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Hit The Slopes At These Five Ski Vacation Destinations

Winter Sports

In anticipation of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea, Colorado will welcome these experiences: Ski and snowboard Olympic qualifiers at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge (Dec. 14 to 17), the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Olympic Freeski and Snowboard at Copper Mountain (Dec. 6 to 10), Aspen (Jan.10 to14) and Steamboat’s 2018 Olympic Send-Off Celebration (Jan. 27). Ski areas across the state will celebrate the winter Olympics throughout the season with themed events open to the public such as races, send-offs for athletes competing in the games and lessons or clinics led by former Olympians; colorado.com

Ski for All

Park City, Utah, is known for its legendary skiing and stunning landscapes. Stein Eriksen Lodge is offering the “World’s Best Ski Package,” which includes two adult all-day lift tickets to Deer Valley Resort, a daily breakfast buffet at Glitretind Restaurant, unlimited access to spa facilities and full access to resort fitness classes. Experience the newest luxury ski-in/ski-out property, Stein Eriksen Residences, located about 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport; steinlodge.com.

Celebrating a Milestone

One Colorado ski resort is celebrating a milestone birthday. The 2017 to 2018 winter season marks the 50th anniversary of the Snowmass Ski Area. Its season-long celebration includes a weekend anniversary special on Dec. 15 with a throwback 1967 single-lift ticket pricing of $6.50, a retro party at Elk Camp, plus fireworks and events throughout the season; aspensnowmass.com.

Slopes Meet Sustenance

Beaver Creek, Colorado, combines luxury with adventure to create a refined side of winter as well as fabulous events. There’s the Beaver Creek’s Winter Culinary Weekend from Jan. 18 to 21, offering interactive cooking demonstrations, innovative wine and spirits events, gourmet wine pairing dinners and, of course, the opportunity to ski; beavercreek.com.

Feminine Focus

The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a part of RockResorts, reaches its 10-year anniversary in January. A celebration will take place in December with special activities held at Vail Square, including musicians and ice sculptures during the winter season. The Skadi Vail Women’s Ski Fest takes place Jan. 13 and 14 for female skiers and riders to be treated to customized, on-mountain guided experiences and film premieres; vail.com.