Jan 9, 2015
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Top Places for Winter Activities

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Many cities are the homes to world-class ski and snowboarding resorts that attract millions of visitors annually. Whether you are looking to ice skate or go sledging, or just want to curl up by the fire and watch the snowfall, plan in advance to ensure you get to stay at your favored resort. Here are our top 10 picks for winter activities on a global scale. Pack your bags for the adventure!

Aspen, Colorado

If skiing and snowboarding with the rich and famous is your passion, by all means, this is the place to be during wintertime. With 4 different mountains to choose from, Aspen is one of the more popular winter destinations. Dotted with resorts and luxury hotels, you’ll enjoy the winter activities.

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Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta

Located in Banff National Park, Lake Louise has long been rated as one of the world’s most scenic winter resort destinations. It features three ski areas to choose from.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

As the home of the very first Winter Olympics (1924), this resort is located at the base of Mont-Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. The resort is renowned for one of the longest runs in the world and a 9,200+ foot vertical drop.

Cortina, Italy

The resorts here match just about every other destination that the Alps have to offer. Life here revolves around traffic-less roadways and streets. Not only is the city of Cortina one of the world’s first winter resort cities, it is one the more stylish ones.

Kitzbuhel, Austria

As the most renowned winter resort area of the Austrian Tyrol, this 700-year old city is one of the more charming alpine villages and is known as the “Pearl of the Alps.” People have been skiing here since the 1890’s.

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

This skier’s paradise was established in 1939 and has become the ideal combination of French Canada’s joie de vivre and luxury. Mont-Tremblanc was Canada’s first established winter resort.

Stowe, Vermont

As one of the most picturesque and renowned ski and snow activity resort destinations in the US, Stowe offers vacationers some extreme vertical drops along with the traditional charm offered by the New England area. From novice to pros, everyone enjoys.

Vail, Colorado

Nicknamed “America’s favorite resort”, Vail is listed among the top 5 all around ski resorts in the world. Although it is home to over 5,300 skiable acres, you can enjoy the city’s art galleries, ice skating, snowmobiling, and much more to make your vacation memorable.

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

Three towering mountains and the biggest vertical drop make this one of the most popular ski destinations in North America. Plus, the village here offers just about everything you could imagine.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt is surprisingly peaceful and picturesque considering it is oftentimes compared with neighboring Gstaad and is a vehicle-free vacation environment. Thanks to the altitude, Zermatt gets some very heavy snowfalls during the season.

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