When looking for a perfect winter destination many consider snow covered vistas to be amongst the most desired vacations. Offering a variety of fun filled activities from skiing and snow-snowmobiling to taking in resort style living at its most cozy, these locations offer something special which simply cannot be matched by those looking for a winter retreat.
But before the fresh powder falls and you buckle down those ski clamps to hit the slopes, first you must determine just which location is best suited for you! Are you traveling solo, with friends or perhaps with family? All of these will factor into that big booking decision this season as you look to lock in that perfect 2019 winter/spring memory.
Traveling With Family?
Who doesn’t love a good family friendly location that everyone is comfortable exploring in a variety of ways. Many of these options include entertainment designed for the kids and get away options for the adults, a variety of simple and complex menu selections in a variety of restaurants and often skiing for all levels of experience.
Keystone is one of the most widely known locations for this style of family-friendly ski adventure. The area offers entertainment non-stop with plenty of slopes and just as many off slope options for those chilled by the snowy day. Something pretty unique to this location is the parade option they have featured throughout the years to have interaction with the families in attendance.
If you have children which are a bit more advanced and really want to spread their wings, Big Sky in Montana is a prime location for a family destination. Not near as crowded as some of the smaller ski communities, the vast spread of this location offers a lot of freedom of movement on the mountains. Known as a picture perfect destination views in 360 degrees are unparalleled and can easily make the destination a quick favorite for any family. Not to mention the price point is much lower than many destinations because of its location.
If there is a single location which epitomizes a Colorado destination like no other, Telluride is that experience. Driving into the bowl of the city the mountains engulf you and a family can easily forget that the drive there was a little over an hour. A gondola extends up the mountain to a village high atop the peaks offering two cities in a single location, one filled with excitement and classic value the other with seasonal like which brings in options deigned for family fun.
Traveling As A Couple?
Looking for that perfect romantic getaway? When searching for a resort or location which provides privacy and an adult retreat the last thing you want is to have loud party goers or children interrupting your mood. While many locations offer accommodations focused on couples, finding a true retreat can be difficult. But there are a few which really seem to be taking notes to provide just that.
Taos Ski Village in Taos, NM is the ideal setting for a couple looking to share those special moments on a ski getaway. Featuring a luxury spa equipped with cascading waterfall, salt water healing pools and traditional style kivas in rooms, the ambiance of the location addresses every intimate opportunity for retreat.
For something a little different, you can visit Windham Mountain in New York, where skiing becomes an experience. Themed hotels and charming B&B’s create an atmosphere designed for the couple unsure if they want romance or adventure. One of the most noted destinations in the area the location is less about high volume skiing and more about the experience.
Lake Tahoe is well known on many ski fronts. While you might be able to find the more traditional family style retreats here, there are also areas designed with the couple in mind offering adult only whirlpools and fine dining options ideal for that romantic window view with the snow.
Wanting To Ski And Party With Friends?
When hitting the slopes with friends you might be ready to warm up after those cold days with some warm libations and a little bit of nightlife. Finding the perfect ski village to accommodate both can rank very highly when considering your options and making the wrong selection could leave you and your friends having to settle for a
bottle back at the ol’ lodge if you select incorrectly.
Want a little Skiing with your drinking? You won’t want to miss Bend, OR where you can find more beer per capita than skiers. Over 20 breweries call the area home and located just a short drive from the mountain you might find yourself cutting ski time short to join in a pub-crawl with the locals. Bend might have some great slopes, but the experience here is more about the atmosphere.
Park City, UT has a weird blend of people depending on the season, but thanks to the Sundance Festival this place has become known for the night life during ski season. What once was pretty low-key now has evolved from small bars to outright club feeling vibes on any given night in a variety of locations. Not to mention, if you just happen to be there at the right time of year you never know who could pull up a seat next to you at any given bar.
Aspen, CO is known as the land of beautiful snow-bunnies and beer flowing from the taps like something out of a Greek myth. Home to the Winter X-Games this location has unlimited influx of fun and youth infused with large amounts of alcohol and energy drinks. Naturally, with that fuel it will make for more than a few interesting stories that you won’t want to write home to mom about.
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