17 Gorgeous Winter Wonderlands You Need To Visit This Season (Photos)

Winter will always be one of my favorite times of the year.

Seriously, how could you not love a season that transforms everything around you into a winter wonderland that looks like something straight out of a fairy tale?

I mean don't get me wrong, at times this season can be cold AF.

But if you ask me, the frosty flurries, festive celebrations and sparkling white landscapes far outweigh a little frost bite every now and then.

Plus, there's nothing that can top the feeling of warming up next to a cozy fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter night.

Unfortunately, many of us had to settle for a not-so-white Christmas this year due to some uncharacteristically warm weather.

Yep, it appears Jack Frost really dropped the ball with his annual delivery of winter weather this year.

But don't worry, you don't have to put all of your favorite sweater-weather ensembles away just yet.

From snow-capped mountains and ski resorts to frosty pine forests and charming icicle-clad villages, there are still lots of stunning spots with some magical snowy sights.

So we set out to find some gorgeous winter getaways that are guaranteed to satisfy your winter wanderlust and give you some pretty badass Instagram ops, of course!

Take a look at the pictures below to see 17 amazing winter travel destinations.

Quebec, Canada

Gudauri Ski Resort, Georgia

Rovaniemi, Finland

Whistler, Canada

Sapporo, Japan

Zermatt, Switzerland

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Aurora Village, Canada

Reykjavik, Iceland

Wanaka, New Zealand

Aspen, Colorado, USA

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France

Park City, Utah, USA

Portillo, Chile

Girdwood, Alaska, USA

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Lake Louise, Canada