Thinking of planning a last-minute winter getaway? Check out these five breathtaking winter destinations right here in the United States. There are plenty of places to go in the world if you want to get away from the winter chill, but for those who love the snow, these winter-wonderland destinations are as picturesque as it gets. Book with Cash Back at Ebates and stay on budget with a winter travel promo code.
Billing itself as the Switzerland of America, Ouray will give you a taste of those Alpine backdrops you’ve been dreaming of visiting — only now you won’t need a passport. This historic town, where many a Hollywood western has been filmed, isn’t just for skiers. Try your hand at ice climbing at the Ouray Ice Park pictured above. When it’s time to unwind, take a load off in the natural springs while soaking up the majestic mountain scenery. Before you book your weekend winter getaway, compare prices for flights and hotels at Expedia. If you’re looking to book for the end of February or early March, act fast! According to Expedia, the town is currently 75 percent booked.
Truly a skier’s paradise, Killington offers miles upon miles of trails for all kinds of snow sports, including snowmobiling. For those looking to plan a girls’ weekend, make it one to remember with a two-day women’s ski camp lead by Olympic gold medalist Donna Weinbrecht. Killington Resort is hosting this unforgettable experience Feb. 25 and 26. And if staying at the resort is out of your budget, check out this discounted stay at nearby Killington Mountain Lodge, courtesy of Groupon Getaways.
Get a healthy dose of Big Sky Country in Bozeman, which offers a whole lot more than just the famous slopes at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Ski Resort. Tour the charming downtown area, or visit the Museum of the Rockies and the American Computer Museum. For some extra wintry fun with the family, explore the wilderness with Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures. Check out more things to do in Bozeman at TripAdvisor.
History buffs, this one is for you. Tour buildings designed by Thomas Jefferson and peek into Edgar Allen Poe’s old dorm room at the University of Virginia, which happens to look spectacular covered in snow. Avoid the crowds during the spring and summer and book some vineyard tours along the Monticello Wine Trail.
Jackson’s town square, pictured above, is the definition of winter magic. There you can enjoy ice skating, plenty of restaurants and quirky souvenir shopping. Book a fun getaway for two in Jackson and get the wild west experience with dinner at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Then top off your evening with a romantic sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge.