3 Ski Resorts To Visit in 2016
Whether your ideal ski vacation includes zipping down the slopes or curling up with a mug of spiked cider, there's a resort with your name on it. Check out our top 3 picks:
Park City, Utah
Located in the heart of Park City, Utah, only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is home to over 7,300 skiable acres with a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain. During Summer 2015, the Resort undertook the largest resort improvement project in the history of American skiing, one that linked it with neighbor Canyons Resort to create the United States’ largest ski area. Park City bustles with activities year-round with two distinct base areas, nine hotels, thrilling family adventures, and more than two dozen restaurants. There is so much to love about Park City. It has a small town feel with tons of big city amenities, particularly for family ski vacations. The town itself is adorable. Taking the free trolley up and down Main Street is a fun activity for kids. The ski resort at Park City is easy to access, there’s even a lift from Main Street as well as free buses that circuit the greater Park City area. Outside of their family friendly ski school, there are lots of fun activities on offer for kids. Spend an afternoon tubing at Gorgoza Park, visit the local library to read & play in the warmth or head down to Salt Lake City to enjoy the Children’s Museum, Hogle Zoo or Natural History Museum.
Vail Mountain Ski Resort, Colorado
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. Whether you choose to stay in Lionshead, Vail Village, or Golden Peak, these areas are all within a short stroll or complimentary town bus ride from one another and each offer their own lodging, dining, shopping and lift access to the mountain. Whether you're in the market of a penthouse or condo, Vail has lodging offerings to suit every budget. Looking to really optimize your savings? Make sure to take advantage of our "off-peak" lodging deals and explore staying in the free Town of Vail bus serviced areas of East Vail and West Vail.
Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado
Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado is one of the few ski destinations that combines a former mining town at its base with a sizeable village located up on the mountain. Located in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, Telluride is tucked among the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks in North America. Access to the town of Telluride or the mountain village is by way of a gondola. Telluride Ski Resort offers a vertical drop of 3845ft/1172m and presents a nice selection of terrain challenges; including Revelation Bowl and hike-to-terrain where the snow can be powder deep and the views incredible.