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If the Weather Outside is Frightful…It’s Time to Ski

 

If the Weather Outside is Frightful…It’s Time to Ski

by Amy Lignor

 

The first storm, Argos, came in as thunder snow in some areas of the Northeast and added a bit of sound to the first real snowfall of the winter season. Now those sitting on the Great Lakes are used to snowfall, wintertime fun, skiing, hit the slopes, ski destinations, chalets, happy holidaysthe lake effect storms that come in and drop foot after foot; yet, not long before Argos swept in were they enjoying 60-degree temperatures. In other words, this winter storm was something of a shock, ushering in the season with a whole lot of power right before Thanksgiving.

 

“A” has come and gone, with some New Englanders having a spot of warmer weather yet again. But, as we all know the ‘ABC’s’ of winter storms has just begun (“Blanche” has already come our way), and by the time it all comes to a close, most are just hoping that the Weather Channel is not talking about how winter storm “Zebra” just dealt a crushing blow to the country in April, 2017.

There are many things to do when the weather outside becomes frightful. Many would vote for staying in because it’s far more “delightful.” Don’t believe me? Listen to the Christmas carol. But there are a niche of others who think that snow is just about the best thing there is. They wait for a good, long time every year to be back amongst the falling flakes, because that’s the time they can strap boards to their feet and head down a snow-packed mountain.

 

Make the reservations now, people. Because the best ski destinations are up and running and already receiving visitors on a daily basis. Where are those, you ask? Sit back and warm up the Internet, as we begin with quite a popular spot to find luxurious skiing. Welcome to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Consistently found on Top Ten lists for best skiing vacations, Jackson Hole’s perfectly chilly temperatures and powder-covered mountains call out to the avid skier and those who love to do their snowboarding tricks. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is atop the preferred spots to stay, but Snow King and others are just as grand and just as beloved.

 

If looking for beauty 360 degrees no matter where you’re standing at the time, Lake Tahoe is there for you. The Heavenly Ski Area is just like its name, and ski lovers from all over the U.S. make reservations as fast as possible to get in while the getting’s good.

 

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is perfect when looking to take in Salt Lake City and all the snowy slopes that once helped America go for gold in 2002. Skiing, snowboarding – perfect for one and all.

 

The state of Colorado is famous for many desirable ski locales, and Telluride Ski Resort is one of them. Telluride, itself, draws skiers in with its 147+ trails and a 4,425-foot vertical drop (not recommended for beginners, of course). The chalets to be found in Mountain Village are stunning, making Telluride a premier spot for both outdoor and indoor lovers.

 

There are lots of ski destinations in the East that should not be overlooked. One is the Finger Lakes, a region in central New York that is truly a skier’s dream. Around the 11 lakes, we are talking about perfect mountain conditions because of that lake-effect snow (thank you, Argos). And for those who do not wish to risk the “agony of defeat,” so to speak, there are a ton of perfectly groomed trails that are ideal for cross-country skiers.

 

Breckenridge, about 80 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado, is also a beautiful expanse of terrain covering 3,000 acres with over 187 trails for skiers to choose from. And when it snows in Breckenridge, boy does it snow! With, on average, 25 feet of snow falling each and every winter, there is most definitely never a “bad” day on the slopes.

 

And, yes, Aspen still remains that classic ski choice. After all this time in the limelight, Aspen still caters to all ski levels, from the top-notch to the fuzziest of bunnies taking to the slopes.

 

Making reservations now is the tried-and-true way to make sure you can get in on the enjoyment that these ski sensations offer. And, if you’re anything like the other half of the people out there, just remember that each of these destinations also offers the most “delightful” indoor scenery you can possibly imagine. So while the skiers hit the slopes, you can enjoy everything that warm, beautiful chalet has on tap!

Source:  Baret News

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