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    Your Shot Snow Photos

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Think of this section as a series of powder-and-ice postcards from around the world: how we celebrate winter, lose ourselves in it, and, ultimately, enjoy it. So whether you're heading into winter or just coming out of it, here's to embracing your inner Jack Frost.

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    Best Winter Trips 2014

    There’s no reason to hibernate this winter when there are new beaches, slopes, sports, and festivals to discover.

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    Best Winter Trips 2013

    Find color, carnivals, and adventure in our 2013 guide to the winter trips that celebrate—or transcend—the season.

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    Best Winter Trips 2012

    Winter doesn't have to mean long months indoors. Our editors have chosen ten trips that will have you gearing up for adventure or joining in local festivities.

  • Photo: Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

    Winter Carnivals

    These 10 festive celebrations take the chill out of winter.

  • Photo: ice skating at Somerset House in London

    Where to Find the Best Ice-Skating

    Swizzle, spin, or salchow at these frosty outdoor ice-skating rinks.

  • Photo: two people cross country skiing with dog

    Cross-Country Skiing

    It’s inexpensive, peaceful, and offers a great workout. For Nordic skiers, it’s not about going downhill.

  • Photo: Ice Hotel in the tourist resort of Duschesnay

    Icy Places to Stay

    Reserve early for these popular ice hotels that provide heartwarming comforts in frigid climes.

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