Don't hide from the snow. Get out there and embrace it!
view winter an inconvenience to your routine but rather an
invitation to the extreme. Surround yourself with the true
beauty of winter: the crunch of snow underfoot, the thrill
an icy breeze against your cheek, the serenity of a nature
covered caringly by a heavy blanket of white. Allow yourself
to walk across lakes, float over the land and soar down
Cave Camping: Take a dogsled or snowshoe to a remote
Oregon winter campsite where you will learn how to build
your own cozy snow cave. Wanderlust Tours offers daily and
overnight winter snowshoeing tours in the Cascade Mountains.
Led by a knowledgeable guide, this eco-adventure not only
offers a one-of-a-kind experience but also teaches valuable
winter survival skills and winter ecology information. Experience
pristine winter wonderlands that are unreachable by motorized
vehicles, feast on hearty meals and witness the true beauty
and serenity of winter.
Check out Wanderlust Tours' web site at www.wanderlusttours.com
Consider yourself an experienced snowbunny? Are you looking
for the ultimate ski or snowboard adventure? If so, heliskiing
is the winter getaway for you. Chugach Powder Guides and
the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska invite you to experience
the excitement and sheer magnitude of the Western Chugach
Mountain Range. CPG offers 80,000 guaranteed vertical ft
of helicopter skiing and an exclusive-use permit area that
covers over 750 sq. miles (1,206 sq. km) of mountainous
terrain, gentle bowls, giant mountain faces, massive glaciers
and sheltered tree skiing. CPG's guides are professional,
highly trained in order to ensure the best heli-skiing and
snowboarding experience in the world. Choose from 1-, 6-,
7- or 8-day packages. CPG also offers customizable trips
for the adventurer to whom money is no option.
more information visit:
Chugach Powder Guides www.chugachpowderguides.com
Alyeska Resort Alaska: www.alyeskaresort.com
Dog-sledding: If you yearn to mush your own team of huskies through true wilderness Uncommon Journeys has the ideal winter getaway for you. Located in Canada's Yukon Territory, Uncommon Journeys specializes in world-class hiking, canoeing and dogsledding adventures for those looking for a vacation outside the ordinary. With 6 or 12-day trips available, uncommon journeyers are provided the opportunity to learn all aspects of mushing, including commands, braking, steering the sled and proper dog care. Mush. Snowshoe, and track local animals all day and spend your nights in the rustic yet cozy wilderness basecamp in spacious mountain yurts. Grab hold of the reigns, and witness Canada's Yukon in a way that has existed for centuries.
Visit Uncommon Journey's web site to read about all their dogsledding adventures. www.uncommonyukon.com
Cross-Country Progressive Dinners: Cross-country skiing and gourmet cuisine have been a longtime tradition of Garland Resort, a Four Diamond Michigan wonderland. A perfect way to bond with winter, Garland's Gourmet Glide offers a specialty cross-country experience- a scintillating ski and feast trip covers 10 kilometers of immaculately groomed cross-country ski trail. Five buffet stations are strategically placed along the route for your gastronomic enjoyment. The most popular stop on the trail is the Trout Pond where everyone delights in catching their own trout and having it prepared over a wood fire. Gliders, once satiated, ski back to the Garland's luxurious resort for hot cocoa and conversation.
For more information on visiting Michigan's Winter Wonderland, visit:
www.garlandusa.com or call 1.877.4Garland
Ice Hotel: Imagine sleeping in a spectacular structure crafted each winter from the purest of nature's materials; ice and snow. Destined to disappear every spring, this 32-room (including 13 theme suites) marvel is sure to offer a truly once in a lifetime experience. Open from January until the spring sun begins shining in April, the entire hotel has been rebuilt from the ground up since it's grand opening in 2000. Taking up 30,000 sq. ft. of land, guests of the ice hotel sleep on ice-formed beds, tucked away in arctic sleeping bags with deerskin blankets.
There is plenty to do around the grounds including taking a visit to the Absolut Ice Bar, cinema, chapel, outside hot tubs and sauna, as well as a full array of snow activities. Cross-country ski, ice skate, snowshoe, dogsled, snowshoe or simply sit back and take in the wonder of this one-of-a-kind creation.
Begin your experience by visiting the Ice Hotel Quebec-Canada's web site:
Snowmobile Tours: Discover Wyoming in the winter. Togwotee Mountain Lodge and Togwotee Snowmobile Adventures' snowmobile vacation tours offer a genuinely memorable experience. Nestled high above Jackson Hole in the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Togwotee Mountain Lodge has earned its reputation as the World's Premier Snowmobile Resort for winter vacation spots. Togwotee Snowmobile Adventures offers snow seekers the chance to ride into the unmatched beauty of Yellowstone National Park on a snowmobile or snow coach, zoom across the snowy Wyoming landscape, visit hot springs, pause to view winter wildlife in the Gros Ventre National Forest and witness nature in all it's winter beauty.
For more information visit:
Togwotee Mountain Lodge:www.togwoteelodge.com
Togwotee Snowmobile Adventures: www.togwoteesnowmobile.com
Igloo Building: It's a chilling experience to be only a snow wall away from freezing to death, and actually enjoy it. Experience a winter fantasyland of sculptured snow and ice brought to life under the brilliance of the Arctic sun and the dancing Aurora Borealis. Manitoba's Churchill Wild Polar Bear Lodge's Fire and Ice Adventure is a truly magnificent way to embrace winter. Visitors build their own igloo and spend a night comfortably ensconced and fully immersed in Arctic culture. Traveling by dog sled, building an igloo, cooking bannock over an open fire, explore the paths of ancient explorers and travel to the edge of the flow ice where two great ecosystems meet. The Fire and Ice Adventure introduces you to means of survival that have existed for centuries and teaches appreciation for the vastness and magnificence of this unspoiled wilderness.
Begin your trek into the tundra by visiting: www.churchillwild.com