6 Activities to Burn Calories in the SnowPosted on Jan 7th 2011 2:00PM by Karen Asp
What: Mush it up
Where: Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colo.
You've never taken a dog-sledding adventure like the one you'll have with Good Times Adventure. The tour is run as a relay so you'll switch off between driving the dogs (by yourself) and riding on a passenger sleigh. Want to really crank that heart rate up? Volunteer to mush up the hills.
What: Go zip-lining
Where: Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in Whistler, British Columbia
Fly through the rain forest and over Fitzsimmons Creek with Ziptrek Ecotour. Choose from one of four tours offers year round, including the Mammoth Tour which spans 10 zip lines over a 4.5-hour period, or the Twilight Tour where headlamps and more than 4,000 LEDs light your way.
What: Work up a sweat cross-country skiing
Where: Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Mich.
Crystal Mountain's cross-country ski trails are famous in the Midwest -- and rightly so. Ski more than 40 kilometers of groomed trails that range from gentle treks through trees to steep ascents and descents on black-diamond trails. When you're done, hit the Crystal Spa, the Midwest's only LEED-certified spa.
What: Stomp through the snow
Where: Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah
Get your feedbag on: One of the most unique experiences at Deer Valley happens in the Empire Canyon Lodge. It's called Fireside Dining, and throughout the evening, you'll fill up on four Swiss-style courses served from five stone fireplaces. First, though, build your appetite on a guided moonlight snowshoe tour on the mountain through White Pine Touring. The tour winds up at the lodge's door so you can head right to dinner.
What: Be a kid again
Where: Copper Mountain Resort in Copper Mountain, Colo.
Head to the Barn at Woodward at Copper, a ski and snowboard training camp, and you can jump on trampolines, dive into foam pits and perform tumbling tricks on padded mats. Learn how to do all of this in a 75-minute intro class. Even if you're not into skiing or boarding, playing on the equipment is a blast.
What: Soothe physical and mental stress
Where: Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec, Canada
For the ultimate in relaxation, spending at least half a day at the Scandinave Spa is a must. The concept is simple: Alternate between hot and cold treatments before unwinding in one of the cozy relaxation areas. Repeat the cycle as many times as you want. For hot, choose the eucalyptus steam bath, Finnish sauna or hot bath. Then move to a cool rinse in a shower, waterfall or the Diable River.