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Cooler temps and warm family gatherings—it’s time for winter travel with an adventurous twist. From scenic, snowy hikes, skiing and snowboarding, there’s a myriad of choices for the perfect winter wonderland destination. Here a fresh approach to celebrating wonderful winter travel.
From scenic, snowy hikes, skiing and snowboarding, there’s a myriad of choices for the perfect winter wonderland destination.
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SNOWSHOE STEAMBOAT | COLORADO
Strap on your snowshoes and go for a hike on the many picturesque trails in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With an average of 154 inches of snow each year, Steamboat Springs makes the perfect cozy, snowy getaway. Four miles from downtown Steamboat Springs is a Uranium Mine trail that offers a three-mile roundtrip hike with snowy views of Fish Creek Falls and its surrounding canyon, ending at the abandoned mine, built in the 1950s.
Where to Stay
The Porches is a collection of luxury vacation rental homes just a short drive away from the abandoned Uranium Mine trail, with four- or five-bedroom homes that can sleep 10 to 14 people. When you want to gather all of your friends and family under one roof, the Porches can accommodate everyone with 3,000 to 5,000 square feet spaces. Each vacation home has a luxurious feel and five-star services and amenities to help you have the most relaxing vacation possible.
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SKI IN BIG SKY | MONTANA
Hit the slopes in Big Sky, Montana! Big Sky Resort offers some of the best skiing that enthusiasts can find in North America, with rentals and lessons available for newbies. Big Sky sees an average of 400 inches of snow per year and plays host to many avid skiers and snowboarders each year.
Lone Mountain Ranch
Where to Stay
If you want to be as close as you can to the skiing action and sleep in luxury, stay at the Big Sky Resort in the Summit Penthouse. Both President Obama and Biden have stayed in the elegant Euro-Western Summit Penthouse, as it is one of the finest slope side choices with high-capacity lifts only 100 yards away.
If you would rather stay in a luxe cabin, the Lone Mountain Ridgetop Lodge has six bedrooms that can each sleep three guests, and its surrounded by gorgeous snowy views. With two fireplaces, the Ridgetop Lodge makes warming up après ski an adventure itself.
One of the best places to experience ice climbing, Ouray and the surrounding mountains are one of our top winter wonderland destinations this year.
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OURAY ICE PARK | COLORADO
Known as the Switzerland of America, Ouray Colorado is a beautiful place to visit in the winter, and the Ouray Ice Park offers extraordinary, unique views of a world of ice. Open mid-December to mid-March, the Ouray Ice Park is a man-made ice climbing park encompassed in a beautiful natural gorge. One of the best places to experience ice climbing, Ouray and the surrounding mountains are one of our top winter wonderland destinations this year.
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Lumiere with Inspirato
Where to Stay
How gorgeous is the five-bedroom Lumiere with Inspirato penthouse? With 3,715 square feet of living space, the penthouse is surrounded by picturesque mountain views and is decorated impeccably. And did we mention the private rooftop hot tub? After a long day of ice climbing, relaxing in this penthouse and taking in the snowy views sounds like the perfectly refined day to us!