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North Powder, OR
Few ski areas guarantee powder, but they aren't Anthony Lakes. Located in eastern Oregon, 19 miles west of the town of North Powder at the northern tip of the Blue Mountain's Elkhorn Ridge, Anthony Lakes is a small, "purists" playground. Sure, some slopes are groomed, but locals know that they ...
A little over 400 miles northwest of Stockholm, Are is the premier winter getaway in northern Europe. Expect to find Fins, Norwegians, Latvians, and a whole lot of blonde Swedes dressed in their finest warm-winter garb sliding down the peak as they do their best Ingemar Stenmark impersonation. ...
Big Bear Lake, CA
On paper (or these days, online), you peek at those vital numbers that skiers look for in a mountain and Big Bear can't possibly measure up, especially with its northern neighbors in the Tahoe region. A mere 55 runs, a vertical topping out at 1,665 feet, and average yearly snowfall of only 100 ...
Beaver Mountain is a small, family-owned resort located 27 miles from Logan (about 110 miles north of Salt Lake City) in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is not typically considered a destination resort, as its skiable terrain represents just a small fraction of that of its nearby ...
Only one resort in the Empire State is owned and operated by the state itself: Belleayre Mountain, which sits in Highmount in the heart of the Catskill Mountain Forest Preserve on a site declared "forever wild" by the state of New York back in 1885. This bold proclamation made New York one of ...
Directly north of Casper and Hogadon at the base of 9,300-foot High Park Peak, sits Big Horn Mountain Resort. Its geographic position in the heart of the Big Horn Range on the banks of Meadowlark Lake puts the resort smack-dab in the center of some of the worlds lightest and driest ...
Jackson, Carroll, NH
Just a short trip outside Jackson, Black Mountain Resortnestled in the Mount Washington Valleyhas been revived by new family ownership dedicated to eliminating the most infuriating aspect of skiing: high cost. In business for more than 60 years, Black Mountain is a laid-back, modest ...
Just one hour north of Philadelphia, Blue Mountain boasts 1,082 feet of verticalthe region's largestas well as some serious skiing ambience.
The trails are serviced by 13 lifts, including the region's only high-speed detachable six-seater. For newbies, Blue Mountain also ...
Bogus Basin, 16.5 miles from Boise, is much more than you'd expect of a nine-chair mountain so close to a city. And, interestingly, Bogus is a nonprofit, charitable organization as well as a full-service destination resort.
Boise's Amtrak station brings in the destination skiers, and ...
Soda Springs, CA
With a vertical rise of just 500 feet, Boreal's emphasis is on terrain parks rather than expansive terrain, a place where snowboarders and new-school trick skiers in particular can get their kicks. But Boreal's real selling point is as a place for first-timers to learn to ski or snowboard. The ...