Saturday, November 5, 2011

Travel Destination: Top 5 Places for Snow

Hey, guys!

It finally feels like fall here in Los Angeles -- we had rain yesterday, and there's a definite chill in the air. Apparently, there's some snow coming in... not counting on that though (haha!), after all, this is California we're talking about. ;)

With that said, I am still definitely dreaming of experiencing snow -- and while researching the best places for snow, I came across and their list of top 5 places with the most beautiful snow:

5. Switzerland

Overhead of snow-covered roofs with the Grimmenturm (medival residential tower), Neumarkt.

Main street in montain village of Zermatt, Swiss Alps.

4. Canada

Lake Louise and surrounding mounatins in winter.

Forest in snow.

3. Japan

The pagoda of Chureito & Mount Fuji

An abandoned bicycle under snow, painted with a red glow from neon in the entertainment quarter in Susukino.

2. Alaska

Chairlift in the snow, Alyeska Ski Resort.

Hikers on Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau.

1. South Korea

Sledding at Muju ski resort in Togyu-san National Park.

Effects of the combination of wind and cold in winter, Taebaeksan Provincial Park.

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Have you been to any of these 5 places? Do you agree with this list?
Which place has the most beautiful snow in your opinion?

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  1. aww ok snow can be pretty at first but then after
    a while it becomes slushy and dark and ....
    clearly I don't like winter lol =p

    I live in Canada and we get winter for 5-6 months
    of the year!!! that's just horrible -.-

    but I still love snow! and Switzerland =p
    lovely photos too! I can't wait until Christmas :)

  2. I'm from Canada and am so tired of snow! But it wouldn't be Christmas without it:)

  3. I've never seen snow before but I would really love to. I want to try snow boarding as well.

    These pictures are so pretty! Thanks for sharing. :D


  4. we get lots of snow up here in the blue ridge mountains of north carolina! it's beautiful but it can be a pain sometimes...4wd is a must!!

    love the blog girl:)

  5. Peiji-- aww, yeah i've heard that not everyone likes snow. and i probably won't like the dirty, slushy kind either. ;)

    Kirstin-- i would really love to celebrate christmas with snow. :)

    Carrie-- oooh, snow boarding sounds fun! i wanna do that too. :)

    Kristen-- i can only imagine how difficult it must be to have to deal with snow, but man it must be really beautiful. :)

  6. Nice choices. I haven´t visited any of those places, but we, here in Estonia, have also snow in the winter time :P

  7. ive just been to switzerland! loveee snow, these photos are all pretty amazing xxx

  8. Hi Mimi. I have never been to any of these places *insert sad face* but i do however want to go to Canada but way after the baby is born. I have never seen snow *insert tears* one day i will. My husband is from Chicago so he has but not me.

  9. Miss L-- oooh, i bet it's beautiful too! :)

    Vera-- i knooow, lonely planet has really amazing photos! and i hope you had a fantastic time in switzerland. :)

    Keira-- hi!!! i've been to japan but not in the winter. :/ and i haven't been to the other ones on this list either, but i would love to visit them too! the easiest one would be canada since it's quite close to us. :)

  10. i live in switzerland ;) so i def agree on that one! it's BEAUTIFUL here.

  11. It's so cold now here in California! ;) It makes me giddy hehe.

    I've never been to these places, but hopefully in the future I will get to visit them! Thanks for sharing. I would love to experience snow as well!

    Lots of love, B
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  12. Having lived in Canada my whole life and having experienced winters that last 6 months or more, these photos make me cringe lol. Our winters are really harsh in alberta. But if you come visit I'll show you around and we can go skiing ; )

  13. well if you want sheer QUANTITIES of snow, come to Minnesota :)

  14. Krystal-- i would loooove to visit switzerland one day!

    Bree-- yes, hopefully i get to visit these places too! it would be amazing!

    Marie a la Mode-- aww, yay thank you! when i come visit alberta i will definitely let you know, i would love to go skiing! :)

    Meri-- oooh, yesh i heard you guys get a lot of snow over there. :)

  15. snow in perfect blankets of white is always so beautiful to look at!

    ...but once the roads get plowed and it's a slushy brown mess, i'm over it.

    Chic on the Cheap

  16. LyddieGal-- i heard the slushy brown mess is disgusting, and i believe you guys. if only snow can stay beautiful forever. ;)

  17. Oh .. thanks for this post ^__^ Shall put this on my to-go places list :) The scenery at all these places during Winter looks beautiful :)

  18. I'm going to have to add Iowa/Minnesota....because we get snow. Ohhhhhh do we get snow. If you are looking for an abundance of it...come here. Perhaps not as picturesque as these places but I promise you there will be plenty of snow to go around ;)

  19. Aww no CO?
    I find colorado to be beauitful in the fall, especially when it decides to snow. you get a awesome combo of colors and white snow!

  20. I've been to Japan but I stayed there during August. So no snow. ;) Switzerland must be great but I would like to see every place you mentioned here in future, too!

  21. Jen-- you're welcome! :D

    Marisa-- i've been to minnesota before and i saw snow from afar, and i remember being so excited (although i never got to actually touch the snow). ;)

    Dizzy-- i knooow! they didn't add colorado on the list, but i do know that you guys get beautiful snow! :)

    lovepirate-- yup, me too! and i've also been to japan but no snow either. bummer, haha. ;)

  22. Oooo Japan and Korea are so close to me :D I shall visit and see them snow!! Maybe sometime in the future ;) I love it when they first fall and before it turn into slush :P My first snow experience was in Wisconsin literally more than 10 years ago :P I loved it. I hope to go back someday :D


  23. a!k0-- when you go visit japan and korea, share your photos with us pleeeaaassseee. ;)

  24. Those all seems like lovely, lovely places! I also want to visit Italy. I just will eat myself to death there, so good thing I don't have the travel funding for that yet!

  25. Lisa-- hahaha, when i go to italy i will probably eat myself to death too! i loooove italian food! :)

  26. seriously, I really wanna travel. I feel like I am stuck in LA, lol been busy with work and stuff. Hopefully one day!! BTW How are u Mimi????

  27. Woot woot Canada!! :D, I can't wait to go to snowboarding :D.. I love winter, not the ugly slush tho :S HAHA


  28. Rinz-- haha, same here! and yes, one day, definitely! i am doing well, what about you? :D

    Alx-- haha, yeah i bet the ugly slush is icky. ;)

  29. I would love to go to all 5 but I think Switzerland is the best place to experience snow.:D

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  30. Marie-- switzerland looks beautiful! :)