No need to back out of the next ski-trip if you’re not a snow bunny. Resorts throughout the country are offering exciting winter activities that will entertain visitors who avoid the slopes. From an adventurous dog-sledding tour at Hotel Madeline Telluride in Colorado to a peaceful winter canopy tour over the tall evergreens at Omni Mount Washington in New Hampshire, these luxury ski destinations are offering an array of seasonal activities that will have everyone looking forward to winter. Check out these three amazing winter destinations.
Embark on a Snow Filled Adventure at Hotel Madeline Telluride, CO
When the snow begins to fall, there is something for everyone at Hotel Madeline Telluride. Hotel Madeline Telluride is a boutique address with ideal ski-in/ski-out locations in Telluride, Colorado, offering views of snow-clad peaks and 2,000 acres for winter exploration. Non-skiers can enjoy a wide variety of winter activities. Dog-sled tours led by eight to ten Alaskan Huskies whisk adventurers though the Colorado backcountry, while expert guides lead guests through open alpine meadows in the historic town of Alta on a snowmobile. For dinner, a snow-cat can pull guests toGorrono Ranch, a mountaintop restaurant that offers western-style dinners, beautiful views, and a crackling bonfire. Visitors can also enjoy ice-skating at Town Park, or ice climbing on local waterfalls, snow-biking on nearby slopes, and snowshoeing excursions. Rates begin at $265 a night.
Winter Fun for All at Omni Mount Washington Resort, NH
Don’t Ski? No problem! The Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH, provides plenty of outdoor activities so everyone can enjoy the beautiful white snow on the historic mountain. The resort offers tremendous snow conditions and numerous snow activities for guests including snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice climbing and their new Canopy Tour, one of the longest canopy tours in the U.S. and the longest zip-line tour in New England. Thrill-seekers who prefer to keep their feet closer to the ground can opt to go tubing. With packed power designed for speed, guests soar down the mountain where they can go solo or share their tube with family and friends. For those hoping to immerse themselves into the great outdoors, the resort is amidst some of the most popular snowmobiling locationsin New Hampshire. This excursion allows guests to absorb sites and scenes not everyone gets to see as they ride around the trails of the surrounding forests. Omni Mount Washington also offers activities for the more faint of heart. Spectacular horse–drawn sleigh rides, intimate culinary experiences featuring a specially personalized menu andrelaxing nature-inspired treatments in their stunning, new 25,000-square-foot Spa, ensure that there Rates from $229 per night.
Hit the Slopes San Skis at The Omni Homestead Resort, VA
Escape to the winter wonderland of Hot Springs, VA, this season in the snow blanketed Allegheny Mountains at The Omni Homestead Resort. Skiing not your thing? Guests have acres of wide trails to enjoy snow mobile tours, or speed down hills by snow tubing. Finish your day by winding down at the Mountain Lodge with a cup of delicious hot cider and some scrumptious s’mores. Winter rates starting at $180