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7 Alternatives to the Classic Ski Trip

From ice climbing in France to fat biking in Aspen, explore the picturesque destinations playing host to some thrilling winter sports.

An active escape in the winter months involves a few critical components; layers, chutzpah, and, if you're looking for something off the beaten ski and snowboard path, creativity. So we did a little digging to find some of the more unexpected ways to sweat in the snow, and the beautiful locales in which to try them.