If you are looking for a romantic ski vacation, the USA is home to some of the best ski resorts in the world and they are in some very romantic settings.
The ski resorts in the USA are spread out across different states and regions. Here is a list of some ski resorts that you might want to visit on your ski vacation together with your significant other. Famous names like Lake Tahoe, Vale, and Aspen are icons to ski enthusiasts.
Although there are ski areas in many of the northern states, the mountains of Vermont, Colorado, and New York offer some of the best skiing in America.
This area was discovered by European skiers who immigrated to America in the early 20th century. It quickly became famous for its great hills and snow conditions. These are some of the oldest ski resorts in the USA and many of them have a European feel.
The highest mountains in Vermont are near Stowe. This ski resort has been in operation for more than 60 years and has a well-developed trail system. Beginner skiers can find gentle slopes and even the most advanced skiers will be challenged by Stowes’ expert trails. Killington is another Vermont resort.
It has a vertical drop of almost 3,000 feet and over 60 miles of trails. Experts will find less of a challenge here than at Stowe, but for the intermediate skier there is plenty of variety for a ski vacation.
New York Ski Getaways
The most famous ski resort in New York is Whiteface in Lake Placid, home of the 1980 winter Olympics. It has the biggest vertical drop of any mountain in the eastern US, providing lots of challenges for the expert skier.
It also has lots of choices for beginner and intermediate skiers with trails up to 100 feet wide and stretching an impressive 2,200 feet. Whiteface also has some of the most advanced ski lift systems in the eastern US – their high-speed gondola goes from bottom to top in just 8 minutes.
Colorado has great ski conditions and the longest ski season in America. Vail and Aspen are the most famous ski areas in Colorado with Keystone a close third.
Aspen includes four ski areas – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. All four have a complete range of trails that are suitable for beginners to experts. The snow conditions of Aspen are top notch most of the ski season.
Vail has 127 trails over an area of more than 5,000 acres and gets over 350 inches of snow a year. It also has access to fabulous off-piste skiing and snowboarding. It has a lively night life and world-class shopping.
Keystone has three mountains for a great choice of trails. All three mountains are accessed from the central village and in total there is 1861 acres of pistes. There is lots of variety for all levels of skiers – wide, gentle slopes for beginners and expert-rated mogul runs for experienced skiers.
Wyoming Ski Vacation
Wyoming is home to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It also boasts one of the best off-piste ski areas in America. Jackson Hole has two ski areas – Rendevous and Apres Vous.
They offer wide open trials for beginners and intermediates. For the advanced skier, there’s a good choice of powder bowls – Cheyenne, Laramie, and Tensleep are challenging expert level runs with superb snow conditions.
Other Things to Do on Your Ski Vacation
If you don’t ski but your partner does, that’s not a problem. The USA has many ski resorts, but it also has other types of ski vacations to offer such as:
- ski and stay ski vacations where you can ski during the day and spend the nights in luxury ski hotels
snowshoeing – skiing under the stars at night is an experience like no other
hot air balloon rides over the mountains if you want something truly unique
Other romantic things to do:
there is nothing better than sharing a bottle of wine in front of a blazing fire while the snow comes down outside
enjoy some winter romance by going cross country skiing together through fresh powdery snow