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Incredible Places Every Ski Lover Should Visit This Winter

Incredible Places Every Ski Lover Should Visit This Winter

Winter, despite its cool and biting climate, has its own charms. You can enjoy some of the more scenic snowcapped landscapes. With fewer people outdoors due to the weather, you are saved the task of wading through the crowds of summer tourists. Also, for those who love winter sports, there is ample skiing.

If you are planning a winter holiday, but can’t make up your mind where to go, just sit back and relax. We have a list of some of the best ski towns you should visit this winter.

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Aspen, Colorado

Winters are amazing in this ski town along the Rocky Mountain Coast in the United States. When one mentions the word “Aspen”, the mind automatically visualizes the snowy expanse and crowds dressed in furs and ski fashions.

Aspen is home to four of the more famous full-sized ski resorts: Snowmass, Ajax, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. There is plentiful skiing fun for beginners and advanced; as well as for singles, couples, and families. Additionally, its sparse population of only 7500-8000 residents makes it the perfect holiday destination. The vibrant nightlife and abundant festivities further enriches your holiday experience.

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    Zakopane, Poland

    As the Winter Capital of Poland, Zakopane truly lives up to its name. It not only promises the optimal destination for tourists with its breathtaking landscapes and battery of attractions, but also gives you the best value with its reasonably low prices. Popularizing its winter sports, Zakopane organizes an annual Ski Jumping World Cup every winter. The city sees huge crowds during this time. In addition to skiing, Zakopane offers scuba diving under the ice for some chilled fun. Wrap up the day of winter activity with a glass of wine and sumptuous polish dumplings.

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    Zermatt, Switzerland

    Our list of the incredible ski towns in the world cannot be complete without the mention of Zermatt, located in Switzerland. One of the features that make it one of the best ski towns is the altitude which translates to heavy snowfall and copious skiing. Additionally, it has the mighty Matterhorn Mountain as its backdrop; it is the most iconic mountain on Earth. Zermatt also sets itself apart from the rest thanks to its pristine and unpolluted surroundings; for example,electric cars are only permitted to be used in the village. This allows for an enjoyable and healthy visit.

    There are a good number of on-the-mountain hotels and eateries where you can get your food. Zermatt is slightly more expensive than the other ski towns but you won’t regret the indulgence.

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      Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

      Those who have been to Whistler, British Columbia will agree that any skiing experience cannot be more perfect. The snow laden mountains offer miles of skiing with the biggest vertical drop. This holiday destination is a village with a modern twist. You are treated to a range of cuisines from French to Greek to Chinese to Mediterranean. You can also shop at their international stores and return home with unique mementos.

      Banff, Alberta, Canada

      Banff is a skier’s paradise. It is known for its winter activities that cater to all age groups. One can choose from: skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, hiking, ice climbing and snow tubing. The hot springs at Banff are another major attraction in this region.

      Besides the aforementioned places, there are many more places that offer great value for your skiing and snowboarding holidays and therefore are incredible places every ski lover should visit. Some are: Telluride (Colorado, Canada), Stowe (Vermont), Kitzbuhel (Austria) and Chamonix (France). Stowe Vermont is definitely one of the most picturesque ski towns with its old world charm. Stationed at the foot of the Mont-Blanc, Chamonix also makes it as one of the most World Famous Ski Resorts. 

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      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

      Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

      You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

      Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

      1. Work on the small tasks.

      When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

      Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

      2. Take a break from your work desk.

      Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

      Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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      3. Upgrade yourself

      Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

      The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

      4. Talk to a friend.

      Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

      Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

      5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

      If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

      Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

      Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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      6. Paint a vision to work towards.

      If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

      Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

      Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

      7. Read a book (or blog).

      The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

      Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

      Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

      8. Have a quick nap.

      If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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      9. Remember why you are doing this.

      Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

      What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

      10. Find some competition.

      Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

      Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

      11. Go exercise.

      Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

      Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

      As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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      Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

      12. Take a good break.

      Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

      Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

      Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

      Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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