Top 10 Holiday Destinations for Snow Lovers
Whilst winter is hibernation season for most, there are those amongst us who come alive in the snow.

Dan Taylor | Aug 08, 2018

Whilst winter is hibernation season for most, there are those amongst us who come alive in the snow. Donned in the right seasonal gear, winter is the time to explore the great outdoors and discover new hobbies and talents. If you are wondering where you should explore this winter, look no further. Below are 10 of some of the best holiday destinations for snow lovers in the USA.

10. Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Located just outside of Boston, Waterville Valley is the place to be for those looking for a snow vacation whilst being close to the city. You have the option of renting out trailside cabins or opting for the more luxurious snow resorts in the area. If you are from New Hampshire, you can even just come for a day trip. Whichever way you choose to visit, you are in for a picturesque treat, and plenty of activities to satisfy the whole family.

9. Sisters, Oregon
Close to Portland and Eugene, Sisters is a dream vacation spot for those who need to unplug for the day and just enjoy the wintery outdoors. This is a very family friendly destination, with guided snowmobile tours, cross-country skiing, and the option to just enjoy the slopes. For out of town guests, there are also beautiful resorts in the area that offer breathtaking views and additional activities for all ages.

8. Snowshoe, West Virginia
Located in the snow state, Snowshoe is one of the most popular vacation destinations for snow lover across the country. There are plenty of lodging options in the area and they are all surrounded by the natural beauty that is Snowshoe. There are also plenty of activities to do outside of skiing and snowboarding, making this a popular family-friendly destination for those wanting to do a bit of everything.

7. Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania
If you are looking for a skiing adventure, Hidden Valley is the place you need to be. Hidden Valley Resort is a popular spot for vacationers, boasting 26 slopes and trails, as well as terrain parks. And for those who are not skiers, there is also snow tubing with designated lanes to keep everyone safe. This is a family-friendly snow vacation with plenty of kid-friendly options in the area as well.

6. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Extreme skiers and thrill seekers, this is the place for you. With is gargantuan mountain peaks and steep slopes, Jackson Hole is the dream destination for those who are experienced and looking for something to challenge their inner daredevil. There are plenty of slopes to choose from, and none will disappoint. This is not an ideal destination for young children, but seasoned skiers will thoroughly enjoy Jackson Hole and all it has to offer.

5. Stowe, Vermont
This little town in the Green Mountains attracts an international crowd during the snow season. Stowe is world renowned for its snowfall and its popular ski resort. There is also an annual Stowe Winter Carnival held in mid-January each year - a must-attend for snow lovers. This is a family-friendly destination, and there is plenty to explore in Stowe besides the snow activities.

4. Boyne Falls, Michigan
Maybe skiing isn't really your thing but you still love winter getaways. If so, Boyne Falls is simply calling your name. This winter wonderland is decked with over 60 slopes that are best for tubing, zip-lining, casual boarding, skiing and hiking. This is the vacation for everyone in the family, and the bonus is that this turns into the state's largest water park once the weather warms up.

3. Midway, Utah
Midway was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics cross-country and biathlon events - what more needs to be said? You are guaranteed to experience world-class trails and hiking paths in Midway. The town itself has a certain charm that you will not find elsewhere, and there are plenty of activities and places to warm up with delicious eats.

2. Galena, Illinois
Looking for historic architecture and small-town charm? Galena is the winter destination that you have been looking for. Whether you are looking to rent a mansion and live like a king, or unplug in a secluded cabin, there is something here for everyone. You will be surrounded by dreamy snow covered backdrops. There are also plenty of family-friendly resorts for those looking to hit the slopes.

1. Wenatchee, Washington
Family friendly. Check. Affordable. Check. Breathtaking views. CHECK. What more could you possibly want from a winter snow vacation? Wenatchee is a well-loved destination for those looking to take their family on a winter vacation that won't break the bank. There are plenty of well-priced lodging options including family resorts. There is also a multitude of activities - both on and off the slopes - so you are guaranteed that everyone will find something to love. This is also a great vacation for novice skiers who are looking to get more experience on friendlier slopes.

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