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Winter is finally here, and for those of you who embrace the icy winds and heavy snowfall, a ski vacation is the perfect winter getaway. Feeling the cool air sting your face as you admire the dramatic mountain landscape from atop the ski lift & experiencing the rush of adrenaline as your skis first hit the snow and you stare down the mountain…there’s nothing quite like a day on the slopes. If you’re dying to jump right in and hit the snowcapped slopes, here is a list of 10 Winter Vacation Destinations you’ll want to check out.
10 Winter Vacation Destinations
If you’ve never been Lake Tahoe is beautiful no matter the season! With many massive ski resorts and plenting of dining and nightlife venues, Lake Tahoe is a top destination for travelers. You’ll definitely want to bring your camera to capture the fun and adventure in the winter vacation destination.
When you ask someone about to winter sports destinations, chances are you’ve heard the name Aspen, Co pop up. Why? Aspen has slopes that welcomes snow lovers of all skill levels. Plus, when you’ve had your fill of snow for the day, you’ll find plenty of high-end shopping and family fun museums you can check out. Aspen is a winter vacation destination the whole family will enjoy.
This tiny little town of 4,500 at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Co is known for its gorgeaous ski resort, year-round alpine activities, highest chairlift in North America and Gold Rush history. You can walk downtown, that still has that victorian charm, and visit an array of boutiques, restaurants & bars.
This small town in Colorado draws thousands of visitors each year with its array of snow-capped slopes. Spend your day on one of the many peaks at Telluride Resort or enjoy a scenic gondola ride over to the town of Mountain Villiage. You can also enjoy shopping & dining or any of the other winter activities Telluride has to offer.
Vail is one of the country’s most popular wintertime destinations thanks to its two prime ski areas: Vail Ski Resort and Beaver Creek Ski Resort. Enroll the kids in ski & snowboard school & enjoy the nearby mountain ranges cross-country paths. Plenty of lodging, restaurants, and shopping…you can find the perfect fit for you.
Big Sky not only offers big slopes just outside of Yellowstone, but they offer an array of activities the whole family will love like: Dog Sledding, Ice Skating & Sleigh Rides. The Big Sky resort offers ski lessons and child care so you can even enjoy a kidless lunch or dinner while on your family vacation.
Enjoy cross country skiing & snowshoeing as well as skiing the highest peek in Vermont! Kids can enjoy the ski school, adventure course or child care facility. You can also enjoy zip tour, gondola rides & a skating rink as well as plenty local restaurants and boutiques. Need a little pampering? Stowe Mountain Lodge can take care of that in their spa & wellness center…even your kids ages 6+ can enjoy the spa experience too.
Lake Placid is the perfect destination for a family vacation, friendly reunion, or a romantic getaway. With a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, the hardest part of planning your vacation will be deciding whether to join us for a weekend or a week! From skiing to skating, spa time to wine and beer tastings, the Adirondacks offers variety for all ages.
Surrounded on three sides by Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg takes pride in its mountain heritage and the local culture of this gateway city to the Smokies. Small town charm is everywhere you look – from quaint shops and unique art and crafts galleries to the walkable downtown area bustling with friendly faces, fun attractions and hometown restaurants. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park provides year-round ice skating and outdoor family fun in addition to great winter snow sports once the 120-person Aerial Tramway takes you to the summit. Gatlinburg vacations are action-packed and fun for the whole family!
Welcome to Park City, UT – This historic mining town is now world-renowned for skiing and snowboarding. Three major ski areas and the Utah Olympic Parks surround the city while the stunningly beautiful Wasatch Mountains provide a backdrop for an array of other winter activities as well. Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway at one of our many fine lodging establishments, dine at dozens of acclaimed restaurants, visit the galleries and boutique shops, or enjoy snowmobiling, fishing, snowshoe adventures, bobsled, luge, horseback, or sleigh rides.
If you’re looking for a fun family vacation or romantic getaway, each one of these locations has something special to offer. Hit one, or try a few…tag #msladventures on Instagram if you do visit one…I’d love to see your adventure on the slopes! Which winter vacation destination will you check out first?