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Exciting Ski Destinations

Jan/07/2024 / by nancy-amon

Where to find the best snowy slopes this winter

Snowy landscape with ski lifts and people playing in the snow with mountains in the background
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Ski season is here! If you’re looking for places to ski, here’s our choice of handpicked destinations. So strap on your ski boots, don your jackets, and off you ski.

Vail Ski Resort (Eagle County, Colorado)

Vail Ski Resort is an iconic ski resort with a long-standing reputation for multiple terrains and routes that accommodate both beginners and professionals. Eagle County also has many shopping options, eateries, and a day spa.

Eagle County Regional Airport is only an estimated 50 minutes’ drive (around 34 miles). You can also fly to Denver International Airport, but it is 120 miles away. The resort is open till April 2024 for the season.

Mt. Bachelor (Portland, Oregon)

Apart from Mt. Bachelor’s impressive ski trails, you can also enjoy snow activities like sled riding with dogs, snowshoe tours, and skiing with a ranger. The resort also has several lovely restaurants and mountain dining options.

For your stay, you can check in at one of the beautiful accommodation options that are perfect for large and small groups. The resort is open from November 2023 to April 2024. Make sure you check online for real-time winter operation dates and times.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (Teton Village, Wyoming)

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers many adventures for the whole family, including ski lessons for the kids. From fun sleigh rides to winter bike tours to paragliding, this resort has something for everyone.

Additionally, there is a variety of nightlife activities, along with nature parks and the historic town to explore. Jackson Hole Airport is only 25 miles away.

Telluride Ski Resort (Telluride, Colorado)

Telluride offers a unique ski and golf experience. The town is steeped in history and visitors flock to the homely destination to enjoy ski slopes with trails for beginners, intermediate and seasoned.

You can wine and dine, book an exquisite accommodation, or host a luxury mountain wedding. There are also a host of activities like art, health, and wellness classes. You can get to Telluride from Grand Junction Regional Airport. It’s around a 2.5-hour drive.

Palisades Tahoe (Olympic Valley, California)

Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Lake Tahoe is also home to Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort. Native American hunter-gatherers were some of the first to settle in the area thousands of years ago.

Today, you can still admire the rustic charm of the town, ski opportunities, shops, and restaurants. There are many ski routes and terrain to select, giving skiers of all levels something to enjoy. Traveling from the Reno Tahoe International Airport takes around 50 minutes by road.

Powder Mountain (Eden, Utah)

With 8,484 acres of skiable terrain, Powder Mountain is reportedly North America’s largest ski area. Locally called Pow Mow, this resort caps the number of daily visitors, making it a non-crowded experience.

Unlike most ski destinations, Powder Mountain is open throughout the year. The resort offers fun several snow activities, such as lift access skiing, snowboarding cross country, snowmobile trails, and more.