You know it when newspapers, TV and magazines start advertising skiing resorts: winter is here again. Snowflakes start to fall outside your window, chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, Christmas carols are being sung by the choir and people are dressed up like Eskimos. Okay, you get the picture. Now, that going to the beach, camping, fishing or hiking a mountain is out of the question, where can you go to escape the rush and bustle of shopping and enjoy the Christmas holidays? Well, you could ski, of course.
Choosing when to go can make the difference between lots of time for skiing or very little time. Try to avoid the high season when going to vacation. Christmas season and spring break are a definite no if you want to ski for a good while without waiting long hours. The lodge where you will be staying is quite important for your vacation. Most lodges in the ski resorts can be quite expensive. If you want to save some money, get a lodge a little far from the lift but not too far.
You don’t have to go all the way to Switzerland to ski (although, if you want to, why not?). In the United States alone, there are a lot of resorts you can choose from. The most famous ski destination, of course, is Colorado. With their gorgeous mountain towns, you simply cannot go wrong in the Rockies. Resorts like the Keystone Colorado, Beaver Creek Resort and the Breckenridge are just a few of the many you can choose from. Another great ski destination is Pennsylvania. Alpine Mountain resort in the Poconos mountains is the most popular. Camelback resort in Tannersville in the largest ski resort in the region. It might surprise you to know that there are also ski resorts found in New York. Hunter Mountain is the most famous and is located only two and a half hours away from downtown New York. It has 3 separate ski parks for snowboarders and skiers and cater to people who are beginners, as well as experts. If you’re taking your whole family, Catamount Ski area in Hillsdale might be your best bet.
You can find hundreds of ski resorts all around the world. Some might let the kids go skiing for free, so you might want to take advantage of that. Colorado in the United States is one of the favorite spots for skiing. The resort in Aspen Mountain is quite popular worldwide. In there you will find 78 awesome trails to test your expertise.
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