Ready to hit the slopes? Here are six places for the best ski trips.
Whether you consider yourself a snow-hound, beginner skier, adventure-hungry traveler or just in search of a fantastic family holiday, there is a ski trip for you. From the Rockies to the snowy peaks of Vermont, here are the six of the best ski trips in America.
Home to the Rockies, Colorado is the perfect ski destination. The picturesque Winter Park Resort is about a 90-minute drive from Denver and nestled between Winter Park and Mary Jane mountains. The resort’s non-stop powdery runs span 3,081 acres of terrain suitable for all ski levels. The resort has all the amenities to ensure your trip is fun and relaxing with rental facilities, ski lessons, tubing, childcare facilities, well-being centers and more. Airport: Denver
The Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is six miles northwest of Tahoe City, just a three-hour drive from San Francisco. Cradled in the beautiful Squaw Valley, the resort lies on the north shore of the picturesque Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. After skiing on more than 100 trails spread across 2,400 acres, go trekking in the Tahoe National Forest, spend the day shopping, or get a California experience at a professional yoga studio. Not only is the skiing fantastic, but the variety of dining options, spas and village amenities will help make your ski trip memorable. Airport: Reno/Tahoe City
3) Whistler, B.C
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are an expert skier’s paradise with more than 8,100 acres of snow-covered slopes, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, world-class terrain parks and more than 200 marked trails. Located in British Columbia on Canada’s west coast, Whistler is a 90-minute drive north of Vancouver and about a four-hour drive from Seattle. Not only is the mountain unbeatable, but Whistler Village also provides a friendly and exciting ski community with all the best amenities including a great choice of eateries, foreign currency exchange, medical and dental clinics, a range of accommodations, physiotherapy, office services, library, internet, DVD rentals, movie theaters and more…you won’t want to leave! Airport: Vancouver
This charming ski town is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, Alberta. Approximately 80 miles west of Calgary, Banff is a nature lover’s paradise with hiking, outdoor winter activities and the iconic Lake Louise. About a 40-minute drive from Banff is the Lake Louise Ski Resort, the largest in the Canadian Rockies, with terrain suited to all skill levels, including a ski run that goes on for five miles! With many comfortable lodging options such as the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, award-winning cuisine and plenty of natural wonders to explore, your trip to Banff will surely be magical. Airport: Calgary
An hour-and-forty-five-minute drive from Burlington is a mountain nicknamed The Beast due to its 1,509 acres of skiable terrain and extensive network of lifts and base areas. With a summit towering an impressive 4,241 feet, Killington Ski Resort is known as one of the East Coast’s top ski destinations. Twist and turn through the woods on the 4,800-foot-long Beast Mountain Coaster, discover the mountain during a fun family sleigh ride or sign up for a session at Tubing Park. Airport: Burlington
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