Hear Me Out: Visit A Cold Weather Destination This Spring Break & Ditch The Norm

by Ciara Johnson

Let the countdown to spring break begin! It's one of the best times of year for college students, and it's easy to understand why. After a busy semester full of tests, projects, and papers, it feels so relieving to have a break. It serves as the perfect pick-me-up before completing the semester. Traveling for spring break is part of the quintessential college experience, so grab your squad and start planning before it's already here. If you want do something out of the norm this year, then keep reading to see why you should travel someplace cold for spring break.

When you think of spring break, you probably envision sand and palm trees. You likely imagine lounging on the beach with a fruit smoothie in hand, and I really can't blame you. Beach vacations are incredible, but why not consider visiting a cold weather destination during spring break this year?

Think about all of the snow you'll be able to play in, s'mores you'll roast by cozy fire pits, and hot cocoa drinks you'll sip. Cold weather vacations can be just as, if not more, exciting than warm weather trips during spring break. Your snowy Instas are sure to stand out on the 'Gram, so pack your bright beanies, coats, and fluffy scarves, because it's almost time to hit the slopes.

You'll Likely Beat The Crowds
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While many people you know may be flocking to the beach for spring break, you can easily beat the crowds by visiting a cold weather destination. Everyone else will be laying on the sand, but you'll be playing in the snow. While everyone else is sleeping in beach houses, you'll be sleeping in a cozy cabin, complete with a crackling fire and warm drinks.

A cold weather destination likely won't be nearly as busy as a popular beach destination, so you can fully enjoy the atmosphere! Sounds like a deal to me.

You'll Have So Many Snow Sports To Choose From
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If you're feeling adventurous, then a cold weather destination is the way to go. Cute ski towns like Aspen, Colorado will provide you the opportunity to go skiing, snowboarding, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, and so much more.

If lounging on the beach isn't your thing, then you may want to get active and embrace the great outdoors in a colder climate. If you sign up for ski or snowboarding lessons, you'll have the opportunity to try a new sport, move your body, and challenge yourself. You might discover a new passion in the process.

You'll Enjoy The Coziest Drinks And Winter Eats
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You can't visit a cute ski town without trying some cozy winter eats like hot cocoa and s'mores. After a long day spent hiking or skiing, you'll be longing for some delicious eats to replenish your body.

Après ski is a standard activity full of eating and drinking after an active day in most ski towns. You can sip spiked hot chocolate or hot toddy (if you're 21 or over) while you munch on tasty treats. It's a great way to wind down and connect with your squad before the next big day. If this doesn't convince you, then I don't know what will.

A Winter Retreat Is A Perfect Bonding Experience For Your Whole Squad
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You could easily rent a cabin and split the costs between your squad. You'll have so many bonding activities, and the cold weather will only bring you closer. You'll have the chance to explore a new destination, try out winter sports that have been on your bucket list, and toast to the perfect vacation. You'll never want this trip to end.