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Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Best winter sports vacations

Skiing in Colorado

Native Secrets: Inside Scoop on Skiing in Colorado

A local's insider view to afforadable skiing in Colorado.
Snorkeling with jellyfish in Palau

Swimming with Jellyfish in Palau, Micronesia

Jellyfish in Palau’s Jellyfish Lake have lost their ability to sting, allowing swimmers, snorkelers and divers to experience them up close.
Skiing Crested Butte

Shark Fin Mountain: Skiing Crested Butte

The swinging chairs of Crested Butte’s lifts will whisk you to 12,000 feet. Touch the safety bar, though, and you’ll look like a wimp.
The Ice Hotel is built from scratch each year, using a new design and theme.

Chill Digs: A Stay at the Québec City Ice Hotel

Where else can you sleep on a bed of ice in a hotel made entirely of snow?
Olympic Skiing Whistler

Video: Ski with an Olympian in British Columbia

Spend the day with an Olympian on the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb.
Skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Skiing Steamboat Springs: Olympic Training Grounds

Ski the “champagne powder” at this famous Colorado resort. You may even get lessons from Olympic legends.
Taos has a lot to offer for expert skiers.

Black Diamond: Taos Ski Valley

Put the kids in the cage and head out into sweet powder. Just leave the snowboard and après-ski attitude at home.

Magical Christmas Markets of Germany

Germany's Christmas markets draw visitors from around the world. Here are four you won't want to miss.

Snowy Solitude: Callaghan Country Lodge

Sailing down a snowy tubing slope and across a frozen lake isn’t the only winter activity making visitors smile at this B.C. lodge.
Travel to Eagle River, Wisconsin

Northwoods Winter: Eagle River, Wisconsin

Enjoy the solitude of Wisconsin in winter.

Home on the Range: Colorado’s Home Ranch

Don’t let the name fool you. Dude ranch equals rustic luxury at this cowboy-inspired, four-star guest lodge.
Helicopter hiking in British Columbia

Helicopter Hiking: British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains

The heli-ride is just the beginning of an adventure to Bald Mountain in the Canadian Rockies.

Alpine Delight: Colorado’s Fraser River Valley

You won’t find fancy restaurants or Hollywood celebrities, just low-key communities surrounded by Mother Nature.

Anchorage: The Ultimate Winter City

Freezing temperatures may keep some inside, but there are plenty of ways to keep warm in this Alaskan town.