Alternative Winter Sports

By LL Editorial Staff

Exterior Hotel Park City

Visitors to Park City, Utah, never under estimate the power of the powder. This winter haven, where celebrities flock in droves, is first and foremost known for its incredible ski resorts. But there is no need to be a slave to your skis. Try something new and different, from navigating a snowmobile through snowdrifts to experimenting on an alpine slide. The staff at Hotel Park City, as well as at Dakota Mountain Lodge & Golden Door Spa, can guide you and help make any of the necessary arrangements. Come evening, slip inside one of the village’s cozy bistros for an après adventure meal.

Snow Covered Trees at Lake Tahoe

Is it a myth or does it actually snow in sunny California? Yes, it does, especially in the mountainous regions in the northern part of the state. In Lake Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada border, hunker down at the Resort at Squaw Creek then bundle up and head outside. The resort has ski-in/ski-out privileges and private chair lift, but it is also home to a Nordic Center and ice-skating rink. The region is rich with wintery fun, too, such as sledding, snow tubing and gondola rides.

When snow is mentioned, automatically skiing comes to mind. But not everyone enjoys a hair-raising ride down the side of a mountain. Some prefer a wintry alternative, and there are plenty of options in all corners of the world to keep you satisfied. And, if you should decide to strap on a pair of skis while nesting at some resort, there always seems to be a lift or gondola ready to ferry up the ski-bound to the tip-top of some snowy peak.