It takes a hardy traveler to visit a place in the depths of winter — snow, cold, winds, and long stretches of darkness are the main culprits. But as these images below will show you, winter can be the most beautiful time to visit some destinations, not to mention you might be the only traveler around. Just remember to wear layers!

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1

Northern Selkirk Mountains, Revelstoke, BC

Photographer: Garrett Grove

2

Fairbanks, Alaska

Photographer: Ben Huff

3

Long Beach, New York

Photographer: Zak Bush

4

Mississauga, Canada

Photographer: Riley Snelling

5

Nelscott Reef, Oregon

Photographer: Ben Moon

6

Canmore, Canada

Photographer: Andrew Querner

7

Puyallup, Washington

Photographer: Bradley Castaneda

8

Palouse, Washington

Photographer: Mary Rothlisberger

9

Zurich, Switzerland

Photographer: Nadine Mojado

10

Chicago, Illinois

Photographer: Jacob Johnson

11

Anchorage, Alaska

Photographers: Matt & Agnes Hage

12

Edmonton, Canada

Photographer: Jodi Tychkowsky

13

Boise, Idaho

Photographer: Cody Howell

14

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Photographer: Colin Blakely