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: With nearly half of its terrain regularly groomed, Beaver Creek is an intermediate skiers’ haven, but thrill-seekers will find advanced terrain like the Stone Creek Chutes and Birds of Prey, an infamous downhill racecourse. Complimentary fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookies are hand-delivered to guests daily at the base of Chair 6.
Where to Après: A breakfast café by day, The Metropolitan transforms nightly into a wine bar serving tapas like albóndigas and flatbreads with chorizo, goat cheese, and piquillo peppers. A longstanding classic for dinner, Beano’s Cabin, reached only by snowcat sleigh, serves decadent prix-fixe dinners in a rustic cabin setting.