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Confession: When we think about traveling, our minds instantly go to beaches, palm trees, and sunbathing.

It’s easy to want to escape during the cold winter months. But if the last year+ of limited travel taught us anything, it’s that there is a lot to love right nearby. And so, this season, we’re embracing winter for all its worth by sharing our favorite cold-weather destinations.

Banff, Alberta

Escape to a Canadian chalet in Banff. This outdoorsy, evergreen destination has something for everyone. 

You can go snowshoeing, dogsledding, or even book an ice walk through the Grotto Canyon. (Trust us, ice walks are a lot more awe-inspiring than shiver-inducing.) Plus, there are gentle slopes for all ski and snowboard levels. And, since it’s a more rural spot, the farm-to-table dining options are divine. 

We love thinking of this winter getaway as a wellness weekend. Be sure to stop by the Banff Hot Springs and consider staying at the Douglas Fir Resorts & Chalets just four minutes from downtown. 

Mont Tremblant, Québec

Book a trip to Mont Tremblant with the entire family. This spot is ideal for all ages. (We have lots of fond childhood memories of enjoying chocolate waffles here.) 

With activities like ice skating, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and sleigh riding, you can entertain the little ones and embrace your inner child. And, since it gets quite chilly, it’s the perfect place to pull out all of your favorite faux-fur coats and extra-cozy knits. 

We also love the French-Canadian culture. The village-style vibes and French cafes feel like something out of a movie. 

Park City, Utah

This spot is sometimes overshadowed by its Colorado counterparts, but that actually makes us love it even more. Park City has three mountain resorts: Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and the Canyons Resort. This gives visitors endless options to explore.

If you’re not a big skier or snowboarder, don’t rule it out just yet. Apres-ski is still fun to partake in (even if you skip the actual ski part), but there’s also a lot more that this city has to offer. You can visit the Utah Olympic Park and even take a bobsled for a spin (with a pilot of course). 

There are hundreds of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and galleries—which is why we love staying right downtown. Check out Chateau Apres if you want the full Park City experience. 


We want to know: What are your favorite magical winter destinations? Share with on Instagram @casadesuna.

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