Since the week of Thanksgiving typically marks the “official” start of the ski season, and with Thanksgiving being so late in 2013, it means the season is just getting started.

Now that ski season is officially here, and with record snowfall already hitting many parts of the country, the slopes are primed and ready to go.

If you are a skiing fan, this time of year means the start of a fresh new season. So, it makes sense to start thinking about a few road trips you and your friends or family can take to spend a weekend up on the mountain.

So, grab your skis or snowboard, pack the SUV and get ready to hit up some of these amazing mountains.


There is no denying that Colorado has some of the best skiing in America. With a number of amazing mountains in the middle of the Rockies, there is no shortage to choose from.

For those looking for the top notch luxury experience, hit up places like Aspen, Breckenridge and Telluride. These resorts are a favorite of hard core skiers and on the bucket list as resorts to visit for many others.

Washington State

A hidden gem in the world of skiing has to be Washington State. While most think of green forests when they think of spots in the Pacific Northwest, Washington State offers some really incredible skiing at a fantastic price.

If you are in the area or want to try out Mission Ridge, Stevens Pass or 49 Degrees North. Each of these resorts offer incredible powder to skiers and snowboarders that they might not find anywhere else.


Just like with it’s West Coast sister, Maine seems like a place that is all about the summer, lobsters, sailing and beaches. But, Maine is also part of the Appalachian Range and that means it offers some great skiing that is going to be off the beaten path and away from the crowds.

For those in the New England area who are looking for something different beyond the resorts in New Hampshire and Vermont take a ride over to Sunday River, Sugarloaf, or Saddleback.

Have we missed any of your favorite skiing or snowboarding destinations? Let us know what you think in the comments!