America's Best Ski Resorts
From the slopes of glitzy Aspen, Colorado to the steep terrain of Smugglers' Notch, Vermont, here are the country's best destinations for ski vacations. Plus, the best après-ski spots to eat after a day on the slopes. —Heather Allan
Why Go: The largest single-mountain ski resort in the US features multiple peaks and bowls (snow-covered, wide-open 360-degree slopes) for powder hounds. It’s worth planning a longer trip to experience the vast terrain this resort has to offer.
Where to Après: At her eponymous restaurant, chef Kelly Liken serves hearty seasonal dishes like winter-spiced root vegetables and lamb loin with a savory onion and apple tart. At the base of the new One gondola, locals like The Tap Room.