100 hot and cold winter getaways [Pictures]
By now we're all three layers deep into our down-filled parkas and up to our ankles in slushy, cold white stuff. Perhaps a winter getaway is not in order. Maybe a beach vacation? But whether you like it hot or cold, here are 100 destinations sure to hit the spot.
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Telluride, Colorado( Doug Pensinger, Getty Images / December 15, 2011 )
Distance from Baltimore: 2,051 miles, about a three-hour flight to nearby Denver (or a 32-hour drive)
Why it's cool: Telluride offers an extensive list of activities including glider rides over the areas snow-covered mountains, helicopter skiing, snowboarding, horseback and sleigh rides, ice climbing, snowboarding and much more. For those in need of a break from physical activity, try winter fly-fishing on one of the areas many rivers and streams.
Don't miss: Go dog sledding and explore the snow-covered trails of the San Juan Mountains with a team of sled dogs leading the way.
Information: Telluride Information Center, 700 W. Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435; 888.605.2578 or www.visittelluride.com.