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Get INTO the Cold: Stowe, Vermont

February 12, 2010 at 3:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

Trying to flee the freezing temperatures sweeping across the country is natural, but predictable. Instead, do what folks in these frigid destinations do—embrace it and Get INTO the Cold. The trick to staying toasty is chill-killing gear and lots of bone warming activity. So stop moping around waiting for summer to arrive and head to these five crazy cold places and get your winter wonderland on.

Cold Meter: Moderate-High
Early mornings at this classic New England alpine resort town can be deceiving when the bright sun makes it a bearable 30 degrees. But the mercury quickly descends to a body numbing 3 by late afternoon.

Outdoor Adventures:
Skiing brings in beaucoup visitors to Stowe each winter season where two mountains are split into six different traversable areas. Mount Mansfield, the state’s highest peak at 4,395 feet, is where the big dogs hang out on the multiple wooded trails and “Front Four” black diamond descents. Expect to shell out some duckets for lift tickets (min $57 day per adult during early/late season; more during prime and peak times).

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Get INTO the Cold: Hawley, Pennsylvania

February 11, 2010 at 4:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Trying to flee the freezing temperatures sweeping across the country is natural, but predictable. Instead, do what folks in these frigid destinations do—embrace it and get INTO the cold. The trick to staying toasty is chill-killing gear and lots of bone warming activity. So stop moping around waiting for summer to arrive and head to these five crazy cold places and get your winter wonderland on.

Hawley, Pennsylvania

Cold Meter: Moderate
A bitter 0 degrees isn’t unusual, though you’re more likely to experience 20s and 30s during February and March. This part of the Poconos is less than three hours and a world away from both New York City and Philly.

Outdoor Adventures:
Foraging in the snow is considered fun? Yep. Geocaching, the global treasure hunting game, is even more challenging when the ground is covered in white powder. Visitors from around the world have left goody-filled Tupperware boxes hidden underneath tree stumps, rocks, and leaves and it’s up to you and your programmed GPS to find it via special clues. You’ll be so excited to find the booty, you won’t mind the cold.

Modern snowshoeing doesn’t involve tennis rackets attached to your feet, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less strenuous. Today’s models are easy to strap on for the heart-pumping three-mile trek through Shuman Point Natural Area’s 250 acres of white-tail deer filled forest along Lake Wallenpaupack.

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Get INTO the Cold: Montebello, Quebec

February 10, 2010 at 2:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Trying to flee the freezing temperatures sweeping across the country is natural, but predictable. Instead, do what folks in these frigid destinations do—embrace it and get INTO the cold. The trick to staying toasty is chill-killing gear and lots of bone warming activity. So stop moping around waiting for summer to arrive and head to these five crazy cold places and get your winter wonderland on.

Montebello, Canada

Cold Meter: Extreme:
It’s damned cold in the Outaouais region of western Quebec province, no matter what the locals say. But, don’t panic when hearing reports of -20 degree temperatures. French Canadians speak in Celsius, so that would be only a chillez -4 F to Americans. But peeps around these parts don’t fret about such things. They see it as another chance to hang around a warm fire or tiny cafe after a day outside. Copious amounts of wine makes all things bearable here, too.

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Get INTO the Cold: Kohler, Wisconsin

February 9, 2010 at 2:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

Trying to flee the freezing temperatures sweeping across the country is natural, but predictable. Instead, do what folks in these frigid destinations do—embrace it and get INTO the cold. The trick to staying toasty is chill-killing gear and lots of bone warming activity. So stop moping around waiting for summer to arrive and head to these five crazy cold places and get your winter wonderland on.

Kohler, Wisconsin

Cold Meter: Extreme A short hour drive from Milwaukee is Destination Kohler, home of the bath and kitchen product empire. Mother Nature has an icy disposition in this state come December through March, when it’s not unusual to see temps plummet to -7 degrees.

Outdoor Adventures: This is huntin’ land, so trap shooting is a way to get your feet wet, especially if assassinating Bambi’s brethren ain’t your thang. Aiming a 20-gauge shot gun at near invisible clays get competitive juices flowing and yelling “pull!” is dead exciting. But there’s also a bevy of other outdoor activities for those looking for something a little less Annie Oakley, like winter archery, ice fishing and ice skating.

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Get INTO the Cold: Bozeman, Montana

February 8, 2010 at 12:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

Trying to flee the freezing temperatures sweeping across the country is natural, but predictable. Instead, do what folks in these frigid destinations do—embrace it and Get INTO the Cold. The trick to staying toasty is chill-killing gear and lots of bone warming activity. So stop moping around waiting for summer to arrive and head to these five crazy cold places and get your winter wonderland on.

Bozeman, Montana

Cold Meter: Moderate:
Temps can drop into the teens around these parts and coupled with snow, it’s a ski and snowboarding nirvana. This college town (though largely homogenous) is an hour away from the pricey Big Sky area and the general mission is providing affordable winter fun for its active locals.

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