Southern California has some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, but did you know that a quick drive north will land you right in the heart of some of America's most pristine ski areas? What's even more exciting is that when you're not skiing or snowboarding, you can grab your camera and take in the views of Lake Tahoe, America's largest alpine lake. Located right at the base of Squaw Valley and just five minutes from North Lake Tahoe, the Resort at Squaw Creek offers ski-in/ski-out access to 3,600 acres of legendary California ski terrain.
For the vacationer who likes to indulge in a little shopping after a day on the slopes, consider a ski vacation in Aspen, Colorado. In addition to breathtaking views and world class ski slopes, Aspen is home to big name designer stores like Burberry and Chanel, plus plenty of local shops and antique stores. For exclusive special offers on accommodations in Aspen, visit The Gant online.
For a quieter stay in the area, check out Destination Resorts Snowmass, located just minutes from Aspen in Snowmass Village. Many of these Colorado vacation rentals offer the privacy and practicality of a ski-in, ski-out resort, plus you can purchase a ski pass that includes access to four slopes in Aspen/Snowmass.
Just a 2 hour drive from Denver is one of the country’s top ski resorts, Vail. Vail's sister city is St. Moritz, in Switzerland, so it's no surprise that Vail and Lionshead Village look like they were plucked straight from the pages of a storybook. Destination Resorts Vail offers the largest selection of Vail vacation rentals in Lionshead Village, check them out online for access to special offers on a Colorado ski trip. If you are looking for a full resort experience, Vail Cascade has what your looking for. Whether you are dining creekside at Atwater, rejuvenating at the Aria Spa or waiting for the first chair at Vail Cascade’s own Chair Lift to Vail mountain, you won’t be disappointed. If you want to be within walking distance to Vail Village and the Golden Peak Chairlift, Manor Vail Lodge is the spot for you.
Apres ski massages, anyone? The New Mexican style food would be reason enough to visit Santa Fe, but if you're there in the winter, a trip to the ski slopes is a must. There really is no better way to do a ski vacation in New Mexico than staying at an award winning hotel and spa while you're there. Inn and Spa at Loretto is nestled in the heart of Santa Fe at an elevation of 7,000 feet, high up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Visit Inn and Spa at Loretto online to start planning your New Mexico ski vacation.
When it comes to skiing in Oregon, Sunriver Resort is THE premier ski destination. Voted one of the Top 50 Ski Resort Hotels in North America by Conde Nast Traveler, it truly is a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Sights set on skiing in Washington State? Located just 90-minutes (driving) from Seattle, Washington is the four-star resort, Suncadia. Nestled among Ponderosa pines and surrounded by the picturesque Cascade Mountain Range, Suncadia should be at the top of your list if you're planning a Washington State ski vacation.
Tucked away in the mountains of Vermont is Stowe Mountain Lodge, a cozy ski lodge with ski-in/ski-out access to more than 100 trails that range from beginner to expert. For a truly old fashioned winter vacation experience, we recommend taking a horse drawn sleigh ride after a day on the slopes! Start planning your Vermont ski vacation.