THE POWDER BECKONS
In many parts of the country, the grueling days of winter have truly settled in with frigid temperatures and only rare appearances by the sun. But there are many places where winter's arrival actually brings out the best in the destination -- communities that transform into the embodiment of a Normal Rockwell painting or a winter wonderland offering days of snow-filled fun. Think snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides, topped off by a steaming hot cocoa, a warm fireplace, or a bubbling Jacuzzi, and you're getting the picture. Here's a look at 12 places celebrating all things white and frozen that are offering special winter vacation discounts or packages aimed at making a winter getaway even more tempting.
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