See allTop Places to Indulge in Winter Pastimes

by , SmarterTravel Staff - November 12, 2007
Alta and Snowbird pass overlook, Park City, Utah

Whether you love to get outdoors and let the crisp cool air invade your lungs as snowflakes dance around you or stay nice and cozy inside to pursue more relaxing pastimes, the winter offers enough fun seasonal activities to keep you busy throughout the cold months ahead. You could hit the slopes, go for a sleigh ride, indulge in your favorite comfort foods, or maybe even take a trip to the North Pole. To give you an idea of the possibilities, here are some winter activity ideas and recommendations for good places to try each.

Downhill skiing near Salt Lake City, Utah

When it comes to skiing, many enthusiasts return to their favorite resort haunts each year and book their ski vacation or season pass months in advance. However, if you're open to trying something new, consider visiting what may be the only major ski area where you can be zipping down the mountain the same day your plane lands. Salt Lake City has several resort options to choose from, and many offer perks for the motivated traveler who can hit the slopes after a morning flight. For instance, nearby Park City offers a free day of skiing at any of its three resorts for skiers with a valid same-day airline boarding pass.

(Photo: Richard Cheski/Salt lake Convention & Visitors Center)

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