Beautiful Winter Scenes
Not even a polar vortex could deter our intrepid Instagram fans this winter: while most of us were cozying up indoors, Canadian Yvonne Yuen braved the snow and ice north of Toronto to capture a sublime moment frozen (literally) in time.
But even if you’re one of the many warming by the fireplace, you needn’t miss out on these seasonal scenes. We asked Travel + Leisure’s followers to embrace the chill and share their snow-filled winter photos from around the world, using the hashtag #TLPicks.
And take on the cold they did: T+L fan @byualumnus shared a photo of the typically bustling Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, which was desolate one winter morning when temperatures fell to negative 27 degrees. Many destinations that are known for their distinct characteristics seem almost unrecognizable under a veil of snow, such as @spillingthebeans’s white wonderland in Cappadocia, Turkey. Other locales seem to just become more beautiful, such as @nalmazami’s picture of old-world charm in Innsbruck, Austria.
So suit up—or at least grab a cup of cocoa—and enjoy these beautiful winter scenes from around the world.
Estes Park, CO
Some mornings are more beautiful than others.
Bryce Canyon, Utah
There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west.
White all around—a beautiful winter wonderland in Cappadocia!
New York City
My home state is amazing. #skibunny #serenity
So cold but so pretty #picturesque
My cousin had a fox in her yard. #winter
Got the rental today so we went on a road trip.
Another photo from one hour north of Toronto. Almost one week after #icestorm2013, parts of the city are still frozen in time.
Beaver Creek, Colorado
Full steam ahead
Great views today from the top #ski #mountain
Breathtaking view of Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier!
At the quarry. #iceclimb #ny
Snowshoeing in Quechee, VT
The pedestrian bridge in Minneapolis is typically bustling with runners and bikers but at current wind chill of -27° F/ -33° C, not many people are out and about. #stonearchbridge
Train to Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Flying an Alpine ski plane onto the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand
The Matterhorn #winter
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Winter reflections in the Teton backcountry. #snowscape