Where Is The Best Place To Travel For Winter Sports?

January 16 2014 by BW Innsider
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With the 2014 Winter Olympics upon us, and winter sports a big topic of conversation, what better time to talk about your favorite place to travel for winter sports. Skiing, ice-skating, snowboarding, hockey, sledding, curling and more - we want to know what location is the best place to have fun doing YOUR favorite winter sport. Skiing in the Alps or in Colorado? Ice skating at Rockefeller Center in New York City? Maybe playing hockey in your hometown?

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    By andrea on January 17, 2014 9:09 AM

    well I myself am NOT a fan of cold outdoor anything! And ironically I live in one of the best places for it. Vancouver BC! We have mountains for anything snow, and lots of facilities for everything else. skating, curling, etc. I can tell you that Whistler has some great outside fire pits at the hotels for those of us who do not partake in such activities. They also have horse drawn sled rides too. :)

    By Ivy T on January 17, 2014 10:29 AM

    Banff, Alberta is the top winter sports travel destination, lots to do and lots to see.

    By Wendy Jensen on January 17, 2014 2:21 PM

    We love Lake Louise. It is a winter wonderland! Very beautiful. There are many activities such ice skating, cross country skiing, sleigh rides and of course the fabulous down hill skiing.

    By Eulalie Lourenco on January 21, 2014 10:42 AM

    I m thinking costa rica. Watch on tele. Cozy up w/ my honey.

    By Susan P. on January 21, 2014 12:48 PM

    Alberta, Canada has some great venues like Banff.

    By Mary W on January 21, 2014 12:51 PM

    Whistler, Canada is a great destination for serious winter sports buffs. Super ski areas and lots of night life.

    By Susan G on January 22, 2014 8:58 AM

    Lake Almanor in Northern California

    By Stacey McLaughlin on January 23, 2014 7:50 PM

    Skating at Rockefeller Center would be awesome!

    By Karrie Middaugh on January 27, 2014 12:25 PM

    Park City, UT
    Cross Country Skiing

    By deb on February 3, 2014 9:04 AM

    Upper Michigan, Traverse City Area. Great for skiing, shopping and wine.

    By Richie Brand on February 3, 2014 9:06 AM


    By Elizabeth H. Allison on February 3, 2014 9:13 AM

    Florida is a great winter destination for swimming with the manatees.

    By Lynn Deardorff on February 3, 2014 9:14 AM

    Colorado Rockies

    By Robin on February 3, 2014 9:18 AM

    Anywhere in Colorado mountains!

    By Valreey on February 3, 2014 9:19 AM

    Skiing in Whistler Canada

    By Kathleen Pohlman on February 3, 2014 9:20 AM

    Colorado mountains!!!!!

    By Dana Morris on February 3, 2014 9:23 AM

    I love Breckenridge, CO

    By Tina Griego on February 3, 2014 9:24 AM

    Sandia mountains, New Mexico
    Taos, New Mexico
    Gatlinburg, TN

    By Rachel on February 3, 2014 9:27 AM


    By Jackie Chand on February 3, 2014 9:31 AM

    A trip to the Fiji Islands

    By Jennifer Destefano on February 3, 2014 9:36 AM

    The Bozeman MT Area! Fabulous!

    By Linda on February 3, 2014 9:36 AM

    Breckenridge, Winterpark, Aspen, Vail..almost any Colorado ski resort! There's skiing, ice skating, dog sledding, horse sleigh rides, sledding, etc. You can do almost anything winter or snow related in Colorado mtns!!

    By Casey Bradley on February 3, 2014 9:37 AM

    Lake Tahoe, CA.

    By Teressa Schou on February 3, 2014 9:38 AM


    By Linda on February 3, 2014 9:39 AM

    Breckenridge, Winter Park, Aspen, Vail ..almost any Colorado ski resort! There's skiing, ice skating, dog sledding, horse sleigh rides, sledding, etc. You can do almost anything winter or snow related in Colorado mtns!!

    By Paula Russell on February 3, 2014 9:40 AM

    Leavenworth, WA is a great place to visit. It is a little European like town. Close to skiing and tubing.

    By Ardis Gonzales on February 3, 2014 9:41 AM

    I agree with Andrea.....Whisper BC is a great place. So is Sun Valley, I'd. and My. Crested Butts, Co. ALL

    Beautiful western locations winter and summer.

    By Hoa Nguyen on February 3, 2014 9:47 AM

    Lake Tahoe, California

    By Ira on February 3, 2014 9:49 AM

    Minsk, Belarus

    By John S. Grammer on February 3, 2014 9:50 AM

    Best winter location is the Arkansas Duck woods

    By Mike Blehi on February 3, 2014 9:51 AM

    It doesn't get any better than Ice skating in Rockerfeller Center and in Central Park! New York City is a great place to do both and see the sights & shows.

    By Kathy Kline on February 3, 2014 9:52 AM

    I think the best place for winter sports would be Aspin, Colorado. Skiing, tubing, & sled dogging ..

    By Dorenda Gwaltney on February 3, 2014 9:57 AM

    My favorite place to travel for winter sports so far has been to Whistler, British Colombia!
    There was soooooo much to do there for the outdoor sporting enthusiast, as well as the family that would just like to relax or shop.
    Anywhere there are beautiful mountains and slope, is a great place to be in the snow!

    By Dan Roller on February 3, 2014 9:58 AM

    Lake Tahoe, CA. Great skiing and lots of other things to do!

    By Cheryl on February 3, 2014 9:59 AM

    Our Nation's Capital Washington DC is beautiful in the winter! Would love to visit and see the historical sites then enjoy a Washington Capitals Hockey game! That's the place to go!

    By Kathy Harding Kline on February 3, 2014 9:59 AM

    I think sledding, skiing, tubing in veil, Colorado would be the best.

    By Rosemary on February 3, 2014 10:00 AM

    Best place is Lake Tahoe, Northern California!

    By jim on February 3, 2014 10:03 AM

    In the East Killington Vt
    In the west Arapahoe Basin Co

    By Jo Barcelona on February 3, 2014 10:03 AM

    Canadian Rockies.

    By Barb Johnson on February 3, 2014 10:18 AM

    Right here in Bend, Oregon is a great place to enjoy winter sports. It is beautiful. Mt. Bachelor has great skiing/snow boarding. In close proximity is more downhill skiing, plenty of cross country, snow shoeing, dog sledding, ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling, and anything else "snow" you wish to indulge in. I am a little old for some of it now, but I still enjoy skating, fishing, watching, and relaxing by the fire.

    By sherry singer on February 3, 2014 10:40 AM

    i would love to travel to florida, or hawii i don't like the cold weather so it would be nice to see some warm weather and sunshine

    By Carol on February 3, 2014 10:41 AM

    Anchorage, Alaska, is my favorite place to cross country ski, sled, and just walk on the snow covered paths. the night time sky is filled with stars and sometimes the Northern Lights.

    By Robin on February 3, 2014 10:42 AM

    One of the most overlooked but best places for winter sports of all kinds is Michigan! Both the lower and upper peninsula offer an abundance of opportunities to get outside and enjoy! We do everything here, from skiing (both downhill and x-country), snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, ski jumping, luge, curling, and more! We are also affordable and friendly. As the commercial says, "Pure Michigan."

    By Carol on February 3, 2014 10:44 AM

    Anchorage, Alaska, is my favorite winter time vacation destinations. We cross country ski, sled, and enjoy the Northern lights at nights.

    By Carol on February 3, 2014 10:48 AM

    I've never been to Alaska but I imagine it would be an awesome Winter sports destination -- especially for the Iditerod Race!

    By Travis Bailey on February 3, 2014 10:59 AM

    Crested Butte, Co. Awesome powder and runs.....

    By Ruby Backer on February 3, 2014 11:01 AM

    Big Mountain Resort, Whitefish Montana.

    What a gorgeous place to ski. The town itself is also so much fun.

    By Ruby Backer on February 3, 2014 11:04 AM

    Big Mountain, Whitefish Resort, Whitefish, Montana. What a gorgeous place to ski. The town itself has so much to offer and see.

    By Kassie Raffoul on February 3, 2014 11:05 AM

    I liked the Salt Lake City area becuase there are so many wonderful resorts/ski areas within a short drive. SLC airport is great, and I love the mountain views around there.

    By Don on February 3, 2014 11:13 AM

    The best fplace or winter sports is in Victoria, Canada.

    By Lori trotter on February 3, 2014 11:17 AM

    How about a fun filled getaway to the Okanagan ...Kelowna's Big White is an amazing place to get your fun filled snow days and skiing in, and then cozy up in the evening with a nice glass of wine and meal ... Sometimes close to home is just as amazing as a faraway getaway 👍

    By Maxine on February 3, 2014 11:17 AM

    Sun Valley, ID or Whistler in Canada!

