Top 11 U.S. Destinations to Hit the Slopes This Holiday

3. Jackson Hole

Located in Wyoming, Jackson Hole is one of the state’s most popular attractions. Although it’s been a local secret for decades, recent investments have given this resort a global reputation. This year will be the first season with the newest development, the Sweetwater gondola mid-station, which will house a mountain sports school and several dining options. The two mountains Rendezvous and Apres Vous make up the ski area, which totals 2,500 acres. After you’re finished on the slopes for the day, head down into Teton Village, the area’s commercial center, where there are plenty of adorable shops, restaurants, and bars.

A six-day lift ticket costs around $525.

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4. Vail

Many intermediate and advanced skiers head to Vail in search of new challenges. The sprawling resort has tons of different slopes, and even offers adventure skiing. If you’re looking to organize a longer ski vacation, Vail’s close proximity to the ski areas of Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and Keystone give you lots of options for excursions. Plus, all of the above resorts are owned by the same company, so your lift pass is valid at all four. Lift tickets start around $726 for a six-day pass.

Downtown Vail is decorated like a Tyrolean village, so there’s plenty of hearty food and beer all around. The most expensive accommodations are in Vail Village, but if you venture a bit further down I-70 hotels get cheaper.

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5. Aspen

One of the most popular ski locations in the United States is Aspen. This Colorado ski resort is known for its uniquely challenging ski runs, which are spread over four mountains linked by a free shuttle. The entire area is called Aspen Snowmass, and it’s a perfect challenge for advanced skiers. If you’re looking for tough terrain, head to Highlands, but if you’re more comfortable on bunny hills, Buttermilk is the place to go.

Like many of these resorts, Aspen was originally a Victorian mining town and retains much of its charming town center. Many of the double black diamond runs are named for the mining shafts that would have once run underneath, like Last Dollar and Short Snort.

Six-day lift passes cost $774.

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The Best Canadian Hockey Towns

Canada and hockey go together like peanut butter and chocolate. If you didn’t know that, you either don’t watch hockey or you’ve never been to Canada in the wintertime. Just like any sport, hockey has its hotbeds. Coincidentally, each and every one of the cities and towns mentioned in this article claims superiority. Mind you, in entirely different ways. Some cling to a long and storied history. Others flash around their laundry list of NHL alumni, current Hall of Famers, and future Hall of Famers. Today, we’ll take a look at the best of the best. Lace ‘em up, tape up your stick, and put the foil on. These are the best hockey towns in the Great White North.