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: Consistently voted among the most family-friendly resorts in the country, Smugglers consists of three mountain peaks. Further away from the base area, toward Sterling and Madonna peaks, the terrain gets harder and steeper. Although the resort is low on frills (there are no high-speed lifts here), "Smuggs" has an old-school charm.
Where to Après: During the biannual BrewFest in the spring and early December, Bootlegger’s Lounge and the Rhino Tavern at the Hearth & Candle are great places to try Vermont’s impressive lineup of craft beers.