Winter hiking: our favourite spots

December 23, 2015

The holiday season always comes with a long Christmas break, for everyone’s happiness! Aside from family get-togethers and celebrations with friends, it’s a great time to plan a small escape in order to fully enjoy all your favourite winter sports - finally! Don’t get mistaken here, it’s not because there’s a real shortage of snow in your backyard that it’s the same everywhere else! Actually, the following are several places which will convince you to strap on your boots, your snowshoes and your skis.

The inescapable Banff

The Banff National Park is the dream destination, if any, for all winter sports enthusiasts. It’s among other things Canada’s first national park and the world’s third. Its overview abounds with mountains, valleys, glaciers and rivers, making it one of the most established and desired tourist sites in the world.

Banff National Park

Aspen: mythical and legendary

The village of Aspen, just by the side of the mountain named the same, is simply fantastic, especially when snow falls. And snowfalls always occur there, obviously, thanks to its summit of 4,000 metres (around 13,000 feet)! In short, Aspen is the ideal spot if you’re looking to combine a snowshoeing day with a gourmet dinner on the evening.

The village of Aspen by the mountain

The ghosts of Monts-Valin

Dominating the landscape of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, the Monts-Valin National Park knows exceptional snow conditions every winter, which creates a favourable climate to magnificent natural walking trails. The Monts-Valin is particularly known for its Vallée des Fantômes where hikers can enjoy a sight – we have to say – slightly out of the ordinary.

Hiking in Monts-Valin

Across the Adirondacks land

The Adirondacks Region is one of the largest park in the United States. Located in the state of New York, the Adirondacks offer you 46 summits with more than 1,200 metres each (almost 4,000 feet). So if you’re up to a sport challenge, you could admire an impressive numbers of wonderful views up there.

Snoshoeing in the Adirondacks

Enjoy yourself!

So make your holiday season even more memorable! Pack your bags and explore the snow-covered paths! All that of course without forgetting to share with us your favourite ones…

Happy holidays!