It’s the dead of winter and it’s cold over much of the United States. And while shoveling snow certainly provides some exercise, it is a far cry from snow sports! So what are the best winter escapes for the fitness-minded? Here are our top four destinations – at all price points.
4. BEAVER CREEK SKI RESORT
Location: Avon, Colorado
Why: To scratch that skiing and snowboarding itch. More exclusive and less crowded than nearby Vail, Beaver Creek combines some of the best powdery snow in the United States with some of the best amenities.
Amenities: Tons. With a Ritz Carlton in nearby Bachelor Gulch and a Four Seasons in Vail (a scenic fifteen minute drive), there is no shortage of well-established large hotels. But Beaver Creek arguably has both beat with the Chateau and the Pines, decidedly more rustic but right on the mountain, and a short walk from the heart of a town with great food and shopping.