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Jesse Weber | 12.13.2016

For some, winter is the season to do little other than curl up by the fireplace with a hot drink. But how can you stay inside when a transformed world of outdoor activities awaits?

During the 12 Months of Adventure, it is our solemn pledge to bring you the best adventures Outdoor Project has to offer. Whether you seek the thrills of backcountry skiing, the simplicity of snowshoeing, or the challenge of cross-country skiing, there is a winter adventure worth bundling up for and getting out there. Whether you're in British Columbia or the District of Columbia, we have the winter adventure you're looking for. Cross our hearts.

Spanning the continent and covering all skill levels in various sports, here is our mega-list of the top cold-weather hotspots for winter adventure.

East Coast

Making the climb up to Avalanche Lake. Photo by Nick Catania.


Watching a skier from Artist Point. Photo by Anthony Kasner.


Winter is a beautiful season at Crater Lake. Photo by Jess Beauchemin.

British Columbia

Enjoying the ride down Journeyman Peak. Photo by Adam Cowcill.


Skinning in to the Pioneer Yurt. Photo by Calvin Perfall.

Northern Rockies/Midwest

Moose crossing the Snake River. Photo by Kyle Jenkins.


The view from Catherine's Pass. Photo by Calvin Perfall.


The valley section of the Mount Sanitas Hike. Photo by Rini Sugianto.


The Pear Lake Ski Hut. Photo by Aron Bosworth.



Your posts are always western USA-centric. What about crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing along the carriage roads to some of the most beautiful vistas in the park?
What about including crosscountry skiing in Acadia National Park along the carriage roads to some of the best vistas in the park.
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