Surfers, mountain bikers and rock climbers, don’t despair. The winter brings its own adventure and opportunities to conquer fears and discover passions. These activities and epic destinations pack a powerful punch for any adrenaline-seeking traveler.
- Heli-Skiing in Revelstoke, British Columbia
Reach the most remote lines and untouched powder. The peaks outside of Revelstoke, BC are raw, untamed and revered for their impressive chutes and slopes. Contracted helicopter tours drop you at locations where few people will ever ride.
- Ice Climbing in Ouray, Colorado
Ouray is one of the top destinations for the world’s best ice climbers. Frigid winter temperatures meet natural waterfalls and cascades to create epic ice sculptures that tower above the snow-covered floor. Drive your ax into the ice and ascend to heart-pumping heights.
- Bobsledding in Park City, UT
The 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games were held throughout the Wasatch Range, outfitting Park City with unique tracks and features such as the world-class bobsled course. Hop in a shoot down the slick twists and turns to live out your Olympic aspirations.
- Scuba Diving at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
While the Northern Hemispheres are trapped in winter’s cold grip, Australia’s residents are basking in sunshine splendor. Travel to Australia’s northeastern coastline and swim with the tropical fishes to escape the cold on the other side of the earth.
- Hot Springs in Banff, Alberta
Even in the dead of winter, these waters bubble with geothermal heat. Hike the pristine snow-covered pathways to the naturally-heated springs outside of Canmore and Banff. It’s like relaxing at the hot tub back at the hotel, except with more mountains.
- Backcountry Skiing in the Grand Tetons, Wyoming
The Grand Tetons emerge from the earth like jagged shark’s teeth and the steep, winter terrain carries just as much bite. Pack your skis on your back or attach skins to hike to a remote summit and enjoy a one-of-a-kind descent.
- Mountaineering on Mont Blanc, France
Mont Blanc is as stunningly beautiful as it is daunting. Mountaineering routes have been established by hundreds of years of adventurers. Work with local guides and experts to plan your epic adventure through one of France’s most impressive ranges.
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