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Frozen Frolicking: 5 Winter Sports Adventures

What better way to start your New Year than schussing on slopes of fresh powder, sun brightly shining, without a care in the world?

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Calling all snow sport enthusiasts. Vail Mountain, with its unparalleled terrain of more than 5,000 acres, is hosting two prestigious events. February brings the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships: 700 athletes from more than 70 nations; . The other blockbuster event is the 33rd Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, an Olympic-level slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competition in March 2015


The Champion – 2015 World Championships Private Tour/Lesson

Sign up for The Champion – 2015 World Championships Private Tour/Lesson. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be the best in the world. A private guide takes guests to venues and gives an insider’s view as to how athletes practice, train and prepare their equipment. Plus, the tour includes one-on-one direct coaching from a trained professional instructor

Call: 888.500.5155. Visit: http://vail.com

Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah

Start your new year with an adrenaline rush. Jump from a helicopter and ski virgin snow like never before. Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, offers this experience along with ski-in/ski-out accessibility. No heli? No problem – hop on a snowcat and explore the same remote area. Non-skier? No problem – try snow tubing, snowshoeing, bobsledding, ice skating, snowmobiling or dogsledding. Follow your thrills and indulge in the signature Altitude Therapy Treatment at Spa Montage

Call: 435.604.1300. Visit: http://montagehotels.com/deervalley

Beaver Creek’s White Glove

It’s time to treat yourself to the good life with Beaver Creek’s White Glove package. This ultimate winter luxury getaway for four includes first-class airfare, helicopter transfer, four Epic Passes, five nights at the on-mountain, private accommodations at Trappers Cabin with personal chef and concierge, first tracks ski access, Helly Hansen ski attire, ski rentals, spa, private tours, private lessons and gourmet dining

Call: 888.222.1878 or 877.774.6223. Visit: http://beavercreek.com/whiteglove

Bernese Alps of Switzerland, Gstaad Palace

Chic skiing to the max – deep in the majestic Bernese Alps of Switzerland, Gstaad Palace has long welcomed winter sports aficionados. Known for its famous ski, snowboarding and sled trails, Gstaad offers 155 miles of slopes and 62 lifts with elevations over 9,800 feet. Gstaad Palace is convenient to the Gstaad Mountain Rides, featuring six independent ski regions including the only glacial area in the Bernese Oberland open from November to the beginning of May. Apres-ski, indulge in a Turkish Hammam treatment at the Palace Spa, dine on Champagne truffle fondue at La Fromagerie and finish the night at the legendary GreenGo nightclub