After a very long day on the hills, most people want to kick back and relax. There are many ski slopes across the nation with a ski town nearby. Therefore, you will never have to worry about finding a place to stay for the night. You will want to choose a ski town vacation spot that fits your lifestyle.
What are you looking for to do on your off time from the slopes? Is it dinner you want, entertainment, shopping, or relaxing in your very own hot tub. I would like to tell you about some ski town vacation spots that I have visited. Hopefully, this will help you choose a high place, for you and your family to vacation.
In Wausau, WI
Granite Peak in Wausau, WI is a great family oriented ski town. They offer lodging, dining and entertainment options. Additionally, you will find theater performances, movies, museums, and nightlife throughout the city that is at the base of the mountain. If you want to stay near the ridge of the mountain, then you should stay at the Rib Mountain Inn.
Rib Mountain Inn is the only place within walking distance of the slopes. They offer lodge rooms, condos, townhouses, with luxuries such as a fireplace, private whirlpools, and a full kitchen. Additionally, the Inn offers free wireless internet, a fireplace in the lobby, outdoor whirlpool, an indoor sauna. One thing is for sure they always make sure you are full with their enormous free country breakfast buffet.
In Bend, OR
For all you, that enjoy a good beer come to Bend, OR and check out their breweries. Also, in town, you will find craftsman style bungalows, galleries, and restaurants. On average, the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort gets 400 inches of snow. Therefore, keeping the slopes ready for your skiing adventure.
At Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, they have rental homes, ski condo, and hotel rooms available for their guest. Additionally, they offer snowmobiling and snowshoes for walking on trails. Are you a business person? Then you will like the fact you can have a weekend retreat, while still doing business in the conference center, at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. Is in it cool? Visit Destination Big Bear for more details.
In Stowe, VT
The slopes are fabulous, but outside of that, Stoweflake Mountain Resort offers their guest the following;
- Spa bathrobe
- Two restaurants
- Superior rooms with a gas fireplace
- Coffee maker
No matter how much fun you’re having, at the resort, you don’t want to miss out on seeing Stowe village. This small town is only a half mile long but filled with businesses, and galleries. If you look in the center of the city, there you will see a church with a tall steeple. Another fascinating place to go is the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum.
In the museum, you will find;
- Gondola cars and chairs
- Sport’s history
- World War II 10th Mountain Division
- Olympic competition
Indulge yourself with a Four Points Brewery Tours. The tour offers anyone over the age of 21 a flight of beer samples at each brewery. For your safety, the tour includes picking up and drop off points at most hotels or Inns. You also will have the opportunity, during the tour, to do extra test tasting of your own without worrying about driving. Gather more information from the professional in www.destinationbigbear.com/.
Hopefully, this gave you some insight of the ski towns I visited. If these ski towns don’t appeal to you, then continue your search until you find the one that suits your lifestyle.