Ah, December. The snowflakes are sticking, the slopes are calling, and that one radio station is playing Christmas music all day every day. (Every city has that one station, right?)
If you eagerly anticipate this time of year—which brings with it those first flurries and, of course, the start of ski season—you might love practicing in one of Livability’s Top 10 Winter Cities:
10. Gillette, Wyoming
Nestled between the Big Horn and the Black Hills Mountains, Gillette affords opportunities to ski, snowshoe and snowmobile.
Check out physician and advanced practitioner positions in Gillette, such as this Internal Medicine position.
9. Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Ice-skating, snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing are just a few of the wintry sports to be enjoyed in Lebanon. (No wonder it’s also been recognized as the second least stressful city in the U.S.)
8. Spokane, Washington
Spokane provides plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained all winter. You can hit the ski slopes and skating rinks or warm up inside at the museums and music venues.
7. Bangor, Maine
Bangor is situated near mountains, woods and lakes, providing for nearly every type of winter activity. Try dogsledding, snowshoeing or even zooming down a 600-foot snow-tubing run!
6. Saratoga Springs, New York
The people of Saratoga Springs take winter seriously. The area not only caters to those who want to go skiing, snowhiking or ice fishing, but also plays host to the annual Winterfest and Chowderfest events.
Check out these physician and advanced practitioner positions near Saratoga Springs.
5. St. Cloud, Minnesota
Skating rinks, lighted ski trails and winter parades will keep your family outside enjoying the winter months. Plus, St. Cloud hosts the oldest and largest winter festival in the U.S., complete with ice sculptures, parades and more.
4. Logan, Utah
Home to Utah State University, Logan provides plenty of ways to enjoy winter in the beautiful mountains—from skiing to snowmobiling to snowboarding.
3. Bozeman, Montana
Bozeman, which receives more than 90 inches of snow every year, hosts the national annual Ice Climbing Festival, but the city is also world famous for its natural hot springs.
Check out these physician and advanced practitioner positions in and around Bozeman.
2. Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo is a true winter wonderland, and, as such, it provides its residents the opportunity to participate in all sorts of winter activities—from hockey and hunting to ice fishing and sleigh rides.
1. Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage combines beautiful terrain with big-city conveniences. Here you can check out the Northern Lights, try out skijoring and participate in all your favorite snowy sports.
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