As the leaves fall off the trees, and northern cities begin to get the first taste of snow, the anticipation begins to build for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Dreams of bbq’s and pool parties quickly shift to those of hot cocoa and knee deep untouched powder on the slopes. The ski and snowboard season is something that true snow bunnies dream of all year long, with great anticipation and hopes that mother nature will deliver with ideal conditions for as long as possible. The serene environment provided by these destinations makes them the must-visit places for those cold weather travelers looking to experience the best that winter has to offer.
10. Alta/Snowbird, USA
Utah is synonymous with skiing and snowboarding and the neighboring resorts of Alta and Snowbird are arguably 2 of the best in the state. The debate is long and passionate as to which resort boasts the better overall skiing experience, so if you ask a local prepare yourself for a story. Alta has the advantage on snowfall with a consistent annual average of 530 inches while Snowbird’s unrelenting vertical can’t be beat. With consistently lower lift ticket rates and a location that’s only a short flight from many major US cities, Alta and Snowbird offer a great place for a quick weekend ski or snowboard escape.