gives you cold feet, underfloor heating in the comfortable sanitary facilities is sure to warm them up!
Plowed access roads mean you can still drive on them safely even when there's heavy snowfall, and a ski shuttle bus will take you to Bad Kleinkirchheim, Carinthia’s most famous skiing area. After skiing down 80 km of slopes, gliding along eight cross-country ski trails, or going on a long winter hike, you can fully relax and unwind in one of the two thermal spas.
4.3 out of 5 ☆
Total relaxation is also the name of the game at the Tirol-Camp-Fieberbrunn campsite in the middle of the Kitzbüheler Alps. The spa offers several thermal pools and a sauna landscape on more than 1000m2. There is also a gym with a large variety of exercise equipment you can use.
Skiers and cross-country skiers can look forward to direct access to one of the largest ski resorts in Austria and the PillerseeTal cross-country paradise with 200 km of cross-country trails. The best thing: The slopes lead right to the campsite so you can really enjoy your winter holiday in the Alps here.
7. Sportcamp Woferlgut
camping.info award: 14th place | 4.6 out of 5 ☆
Image: Sportcamp Woferlgut
Sportcamp Woferlgut in the beautiful state of Salzburg is not only a high-ranking campsite among the camping.info award-winners: It’s also home to a newly renovated spa and pool area unlike that of any other European campsite. Saunas, a cold pool, a Kneipp basin, and treatments await you at this one-of-a-kind health centre. Here, you’ll also find a gym and an indoor play area with a climbing wall, a ball pit, and more for the little ones!
8. Camping Ötztal Längenfeld
camping.info award: 40th place | 4.8 out of 5 ☆
Image: Camping Ötztal Längenfeld
Winter camping in the Alpine valley Ötztal is also a unique experience: Several winter walking paths and cross-country ski trails pass right by Camping Ötztal Längenfeld, and the Sölden ski resort is only ten minutes away via the free ski bus. Ötztal is a skier’s dream-come-true, with its 365 km of slopes, 60 km of cross-country ski trails, and guaranteed snow coverage.
Off the slopes, you’ll find 5-star-quality luxury sanitary facilities, a ski room with a heated ski-boot dryer, and an indoor playground paradise for the little ones. Need a little relaxation after a long, exciting day in the snow? Then head to the site’s sauna, or take a short walk to the Aqua Dome Spa Center, and unwind in this sleek and futuristic-looking world of pools and saunas.
9. natürlich Hell.
4.9 out of 5 ☆
Image: natürlich Hell.
Guests of natürlich Hell (formerly known as Hells Ferienresort Zillertal) enjoy the captivating mountain landscape around the Zillertal valley from all angles: Whether you prefer going on winter hikes and skiing, or just want to relax and unwind in one of the saunas at their spa, you’ll always be surrounded by the sight of snowy peaks.
The 1500 m² wellness area has large panorama windows so you can enjoy the incredible scenery as you float in the pool or work out in the gym. The little ones will also love the indoor playroom with its climbing wall and trampoline.
10. Camping Vidor Family & Wellness Resort
South Tyrol, Italy
camping.info award: 76th place | 4.8 out of 5 ☆
Image: Camping Vidor Family & Wellness Resort
When you think of winter camping, do you think of snow, skiing, entertainment, relaxation, good food, and spa treatments? Then look no further than Camping Vidor Family & Wellness Resort in the Dolomites: The site is right by the peaks of the Dolomiti-Superski ski resorts, where you’ll find 1,200 km of gorgeous, snowy slopes. Even if you’re not a skier, you’re in good hands here: Explore the winter wonderland that is South Tyrol on snowshoes or by horse. Or why not take a sleigh ride or go ice skating amidst the beautiful Dolomites? Heated swimming pools, saunas, a fitness room, a spa, and the site’s restaurant make the package complete.
camping.info award: 35th place | 4.7 out of 5 ☆
Image: Erlebnis-Comfort-Camping Aufenfeld
Erlebnis-Comfort-Camping Aufenfeld, also in the Zillertal valley in Tyrol, is another campsite where you’ll enjoy top-quality winter camping holidays. Surrounded by impressive alpine giants, the site is only a few kilometres away from two of the top ski resorts in the area: SKI-Optimal Hochfügen/Hochzillertal and Zillertal Arena.
You’ll find plenty of action and adventure at the on-site climbing centre, which has a bar and an area for children. Or you can relax and unwind in the spa oasis, which has an indoor pool, a sauna, and offers a variety of treatments, and enjoy the view of the snowy peaks.
So grab your skis and your hats, and head out into the snow. We hope you have a lovely winter holiday camping in the Alps!