Best places for winter fun if you're not a skier

by , SmarterTravel Staff
Millennium Park Ice Rink (Photo: City of Chicago/Mark Montgomery)
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Skiing tends to dominate all other winter outdoor activities, and why not? The allure of powder-covered mountains, the thrill of speeding down slopes, and the comfort of cozy ski lodges make for a classic winter experience.

However, if you're afraid of heights, aren't particularly coordinated, or simply don't like carrying around all that equipment, skiing may hold less of an appeal. And for penny pinchers, skiing (not exactly known for being affordable) usually is reserved for special occasions.


Here are some great options for those of you snow bunnies who prefer to spend your time off the ski slopes.

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