While most people will be leaving the icy weather for warmer places, many will be coming for winter snow holidays. This is especially exciting for those who do not experience winter in their own place. Not to worry since there are many worthwhile winter sites to go to.
Whistler is located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. It is a resort town about two hours north of Vancouver. It is a premier tourist destination all year-round but especially so during winter.
The two great mountains in the area comprise its main attraction offering spectacular opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, plus facilities for golfing, shopping, and entertainment. Suitable accommodation is not wanting. It hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games which helped established its reputation as a world-class destination whatever the season.
Reykjavik, Iceland can offer quieter winter holidays for those who want it that way since most would be trooping away from it to find warmer climates. The country’s name can be a little misleading since the climate is a lot warmer than the ice-coldness that its name suggests. The country’s use of natural geothermal energy is quite a welcome treat since the use of electricity will not result to harm to the environment. This is the probably the greenest winter snow holiday destination travelers can take.
One of the not-so-known attraction of the place is its magnificent northern lights, as if the wintry landscapes are not enough to fill the senses. The trip is worth every penny just to see this natural display of multicolored fusion of light. Snowmobiling on glaciers is a popular activity during winter.
Nagano, Japan plays host to a lot of ski resorts so tourists can literally take their pick. What is particularly exciting about this place is the presence of many other sites to see as well as as the availability of other activities to do. Cultural activities abound even during winter time. This would include seeing traditional Japanese architecture, temple hopping, and a lot of sightseeing opportunities.
The ski resorts of Japan are mellow as compared to the slopes found in North America. Most will cater to every member of the family so everyone gets to enjoy. There is every possibility that travelers will get to visit more than one ski resort due to their great number.