Winter is here, folks. Take advantage of the freshly fallen powder with our list of must-do ski locations.
Salt Lake City
This city has a lot to offer a traveler, especially one that is also a powder-hound. Some of the best slopes in the country are located a short drive outside the city and are appropriate for any level of experience. If you’re a beginner, Brian Head or Alta ski slopes will get you in your boots and out onto the powder before you know it. For extreme sportsmen and experts, we recommend checking out Snowbird but, please, exercise caution—these slopes are a challenge. Powder Mountain is the premier location in Utah for tree skiing if you like obstacles along with your snow.
This location is a member favorite and for good reason. Breckenridge is home to 2,908 acres of some of the most breathtaking, challenging, and well-kept ski slopes in America. The folks that care for these slopes actually groom 29% of their terrain daily which also makes it one of the safer mountain pipelines to ride. This area is an excellent choice if you are just learning to ski or if you’re rusty. Breckenridge winter sports instructors will teach you to ski or snowboard at the first-time, beginner, and intermediate levels. For ladies on vacation, they also have a lesson/wine tasting program for women only. You and your girlfriends could shred some powder then warm up with a nice beverage. Check the website for pricing season to season.
Vermont’s Stowe Mountain is a winter sportsman’s paradise. With over 116 different trails to choose from over 436 acres, Stowe can put a rosy bite in any skier’s cheeks. It’s also a great location if downhill skiing and snowboarding isn’t your thing. Stowe offers trails in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing which is great for kids or folks that find a thrill in a scenic winter wonderland stroll. There are also winter sport races, dog sledding, sleigh rides, and ice/rock climbing. There’s something for everyone at this diverse ski location.