Why now: It’s very un-Swiss to say this, but Switzerland is probably Europe’s best winter getaway (neutrality be damned!). Glacier lakes, wooden huts, the Alps… and even though it’s chilly, forget about seasonal depression. The town of St. Moritz, for example, gets sun around 322 days of the year!
Don’t miss: Anywhere above 3,000 feet is where you want to be this time of year, for copious sun and powdery peaks. St. Moritz, Zermatt, and Davos are all known for ski resorts and outdoor terraces basking in rays. You can even travel between them by train.