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  • Top Winter Adventures

    Just because it is cold out, that doesn't mean that you have to stay inside. The winter is full of amazing activities that will be sure to keep you entertained on the coldest day. </p> We start off with a new attraction from Vermont's <a href="http://www.okemo.com/okemowinter/" target="external">Okemo Mountain</a>. Best known for skiing, this year Okemo has added Timber Ripper, a roller coaster-like ride that sends riders down the mountain at up to 25 mph.
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    For the even more adventurous, the new Bretton Woods Canopy Tour at the <a href="http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BrettonWoodsMountWashington.aspx" target="external">Omni Mount Washington Resort</a> in New Hampshire is sure to thrill. Guests fly over ancient hemlocks, spruces and white pines as they descend more than 1,000 feet.
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    Nothing says winter adventure like skiing. Here a skier plows through deep Colorado powder at <a href="http://www.beavercreek.com/" target="external">Beaver Creek</a>. Even if you can't make it to Colorado, there is plenty of excitement to be found at various ski resorts around the country.
    Cody Downard/Beaver Creek
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    Relive your youthful dreams of hockey glory at the World Pond Hockey Championships from Feb. 10-13 in New Brunswick, Canada. Founded in 2002, the annual event now attracts hundreds of teams and hockey enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy free-spirited play over four days on Roulston Lake. And just to make things interesting, there is a skate-up beer tent.
    Brian Atkinson
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    Next up, a classic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods. Almost any winter resort offers this daytime or nighttime treat. Seen here is the tour by the <a href="http://www.topnotchresort.com/" target="external">Topnotch Resort and Spa</a> in Stowe, Vt.
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    Guests at the <a href="http://www.tetonlodge.com/" target="external">Teton Mountain Lodge</a> in Wyoming can go on trips run by Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris through Grand Teton National Park, right at the hotel's doorstep. Visitors can expect to see bison, elk, deer, moose, fox, coyote, bald eagles, trumpeter swans and maybe even wolves.
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    If you're looking for a fairytale Christmas, consider the magical ice skating rink at <a href="http://www.plaza-athenee-paris.com/" target="external">Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris</a>. Each winter, the hotel's dining room courtyard is transformed into a custom-made ice-rink exclusively for the guests of the hotel.
    Roméo Balancourt
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    Fly down the mountain on an inflatable tube at <a href="http://www.keystoneresort.com/" target="external">Keystone</a>'s 900-foot long tubing hill in Colorado. The lanes are built with very tall sides -- like a halfpipe -- so riders cannot slip out of their lanes. Tubers can go down alone or in family lanes.
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    Extreme sports professional athlete Eric Girard founded <a href="http://www.clubwindandkite.com/" target="external">a kiteboarding center</a> on Lameque Island in New Brunswick, Canada that includes two cottages right along the water. Girard teaches guests how to kiteboard in one week.
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    Winter may put the freeze on some destinations, but in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, residents embrace the cold. Check out Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a snowmobile. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking natural views, and see the abundant caribou, moose and other winter wildlife in the park.
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    Experience the spectacular winter scenery of New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest as you glide across the <a href="http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BrettonWoodsMountWashington.aspx" target="external">Omni Mount Washington Resort</a>'s snow-covered property behind a powerful team of dogs. Enjoy a high-speed race along the Ammonoosuc River at the base of Mount Washington lead by a musher and his team of dogs.
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    Skip the slopes in favor of snowshoeing through Vermont at the <a href="http://www.topnotchresort.com/" target="external">Topnotch Resort and Spa</a>and Spa in Stowe. The Green Mountain resort has trail maps for adventurers as well as guided tours into the Wiessner Woods and Smuggler's Notch with views of Mount Mansfield's rugged cliffs.
    Kindra Clineff
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    After all that outdoor activities, why not rest up with some ice wine at the annual <a href="http://www.nsicewinefestival.ca/" target="external">Winter Icewine Festival</a> in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Feb. 4-14, 2011. The ten-day festival is filled with tastings, gourmet-paired dinners, local oyster shooters, cooking classes, winery tours and more. Grab some shears and try your hand at pruning grape vines.
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