    By Helen H on February 3, 2014 11:30 AM

    Whistler, BC, Canada. Great mountain terrains for down hill skiing.

    By Rhonda on February 3, 2014 11:38 AM

    Minneapolis, MN We have it all within 2 hrs of the cities. Down hill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobile trails, snow shoeing, and the best HOCKEY around.

    By Stephanie on February 3, 2014 11:40 AM

    I love going to Yosemite for snow-shoeing and cross country skiing!

    By H_Brace on February 3, 2014 11:49 AM

    Any where there is deep, untouched powder to ride a board down!

    By Larry Brooks on February 3, 2014 11:52 AM

    Innsbruck Austria is great in the winter!

    By Jim on February 3, 2014 12:11 PM

    Key West, Florida. Can't beat their winter activities; skiing on liquid water, cross country beachcombing.

    By Jen on February 3, 2014 12:16 PM

    I want to go to Colorado because there is so many ski areas and other fun things to do. I have never been there. My man and I need a nice vacation away from everyone. Some other our time

    By Rick S on February 3, 2014 12:36 PM

    Bozeman, Montana.......... for unlimited winter sports between Bridger & Big Sky & the magnificent Fire & Ice that defines Yellowstone NP

    By Karen H on February 3, 2014 12:47 PM

    It would have to be in Colorado because that is where the best mountains and the best little towns are.

    By Paul Haggerty on February 3, 2014 1:02 PM

    In central Oregon enjoying the snow and all one can do in it one day and the next day hiking and rock climbing at Smith Rock, then the next day fly fishing the Deschutes or Metolius Rivers. Much to do in central Oregon.

    By Lori Wilkinson on February 3, 2014 1:03 PM

    Southern Ontario is great this winter for snowshoeing!

    By al tebworth on February 3, 2014 1:04 PM


    By Gina Maddalozzo on February 3, 2014 1:09 PM

    As I am from BC my favorite place to snowshoe, snowboard, ski or even just take in the beauty of the snow covered mountatins is Whistler!!!

    By martin long on February 3, 2014 1:12 PM

    ''best' western

    By Keli Bartlett on February 3, 2014 1:15 PM

    Vancouver, British Columbia! Hands down, the best winter sports anywhere...

    By Kara Mispel-Beyer on February 3, 2014 1:19 PM

    Revelstoke, B.C. is the best place in the world for skiing/snowboarding (and other winter sports too). I always stay at the Best Western Plus Revelstoke and I LOVE it there!

    By eric on February 3, 2014 1:20 PM

    No way to be better that the French Alps

    By Robert E WILSON on February 3, 2014 1:21 PM

    Outside of Calgary , Alberta offers the best selection of ski slopes anywhere. You can drive to the following: Banff, Lake Louise,Kicking Horse in Golden, BC or Pan -Orama at Invermere, BC You can also heli ski out of the Bugaboos or Golden offers some back Country Lodges in the BC Columbia Valley. So you can come to Calgary by plane and drive to any of these places easily depending on ski conditions.
    Thank You, Robert WILSON

    By Martin Thompson on February 3, 2014 1:22 PM

    Japser, Alberta is great for all winter sports. Easy drive from Edmonton, too.

    By Wojnarowski on February 3, 2014 1:24 PM

    At 62, I have had enough winter fun in the snow. My winter sports fun now consists of walking the beach on Padre Island.

    By Matt Drew on February 3, 2014 1:27 PM

    Banff, Alberta, Canada! Best place to travel for winter fun!

    By Bob Sprague on February 3, 2014 1:30 PM

    Essex Mt is an unparalleled winter wonderland. The Isaac Walton Inn sits in the middle of Glacier National Park. It is an old railroad way station built in the 1930's. No phone service, no TV, just quiet beautiful snow covered mountains to be marveled at. With groomed trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, you will never want for a great day of winter sporting. In addition, the restaurant in the Inn is top notch.

    By Gideon Markowitz on February 3, 2014 1:31 PM

    For a local destination, the Southern Tier in Western New York, has some great ski destinations.

    By Bart Miller on February 3, 2014 1:34 PM

    Ottawa, Ontario is a beautiful winter wonderland with plenty of nearby skiing, snow-mobiling, skating, and some of the best darned hockey on the planet!

    By J Bennett on February 3, 2014 1:37 PM

    Not big on Winter Sports but I would have to say where ever I went would have to be close to a Best Western to keep me warm.

    By Dennis Craig on February 3, 2014 1:38 PM

    Snowmobiling in Colorado Rockies, anyone of the resort destinations.

    By Mad Markus on February 3, 2014 1:38 PM

    Lake Tahoe has to be top of the list. With Squaw Valley and Alpine just around the corner. South Shore is unbelievable. Every direction you go, there is another place to ride.

    By StevO on February 3, 2014 1:45 PM

    Sun Valley, Idaho - 300 days of sunshine and all that great snow...yowza!

    By dal on February 3, 2014 1:46 PM

    Lake louise

    By Robert Stapleton on February 3, 2014 1:48 PM

    Colorado gets my vote, but it's one of the only "cold" states I've had the pleasure of visiting.

    By Robert Stapleton on February 3, 2014 1:50 PM

    Colorado gets my vote

    By Christy on February 3, 2014 1:50 PM

    Mount Hood, Oregon, located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

    By Robert Stapleton on February 3, 2014 1:51 PM


    By Robert Stapleton on February 3, 2014 1:51 PM


    By Pier Quirion Boutin on February 3, 2014 1:52 PM

    Nakiska in Alberta!!

    By Sandra Abalos on February 3, 2014 1:52 PM

    I would love to try riding a snowmobile near Yosemite or Glacier Falls, since I've never been to those national parks.

    By Steve A on February 3, 2014 1:54 PM

    Titus Mountain, New York State - family friendly hills.

    By Anthony C on February 3, 2014 2:00 PM

    Skiing in BC Canada

    By Richard on February 3, 2014 2:00 PM

    Ober Gatlinburg in TN

    By wendy on February 3, 2014 2:08 PM

    whistler and even though I don't ski love the atmosphere and scenery

    By Jean M on February 3, 2014 2:08 PM

    I do not do winter sports. I prefer warmth. So anywhere there is sunshine and temps above 65.

    By Deborah Spence on February 3, 2014 2:10 PM

    Snowmobiling in and around the Village of Harris in Saskatchewan, Canada!!! Love winter!!!

    By Deborah Spence on February 3, 2014 2:11 PM

    Snowmobility in and around the Village of Harris in Saskatchewan, Canada! Love winter!!

    By Karen S on February 3, 2014 2:12 PM

    Quebec - great skiing, great culture, great food, great sightseeing, beautiful country - so much to do

    By Cindy on February 3, 2014 2:17 PM

    Night skiing at Keystone resort in Colorado!

    By Tim S. on February 3, 2014 2:17 PM

    Never been to Whistler but I dream of going someday. gotta be the ultimate!

    By Suzanne B on February 3, 2014 2:20 PM

    Quebec City. Culture, history, great food. And beautiful in the winter.

    By bryan watson on February 3, 2014 2:20 PM

    Gatlinburg, Tn. Many things to do in town during the day and night...and you can also ski.

    By Gayle on February 3, 2014 2:21 PM

    Whistler, BC CANADA

    By KeRRy on February 3, 2014 4:02 PM

    Mt. Hood, outside Portland, OR -- year-round skiing!

    By Lynne Kinsey on February 3, 2014 4:02 PM

    Lake Tahoe and surrounding area is perfect winter or summer.

    By penny on February 3, 2014 4:04 PM

    staying home and watching on TV in sunny FLORIDA!

    By Lynne Kinsey on February 3, 2014 4:06 PM

    Lake Tahoe CA is always appropriate.

    By Steven on February 3, 2014 4:07 PM

    Marble Mountain NL. Best kept secret east of Quebec.

    By Nancy on February 3, 2014 4:08 PM

    My favorite winter sport destination is northern Scandinavia. During the day, cross country skiing, occasionally crossing paths with grazing reinceer. Top it off with a sauna. Come evening, bask in the Northern Lights.

    By Richard Marque on February 3, 2014 4:14 PM

    Mammoth Mountain, Ca is the best. Its named that for a reason.

    By Tracy on February 3, 2014 4:15 PM

    Mount Bachelor in Bend, Oregon.

    By Scott Lowery on February 3, 2014 4:18 PM

    Aspen sounds like a great location for winter sports!

    By Keli Brown on February 3, 2014 4:18 PM

    My husband and I just got married and we havent got to do any real traveling or do anything fun yet. We have been talking about going up to the mountains here in Northern California. There is all kinds of fun stuff to do up in Kirkwood Ski Resort.
    Even though we are getting up there in the years we still want to go and ski and start some memories for the rest of our lives.

