The Best Ski Resorts to Visit If You Don't Like to Ski

Because sipping hot chocolate by the fire beats sweating any day
America's Best Ski Resorts
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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.

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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.



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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


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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.


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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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