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Travel Tip: Unusual Winter Sports

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Ski season is still going strong, but even if downhill skiing isn’t on your agenda, you can still take advantage of cold-weather adventures on and off the mountains.

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as winter fly fishing. It’s a year-round sport in Colorado and some of the best fishing takes place in winter around the South Platte River.

And how about…ice climbing? You don’t have to be an athlete to try it out at Ouray Ice Park. It’s one of the best places in the country for ice climbing, with plenty of routes for beginners. Even kids have their own climbing wall.

Ever heard of skijoring? It’s like a cross between dog sledding and skiing that’s popular in Minnesota. I definitely recommend getting a lesson first—and you should be somewhat skilled in cross-country skiing.

And if you really want to take it easy, look for something called a snow limo in British Colombia. It’s a great option for non-skiers who still want to go down the mountain, and they can do it in by gliding down the hill in a seat that’s pushed by a guide. That way, everyone gets to participate.

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