    By Carolyn on February 3, 2014 4:19 PM

    the Charlevoix region in Quebec Canada

    By Carolyn on February 3, 2014 4:19 PM

    the Charlevoix region in Quebec Canada

    By Jay on February 3, 2014 4:19 PM

    Easy answer to that one! Whistler, BC is the best place on earth for all winter sports, especially my favourite, the apres-ski activities! :D

    By Dan Ryan on February 3, 2014 4:20 PM

    Skiing in St Anton Austria. It's an awesome little ski village with great terrain.

    By Carolyn on February 3, 2014 4:20 PM

    the Charlevoix region in Quebec Canada

    By Dawn on February 3, 2014 4:25 PM

    When there's snow-LOL, of which we've had very little this year, the Lake Tahoe area has a large range of fun winter sports

    By Dawn on February 3, 2014 4:27 PM

    When there's snow, of which we've had very little this year-LOL the Lake Tahoe area has a large variety of fun winter sports!

    By Kevin Alexander on February 3, 2014 4:27 PM

    Stowe, Vermont for Eastern Alpine Skiing and Vail, Colorado for Western Alpine Skiing

    By Nancy on February 3, 2014 4:28 PM

    For a domestic location, I vote for Sun Valley, Idaho. For Europe, Kitzbuhel, Austria is a great ski area.

    By Dave on February 3, 2014 4:30 PM

    Colorado is fab for snow!

    By Natalie on February 3, 2014 4:30 PM

    For outdoor skating, the Rideau Canal in Ottawa is unbeatable.

    By Barb on February 3, 2014 4:32 PM

    I love Silver Star Mountain in Vernon, BC. It is so beautiful up there. But just to try somewhere different I would like to go to Whistler, BC. Sounds like I would enjoy it there.

    By VivM on February 3, 2014 4:34 PM

    would have loved to go curling in Sochi!

    By Maris Karklins on February 3, 2014 4:38 PM

    For great skiing, Big White has been our choice more than once. It is family friendly and has terrain for every type of skier. The kids still remember the great times they had. The toughest part is that you might need a rest day in the middle because you can ski constantly when you are out there. The snow ghosts are amazing!

    By Andrew Gonzales on February 3, 2014 4:38 PM

    anywhere in Canada is the best place to travel with winter and snow, you can ski- snowboard or just feel the cold and breeze mountains.


    Andrew Gonzales

    By Kerry Watson on February 3, 2014 4:42 PM

    Mont Tremblant is the perfect Winter escape, lots of snowshoeing, skiing and tons of nite life. Its the place from us.

    By Pat on February 3, 2014 4:42 PM

    My favorite winter sport or recreational activity is being with my daughters in the majestic mountains with plenty of snow so we can snow ski and hike.
    I believe my favorite place would be Alaska or Colorado. We have never been but the pictures I've seen are magnificent and beautiful. We live in North Carolina and the best place for us to have fun and share snow skiing and hiking is in Boone, NC. but the skiing is not the best! But the best winter sport is making memories with family in the mountains!

    By Craig Busskohl on February 3, 2014 4:43 PM

    Mt. Bachelor near Bend in central Oregon is he best for Cascades snow with cross-country skiing opportunities all around. And if it gets to be familiar there, one can head up to Mt. Hood just a couple of hours away to the several ski areas there, including Timberline Lodge.

    By Richard Ross on February 3, 2014 4:43 PM

    Clearwater Florida rules

    By Catherine on February 3, 2014 4:45 PM

    Mont Tremblant Quebec has some great ski hills as well as wonderful restaurants and lots of other thing to see and do.

    By Anita Page on February 3, 2014 4:46 PM

    The best place to travel for
    Winter sports is Southern California because you can Ski at Lake Tahoe or Mt. High or just relax in the cabins at Big Bear. If you don't ski you may want to ice skate at various locations including Pershing Square in Downtown L.A.

    By Kerry Watson on February 3, 2014 4:46 PM

    Mont Tremblant is the best winter escape for us true winter babies,

    By Emann on February 3, 2014 4:50 PM

    Alaska by far

    By James Kvasnikoff on February 3, 2014 4:56 PM

    Girdwood, Alaska. A place to snowboard, downhill ski and ice skate.

    By Donna Slack on February 3, 2014 4:56 PM

    I'd pick Belize to scuba dive. That's my kind of winter wonderland.

    By Don on February 3, 2014 4:57 PM

    San Jose to watch the sharks play hockey.

    By steven lewis on February 3, 2014 4:57 PM

    HAWAII, during the winter surfing season! Would love to see the bikini's

    By Kiki V on February 3, 2014 4:58 PM

    Big Bear, or Lake Tahoe in SoCal

    By Donna on February 3, 2014 5:01 PM

    The place I am mostl likely to go is Whistler B.C. Skiing sleding.down the mountain.Then stopping in at the Longhorne for a nice cold beer. So much fun!

    By Cheri on February 3, 2014 5:01 PM

    Strap on snowshoes and enjoy a walk through the forests of Gatineau Park Quebec. Then only minutes away, strap on your skates and take to the frozen surface of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. 7.8 km of fun for the entire family.

    By Mark Caldwell on February 3, 2014 5:05 PM

    Calgary, Canada fits the bill - especially after hosting the Olympic Games! Banff & the entire Canadian Rockies are so spectacular.

    By Randy Robert on February 3, 2014 5:11 PM

    I enjoy cross-country skiing in the Prince Albert National Park at Waskesieu, SK. Lots of elk and other wildlife are easily seen.

    By Kurt Knowles on February 3, 2014 5:11 PM

    How about Marquette MI and the US Olympic Educational Center at Northern Michigan University? Stay in Ishpeming MI at the Best Western near the US Ski Hall of Fame.

    By Keith on February 3, 2014 5:12 PM

    The Ottawa-Gatineau twin-cities is a great place for family fun.....about 5 family ski areas all within 45-90 minutes, skating on the world's longest skating rink (the Rideau Canal), and visit downtown and Canada's Capital (and Winterlude festival, January 31 though February 17). Ottawa's website has all details.

    By Janice Kroeker on February 3, 2014 5:12 PM

    I would love to go to Montana for a winter holiday. We have two boys that love skiing and have never really experienced skiing in the mountains. Would love to go to Montana and would be happy where ever we were put. Would love to experience the many types of winter fun. And just be together as a family.

    By L Gilbert on February 3, 2014 5:17 PM

    Calgary Alberta. More specifically the Olympic Oval at the University. Being able to watch both short and long track speed skating! I spend all winter traveling all over Canada for this sport, and Calgary is by far the best venue

    By Mary Ann Strattner on February 3, 2014 5:19 PM

    Outdoor ice skating with our daughter on a beautiful lake in New Fairfield, CT.

    By Gord Blommaert on February 3, 2014 5:20 PM

    We enjoy snowmobiling and some of the best groomed snowmobile trails can be found in Yorkton Saskatchewan.

    By Stan Rowland on February 3, 2014 5:21 PM

    It is sooooo tough living in the most beautiful winter wonderland of Bend, Oregon. So much to do and enjoy, the whole mountain to ski at Mt Bachelor and HooDoo is not far away, snowshoeing, dog sleds, snowmobiles, cross-country, tubing, just looking out at it from inside my living room. Bend also has a Winter Fest, lots of things to do and (Yeah) no sales tax! Not to mention some of the Friendliest people in the world.

    By theresa shackelford on February 3, 2014 5:22 PM

    Let's hit the slopes!

    By Kristy on February 3, 2014 5:23 PM

    Skiing in Telluride, CO!!!!!

    By Kristy on February 3, 2014 5:23 PM

    Skiing in Telluride, CO!!!!!

    By Hans on February 3, 2014 5:26 PM

    Montreal to watch the Canadians play and go up north for some skiing like we used to do.

    By Julie James on February 3, 2014 5:28 PM

    Oh by far Salt Lake City Utah! So many things to do. Winter sports and to be able to use Olympic venues to do them, AMAZING!

    By pamela howell on February 3, 2014 5:31 PM

    either in taos, new mexico, or wyoming to visit the national parks in the snow

    By Miali C. on February 3, 2014 5:32 PM

    I think skiing in Banff, Alberta is a great place to enjoy my favourite activity.

    By Michele Paschal on February 3, 2014 5:33 PM

    Park City is the best !!! Love it for so many reasons!!! Still wanting to travel other places thou and see all of this beautiful world!!

    By Cynthia M. on February 3, 2014 5:34 PM

    I'd love to go to Mt. Washington in Maine......just to see all the snow!

    By John Millican on February 3, 2014 5:37 PM

    The best winter travel lies in the Caribbean. Warmth, scuba, and relaxation.

    By K on February 3, 2014 5:38 PM

    Vermont is great. New England states are beautiful.

    By christina on February 3, 2014 5:41 PM

    I don't like to travel too far, Local ski resorts in Pennsylvania are a great option.

