There are amazing places to ski all across the US—but with such a wide range of choices, picking out your next winter adventure can feel overwhelming. Luckily, the extensive range of ski vacation rentals available means that wherever you go, you’re sure to feel right at home, whether you’re looking for somewhere to escape the New York rat race, or heading for the mountains in Utah or Colorado. With some of the best skiing in the world available right here in the US, you can be sure to find both the perfect resort and the ideal ski vacation rental.
Ski vacation rentals in Utah and Colorado
Utah and Colorado offer some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country. Both states are blessed with some of the highest mountains and most breathtaking scenery in America, with skiing aficionados visiting from all over the world to experience the states' high altitude, pristine slopes, and fresh powder. Two of the most popular resorts in these states are Breckenridge in Colorado and Deer Valley in Utah. Both resorts have a wide range of ski vacation rentals available, from modern condos to traditional ski chalets and cozy cabins.
Ski in, ski out in Breckenridge
Breckenridge is easily one of the most popular ski resorts in the country. Less than a 2-hour drive from downtown Denver, ‘Breck’—as it’s known to locals and longtime visitors—boasts incredible high-altitude and off-piste skiing for advanced skiers, and still offers plenty of slopes for intermediate skiers and beginners, too. The charming town of Breckenridge features a historic town center that dates all the way back to the area’s mining roots, and now boasts plenty of places to enjoy an après-ski drink or two, grab a quick lunch, or enjoy a leisurely dinner.
Dining out in Deer Valley, Utah
Found just outside Park City, Utah, Deer Valley ski resort is less than 40 miles from Salt Lake International Airport, and is part of the Wasatch mountain range. The resort offers skiers of all abilities 2,000 acres of terrain, and a 3,000-foot vertical drop, with slopes suitable for everyone from beginners to the most advanced. Like Breckenridge in Colorado, Deer Valley is a family-friendly resort, with a great range of ski vacation rentals, and plenty of distractions for kids, teenagers, and parents alike, whether you’re looking for nursery slopes, or making reservations at a high-end dining establishment.
Skiing vacations from NYC
When it comes to New York City, skiing might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but there’s plenty of opportunity to ski and snowboard within just a few hours’ drive of the city. Two of the most popular resorts in the region are Camelback and Hunter Mountain, where you’ll not only find great skiing and snowboarding, but excellent ski vacation rentals too. From cozy cabins, perfect for romantic weekend getaways, to spacious condos ideal for a group or family vacation, these ski resorts offer something for everyone.
Winter getaways to Camelback Mountain
Found in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, Camelback Mountain Resort is just over 90 minutes’ drive from New York City. The family-friendly resort is great for beginners and intermediate skiers, and has 34 trails and 15 lifts. There’s a terrain park and snowboard competition halfpipe for those with more experience, with a quarter of the runs suitable for advanced skiers and snowboarders only. You’ll find plenty of other activities in Camelback too, from snowtubing to water slides at Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, as well as restaurants and bars.
Skiing in the Catskills at Hunter Mountain
Just 3 hours’ drive from New York City, tucked away in the scenic Catskills Mountains, you’ll find the ski resort of Hunter Mountain. This is easily the most popular resort for skiing and snowboarding in New York, with a base elevation of 1,600 feet and summit of 3,200 feet. The resort is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers, and also boasts 100% snowmaking coverage, meaning you can always be sure of a great skiing vacation at Hunter Mountain, even if the weather isn’t on your side. As with Camelback, you’ll also find a great variety of ski vacation rentals available.