Winter is coming, and we are so ready for it! There is so many fun snow activities and the cold doesn't have to stop you from getting outside and trying something new! Whether you want to stay state side or travel across the Atlantic, there is truly something for every one. Keep reading for our winter destination bucket list!
FOLLOW THE AURORA BOREALIS, FINLAND
Home to more reindeer than people and deep pine forests clad in thick layers of snow come winter, its clear skies are also one of the best places in the world to see that elusive natural phenomenon, the aurora borealis. Travel there with The Aurora Zone, who handpick their locations based on how often the northern lights are seen in the sky (up to 200 nights a year in Finland) and lack of light pollution. They also pick expert local guides to show you the way, and you’ll stay in the coziest log cabins or traditional Sami tents when you aren’t hunting for the lights.
TAKE THE FAMILY TO JACKSON HOLE, WY
We might be a little biased on this one, but Jackson Hole is truly a great place for families. Kids who aren't quite ready for the bunny hill can go snow tubing at Grand Targhee or Snow King resorts. Dog sledding tours and Elk Refuge sleigh rides are additional must-do family activities. Plus you come stop by Jackson Hole to take fun family pictures with the Art 4 All murals there!
ICE PICK IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
Love to climb? Swap your summer ascents on granite for ice climbing, the fine art of scaling cascading frozen waterfalls or the icy slopes of mountains for the thrill (and the chill) of it. Digging in with crampons and ice axes and learning to create belays and holes in what is essentially water is a whole new skillset, but there are courses for all levels of ability. The Canadian Rockies are considered a heartland of glacier ice climbing, and Mount Yamnuska is home to some of the finest.
GO COLD-WATER SURFING IN THE GULF OF ALASKA
Dodge ice chunks and hang ten on waves in one of the planet’s more improbable places to surf. Alaska boasts dozens of choice spots along its immense coast, from breaks near the town of Seward, just south of Anchorage (where water temps average around 50 degrees) to beaches in Yakutat, which sits at a latitude of 59 degrees north.
Which location sounds like the perfect winter destination for you? Let us know in the comments below!
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