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    By James Hopkins on February 3, 2014 5:51 PM

    Stay at the Best Western in Courtney B.C. and enjoy Mount Washington

    By Wayne H. on February 3, 2014 5:53 PM

    Jackson Hole, Wyo. or Key West, Fla. Much to do in either place.

    By Paul Methot on February 3, 2014 5:53 PM

    Checkin' out the Bruins at TD Gardens in Boston Mass.!!

    By Altalu on February 3, 2014 5:54 PM

    Maui, Hawaii,sunshine,beaches for snorkling, surfing,sunbathing,lots to do and see

    By Brad Engborg on February 3, 2014 5:58 PM

    I love to go to Vermont and ski at Killington.
    The Best Western suites heading up the mountain
    is our go to place.

    By Banny Blue on February 3, 2014 6:00 PM

    Holiday in England will be parliamentary after seeing where the Beatles came from I50 years ago . Even King Henry the Eighth would be singing " All You Need is Love " and " Lady, You Can Drive My Cart" ... can't wait ... got some extra pounds and ready to get to the pub... to get a Jam Butty ... let's fly...

    By Del Keller on February 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    Skiing at Lake Tahoe. Wonderful views of nature!!

    By Clarissa on February 3, 2014 6:04 PM

    Ice fishing on the Bay of Quinte in a warm and cozy hut.

    By inegotiate on February 3, 2014 6:07 PM

    It's local, and it's a blast! Kensington State Park, Milford, Michigan. They have toboggan runs, snowshoeing, snowboarding, cross country skiing (they rent them cheap) - and a $25 annual pass gets you in all year!

    By Lloyd Gale on February 3, 2014 6:08 PM

    Anywhere in British Columbia is the best place for wither sports, we offer every type of winter sport, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating, hockey.

    By Trina on February 3, 2014 6:13 PM

    My favorite place for winter sports is a weekend at the Bestwestern in Whitefish Montana cheering on my son as he plays in a hockey tournament. We also enjoy doing a few ski runs as a family.

    By Lisa Giel on February 3, 2014 6:15 PM

    Tremblant, Quebec

    By jan on February 3, 2014 6:29 PM

    Loved the salt lake 4 man bob sled event, so the next stop should be the bob sled at Vancouver

    By Hagi Dekel on February 3, 2014 6:35 PM

    We arrived to Toronto 6 months ago from a hot country with no snow.
    always wanted to learn ski, but never have the time to travel far.
    Lately we discovered a beautiful place to lear and do ski which is only 5- 10 minutes from home.
    It is Upland ski centre.

    By Dixie Sky on February 3, 2014 6:40 PM

    South Lake Tahoe is amazing in the winter time! From skiing, sledding, or snow shoeing, the views will leave you awestruck! Also, it is a vet intimate area due to its small town feel. Absolutely the number one spot for winter anything!!!!

    By James W Reed on February 3, 2014 6:43 PM

    When the north wind blows and the frost collects on the pumpkin .... I like to grab my sweetly and head south to catch a few fun filled rays on a beach in Costa Rica. We catch a few fish, recharge the old batteries, wiggle our toes in the warm sand, and look at the moon and stars as we replay our first night together. That unforgettable night was 46 years ago.

    By Tommy Stewart on February 3, 2014 6:50 PM

    Whistler is Wild in the Winter!

    By Delmar Hicks on February 3, 2014 6:52 PM

    If I have a choice than it will have to be Heavenly, Lake Tahoe. It is the one place I have not skied yet.

    By pschaus on February 3, 2014 6:52 PM

    Since I live only about an hour from a ski resort atop the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico, I practically have a winter wonderland in my backyard if it has been a good year for snowfall. I love to cross-country--no downhill for me!!

    By Ashley D on February 3, 2014 7:00 PM

    Well, when we can get it, Utah has the greatest snow on earth.

    By Damien Belanger on February 3, 2014 7:01 PM

    Jasper Alberta is the place for winter fun.

    By Jimmie Woods on February 3, 2014 7:05 PM

    The Grand Canyon it a beautiful place

    By bgpliny on February 3, 2014 7:06 PM

    Bogus Basin (near Boise) at night is where I first skied some 30 years ago. I'm not much better now but returning there might be fun....

    By steve chrien on February 3, 2014 7:07 PM

    When it gets below 60 degrees, anyplace where there's snow and/or ice is great! For example, skiing Mont St Annie in Quebec for a cheap Europe-like trip, Kirkwood for a no snob swish in Lake Tahoe, or even Nordic skiing in the Cleveland MetroPark with eats at Sokolowski for an alternative to Sochi. Heck even in Houston, we can skate outdoors in Discovery Green or indoors at the Galleria. The cold only makes you need to move more!!!

    By steve chrien on February 3, 2014 7:10 PM

    When it gets below 60 degrees, anyplace where there's snow and/or ice is great! For example, skiing Mont St Annie in Quebec for a cheap Europe-like trip, Kirkwood for a no snob swish in Lake Tahoe, or even Nordic skiing in the Cleveland MetroPark with eats at Sokolowski for an alternative to Sochi.

    Heck even in my home town Houston, we can skate outdoors in Discovery Green or indoors at the Galleria. The cold only makes you need to move more!!!

    By Sarah Wixom on February 3, 2014 7:16 PM

    Whistler B.C.!!!! this place is meant for winter sports and its just a hop skip and jump away from WA state. I can see the ski lifts when i look out my north facing window on Orcas Island! Its always lit up. Its so fun to ski at night!

    By Reed Waite on February 3, 2014 7:18 PM

    Yellowstone National Park - cross country skiing following the tracks of wolves, watching coyotes, and seeing behavior of large mammals - bison and elk - in native habitat. Frozen waterfalls, thermal streams with a stellar crystal night sky and powder a dream to ski on. Can't be beat!

    By Melinda L on February 3, 2014 7:20 PM

    Winter sports experience? I prefer south FL fishing, myself!

    By Dave F on February 3, 2014 7:28 PM

    Skiing around Lake Tahoe is fantastic at several world-class resorts - Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Northstar, Heavenly, Sierra, Homewood, Diamond Peak, Kirkwood, and Mt. Rose - all with spectacular views of of the azure blue waters of the lake, surrounded by the snow-capped peaks surrounding the lake! Leaving work in Chicago at 7AM, flying from O'hare, I could be skiing by noon at Mt. Rose, 30 minutes from Reno, NV. Skiing during the day - hot tubbing in the afternoon, eating a huge buffet and gambling with free drinks during the night, then repeat till catching the "red eye" at 1AM Tuesday, arriving in Chicago just in time for work. Best Westerns are everywhere - 5 minutes from the airport in Reno, in Truckee, CA., and in SouthLake Tahoe, CA. - enjoy!!

    By William A. on February 3, 2014 7:35 PM

    Canada, Edmonton , hockey, on ice......the best ever....

    By Dave on February 3, 2014 7:38 PM

    Best place for winter sports - beautiful Lake Tahoe, on the Nevada - California border, surrounded by the magnificant snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Mountains. Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and dog-sledding may be enjoyed at several world-class resorts - Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Diamond Peak, Homewood, Heavenly, and Kirkwood. All offer spectacular views of the lake, within an hour of Reno International Airport, while lodging at several Best Westerns throughout the area.

    By Darlene on February 3, 2014 7:39 PM

    Best place is at home in a the small town of Williamstown Ontario, we ski doo in the back yard, tap our trees for the best local maple syrup, lots of hockey at our local rink where I have been playing women's hockey for over 17, I also play broomball and follow my 3 boys in hockey. We have amazing trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, a great outdoor rink where the kids spend hours in the cold and have fun with a great supportive community. My dream would be to take my 11 year old son to Washington to see his hero OV play on home ice and stay of course at the Best Western!!

    By Mary Kelly on February 3, 2014 7:42 PM

    I love Vail in Colo. It has hotels close by, shops to buy warm clothes if you forget something, Food of all kinds to eat. I love this place. It is beautiful.

    By John E on February 3, 2014 7:57 PM

    I think Whistler BC Canada is the best spot. Lots of indoor & outdoor activities & events - World Class!!!! Couple that with super hotels, great shopping, happening nightlife & beautiful people ... Awesome!!!

    By Tommy Stewart on February 3, 2014 8:13 PM

    Whistler is Wild in Winter!

    By Sharon Fisher on February 3, 2014 8:14 PM

    Austria is absolutely gorgeous for anything Winter sports related.

    By Greg Wedman on February 3, 2014 8:15 PM

    Anywhere in Alberta fits the bill. Pick any small town and you can play hockey or curling. Cross country skiing is everywhere, as well as the opportunity to snowmobile, whether on the prairies or in the mountains. Downhill skiing is available in a number of small towns or cities, within Edmonton or Calgary or in the Rocky Mountains. If all else fails, grab a toboggan and find a hill or valley. You can't beat Alberta!

