Snow and the Great Outdoors!
Collected by Charu Suri
Via Villa, 3, 39011 Lana BZ, Italy
Let Europe’s second-oldest cable car lift you nearly 5,000 feet to Vigilius Mountain Resort, hidden in the Adige Valley near the Dolomites. Tirolean architect Matteo Thun brought the surrounding landscape into the property by incorporating glass,...
El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Gornergrat, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Halfway down the run from Gornegrat to Riffleberg, skiers come upon an igloo village, one of seven built every season in the Alps and Pyrenees. It takes about 2,700 hours to create one village, including the ice-sculpted bar. Inflatable balloons...
Siberian Federal District, Russia
In Land Rovers and on foot, climb Central Asia’s mountains in pursuit of snow leopards. Volunteers search for the elusive green-eyed cats by tracking their footprints, scat, and prey: the argali (mountain sheep) and the Altai ibex. The expeditions...
3 Sitzmark St, Falls Creek VIC 3699, Australia
From your base camp in one of Huski’s airy apartments, ski the slopes at Falls Creek resort at night or take a snow kite lesson (think kiteboarding on snow) with Kite Republic. From $1,310 for two nights, July through August. 61/(0) 1-300-652-260....
4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401, USA
A geological dinosaur (it is one of the oldest formations in the world and a billion years old), Rib Mountain State Park is Narnia-like and a great place to snow shoe and hike. There are long, winding trails with fresh powder during the winter,...
Nine Mile Forest, Rib Mountain, WI 54401, USA
The sky couldn't have been bluer, and fresh powder was everywhere, shining like crystals. My first trip snowshoeing was a bit ethereal, a bit out of a book like Narnia. The Nine Mile Forest is nothing short of a magical place, for both cross...
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