25 Pretty Pictures Of Snowy Winter Wonderland

Ski Flachau Austria view

Oh snowy winter wonderland, you are gorgeous… Ever since I first stepped foot on the magical white slopes and made my way down, be it very clumsily and with lots of falling down, I have been addicted to wintersport!

I love the white, snowcapped mountains and the view of snowy pines with their branches hanging down from the weight of the snow… I love being outside all day, in the fresh mountain air and I am addicted to the feeling of freedom and speed when I race down the slopes…

Yes, skiing is definitely my kind of fun! This year was my 12th year of skiing and I feel incredibly privileged to behold the breathtaking beauty of the mountains every year.

For everybody living a country without snow and/or mountains and for those who dislike the cold but do love pretty pictures, this photo essay is for you!

I don't like getting up early. Except on wintersport when I jump out of bed to be the first one on the slopes!
I don’t like getting up early. Except on wintersport, when I jump out of bed to be the first one on the slopes!
But before I can go skiing, some work needs to be done... Check out the layer of snow on the cars!
But before I can go skiing, some work needs to be done… Check out the layer of snow on the cars!
Snow free car: check. Snow chains in place: check.
Snow free car: check. Snow chains in place: check.
And than a very slow and careful drive from my accommodation to the ski area.
And than a very slow and careful drive from my accommodation to the ski area.
Though some parts of the road look much better!
Though some parts of the road look much better!
Empty freshly prepared pistes waiting for me...
Empty freshly prepared pistes waiting for me…
More empty and freshly prepared slopes!
More empty and freshly prepared slopes!
Going up with the cable car, enjoying the pretty view.
Going up with the cable car, enjoying the pretty view.
Nothing beat this view from the top...
Nothing beat this view from the top…
Or this view...
Or this view…
Or this one...
Or this one…
I am fascinated with snowy trees, they are so pretty!
I am fascinated with snowy trees, they are so pretty!
Completely covered in snow... And yet, each winter they survive!
Completely covered in snow… And yet, each winter they survive!
Me, completely covered as well. In warm clothes that is;-)
Me, completely covered as well. In warm clothes that is;-).
Winter wonderland Flachau Austria
Nice and quiet, just how I like the slopes!
Winter wonderland Flachau Austria
Clouds hanging in the valley, such a pretty sight…
Check out this awesome tree house!
Check out this awesome tree house!
Winter wonderland Flachau Austria
And this awesome chair!
Winter wonderland Flachau Austria
Nope, not every day is sunny!
Some days look like this!
Some days look like this!
Winter wonderland Flachau Austria
But when it is sunny, it’s stunning!
Winter wonderland Flachau Austria
Really, really stunning…
Winter wonderland Flachau Austria
Flying over the snowy trees in the gondola, so pretty!
Winter wonderland Flachau Austria
It’s so beautiful and peaceful in the mountains…
Winter wonderland Flachau Austria
Oh pretty slopes, I’ll miss you but next year I’ll be there again…

Visiting Austria in summer? Check out this post about Kahlenberg, the perfect day trip from Vienna.

I am addicted to skiing in winter wonderland. For everybody who loves pretty pictures of snowy mountains, this photo essay is for you!I am addicted to skiing in winter wonderland. For everybody who loves pretty pictures of snowy mountains, this photo essay is for you!

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17 Comments

  1. Denise - Follow my footprints
    January 22, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Ik ben van de warme bestemmingen, maar hou wel ook echt van skiën. Ik ga al lang niet meer elk jaar (met mijn ex wel, want die had een wintersportappartement, en vorig jaar wel op persreis) maar ik hou wel van de besneeuwde landschappen. Van de foto’s die je hebt geplaatst vind ik de foto mooi waar dit bij staat: But when it is sunny, it’s stunning!

    • Lotte
      Author
      January 23, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      Haha, ja warme bestemmingen vind ik ook heerlijk maar besneeuwde bergen zijn zoooooo mooi:-)

  2. January 23, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Prachtige plaatjes, gelukkig kan ik ervan genieten vanaf mijn warme woonkamer. 🙂

    • Lotte
      Author
      January 23, 2016 / 11:15 pm

      Haha, ach als je actief bezig bent heb ik er eigenlijk nooit last van. Behalve in de lift;-)

  3. January 24, 2016 / 11:59 am

    Nice landscapes! I love to see the snow on the trees… (Even though I don’t like wintersports.)

    • Lotte
      Author
      January 24, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you Jenny:-) I love the snowy trees, so pretty!!!

  4. Antonette
    January 24, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Beautiful! Last time we went skiing (in Austria for Xmas 2014) there was no snow and although I enjoyed hiking, I missed seeing landscapes like these …

    • Lotte
      Author
      January 24, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks Anto! To bad about last year, hiking is a great alternative but there is nothing like the snowcapped mountains… I was extremely lucky that the area where I went in Switzerland got snow the day we arrived!

  5. January 25, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Hi Lotte, this is a post I’m very happy to read! Your pictures are beautiful and for a wintersports addict like me it’s always a delight to look at amazing landscapes covered with snow. I just came back from a week in winterwonderland a week ago and prepared a similar post, which is not online yet 🙂 Mountains in wintertime really do have something special. It doesn’t matter if it’s stormy, snowing, foggy or if blue skies are awaiting you, the snowcaped mountains are always pretty in wintertime!

    • Lotte
      Author
      January 25, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Ah so nice to hear from a fellow wintersport fanatic Stephanie:-) I followed you on your trip via your Instagram feed and I am looking forward to your picture post! Like you said, looking at snowy landscapes never gets boring!!!

  6. January 25, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Ik kan enorm genieten van de plaatjes maar doe mij liever een beetje zon.

    • Lotte
      Author
      January 25, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Haha, I love the sun, but I also love skiing (skiing in the sun is the best obviously;-)

  7. Aniek
    January 26, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Als ik deze foto’s zie krijg ik spontaan zin in wintersport 🙂

    • Lotte
      Author
      January 26, 2016 / 1:08 pm

      Me too:-)

  8. Sandra
    January 26, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Ik heb dus echt helemaal niks met skiën, maar dan ook echt helemaal niks haha. Toch zou ik het gebied weleens willen bezoeken, puur voor de mooie plaatjes!

    • Lotte
      Author
      January 26, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Ieder z’n ding, ik vind het geweldig:-) Maar je kunt ook mooi wandelen in de sneeuw, de omgeving is sowieso de moeite waard!

  9. Lotte
    Author
    January 29, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    AAAAH hoe kun je nou een hekel hebben aan wintersport;-)

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