Skiing is one of the greatest excuses for you to get out and travel this winter. The sport is a fun way to reduce stress, bond with your loved ones, and kick the winter blues goodbye. Check out these five ski resorts in North America for your next family getaway.

Stowe, VT

Stowe is a wonderful place to ski whether you’re just starting out or have been practicing for years. The ski resort offers plentiful snow between the two mountains, Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, with Mansfield being the highest peak at 4395 ft. The mountain offers backwoods trails for experienced skiers, as well as multiple trains for entry-level to intermediate skiers.

Vail, CO

Vail is a must visit whether you like skiing or not. The resort offers numerous activities that the entire family can enjoy. At Vail Ski Resort you’ll find snow tubing, backcountry skiing and tours, snowshoeing, even ski-biking!  Vail also offers a variety of relaxation and exploration activities such as spas, shopping, exploring the town, and unique nightlife and restaurant experiences. This is a great place to visit—whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend or vigorous skiing and snow activities.

Park City, UT

Located about 40 minutes from Salt Lake City lies Park City Mountain, the United States’ largest ski and snowboard resort. The ski resort offers over 300 trails, 41 lifts, and even half-pipes and bowls for experts. At the resort, you’ll also find luxury hotels like Hotel Park City, which offers fine dining, a relaxation spa, European-like slopes, and breathtaking views of the mountains.

Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler is about a four-hour drive from Seattle, WA. This ski resort offers over 8000 acres of slopes and over 200 trails. The resort also offers world-class hotel lodging and dining, as well as events and activities for the whole family. Whistler Peak offers a ski lift tour of breathtaking views and history of the resort, along with fine-dining high up in the mountains. There is always something to do in Whistler.  

Quebec City, Quebec

You don’t have to visit France to experience a taste of French skiing. Quebec City offers multiple ski destinations. You can enjoy the gorgeous views of the St. Lawrence River while skiing atop of Le Massif de Charlevoix or visit Mont-Saint-Anne and experience Canada’s highest vertical drop for night skiing. With both mountains under an hour away from Quebec City, you’ll also get the chance to experience the charm of Quebec’s capital city.