People who have a love for skiing and snowboarding can take part in these exciting winter sports in a wide range of destinations all over the world. Many countries also hold their own special winter festivals to celebrate this special time of year and these are always vibrant events that attract thousands of visitors. People who are planning a vacation this year may want to time their trip to catch some of these impressive winter festivals.
The Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan
This very special annual event is held in the Japanese city of Sapporo and draws more than two million visitors. A whole host of enormous ice sculptures are made during the event and they can be seen lining the main street in the Susukino district as well as Odori Park and in the large and lovely grounds of the Community Dome Tsudome.
Quebec Winter Carnival in Canada
Winter is a very special time of the year in Canada and the Quebec Winter Carnival is an event that should not be missed by anyone who is planning a trip to the country. In addition to a large number of special winter activities like skiing and ice skiing, the festival also features a number of more unusual sports such as snow rafting that are just waiting to be enjoyed.
Fiesta Pescado Blanco in Montana
People who are planning a vacation in Montana in the USA during the winter should make sure that they head over to Whitefish Lake. This is the home of the annual Penguin Plunge, where residents choose to take a dip in the lake’s chilly waters.
Enchanted Woodland in London
The pretty Syon Park in London is transformed into a winter wonderland in November. There are plenty of winter activities here for people to enjoy such as hiking and ice skating.