When choosing where to go snowboarding in the Alps can be a task in itself, so we talked to some German friends and they refereed us to the town of Nauders. Nauders sits close to three ski centers, and it far enough off the beaten track so that it doesn’t attract hoards of skiers and tourists.

EAT: A specialty this region is famous for is fondue. We had Christmas dinner at Hotel Almhof where we dined on cheese and chocolate fondue.

DRINK: The key to staying warm up in the mountains is schnapps. This region of the Southern Tyrol is famous for its pear schnaps.

BUY: The Nauders Ski Pass will allow you to ride at three ski centers in two nations.