When it comes to traveling in the winter, it seems like the best place to go is somewhere warm where you can soak up some sun on the beach. While this can be quite an enjoyable experience, it’s also nice to get out there and enjoy the snowy, brisk weather while you can. It may seem easy to become cooped up and inactive in the winter, but there are so many things to do if you’re willing to brave the chilly weather. Skiing is one of the best ways to stay active in the winter, and it’s way more fun than running to a crowded Florida beach to escape the freezing temperatures. Here are some of the best places across the country to visit for the best skiing experiences.

 

Breckenridge

Breckenridge Ski Resort is one of the best places in Colorado to hit the slopes. It has frequently been ranked one of the best places to ski in the country, as well as one of the best places to vacation during the wintertime due to its quaint, friendly downtown area, formerly a mining town during the Gold Rush. Whether you own a home in the Denver real estate market, which is less than a two hour drive away, or you’re coming from far across the country, this town is absolutely worth the visit. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert skier, or you’re just looking for a snowy getaway, Breckenridge has something for everyone.

 

Park City

You may remember Park City, Utah as the home of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Because of its charm and incredible outdoor winter activities, it touts itself as “Winter’s Favorite Town,” and we can see why. Located just a short distance from Salt Lake City, Park City is easy to get to from the airport, with shuttles running every day as well as a free bus and trolley system to take you through town after hitting the slopes. This town also has a great historic district that you should be sure to check out during your visit.

Jackson Hole

Located in Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Valley, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is often known as one of the most challenging skiing destinations in America. With half of the slopes here rated “expert,” it can be scary for people new to the sport. However, in the past few years, Jackson Hole has been devoted to creating more sloped graded at the intermediate level for skiers who are less experienced, so there is certainly no reason to be frightened. Although if you are a bit of a daredevil, you can take a trip down Corbet’s Couloir ski run, one of the scariest slopes in the country!