7 best alternative winter snow sports holidays

From skiing and snowboarding to dog sledding and ice climbing, here are the best ways to embrace the cold this winter

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The Independent Travel

With the winter months upon us once again, you can’t escape the feeling that the days are only getting colder and the nights only longer. But winter doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom; there’s plenty to be thankful for during the festive season. In fact, if you’re a snow sports fan, this must just be your favourite time of year.

Whether you’re a snow bunny or an adrenaline junkie, the exhilarating feeling of speeding down those powdery slopes sure can be addictive – and finding the perfect spot to undertake a healthy dose of winter sports can be half the fun.

Forget Colorado’s Aspen or France’s Chamonix, there are plenty more fish in the (extra icy) sea when it comes to the world’s top snow sports destinations – and some of them are in the far reaches of the world where you might not even think to look.

So pull on your snow boots and grab your ski gear of choice; it’s time to hit the slopes, powder hound!

Josie Sampson writes for Expedia.co.uk