    By Wendy Scott on February 3, 2014 8:25 PM

    Whistler = Winter Wonderland!!!!

    By Anna Laca on February 3, 2014 8:28 PM

    My favorite place to ski is at Mt. Rose in Reno, Nv

    By Jami Vaux on February 3, 2014 8:29 PM

    I get away to somewhere warm. My winter sport is snorkeling and I do that on the Island of Maui.Staying at the Pioneer Inn puts you in a great location for beach and boat trips as it's right at the pier.

    By Anna Laca on February 3, 2014 8:30 PM

    My favorite place to ski is at Mt. Rose in Reno, Nv.

    By Anna Laca on February 3, 2014 8:33 PM

    My favorite place to ski is at Mt. Rose in Reno, Nv

    By John Kight on February 3, 2014 8:54 PM

    Sugar Bowl near Lake Tahoe, has a great Disney heritage.

    By Nathalie Scalabrini on February 3, 2014 8:55 PM

    Whistler Canada

    By Toby Ryan on February 3, 2014 8:59 PM

    Mammoth Mountain, Ca. , great skiing, great night life. Great challenge, try skiing every run at least once in one day.

    By Dot on February 3, 2014 9:00 PM

    Winter sports? I guess I have to go with Lake Tahoe for the snow and activities, but I would rather go to Napa for wine tasting and be warm!!

    By TRACY SIMMS on February 3, 2014 9:08 PM

    I like to see caves and caverns..like Niagara Falls..Thanks

    By TRACY SIMMS on February 3, 2014 9:10 PM

    I like to see caves and caverns..like Niagara Falls..Thanks

    By Richard Espinoza on February 3, 2014 9:14 PM

    I would love to go to Hawaii to any of the islands where I would love to swim, snorkel and surf .

    By Lori S. on February 3, 2014 9:15 PM

    My favorite ski destination so far is Vail, Colorado. We are headed to Telluride this year though, so we'll see if Vail keeps it's #1 spot.

    By Naida Hobbs on February 3, 2014 9:31 PM

    I'd like to skate on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada's capital city!

    By Ellen H on February 3, 2014 10:11 PM

    Sun River, Oregon is very close to Mt. Bachelor. Great place to ski, then come back to Sun River and enjoy a hot tub at a condo.

    By Jude S on February 3, 2014 10:14 PM

    I would like to spend the winter in Germany... the country of my ancestors.

    By Tanya Hansen on February 3, 2014 10:21 PM

    Definitely Whistler and area ~ something for everyone!

    By Alan W on February 3, 2014 10:30 PM

    My personal choice would be Lake Tahoe whether you decide to stay on the California side or the Nevada side..north shore or south shore. Absolutely the best place for a ski trip plus you get to enjoy the casino's and restaraunts, and let's not forget that AWESOME lake itself !!

    By Wendy Gonzalez on February 3, 2014 10:39 PM


    By Sandra Imbrogna on February 3, 2014 10:44 PM

    Wow tough choice -- love living in New England and the many options with in driving distance. New Hampshire white mountains have so many choices - couple favorites are Bretton Woods, and King Pine for a small family friendly get together mountain. Sunday River in Maine is spectacular. Sugar Bush, Mad River and Mount Snow offer some great choices in Vermont.

    By Yvonne Melis on February 3, 2014 11:03 PM

    Colorado Rockies for sure! Aspen and Vail are beautiful.......

    By Cynthia F on February 3, 2014 11:25 PM

    Park City, Utah. I've only been there in the summer but can tell it would be awesome in the snow.

    By Jean Adams on February 4, 2014 12:18 AM

    I always enjoyed cross country skiing at Kirkwood Meadows close to Tahoe, California.

    By Diane Halal on February 4, 2014 12:22 AM

    Big Bear Lake, California for relaxing in the snow and seeing the beautiful scenery or skiing.

    By Sandy on February 4, 2014 1:04 AM

    Park City, Utah, is hard to beat for skiing !!!!

    By Eva Gillespie on February 4, 2014 1:56 AM

    Sun Valley, Idaho!!!

    By Susan on February 4, 2014 2:28 AM

    My son loves to snowboard at Bretton Woods in Lincoln NH!

    By Michelle Mercier on February 4, 2014 3:33 AM

    A great place would be somewhere in the province of quebec, Its beautiful there, they have tons of snow, and in quebec city itself lots of history, its breathtaking.

    By Marta Barker on February 4, 2014 3:34 AM

    I think Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH is an ideal spot - but you would fid me in Florida at the beach!

    By Terry on February 4, 2014 4:07 AM

    My top winter sports destination is North Dakota! All the hunting you want is there!

    By Terry Horsfall on February 4, 2014 4:28 AM

    Jasper, Alberta, Great place, and great people!

    By renee on February 4, 2014 4:29 AM

    Family times in Colorado you can go sledding, snow boarding, skiing etc on one day & horse back ridding the next. Nighttime feasts. Awesome dinning & dancing. Beautiful cabins in the mountaintops and some great shopping during the days. What a glorious, wonderful and oh so memorable vacation or get-a-way in the beautiful U.S.A.!

    By John Kight on February 4, 2014 4:43 AM

    Sugar Bowl, near Lake Tahie, Ca. Great Disney connection.

    By steven lewis on February 4, 2014 4:45 AM

    Bikini watching in the bahamas

    By MJ Livernois on February 4, 2014 5:08 AM

    Hi, Personally I like the more southern slopes of Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley ,NC. Convenient and plenty of snow. Very nice folks to be with and enjoy internediate runs of 5-8 minutes.

    By sue hendriks on February 4, 2014 5:13 AM

    best place ever is the town of Inveremere near lake Windermere just south of the Panorama ski range and close to Fairmont Hot Springs...has everything for everybody!!!

    By Nancy Parent on February 4, 2014 5:17 AM

    I think that Whistler BC Canada

    By sue hendriks on February 4, 2014 5:17 AM

    Panorama Ridge near Fairmont Hot Springs/Windermere ! C'est tres bon.

    By Ralph on February 4, 2014 5:19 AM

    The Best Western Antlers in Glenwood Springs, CO is the best central location for winter sports. The ski resorts of Sunlight (Glenwood Springs), Vail, Beaver Creek and the four mountains in the Aspen area (Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass) are all within an easy daily commute. Glenwood and all of the ski mountains also offer other winter sports in addition to the alpine skiing.

    By David Williams on February 4, 2014 5:28 AM

    I've would love to travel to Alaska never been there and this would help with a trip there.

    By Robert E. Patrick on February 4, 2014 5:42 AM

    Deer Hunting in northern Minnesota. A truly magical time in November in the November northern woods.

    By John Carlton on February 4, 2014 5:52 AM

    Vail and Beaver Creek Colorado. I get to visit with my sister and ski some of the world's best snow! Maybe even do a 10th Mountain Division hut trip.

    By Steve Poulson on February 4, 2014 5:54 AM

    I've always wanted to go to Chamonix to touch the three countries and then hit the slopes.

    By John Carlton on February 4, 2014 5:54 AM

    Vail and Beaver Creek Colorado. I get to visit with my sister and ski some of the world's best snow! Maybe even do a 10th Mountain Division hut trip.

    By dirk on February 4, 2014 5:55 AM

    no better place for winter fun than Banff/Lake Louise in Alberta. Skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, even just ice skating on a glacier lake at the Chateau Lake Louise. Best Hot Chocolate there!

    By LINDA M on February 4, 2014 5:57 AM

    Vail and Aspen Colorado for skiing and shopping !

    By Joan on February 4, 2014 6:04 AM

    Nothing compares to Lake Placid-summer or winter!!

    By Catherine Yancy on February 4, 2014 6:08 AM

    Vail, Colorado or anywhere in Alaska - it's so beautiful!

    By Ed on February 4, 2014 6:09 AM


    By Margaret on February 4, 2014 6:23 AM

    Cross country in the park across the lake from me.

    By John on February 4, 2014 6:29 AM

    Snowmobiling near Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

    By Kathleen Martins on February 4, 2014 6:36 AM

    New Hampshire is the best destination for winter sports and enjoyment. There are multiple trails to snowshoe on, winter hiking opportunities galore, and ponds and mountains for the skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating enthusiast. Add to all these opportunities for enjoyable winter sports the beautiful scenery, quaint inns, and delicious array of foods available, you have a complete winter sports experience at your fingertips in the Granite State. And, if your crew doesn't all enjoy the exercise, stimulation, and fresh air of an outdoor winter sports experience, there is plenty else to do. From locally produced goods in small shops to malls with regional and national favorites and outlet shopping experiences, all sales tax free, the shopper will be satisfied. Music, dance, comedy, and theatre light up and lead the bountiful night life. Intellectual experiences also abound with a science center, multiple museums, and presentations available at local libraries and the multiple colleges and universities in the state. All in all, whether your favorite winter activity is snowshoeing or reading by a fireplace, you will fulfill your wishes in New Hampshire.

