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I've lived in Alaska since 1988, so learning how to squeeze every drop of sun and fun out of winter activities has been a matter of survival (or at least keeping my sanity). I'm glad to share what I've learned with you.
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The Definitive Guide to Colder Climates

Kensington Gardens Broad Walk in Snow, by David HawgoodCountries and states in colder climates are not without their charms. Crisp winter evenings, ski and snowshoe outings, bright stars in the dark sky and epic snowball fights are all benefits of putting up with the the long nights, snow, ice and cold. You don't have to be superhuman to tolerate this sort of environment, but having the right perspective helps. This guide, moderated by a long-time Alaskan, explores how to not just survive but thrive in colder climates, with tips and tricks on how to carry on many of the warm-weather activities you're used to--with a few modifications--or enjoy the best of winter-specific pursuits.

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