02/03/2014 01:21 pm ET | Updated Feb 03, 2014

5 Destinations To Celebrate Six More Weeks Of Winter

Yesterday, Groundhog Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.

While we're not quite thrilled with the idea of another month and a half of snow, ice and polar vortex temperatures, why not take advantage of the extra weeks and travel to a winter wonderland?

Check out these five spots to enjoy the longer winter!

1. Val Thorens, France
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Val Thorens ski resort in the French Alps was named a top late-winter ski destination by Skyscanner last year. The resort holds the title of being the highest ski resort in Europe at 2,300 meters altitude.

2. Innsbruck, Austria
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Innsbruck is renowned for being one of the finest winter sport resorts in the world. Innsbruck also offers plenty of cultural activity, from a historic old town to the Imperial Palace.

3. Telluride, Colorado
Telluride is where the cool kids go to ride out winter. By day, hit the perfect, powdery slopes. In the evening, explore the local hangouts and take in the town's unique atmosphere.

4. Scandinavia
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Pick your favorite Scandinavian country and head there with hopes of seeing the Northern Lights. According to the Telegraph, this winter has proved to be one of the best to view the Aurora Borealis.

5. Whistler-Blackcomb, Canada
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North America's largest ski resort will lure you in with its epic lifts and trails, its gorgeous blanket of snow, and its vast array of activities, shops and restaurants. Whistler-Blackcomb makes a great family destination, with plenty of activity for skiiers, snowboarders and those who prefer to stay indoors.


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