Winter means building snowmen, plowingsnow, and scraping all that ice off your car window. But what if youwere to escape to Narnia and do something really different this year? - Becca Hensley

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What: Snow Biking
Where: Telluride, Colorado
How: Fly into Montrose/Telluride

Notonly does this mountainside hotel offer a bevy of snowy-weatheractivities, it boasts a Golden Door Spa, so you can relax your overusedmuscles. Skiing in this chic mountain village is a given, but why nottry snow biking? It requires no pedaling or climbing, as you use alow-to-the-ground bike with a ski instead of wheels to slide across thesnow. Rooms from $99; one-day snow-biking adventure, $65.www.thepeaksresort.com

What: Ice Climbing
Where: Southern Vermont
How: Fly into Albany, New York

Makelike an icicle and hang - on to a mountain, that is. Join the expertguides of Extreme Adventures of Vermont for a guided wildernessadventure. This safe yet challenging weekend trek for first-timeclimbers connects you to the tranquility of nature even as it testsyour mettle. The Winter Stay and Play package includes two days ofclimbing, a half-day of snowshoeing, lodging, meals, and more. $900 fortwo. www.extremeadventuresvt.com

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What: The Glacier Express
Where: Switzerland
How: Fly into Zurich

Takethe Glacier Express between two of Switzerland's most beautiful skiareas. Start with a few days on the slopes in St. Moritz, then boardthis train that crisscrosses the Alps. It's said to be the slowest,most scenic train ride in the world, and you'll be awed with sites likethe Matterhorn before arriving in Zermatt to continue your skiadventure. Tickets from $109. www.glacierexpress.ch