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The 13 Most Beautiful Snow-Covered Towns Around the World

Reader's Digest Logo By Tina Donvito of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: Some may see snow as a burden: You have to shovel it, driving is often impossible, ice is slippery, and not to mention it's freezing out! But others see its beauty: the glistening crystals, the warm glow of holiday lights reflecting off it, the way it looks like a marshmallow on rooftops. And snow is made even more magical when paired with fairy-tale villages, charming cottages, and Hallmark movie-ready downtowns. Check out the most gorgeous of those snowy locales, which are also some of the best winter travel destinations this year.

The magic of snow

Some may see snow as a burden: You have to shovel it, driving is often impossible, ice is slippery, and not to mention it's freezing out! But others see its beauty: the glistening crystals, the warm glow of holiday lights reflecting off it, the way it looks like a marshmallow on rooftops. And snow is made even more magical when paired with fairy-tale villages, charming cottages, and Hallmark movie-ready downtowns. Check out the most gorgeous of those snowy locales, which are also some of the best winter travel destinations this year.

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