No. 7 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: The Mountain Top Inn and Nordic Center, Chittenden, Vt.

Nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest overlooking the Chittenden Reservoir, the pastoral Mountain Top Inn, with its stately barn and rolling acreage, was originally the site of a thriving turnip farm. Later, it became a popular countryside retreat that … Continue reading

No. 9 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: Frisco Nordic Center, Frisco, Colo.

Situated on the Peninsula Recreation Area and offering sweeping views of Lake Dillon as well as back-country access to the White River National Forest, the Frisco Nordic Center is a wonderful winter amenity for Summit County residents and visitors. With … Continue reading

No. 1 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, Jackson, N.H.

Imagine floating through mounds of sugary snow, across frosty rivers, through mystical forests of pine and over covered bridges, toward the twinkling porch lights of your cozy Victorian abode where a crackling fire awaits your presence on its stone hearth. … Continue reading

No. 2 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: Galena Lodge, Ketchum, Idaho

This community-owned day lodge in the Boulder Mountains outside of Ketchum, ID, serves as a cozy base camp from which to enjoy some of winter’s best offerings: snow sports, food, friends and fun. In partnership with the Blaine County Recreation … Continue reading

No. 3 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: Nipika Mountain Eco-Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Ideally located in majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, surrounded by pristine wilderness and spanning two river valleys, the Nipika Mountain Resort is both awe-inspiring and enchanting, to say the least. Outfitted as a fully self-sustained, off the grid operation—complete with comfortable … Continue reading

No. 4 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, Northville, N.Y.

Since 1978 Ann Hirvonen and her Finnish husband, Olavi, have been providing an unparalleled snowshoe experience for grateful guests at their award-winning Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center. Named after the northern-most region of Finland, where reindeer roam free and Santa … Continue reading

No. 5 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: Royal Gorge Resort, Soda Springs, Calif.

Situated at the top of Donner Summit near Lake Tahoe, the Royal Gorge Resort flaunts 7,500 acres of stunning terrain, 200 kilometers of trails and more than 500 inches of annual snowfall. With spectacular scenery, ample amenities and a mountain … Continue reading

No. 6 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, Midway, Utah

Located in the Wasatch Mountain State Park near Salt Lake City, Soldier Hollow Resort has a seriously impressive resume. Since its creation as the site for the biathlon and cross-county events for the 2002 winter Olympics, it hosted several major … Continue reading

No. 8 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: Scenic Caves Nature Adventure and Nordic Center, Ontario, Canada

Located within one of Canada’s 16 UNESCO biosphere reserves, and just a two-hour drive from Toronto, the Scenic Caves Nature Adventure and Nordic Center is a self-described “winter playground”. It features 27 kilometers of trails, a 420-foot suspension bridge, and … Continue reading

No. 10 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Center: Lakewoods Resort in Cable, Wis.

Lake areas are traditionally renowned for providing fantastic terrain for recreational activities, and Lakewoods Resort on Wisconsin’s Lake Namakagon—the tenth largest lake in the state—is no exception. The resort’s location deep in the heart of 850,000 acre Chequamegon National Forest … Continue reading

The Landing Resort & Spa Named a TripAdvisor Top Lakeside Hotel in the World

The Landing Resort & Spa, Lake Tahoe’s first five-star boutique lakeside resort, has been named one of the “World’s Top 10 Picture Perfect Lakeside Hotels” by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced The Landing’s owners, Jim and Nancy Demetriades. … Continue reading

Top Five Ways to Say “We Heart Vail Snow” for Families

Epic Colorado snow recently had Vail Mountain extending ski hours for the remainder of the season. With fully equipped kitchens, multi-room suites and plenty of unexpected complimentary amenities, Antlers at Vail hotel offers comfortable and budget-conscious lodging for families ready … Continue reading