    By RobH on February 4, 2014 6:41 AM

    Winter Sports? Depends on what you're looking for. Personally, the best memories I have are from Killington, Vt. The ski resort there had it all...from slopes for rank beginners to the most challenging mogul runs imaginable. And organized in such a way that people of differing abilities didn't have to worry about getting caught on each others slopes. The night life was pretty good too!

    By sabina on February 4, 2014 6:51 AM

    I have never been, but would love to go to Lake Louise on vacation for the winter activities and fun, not to mention the georgeous land.

    By Natalie Gephart on February 4, 2014 6:58 AM

    With the Winter Olympics around the corner, the first place that comes to my mind is Lake Placid. My husband and I want to go down the Bobsled track!!!

    By Kim Gibson on February 4, 2014 7:13 AM

    Mohonk Mountain House in the Hudson Valley! It's a beautiful Victorian castle resort located in upstate New York where we can take part in ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow tubing. There are also carriage rides, a heated indoor pool, an award-winning spa and other resort activities, including a variety of classes and sometimes a movie night. Fun for the whole family!

    By consuelo carpenter on February 4, 2014 7:14 AM

    Tannersville, PA to go snow tubing

    By Emily Stenson on February 4, 2014 7:46 AM

    The finest location a for winter sports getaway - is none other than Big Sky - Montana. Yay Big Sky Country!

    By Stanley Elder on February 4, 2014 7:47 AM

    I live north of Pittsburgh, and I like to travel northeast to do some skiing. Lake Placid, NY, or Waterbury, VT are both places that offer excellent places to ski among other Winter Sports.

    By Nigel on February 4, 2014 7:51 AM

    Maine is the best

    By Julie on February 4, 2014 8:02 AM

    Thunder Bay is the Winter Sport Capital of Canada. We even breed hockey players just to prove it!

    By barbara claffey on February 4, 2014 8:19 AM

    Galena Illinois is my favorite winter travel sports destination. Yes, I know it isn't the Rockies, but it is close to home and offers everything that a winter sports lover could want including cross country and downhill skiing, skating, sledding and plenty of fresh outdoor activities your heart desires. What the others don't offer is history. This place has plenty of that with an early 1800's little village that is so quaint in the wintertime. Yes, it will always be Galena for me.

    By Ralph #3 on February 4, 2014 8:39 AM

    Visit the Million Dollar Saloon and sit on a saddle to order---THEN go to the slopes at GRAND TETON--Jackson Hole, WYO. for the best!!

    By Marjorie on February 4, 2014 8:44 AM

    Surfing in Oahu, Hawaii in January

    By Larry on February 4, 2014 9:30 AM

    anywhere warm, Vegas comes to mind, lots to do in and around Vegas and the strip is something else!

    By Ed on February 4, 2014 9:52 AM

    Salt Lake City, UT! They've got it all, and more, great in the winter, but also other seasons. Olympic venues!

    By Flo on February 4, 2014 9:55 AM

    Lake Tahoe by far. Beautiful scenery. Varied runs at Heavenly. Chance to cross to Cal. side. Evenings enjoying the food and casinos.

    By Alan on February 4, 2014 9:56 AM

    Lake Placid, NY. There is skiing at Whiteface and other local mountains like Gore, as well as cross country skiing, dog sledding, watching hockey or figure skating and skating on the Olympic skating oval. This is not to mention the restaurants, shops and the ambiance of the town.

    By Richard Nickell on February 4, 2014 11:12 AM

    Since my wife and I am not into the cold cold weather I would still choose Whistler so our son could go there to see the beauty and try snowboarding there! Now talk about anywhere warm...we would love to see Costa Rica, go on an African Safari or hike in New Zealand and Australia!!!!

    By Louise on February 4, 2014 11:16 AM

    Love Candle Lake,Saskatchewan. We live here and is just so beautiful in the winter!!

    By valerie darsigny on February 4, 2014 11:44 AM

    My favorite place for winter sports is in Quebec, Quebec, you can slide, ski, ice fishing, carnaval, all the best winters activities are close to this city.

    By Heather on February 4, 2014 11:45 AM

    My favorite place for winter sports is Fernie,BC. We have been there 4 times as a family and our children have continued to go there now that they are adults. Absolutely beautiful scenery and sense of tranquility.

    By BETSY STONEBACK on February 4, 2014 11:47 AM

    Summit County Colorado! There are several BW's conveniently located to world class skiing - Keystone,Copper, Breckenridge, Arapaho Basin and Loveland Ski Area- beautiful Lake Dillon views, historical mining towns, Silverthorne Outlet Stores, rec centers with indoor slides for the kids, 4 great Brew Pubs and some of the best fine dining in Colorado!
    There's Cross Country skiing and Tubing at the Frisco Peninsula- right on Lake Dillon.
    The BW in Old Town Dillon is located to the best Mom and Pop dining offering local trout and Doug's famous "smoked on premises" pork, beef and turkey - The Arapaho Cafe. And across the street is the beautiful Lake Dillon.
    I love Summit County! And it's only 1.5 hours from Denver International Airport and 40 minutes to Vail.

    By David on February 4, 2014 12:08 PM


    By Dennis on February 4, 2014 12:20 PM

    Reno . . . It's the biggest little city. Close to the mountains, Lake Tahoe, gambling, and food.

    By Jane P on February 4, 2014 12:35 PM

    Lake Tahoe, CA

    By Jennifer on February 4, 2014 12:38 PM

    Lake Placid, NY

    By gord fudd on February 4, 2014 12:48 PM

    best place to holiday-newfoundland where people are friendly and the landscape is spectacular.

    By Pearly Wong on February 4, 2014 1:32 PM

    Skating at Rockefeller Center

    By Earl Joy on February 4, 2014 2:00 PM

    There is nothing as good as the Colorado Rockies when it comes to winter sports with record snow fall this year, wish I was there.

    By Mayra Milian on February 4, 2014 2:36 PM

    Since I live is South Florida, I like going to the snow and for the best experience, I love visiting Park City, Utah.

    By Terry Chism on February 4, 2014 4:33 PM

    Summit County Colorado with 7 ski areas within 1 hour drive and a huge Outlet Mall in Dillon/Silverthorne. Lots of accommodations from motels, condos, rental homes and ski lodges and plenty of good places to eat. Just a twenty hour drive from central KY. Leave Saturday morning and be night skiing at Keystone by 5 pm Sunday in the beautiful Colorado Rockies.

    By Mary Zeppenfeld on February 4, 2014 5:50 PM

    The best winter vacation is Taos, New Mexico! The powder is awesome!

    By Michele Cupp on February 4, 2014 6:38 PM

    Killington VT. Great skiing and it's beautiful.

    By Robert on February 4, 2014 6:50 PM

    Ottawa, On. It's amazing in the winter!

    By Tammy on February 4, 2014 7:11 PM

    The best winter getaway is to go snowmobiling near Grand Lake, CO in the Rocky Mountains.

    By Manuel Zavala on February 4, 2014 7:21 PM

    The best place for winter sports is Truckee California.Lots of beautiful ski resorts within minutes,world class scenery and Squaw Valley the site of past Winter Olympics.

    By Cheryl Kenny on February 4, 2014 8:20 PM

    Vail, Colorado. Beautiful town with a great selection of restaurants and wonderful skiing

    By Leticia Martinez on February 4, 2014 9:21 PM

    I don't do winter sports, I live in the Nevada desert, winter is too cold and summer is too hot. I prefer warm places like Hawaii or the Mayan Riviera in Mexico.

    By Scott hermanson on February 4, 2014 10:04 PM

    My favorite place to winter snow sport is Whitefish Mt. Best...skiing...EVER!!! The weather is always awesome, the locals are happy and a 30 pack of beer for $20! How could you not love it?

    By steven lewis on February 5, 2014 7:19 AM

    Virgin Islands-bikini watching

    By J. McGregor on February 5, 2014 7:26 AM

    Banff Alberta - This is where I'd got the historic Fairmont Banff Springs renowned for it's hospitality. Its opulent and secluded nestled in the beautiful snow-capped Rockies and the skiing and snowboarding, well there is no comparison.

    By Gilles Beaulieu on February 5, 2014 8:09 AM

    In think Jasper, Alberta is the best. Best views, lots to do and not too crowded.

    By S Beaulieu on February 5, 2014 8:13 AM

    I really love Jasper's small town atmosphere. There is great skiing at Marmot, canyon crawling at Maligne, hiking the lower trails that don't have too much snow, or just enjoying the views.

    By smatkin on February 5, 2014 9:00 AM

    Park City Utah is one of my favorites, haven't been for a while so would love to go back.

