• Conquer a unique winter sport this season

    2012-01-27

    Although baby boomers on their winter getaway often like to ski, skate and even snowshoe, there are some more unusual activities that travelers can try while on a trip. Several destinations throughout the globe offer opportunities for guests to challenge themselves on the slopes or snowy trails for a truly unique experience.

    According to Lonely Planet, thrill-seekers can head for the Chamonix Valley, which stretches across Italy, France and Switzerland, for an exciting ice climbing excursion. There are several areas where it is ideal to try this sport and a few tour groups based in France will teach beginners how to scale the icy summits.

    Snowkiting is a new sport catching on around the Northern part of the U.S. Travelers can hold a  special kite while they ski that gives a weightless feeling to the movement. Individuals can try this throughout New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    Those who prefer a more laid-back jaunt can try a Segway tour in Austria, which has become a popular way to move about snowy trails in the last few years, reports The Guardian. Professional guides in the resort town of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis bring guests along pathways on stand up scooters equipped with snow tires.

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