Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Winter Ski Vacation Destinations and Lodging

Let's face it, winter is coming!  Many areas of the world are getting that powdery white stuff people either love, or hate!  The good thing about the snow is that ski resorts are open and ready for you to enjoy.  So, let's take advantage of the snow and go on a little ski vacation.  Skiing, snowshoeing and hiking are great ways to spend a vacation during the cold and snowy winter months.  With skiing being the most popular winter vacation, we would like to point out some great winter ski vacation locations!

Aspen, Colorado-
     Aspen Snowmass, known as The Power of Four, is a wonderful place to spend your winter skiing vacation!  You can enjoy four different mountains: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk.  The views are absolutely breathtaking from this area!  Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tubing are all available at the resorts.  Purchase a ticket that allows you to go to all 4 of the mountains for a variety, or simply go to one mountain to learn the runs.  All have restaurants available if you need to warm up, grab some food, or have a warm drink!  I will say that I have been down Snowmass Mountain and thoroughly enjoyed it-even as a beginner falling a lot!
If you have some non-skiiers in your group, don't worry there is a lot to do in Aspen and the surrounding area.  Especially shopping-you can shop until you drop!   At the end of the day, wind down and warm up in your spacious Aspen ski vacation rental!

Photo courtesy of Aspen Snowmass

Lake Tahoe, California-
     It's not just a popular lake!  It's also a very popular skiing area with world-class ski resorts.  Lake Tahoe features 7 different mountains for you to choose from.  Take a long vacation and try them all!  The views are beautiful overlooking the lake, it is truly one of a kind! Lake Tahoe also features 300 days of sunshine a year and 400" of snow, the perfect way to spend your ski vacation!  All of the mountains offer food and beverage, as well as things for children and non skiers to do.  This is an incredibly popular destination, so book your Lake Tahoe ski vacation rental in advance if you can!  

Lake Tahoe is great for families, too!
Photo courtesy of SkiLakeTahoe

Park City, Utah-
Canyons Resort
     This beautiful city offers a huge variety of winter activities!  Including world-class skiing and snowboarding, hot-air balloon rides, snowmobiling, winter fly-fishing trips and snow tubing!  The area offers four ski resorts, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Resort, and Utah Olympic Park. Try one, or try them all!  Lake City is also where there 2002 Olympic Winter Games took place, so take your turn to ski down the same mountain as the professions did!
     For the non winter sports vacationers, there is still plenty to keep you busy!  Park City also has museums, art galleries, historical tours, shopping, spas, major sports events, live theatre and more!  Lake City, Utah has an abundance of fun things for your to do during your winter snow vacation!  Book very early, as the most popular Park City ski in and out vacation condos or homes book FAST!

Enjoy your winter ski vacations, and be sure to contact us if you need any help planning your trip, we have a travel specialist on hand waiting for your call! has over 60,000 vacation rental properties in over 79 countries.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California