5 of the Best Winter Destinations for Outdoor Adventure

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Plan an adrenaline-pumping trip to get you through the winter. Round up your friends, and visit one of the best winter destinations for outdoor adventure!

Winter often seems to last forever. Make this season fly by and plan a winter trip full of exhilaration. Whether you want to plan a reunion with your college friends or with your extended family, taking the time to travel gives you the opportunity to reconnect and get in some quality adventure. Here we list some of the best winter destinations for outdoor adventure—book your trip now!

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

One of the best places to visit in Germany, Garmisch-Partenkirchen may not be as popular as its larger, more populated neighbors, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in beauty. It’s easy to reach from popular German and French cities, and it offers some incredible skiing. If some of your friends or family members need exhilaration while others need relaxation, this is the place to reunite.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The breathtaking Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a popular destination, yet it’s still a hidden gem in many ways. Book a big cabin for you and your friends, or plan a stay at a dude ranch to see what it’s like on a farm in the winter. Jackson Hole provides some of the best powder skiing and snowboarding opportunities in the States, so if you’re big on budget-friendly outdoor fun, this is where you should go.

Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad is a mecca for skiers and snowboarders—if you want to test your abilities, plan your reunion here. The Alps provide some of the most stunning backdrops you’ll ever see, and the accommodations are pretty exquisite as well. If you don’t want to come for the skiing, at least visit for the winter hikes that put you in some of the country’s most glorious scenes.

Whistler, Canada

Head to Whistler for bobsledding, snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, and more. Canada in general is a lovely spot for a reunion and more than accommodating for your needs, with an enchanting atmosphere you’ll never want to leave. Even if none of those activities fit your fancy, simply wandering the streets and snapping pictures will capture the memories of one of the most awe-inspiring places in the nation.

Lake Tahoe, California

Just as much of a haven in the winter as it is in the summer, Lake Tahoe is your West Coast travel spot in the winter. The snow, combined with the midday temps in the 40s, make this lake a great destination for people who like the snow—but not freezing temps. Book a stay at a ski resort and reap the rewards of a lodge—fireplaces, excellent skiing, and a charming atmosphere. Take a break from the adrenaline and head to a winery for some extra fun!

So many places in the world are bursting with adventure. All you have to do is find the perfect fit for you—plan your trip now, and fly through winter with your adrenaline pumping!


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