    By CHRIS GEORGE on February 5, 2014 9:19 AM


    By Lance R on February 5, 2014 9:41 AM

    Kananaskis Alberta for Snow Shoeing!

    By Tim T on February 5, 2014 10:45 AM

    Colorado baby! So many choices - plenty of ski/snowboard resorts of various sizes, plus any other winter activity you could think of, including awesome hot springs (some that are natural/undeveloped if you know where they are!).

    By Cheryl B on February 5, 2014 12:08 PM

    My home state of NJ because you don't have to travel far for snowcovered beauty and it's own ski resort in Vernon NJ

    By William M on February 5, 2014 1:48 PM

    Hands down Jackson Hole, Wyoming to snow ski, and also enjoyed snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park

    By GRueger on February 5, 2014 5:19 PM

    The best place for winter sports is Australia where it is summer. I shall rent a sport-touring motorcycle and ride from Perth to Melbourne and then up to Queensland for a swim.

    By Tommy Stewart on February 5, 2014 6:49 PM

    Whistler is Wild in Winter

    By Tommy Stewart on February 5, 2014 6:52 PM

    Whistler is Wild in Winter

    By Robert on February 5, 2014 7:01 PM

    Whistler BC

    By Angela Brown on February 5, 2014 8:56 PM

    Skiing Big Sky Montana, it don't get any better!!

    By Wayner on February 6, 2014 5:37 AM

    Best Place for a combination of winter sports, great fun, pubs, bars, excellent eateries, nightlife, all combined is Banff Alberta, (Ski Banff) reasonably priced.. gives you three venues, Sunshine, 3358 acres of terrain, 145 plus runs, 3514 feet vertical, longest run 5 miles..Norquay, also gives you night skiing. AND Lake Louise, internationally famous, for skiing, snowboarding, skating etc. 4200 acres of terrain, 145 plus runs, 3250 feet vertical, longest run 5 miles. Accessible from Banff via ski shuttles. Lots of reasonable priced hotels in Banff, and of course Chateau Lake Louise.
    Never any fear of no snow here..........

    By Martin Linn on February 6, 2014 7:05 AM

    Ice fishing in Minnesota can't be beat.

    By Mary Meenan on February 6, 2014 1:57 PM

    The best place for winter sports is upstate New York - Lake Placid has Olympic class skiing, skating, sledding and the Catskills and Pokinos have wonderful ski resorts.

    By mary meenan on February 6, 2014 1:58 PM

    new york upstate where there is great skiing, skating and mountains

    By Mark Avery on February 6, 2014 2:35 PM

    Alta, Utah - best powder, friendliest folks and great terrain. Best western in SLC is great.

    By Franz Zedlacher on February 6, 2014 3:14 PM

    Snowmass Village, Colorado. A great family-friendly resort, with incredibly diverse terrain and lots to do!

    By C.M. on February 6, 2014 6:10 PM

    Aspen all the way!

    By Ming on February 6, 2014 9:27 PM

    The best place to travel for winter sports is Colorado, US.

    By Misty S. on February 6, 2014 10:35 PM

    Vail, Colorado!

    By Dawna M. on February 7, 2014 5:59 AM

    Shopping and a lot of walking around in St. Thomas. Feeling the warmth of the sun and enjoying life! :)

    By John M. on February 7, 2014 6:05 AM

    Basking in the sun and getting a good tan in Cancun, Mexico!

    By Kelsey M. on February 7, 2014 6:08 AM

    Vacationing in Cancun, Mexico with no cares about the hustle and bustle of life.

    By Mitch Jureckson on February 7, 2014 7:59 AM

    I've had the best spring ski trips (usually early March) in beautiful Colorado. The slopes of Aspen Highlands are particularly appealing to me. Besides the abundance of skiing options and the magnificent terrain, the town of Aspen still retains an Old West charm with a colorful past. Aspen boasts terrific bars, restaurants and shopping for apres ski fun. In Aspen you feel like you are in a real town, not just a venue built to attract skiers. Both hard-core skiers and boarders and non-skiers can have an unforgettable time there.

    By R.L. MAGDEFRAU on February 7, 2014 1:35 PM


    By Susan McGinty on February 7, 2014 2:53 PM

    Mary Jane at Winter Park and Crested Butte,CO

    By John Hansen on February 7, 2014 3:49 PM

    Cannot go wrong with Aspen. Or any Colorado ski resort. Gorgeous.

    By Gary on February 7, 2014 8:29 PM

    Whistler Ski resort in Alberta Canada

    By Ian on February 7, 2014 10:21 PM

    Denver, CO

    By Jeff S on February 7, 2014 10:56 PM

    West Yellowstone Montana, just got back from snowmobiling there. Beautiful, good places to eat and got to see start of dog sled race!

    By Toni Hansen on February 8, 2014 12:24 AM

    Rocky Mountain High. Colorado.

    By Patricia Correia on February 8, 2014 8:29 AM

    Yosemite National Park, California has it all.

    By Anthony on February 8, 2014 12:08 PM

    Utah, would love to visit. salt lake city, park city. I am not picky. would be close to family I haven't seen in awhile!

    By Anthony on February 8, 2014 12:12 PM

    utah , yellowstone,grand tetons

    By Andy on February 9, 2014 10:10 AM

    Snowshoeing Logan's Pass in Glacier National Park!

    By Addy on February 10, 2014 1:01 PM

    Banff offers wonderful scenic daily activities for those that love the outdoors.

    By Melanie on February 11, 2014 8:41 AM

    The best place hands down is can more, Alberta. Beautiful Rockies.... Snowing shoeing as a family it is the premier place!

    By Lynne Laurie on February 11, 2014 9:35 AM

    Banff Alberta is the best location to be.

    By Jared R. on February 11, 2014 3:45 PM

    Snowboarding at Mont Tremblant is pretty rad. Would love to go to Jackson Hole or Whistler though.. One of these days I'll hit them both. Bucket list for sure.

    By Chris Fox on February 12, 2014 6:55 AM

    I like to go to the rainforest of the Northwestern United States.

    By Kathy on February 13, 2014 5:44 AM

    Would love to Skii in Aspen!!

    By Ellen Nefzger on February 13, 2014 9:21 AM

    Winter Sports Park, Petoskey, MI

    By Don on February 14, 2014 10:46 AM

    I always remember driving through Rocky Mountain National Park with my family in August and seeing people skiing in the show. Thought that was a great place. Never gotten back there. Yet.

    By glenna on February 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    Yosemite has always been my favorite place to travel. Ice skating outdoors, while viewing half dome is breathtaking.

    By leslie on February 14, 2014 6:20 PM

    I think the swiss alps would be awesome I live in a very small town this would be a dream come true

    By Mark on February 15, 2014 11:33 AM

    Salt Lake City, Utah - OR Rather all the great winter resorts within a short distance. Yes this is where the Olympics were in 2002, and it's got a salt water beach, but it get's LOTS of REAL SNOW. My favorite area is Little Cottonwood Canyon at the south east end of the Salt Lake Valley - home to Alta and Snowbird. SKI UTAH. Close by are Brighton, Solitude, Park City, Deer Valley, Sun Dance. There are even some Great Micro Breweries - this is not your fathers Utah anymore.

    By Sara on February 16, 2014 2:04 PM

    Truckee, CA is a wonderful place to visit in winter. It is quiet and very beautiful. Know the weather and road conditions before you start on your trip. There can be chain requirements.

    By Rick Spradling on February 17, 2014 3:02 PM

    Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica - December and January are about the only possible times that it can be climbed.

    By Aaron on February 19, 2014 11:49 AM

    Danbury, CT... skating with the Whalers.

    By GDS on February 20, 2014 8:44 AM

    Lake Tahoe snow skiing. Have gone several times with my uncle and have made very special memories. Best weather, Best snow, Best times.

    By steven lewis on February 20, 2014 6:33 PM

    anywhere the temp stays above 70 degrees

    By steven lewis on February 22, 2014 6:54 PM

    Atlanta, plenty of parking (interstates), freeway hockey, peach pass bobsledding, cross-country ski the perimeter, the GCome and get stuck awhile!

    By Kevin Nashban on February 22, 2014 7:22 PM

    Wisconsin northern slopes to ski. WOW!

    By Anne on February 23, 2014 12:47 PM

    In my country Norway, of course :D

    By Linda C. on February 23, 2014 12:47 PM

    Breckenridge, Colorado, lots of snow and lots of fun!

    By Lori C on February 23, 2014 12:49 PM

    Whistler, British Columbia. As seen in the 2010 Winter Olympics!

    By LOYI HALLIBURTON on February 23, 2014 12:50 PM

    Best place for winter sports would have to be Aspen, Colorado. That's where all the snow is.

    By Tony grado on February 23, 2014 12:51 PM

    Mont Tremblant.

    By AD Lister on February 23, 2014 12:52 PM

    Snowshoeing locally is a favourite of ours in South Western Ontario.

