When temperatures drop, some people reach for their snow suits. Others reach for their birthday suits.
Apparently there are people on this planet who enjoy not only being naked outdoors, but freezing while doing so. From saunas to ski slopes, there are destinations all over the world for cold-weather nudists.
So, for those of you who can’t get enough of goosebumps on bare flesh, here are nine of the best winter nudist destinations for 2016. Get ready to brrrr all (sorry).
The sauna is a way of life in Finland. A true Finn will walk through the snow, sit in the sauna with some friends and then jump in a freezing vat of water — all au naturel.
Finns often bring beer and sausage with them into the sauna and turn the whole experience into a party.
Check out Kaurila Sauna in the capital for a traditional 19th century Finnish sauna.
For the past five years, Braunlage, Germany has hosted the “Naked Sledding World Championship.” Men and women from all across Europe strip down before slipping down the slopes.
Last year, 5,000 sledders applied for 30 spots in the competition. But if you’re considering applying for 2016, be warned: Judges tend to pick those who “look good naked.”
Gästehaus Lührmann is the premier resort for naked winter enthusiasts. Nudists will never run out of things to do.
There’s an indoor swimming pool and sauna, champagne breakfasts, weekly barbecues, wine tastings, guided cross-country and snow shoe tours, tobogganing, nightskiing and of course, just plain cross-country and alpine skiing — all done in the nude.
Mléčná Dráha, Czech Republic
Mléčná Dráha — which translates to Milky Way — is a year-round naturist resort that has an arrangement with a local skiing school, meaning visitors can take ski classes without clothes.
After a long day of skiing in the buff, settle down in front of the bar’s fireplace or go out for a walk by the surrounding castles.
Cap d’Agde, France
The naturist village in the south of France may not stay warm all year round, but it’s always open.
Every Dec. 31, people flock to Cap d’Agde for a communal skinny dip in freezing waters. Because the entire village is “clothing optional” visitors can then grab lunch or warm up next to a fire — all in the nude.
Budapest’s famous Turkish baths don’t close for winter. People who want to bathe in the altogether should check out the traditional Rudas Baths.
The hot spring baths and massage are a relaxing way to experience Hungarian culture — whether or not you decide to strip down.
The Solair Nudist Resort is a family-friendly resort, complete with New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s parties, swimming pool and hiking trails.
Because the family that vacations in the buff together, stays together.
Abbott’s Glen is a nudist retreat that fully embraces the colder season with sledding, ice skating, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing — wearing only a smile.