It’s winter and it’s time to dig out the snow gear and head for the slopes. Planning a ski vacation? The U.S. has world-class skiing from one side of the country to the other.
Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont. Named for a pass at the foot of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, that got its name from the smugglers who brought in contraband English goods from Canada during the War of 1812, and bootleggers who smuggled spirits in during Prohibition, this ski area encompasses three mountains, and has the East’s only Triple Black Diamond, The Black Hole.
Stowe, Vermont. This charming historic New England town (home of the Lodge owned by the Trapp Family of “Sound of Music” fame), is the gateway to some of the best cross-country skiing in the country. Utilizing over 3000 acres of conserved land, the Stowe area offers one of the largest and most diverse trail systems in the United States. From untracked backcountry to groomed paths, there are trails for every ability. Many of the trails are perfect for snowshoeing, as well.
Wyoming. For unrivaled deep powder skiing head to Jackson, Wyoming, the gateway to the Grand Teton National Park, where you’ll be skiing amidst some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world. Take a break from the slopes and visit the nearby National Elk Refuge. Created as a winter home, here you’ll see the largest concentration of these huge animals in the U.S.
California. Lake Tahoe, the largest fresh-water alpine lake in North America, is nestled in some major ski country – the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Seven major ski resorts and a number of smaller ones are located around the lake, offering over 100 lifts and more than 500 runs over 17,000 acres of terrain. The Nevada town of Stateline offers gambling casinos and headliner shows, major restaurants, and exciting nightlife.
Colorado. The Colorado Rockies are known the world over as “Ski Country, USA,” and for good reason. From the top of the state to the bottom, Colorado has every kind of ski experience imaginable. You’ll also find other winter activities, as well. Breckinridge offers winter fly fishing and dog-sledding, while Steamboat Springs gives you a chance to soak those sore muscles in natural outdoor hot springs while surrounded by snow.
Each of these top U.S. ski destinations are affordable when you know the secret of budget-friendly accommodations – timeshare rentals. Many people are not aware that when timeshare owners can’t use their weeks they list them for rent. This will give you a great deal on your vacation accommodations since most timeshare rentals are up to 50% less than comparable hotel rooms.
In addition, you’ll be relaxing in spacious surroundings with separate bedrooms, a living room, a dining area, and a balcony or patio. As a bonus you get a kitchen to help save on the cost of meals. Most timeshare rentals attached to ski resorts also have working fireplaces.
So start planning your winter ski vacation now – the perfect U.S. ski slope, and a wonderful budget-friendly timeshare rental await you!
Alice Perkins is a timeshare travel blogger for RedWeek.com, the largest online market place for timeshare rentals, where vacationers can find luxury accommodations for less than the cost of a typical hotel room.