Whether you’re a full-time snowbunny or professional snowboarder, there’s nothing like a week spent at a ski lodge. Here’s a look at some winter getaways that are sure to please those who love the slopes AND those who prefer hot chocolate in front of a fireplace.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
With 210 inches of fresh powder this season and counting, Jackson Hole is a snowsport lover’s dream. There are 116 trails spread across two mountains, giving you a total of 2500 acres of terrain to explore with a vertical drop of 4139 feet. The resort is family friendly, with a kids’ camp catering to children ages six months to 17 years old.
Be sure to check out: Couloir Restaurant and Bar. You’ll dine while being dazzled by views of Corbet’s Couloir, an expert ski run with a world-class reputation.
Beaver Creek, Colorado
For those who like skiing a little and like ski resorts a lot, Beaver Creek is the place for you. Their website’s tagline is “Beaver Creek: Not Exactly Roughing It” which sums up the resort nicely. Beaver Creek is made up of three mountain villages and two towns at its base. The Creek’s ski stats aren’t too shabby either—149 trails cover 1832 acres of skiable area.
Be sure to check out: Bachelor Gulch Spa for a lazy river hot tub and swanky fitness rooms facing mountain views.
When you hear Colorado, Aspen or Vail are quick to come to mind; but Breckenridge is actually Colorado’s most popular mountain, according to Forbes. With 155 trails spread out over 2358 acres, this award-winning resort is on our list of favorites.
Be sure to check out: The Gold Runner Alpine Coaster for a ride that will take you through the trails and the woods. Remember to bundle up!
Skiers and riders of all levels will appreciate Killington. Seven hundred fifty-two acres are home to 140 trails. Good news for rookies: there’s a good amount of easy trails, so you won’t feel left out if you’re traveling with seasoned skiers.
Be sure to check out: The Motor Room Bar. Have an after-hours drink on an enclosed snowcat, enjoying ceiling-to-floor views of the mountain once the sun goes down.