As we are just a few days out from December, which means winter is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, I want to share this guest post with you about where to find some of the best snow. Enjoy!
A winter vacation means snow, right? It wouldn’t be winter if you weren’t able to make a snow angel, build a snowman and hit the slopes. Well, if you can’t guarantee snow where you live then you’ve got to go out and find it. Here are some of the best destinations to ensure a snowy vacation:
An area known for its snow and Santa, Lapland welcomes families, skiers, snowboarders and adventurers to enjoy its scenic surroundings. You can see reindeer on an arctic safari or take in the spectacular sight of the Northern Lights. Christmas and the entire winter season are celebrated to the max at this chilly location so bundle up and check it out. You can get great deals on Lapland short breaks this time of year so a trip to this snowy destination can be both enjoyable and affordable.
Whistler, British Columbia
The ski resorts of Whistler and Blackcomb are known worldwide for their pristine slopes and the cozy pedestrian village that welcomes you after a fun day in the snow. This was one of the sites for the 2010 Winter Olympics as well, proving it’s got the style, beauty and, most of all, snow you’re looking for in a winter vacation destination.
One of Europe’s best bets for a winter vacation is Salzburg. This majestic city is in full Christmas mode in December, with traditional German markets inviting you to try their mulled wine and check out handmade crafts. There can be snow in the city but if not, it’s a short journey to the mountains where the ski season will be in full swing. The beauty of the Alps is not to be underestimated and winter sports are, to say the least, very popular here. And with a ski season that usually lasts into March, you’ve still got plenty of time to enjoy what this destination has to offer this winter.
If you’re looking for a Norwegian snow holiday then look no further than Sjusjøen. This popular ski destination nestling in the mountains is serene, peaceful and relaxing. You can find holiday packages tailored just for you, with skiing options including instruction from a British ski instructor.
If you’d consider traveling a bit further and heading Stateside this winter then Aspen is the place to be. A popular destination for celebrities, the snow here speaks for itself. Resorts in Aspen are consistently ranked among the top in the country and who knows who you might run into when you’re out at night.
So, your quest for snow this winter ends here. Only one question remains – which destination is best for you?
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