Perhaps your idea of the perfect winter vacation is curling up by a fireplace sipping a warm drink after a long day of snow-filled fun.
If you enjoy the adventure the cold weather brings, then snow-packed slopes and quaint mountain villages are the place for you.
Explore these chilly destinations that will warm up your season with memorable experiences!
Lake Tahoe, California:
This Sierra Nevada Mountain town is nestled along the California/Nevada border and is home to the largest alpine lake in North America. The region is famous for prime skiing and snowboarding but also offers seasonal fun far beyond the slopes.
Test your speed on a snowmobile or dog sled, participate in town-sponsored events like a flash mob snowball fight or human sled bowling that involves riding sleds into pins made from snow, or relax with a cozy horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Warm up in Tahoe City offering everything from craft beer to a local casino to communal s’mores toasted around a massive outdoor fireplace.
Big Bear, California:
Tucked away high up in the San Bernardino Mountains, this winter wonderland escape is not only one of the sunniest spots in the world, but is also the most easily accessible snow destination in Southern California.
After hitting the slopes to your heart’s content, try snow tubing or snowshoeing, zip line high above the snow-covered forest at speeds up to 40mph, or take a guided nature tour to observe the region’s abundant wildlife.
Thaw out by taking a dip in the region’s hot springs just a short trip away or by perusing the charming village that’s home to a variety of fine dining, mountain bars, and novelty shops.
Whichever hot spot for cold weather you choose to enjoy this season, may it be filled with awe-inspiring adventure!