Winter is finally here and it means festivities! Apart from festivities, it means enjoying some fine winter sports! From ice skiing, sledding to even snowboarding; here are the best places to enjoy these sports:
Rockefeller Center, New York City: One of the most beautiful places to enjoy ice-skating is Rockefeller Center in NYC. The most famous ice skating rink ever, this 122-feet-long intimate rink looks up to the city’s iconic annual Christmas tree. What can be better!
Eiffel Tower, Paris: Not many know that each year in winters the observation deck turns into a crazy ice skating rink. There’s nothing more romantic than skating atop this Paris landmark, 188 feet above this dazzling city!
Quebec City: One of the most popular skiing spots in Canada, there are slopes which have a height of up to 2,050-foot vertical drop. You can explore a lot more here from gorging on the traditional poutine to exploring the old city of Quebec; there’s lots to do!
Salzburg: Nothing can beat Europe, when it comes to winter sports. Salzburg, Austria’s mix of history, architecture and mountain fun makes for a great ski getaway. There are more than 22 ski area to choose from!
Adventure Mountain Lake, Tahoe: One of the best places for winter sports, sledding is also popular here. There are sledding elevations here up to 7200 feet! At the top of Echo Summit, you’ll find 40 acres of pristine land that’s perfect for sledding and tubing.
Payson Park, Portland: The central part of the city, Payson is the perfect place to go sledding. You can also take lessons at the park for your choice of snow sport.
Breckenridge, Colorado: Many elite ski and snowboarders call this place home. The 2 half-pipes and 5 parks are impeccably groomed every day and offer a variety of rails, boxes and jumps to keep riders of all levels busy all day.
Hokkaido, Japan: This may not be the average snow enthusiast’s top destination, but this is known as a powder haven with an unforgettable experience. Fresh snow fall constantly here, hence it’s actually one of the best places to snowboard.
Pittsburg, New Hampshire: Though a small town, this town is home to a snowmobiling club that has 4000 members! Yes. This is one of the largest and best maintained trail systems in the entire northeastern United States.