Where to Go to See Snow
Winter is a magical time of the year. There’s nothing quite like getting away to experience all this wild and wonderful season has to offer.
If you’re craving a getaway where you can wrap up warm and enjoy snow-filled landscapes in far-flung locations, read on.
Here’s a round-up of some of the most spectacular snowy scenes to explore this winter.
Hit the slopes
Both residents and visitors to Whistler take skiing seriously, with world-class racers and amateur skiers making their way down its two snow-filled mountains.
In fact, its powdery snow is so impressive that the resort town co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Around three million visitors head here each year and it’s North America’s largest area for skiing.
If this sounds like your kind of winter break, this corner of Canada could be for you.
Visit Santa Claus
Journey to the Arctic Circle to the home of Christmas. Here, you’ll find toasty cabins and enchanting snow-dusted forests, as well as Santa Claus’ village.
If you’re a fan of skiing, you’re in for a treat.
Lapland’s Ylläs offers 61 slopes and is the largest ski resort in the country. Alternatively, if you’re seeking something less energetic for your wintry holiday, take a sleigh ride through the snow.
Winter is when Bled is especially captivating. As the snow-tipped Alps rise above the lake, visitors can enjoy festive fun.
The water on the lake freezes over, making it ideal for a spot of skating. There’s the indoor ice rink should that suit.
If you’re seeking a different sort of adventure, you could try snowshoeing.
This is a popular activity in Bled that sees participants strap on some clamps and hike through the Pokljuka forest.
See the Northern Lights
Vesteralen Islands, Norway
The Aurora Borealis is a beautiful natural phenomenon. To fully enjoy this light show you’ll need to head north.
Northern Norway’s Vesteralen Islands are a prime spot for seeing the Aurora. This is thanks to low levels of light pollution and clear skies.
When you choose to head here for your Norway tour, you can also indulge in whale watching.
After that, you can retire to your cozy cabin set in the Arctic snow.
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Will you head to the slopes to enjoy some skiing and other winter sports?
For instance, maybe you are looking for a more laidback experience. One that is filled with hot chocolate drinking and sleigh rides?
In other words, it’s time to plan your winter escape!
However, all of these locations are amazing. You’ll be happy to see snow in these wonderlands.
Now you know where to go to see snow, where are you going first?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.