The Best Ski Resorts to Visit If You Don't Like to Ski
A snowy winter getaway with family and friends is a great way to spend quality time together, but what happens if your idea of a good time doesn't exactly involve strapping on a pair of skis and launching yourself down a steep mountain? Thankfully, many resorts also cater to both those who love to hit the slopes and those who prefer hanging back at the lodge.
From award-winning spa treatments to daredevil zip line courses, these six spots are sure to keep you busy.
① Jay Peak Resort (Jay, Vermont)
The best way to forget about winter weather is by paddling around a heated pool or relaxing in a hot tub at a luxe indoor waterpark. The Pump House at Jay Peak is the perfect way to chill without risking ski-induced frostbite.
② The Village at Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley, California)
Visitors can choose from a variety of outdoor experiences, like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding and snow tubing. Start your day by booking a class at the Wanderlust Yoga Studio, and after you're all stretched out, head out to explore the area's 60 bars and restaurants.
③ Omni Mount Washington Resort (Jefferson, New Hampshire)
If you're up for a thrill, sign up for a zip line course at the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour. This three-hour canopy adventure features amazing views of the surrounding White Mountains.
④ Montage Deer Valley (Park City, Utah)
Take in the beautiful mountain scenery with activities like toboggan-style zip lining, dog sledding, sleigh riding and hot-air ballooning. After sightseeing, drop by the outdoor fire pits and treat yourself to a cocktail and a s'more, or catch up with family and friends at one of the highly rated restaurants.
⑤ Viceroy Snowmass (Snowmass Village, Colorado)
While everyone else is out for the day, indulge in a little you time at the Viceroy Snowmass spa. This 7,000-square-foot facility offers holistic wellness experiences, as well as pampering treatments like a hydrating chamomile body scrub.
⑥ Crystal Mountain Resort (Forest, Washington)
The best way to see Mount Rainier is from a gondola ride before dining at 6,872 feet at the Summit House Restaurant. This stunning resort also offers live entertainment every Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.
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