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These 15 places were made for snow lovers
Posted on 24/12/2018

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There are plenty of options for escaping the cold weather, but what about those looking for more sub-zero temperatures? Here are fifteen places for anyone who can't get enough of winter.

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  • Banff, Canada
    Banff, Canada

    If it's centimetres of snow you want, then this resort town in Alberta, Canada, will not leave you disappointed. Nestled amongst two impressive peaks, Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, Banff boasts some seriously deep snow.

    And it's not just in the depths of winter that Banff is a winter wonderland, this town sees snowfall all year round. Last year it had 141 days of snow. Yes, the heaviest fall was in December with 27 centimetres on the ground, but there was an equally impressive 15 centimetres in May, and even an average of one centimetre in June!

  • Nagano, Japan
    Nagano, Japan

    Thanks to ice-cold Siberian winds passing over the Sea of Japan, parts of Japan boast enough snowfall to make even the biggest snow seekers weak at the knees!

    And with some of the heaviest snow in the whole country, there's better way to get your winter fix than with a visit to Nagano's glistening peaks. But it's not all about the slopes here, Nagano has its very own Jigokudani Monkey Park where you can check out snow monkeys splashing about in the park's hot springs.

  • Fairbanks, Alaska
    Fairbanks, Alaska

    Fairbanks gets a lot of attention in the summer, but it seems to be overlooked as a winter destination. With ice cold temperatures and heavy snowfall, Alaska is any snow lover's idea of paradise.

    Not only will visitors be met with miles of untouched white powder and glistening frozen lakes, but spend three nights here and there's an eighty per cent chance you'll catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

  • Reykjavik, Iceland
    Reykjavik, Iceland

    As winter rolls into Iceland, its capital city, Reykjavik, is blanketed in thick white snow. And sat against the backdrop of imposing white-tipped mountains, a stroll through this city's streets means each turn is more picture-perfect than the last.

    It should come as no surprise that this city has been the backdrop for the world-famous Game of Thrones series. But you'll leave Reykjavik with more than just bragging rights: it's perfectly located for both thrill-seekers and those looking to unwind, with both glaciers and hot springs nearby!

  • Harbin, China
    Harbin, China

    If you're crazy for snow then you won't want to miss out on the world's biggest winter festival. Each year between December 21st and February 28th, Harbin, China, hosts the annual Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

    And with the tallest ice structures reaching 46 metres in height, Harbin is instantly transformed into a breathtakingly sparkly winter wonderland. It's no wonder the festival attracts between 10 and 15 million snow seekers per year.


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