    By Todd on February 23, 2014 12:56 PM

    Flagstaff, AZ. You can ski, play in the snow, enjoy the cold for a while, and then drive 2 hours south and warm up in sunny Phoenix!

    By R Lister on February 23, 2014 12:56 PM

    Unless shoveling is a sport, there has been no time this year for winter sports.

    By Brenda Mossbarger on February 23, 2014 12:56 PM

    Everywhere in Wisconsin! Skiing, snowshoeing snowmobiling. It has it all.

    By Tina on February 23, 2014 12:57 PM

    Victoria b.c. Is beautiful in winter

    By Ankur Puri on February 23, 2014 1:04 PM

    Colorado mountains!

    By John Simons on February 23, 2014 1:14 PM

    Lake Tahoe, CA/NV !! Besides, my Brother lives there so FREE LODGING !!

    By john meyer on February 23, 2014 1:15 PM

    Pigeon forge/gatlinburgh best winter vacation EVER!!!

    By Odette Cloutier on February 23, 2014 1:16 PM

    Ski au Mont Tremblant , Qc.

    By Kris L on February 23, 2014 1:16 PM

    Jasper AB

    By Toni on February 23, 2014 1:21 PM

    Mt. Hood, Oregon

    By sabina edwards on February 23, 2014 1:26 PM

    http://www.tablemountain.ca/ In SK we have a great place to go skiiing as well as tubing. Hope everyone has a great weekend outdoors BUT dressed warm

    By sabina edwards on February 23, 2014 1:36 PM

    http://www.tablemountain.ca/ Table Mountain is always such fun. We were introduced by our local school and the skiing is fun for the kids as is the tubing :)
    Hope that you can come and discover what we have here in SK

    By Robert on February 23, 2014 1:41 PM

    Northern Idaho ! Why ? Why not. I've never been anywhere really cold, so I'll throw out that guess.

    By Gary Barclay on February 23, 2014 1:46 PM

    Skiing at Whistler, BC.

    By Diana Caldwell on February 23, 2014 1:55 PM

    Lake Erie ice fishing

    By Marlene P. on February 23, 2014 1:58 PM

    Sitting by the fireplace at the house in northern Wisconsin.

    By nancy meyer on February 23, 2014 2:01 PM

    I think a great winter travel spot would be Colorado. The mountains are great all snow covered and you can go skiing. Sit in the hot tub outside while it snows. If it is nice enough even do a little fishing in the rivers. Also your husband can do even a little hunting if that is his thing. The kids always will enjoy the sensory. I have never been able to go on vacation but this is what I would imagine it would be like in Colorado. Would be nice to experience once with the family!!

    By Sandra S on February 23, 2014 2:15 PM

    Skiing in Whistler, BC

    By Mary L on February 23, 2014 2:27 PM

    I am not a cold weather fan but if I were I would head up to Blue Mountain.

    By amanda Henry on February 23, 2014 2:51 PM

    Anywhere for skiing!!

    By Robert R. on February 23, 2014 2:54 PM

    Sun Valley, Idaho. America's first ski resort!

    By tracy on February 23, 2014 3:01 PM

    Banff, Canada for me... some time in the snow, followed by sometime in front of a roaring fire... repeat... good times!

    By STEFANIE NIELSON on February 23, 2014 3:16 PM

    I would love to try out Banff in Canada.

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    By John Brosnihan on February 23, 2014 3:59 PM

    Park City, UT
    Great skying

    By Charlene on February 23, 2014 4:20 PM

    We love to visit Alaska!! Start out in a BW hotel from Seattle, then a fun filled cruise to Alaska!

    By Paula-Marie Kucharczyk on February 23, 2014 4:30 PM

    Love Whistler! Great family vacation spot!

    By Arjun Rudra on February 23, 2014 5:40 PM

    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

    By William Foster on February 23, 2014 6:10 PM

    Skiing in Colorado. It doesn't get better than skiing all day followed by their great microbrews.

    By Steven Jemson on February 23, 2014 8:39 PM

    Whistler BC is an awesome winter destination.

    By Rose J on February 23, 2014 8:43 PM

    Lake Louise Alberta is a great place to go for winter sports !

    By Sergei on February 23, 2014 8:58 PM

    You don't have to travel far for winter sports when you live here in Minnesota.

    By Roland on February 23, 2014 10:11 PM

    Austria, Insbruck

    By Amber S on February 24, 2014 7:44 AM

    I would say a great spot to visit for winter would be Whistler, BC. If we can't beat winter... we might as well join it and have some fun!

    By lisa on February 24, 2014 12:30 PM

    I'd say where ever there is a curling rink, like Campbell River, BC

    By henry A. on February 24, 2014 12:31 PM

    Anywhere there is a curling rink! Say, Campbell River, BC...

    By Hilary on February 24, 2014 1:34 PM

    Skiing is definitely my favorite! I hardly ever get to ski because skiing would require me traveling long distances, since where I live never has snow! This is also challenging because I have a little Brittany Spaniel who I take everywhere with me. Finding a hotel that will watch my dog when I ski isn't easy, but it makes skiing that much more of a treat! www.aocb.com

    By Kat on February 25, 2014 6:42 AM

    Ice skating at Rockefeller Center at Christmastime is magical for young and old alike!

    By Brad Engborg on February 25, 2014 1:42 PM

    Ok - since we have had snow a fair amount this year in Virginia I have been able to enjoy some winter sports right in my own neighborhood this year! Nice cross country skiing...sledding with the kids...anywhere there is snow we will play!

    By Anna Violette on February 25, 2014 2:46 PM

    Sugarloaf Mtn. Maine!

    By Michelle on February 25, 2014 4:44 PM

    Lake Louise, by far!

    By jude on February 25, 2014 5:21 PM

    Lake Tahoe

    By Cynthia Booton on February 25, 2014 5:34 PM

    The best place to travel for winter sports is Whistler, BC. It is a beautiful place with breathtaking views from the ground, the chair lifts and gondolas. You can ski, snowboard, toboggan, hike, snowshoe and participate in many other winter sports while enjoying the best food, beverages and hotels in the Pacific North West. Whistler is a great winter sport destination.

    By steven lewis on February 25, 2014 6:16 PM

    I have not been there yet! But at my age, I am no-longer interested in cold weather and prefer the warm tropical beaches instead of my native Michigan snow!

    By steven lewis on February 25, 2014 6:26 PM

    Sorry, I thought this was a daily entry. I hope whomever wins enjoys wherever they choose to go!!

    By Sharon on February 25, 2014 7:07 PM

    Whistler, BC

    By KT on February 26, 2014 12:11 AM

    The Canadian Rockies has great skiing and snowboarding; the Banff/Lake Louise areas are also gorgeous and have great apres-ski activities as well!

    By kathie hoehn on February 26, 2014 10:06 AM

    The best place I have been for winter sports is Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn. Charming little town, with horse drawn carriages traveling down the main street. Beautiful!

    By Toni B on February 26, 2014 7:25 PM

    Come to Michigan---we have plenty of snow activities for everyone!

    By Margaret Maggie Porter on February 27, 2014 4:45 AM

    The Rockies in Colorado!

    By lori b on February 27, 2014 1:07 PM

    winter park in Colorado...just went there and loved that it was not packed full of people!!!

    By Toni T on February 27, 2014 1:35 PM

    Borovets,Mount Rila,Bulgaria

    By Wayne Chow on February 27, 2014 9:13 PM

    I would like to visit Whistler!

    By Sandra Brower on February 28, 2014 8:43 AM

    Although we don't get this much cold every winter, Kentucky was a great place to be this winter. I live close to the river and had tons of snow that stayed for over a month. We had our sleds out every day and had a great time. There was snow men built and lots of snow ball fights. It was a great winter!

    By Sandra Brower on February 28, 2014 8:44 AM

    Although we don't get this much cold every winter, Kentucky was a great place to be this winter. I live close to the river and had tons of snow that stayed for over a month. We had our sleds out every day and had a great time. There was snow men built and lots of snow ball fights. It was a great winter!

    By Sandra Brower on February 28, 2014 8:46 AM

    Although we don't get this much cold every winter, Kentucky was a great place to be this winter. I live close to the river and had tons of snow that stayed for over a month. We had our sleds out every day and had a great time. There were snowmen built and lots of snow ball fights. It was a great winter!

    By Darren Spain on February 28, 2014 9:13 AM

    kentucky is fine, it's hilly and perfect for my favorite thing, sledding!

    By William on February 28, 2014 1:21 PM

    Love to go to an NHL Winter Classic, Heritage Classic or Stadium Series game.

    By Nicholas Chow on February 28, 2014 2:18 PM

    I'd like to go to a Winter Olympics someday.

    By Denise on March 5, 2014 1:54 PM

    Whistler, BC, Canada

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