For those who like winter sports but do not want to drive hours to the Austrian, Slovak or Italian ski slopes, we highly recommend one of the ski resorts in Hungary. Not only because you can reach one from any part of the country in a maximum of two hours, so it's worth going for a single day of skiing without spending the night, but also because each one is a great location to visit, even in snow-free periods. Dobogókő (Pilis), Mátraszentistván (Mátra), Bánkút (Bükk) and Eplény (Bakony). Three of these are situated on the route of the national Blue Trail, but Eplény is also only a few kilometres from the route of the Blue Trail passing through Zirc. Similarly exciting is having a good ice hike or ice skating on the frozen Lake Balaton, Lake Tisza, or on the City Ice Rink. And if you can’t stand the cold, you can take a hot bath in one of the country’s thermal spa complexes, or combine the two and take a dip in the snow after a sauna.