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Winter Sports Trips -- Extreme Sports and Easier Snow Sports

Winter sports trips are excuses to play in the snow. Do you prefer extreme winter sports that push your body and mind to new highs, or less strenuous sports so you can enjoy the outdoors? Here's where to find resorts and regions with parks, pipes and terrain for skiers and snowboarders, ice climbing, dog sledding and other outdoor activities.
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Snowkiting Adventures- Snowkiting is Sailing Through the Air on Skis …
Snowkiting - when wind power from a kite hooked to a harness lets you ski or snowboard fresh backcountry powder for hours - is a fast growing sport. Picture yourself skimming atop virgin powder snow in an open meadow, on a frozen lake or sliding down a mountainside. When the wind is right, you'll be lifted off the ground and sail from 10- to...

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Snowshoeing is a low impact sport that's fun, whether you amble through woods chatting with friends or race to get an adrenaline rush.

Jackson Hole - Adventure Travel Paradise
Picture Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as the base camp, from which you can ski, hike, mountain bike or go horseback riding on the sides of mountains or broad valleys, go fly fishing in golf-medal streams and explore Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

6 Places to Go Snowcat Skiing and Snowboarding
Riding uphill in a snowcat is the easy way skiers and snowboarders reach pristine powder. Guides lead the way downhill, where the snowcat waits to take you up again.

Vail, Colorado - Adventure Travel Paradise Summer and Winter
Picture Vail, Colorado, as home base, from which you can ski on 5,289 acres of terrain in the winter, or raft, hike, mountain bike or go horseback riding on trails threading mountainsides and broad valleys in the summer. Year-round, you can, go fly fishing in golf-medal streams and explore Colorado’s high country.

Ice Climbing - Ice Climbing in Ouray Ice Park
The world's to ice climbers dangle from lines on the ice-sheathed Uncompahgre Canyon in Ouray, Colorado, during the Ouray Ice Festival. Ice climbing is one of the most popular sports in this remote town located in southwestern Colorado's San Juan Mountains, nicknamed Little Switzerland because the steep mountains resemble parts of the Alps.

Adventure Travel – Go on a Dog Sled Tour
Photographs and videos of the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Race, when mushers and their dogs navigate 1,150 miles of astonishingly beautiful but extremely desolate Alaskan terrain, captivate viewers. While you may never want to challenge the mountain ranges, ice-sheathed rivers and pine-shrouded forests that these men and women must pass through on their route from to Anchorage to Nome, you can ex…

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Visiting Yellowstone in the winter you can snowmobile or cross country ski past steamy clouds drifting from hot springs, watch Old Faithful erupt framed by the setting sun, photograph bison from the safety of your snow coach and watch wolf packs through a spotting scope.

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Try the Bobsled, Zipline, or Just Tour Utah Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park is a playground for adventurous winter travelers. If you want to zip down a bobsled run behind a World Cup bobsled pilot, try skiing down the Nordic ski jumps or take an extreme zipline ride here's the place to visit. If you simply want to learn more about the 2002 Winter Olympic Games you can take a tour while your friends...

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Winter Speed Festival for Adrenalin Junkies in Alberta, Canada
Adrenaline junkies can jump on the fast track at the annual winter Festival of Speed at Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada. Whether you're a participant in the car, snowmobile, ATV and motorbike races on the ice-racing tracks, or prefer to be a spectator, you can also go snowmobiling, take a dog sled ride, or try extreme ice fishing.

Bobsled Rides at Utah Olympic Park, Site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games
A bobsled ride down the track at Utah Olympic Park, site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, takes less than a minute but you'll go 70 miles an hour or faster.

Summer and Winter Yellowstone Field School Ed-Ventures Tours
Lodging and Learning programs, and Ed-Ventures tours of Yellowstone National Park are entertaining ways to explore the nation's first national park in more depth.

Yellowstone in the Winter – Lodging in the Park
Yellowstone in the winter is an astonishing sight. Spend a few nights in the park, staying at the Old Faithful Snow Park Lodge or the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel.

Wonderful Winter Festivals
Wrapping a winter vacation around a winter festival gives you a great reason to take a trip to resorts or regions that love to party when there's snow on the ground.

Mountaineering and Climbing with Berg Adventures International
Skiing down Mt. Everest? Three extreme skiers challenged the Lhotse Face sucessfully after climbing to the summit of the world's highest mountain, during a fall expedition with Berg Adventures International.

Ice Climbing in the Teton Ice Park at Grand Targhee
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Cross Country Skiing in Yellowstone National Park
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Winter Driving School - Learn to Drive on Snow and Ice
Winter Driving School - Get skills to handle snow and ice at these winter driving schools. You'll learn to recover from skids, braking techniques and more.

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