Getaways For Those Who Prefer The Cold
Written by: Felicia Mangiardi
Enjoy the the winter season in ways you never thought possible. Jasper is surrounded by snowcapped mountains, clear skies and breathtaking views that will make any photographers dreams come true. Imagine, for a second, marvelling at the Canadian Rockies while skiing down 86 runs and 3,000 vertical feet of diverse terrain at Marmot Basin. Does that not sound epic? Have you ever tried ice climbing up a frozen waterfalls as a winter sport, or how about skating on a frozen lake surrounded by mountains? Jasper can make all your winter dreams come true, even the ones with the cute sled dogs! After a day full of jam pack adventure, you can enjoy some of Jasper’s entertainment like fireworks and food, or you can relax and get cozy in a cabin in Jaspers National Park.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
If your’e not scared of some cold and snow and love memorable views than Kakslauttanen is an absolute must! Even if you hate winter this is definitely a once in a life time opportunity. You can stay in a warm and cozy log cabin with a glass igloo attached to it. Enjoy the Northern Lights, or sleep under the stars with a view of a lifetime. It is located right at the edge of wilderness and along the Arctic Sea. The water is so pure that you can drink it directly from the stream! A winter lovers dream!
If you’re all about winter sports and fun Revelstoke Canada is for you. Revelstoke has ½ a million acres of heli-sking terrain. The resort base is small with limited accommodations but has a great local vibe to it. Let’s be real though we’re really here for the ½ a million acres heli-sking terrain!
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This has to be an obvious one! There is something so magical about New York during the winter season. Imagine how gorgeous Central Park is when it is covered with a blanket of snow and decorated all over with festive Christmas spirit. You can’t forget to visit the infamous Rockefeller Christmas tree. Plus there are many winter activities to do in and around the city, from ice skating to skiing or even relaxing in a spa, New York is one of the best winter escapes!
Photo credit: @mychristmasinnewyork
Sweden Ice Hotel
If you love the winter than this should be an obvious choice, I mean your staying in a hotel made of Ice for goodness sakes! Just because it is made from ice doesn’t mean it isn’t luxurious. All suites are sculptured by select artists. Enjoy some champagne at the ice bar all while admiring ice gallery. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience for the winter lover in you!
Photo credit: www.icehotel.com