Skiing the Slopes
Ski Resorts offer a variety of slopes for beginner to experts
Learn to ski or snowboard, slopes are right next to resort for easy access
Ski resorts offer spacious accommodations for the family
Relax infront of the fireplace in your Chalet that sleeps 4+
For skiers and snowboarders, finding the best mountains with the freshest powder is the ultimate winter holiday.
With epic mountain ranges from California to the Austrian Alps, it’s never been easier to make your winter sport dreams a reality. Whether your passion is skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or tubing, you’ll find a seriously adventurous holiday at any of these classic mountain destinations. Pick the your ski resort or cozy mountain lodge and your ready to hit the slopes!
Winter Travel Tips
Spend your winter in Canada
British Columbia’s Whistler Blackcomb has everything you need for a holiday in the snow. As the site of the 2012 Wider Olympics, rest assured that you'll have access to miles of professional-level runs to fill the day. But don’t worry if you’re just a beginner- Whistler has a true mix of easy and intermediate runs alongside the extreme ones. And if you want to take advantage of the deepest powder in North America, it's easy to stay at one of Whistler's luxury resorts that line the village. After a day of skiing, you’ll be grateful for the hot tubs, pools, and spa treatments that many resorts offer.
Hit the Rocky Mountain slopes
The Rocky Mountains are everything a snowsport enthusiast could dream of. Take your pick of resorts ranging from Wyoming to Colorado to New Mexico. You’ll find advantageous points no matter which destination you choose. For example, the snowfall at Wolf Creek Ski Area is notorious, while the ease-of-access at Loveland (near Denver) can’t be beat. Telluride is known to attract the Hollywood crowd, so if you’re interested in sharing a lift with someone famous, it’s the best place to go! The powder and views are out of this world, as well. Wyoming’s resorts, such as Jackson, boast long runs and expert terrain. You can’t go wrong!
Hit the slopes or the waves in the same day!
The mountains of Mammoth, California are a quick escape for city dwellers in San Francisco. Just a quick drive from the city, it’s a snap to hunt fresh powder all winter long. With outstanding views and amazing runs, it’s no wonder who thousands flock to capitalize on Mammoth’s snow each weekend. And that applies to snowshoers as well- the trails around the resort are an excellent way to work hard and recharge your batteries after a long work week.
The Alps are Europe’s answer to the big mountain thrills of America’s Rocky Mountains. You’ll find seriously steep runs at countless resorts across the region. Some mountains are great for a family experience, like the slopes of Avoriaz, France, while others are more suited for backcountry powder hounds. The snow at Zermatt, Switzerland is known as some of the freshest in Europe, with over 60 inches of fluffy precipitation annually. Heli-skiing (when a helicopter drops you away from the resort) is another option at various spots all around the Alps, with Chamonix, France being a premier destination for backcountry exploration. Another great feature of the Alps is the variety of accommodation to choose from. Swanky resorts in Gstaad (including apres ski!), charming chalets, and family-friendly hotels are dotted throughout the mountains.
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