This winter, take a cross-country ski vacation at a scenic mountain resort or ranch for the perfect winter trip. The following destination cross-country ski vacations offer excellent accommodations, delicious dining options along with an abundance of winter activities such as snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh rides, snowmobiling and nearby downhill skiing. These winter recreation vacations are perfect for the entire family or as a romantic getaway.
Lone Mountain Ranch
Lone Mountain Ranch provides nordic skiing and winter adventures with a friendly western lodge, cozy cabins, delicious dining and personalized services for your entire vacation. Cross country ski on 85km of groomed trails, snowshoe on over 30km of snowshoe trails or take a guided wildlife or backcountry tour. Take a shuttle to Big Sky Ski Resort for downhill skiing and riding or visit Yellowstone National Park where guided snowcoach, wildlife and nordic ski and snowshoe tours are offered.
Lapland Lake: Nordic Vacation Center
Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is tucked away in New Yorks Adirondack Forest Preserve. The Finnish designed resort provides cozy cottages, dining, warm hospitality and 50km acres of groomed cross country ski trails along lakes, streams and through forests. Certified instructors can provide lessons and terrain is available for all levels of skiers both classical and skating style. For a complete winter vacation, try snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, tubing or wilderness ski touring through this scenic mountain setting.
Sun Mountain Lodge
Sun Mountain Lodge, a destination cross country ski resort, is set on 3,000 acres in Washington’s North Cascades. The resort offers 200km of groomed trails through beautiful scenic forests and terrain for every level of nordic skier. Sun Mountain Lodge provides one of the largest nordic centers in North America with full service rentals, lessons and tours. Winter activities include guided backcountry adventures, nordic lessons, snowshoeing, ice skating and sleigh rides. Follow your days with a spa service, relax in the hot tub and then enjoy award winning cuisine, wine, and accommodations.
Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley Resort in Idaho offers a nordic vacation located next to a charming village full of lodging, restaurants, shopping, spa services, entertainment, and full service amenities. The Sun Valley Nordic and Snowshoe Center offers 40km of groomed trails for skate and classic skiing. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides and swimming in heated outdoor pools. For those wanting to alpine ski, try Sun Valley Resorts two mountains with terrain for every level of skier and rider.
Vista Verde Ranch
Vista Verde Ranch offers an all-inclusive resort ranch and cross country skiing vacation near Steamboat Springs in Colorado. The accommodations and dining are excellent, the scenery is stunning and all your winter activities are outside your door. Classic or skate ski on 30km of groomed trails. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, sleigh rides and sledding. For downhill enthusiasts, ski or ride at nearby Steamboat Ski Resort.
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is the place for your winter vacation to cross-country ski and stay in a lodge rated with the Four Diamond Award of Excellence. Nordic ski on the 26 mile Jackrabbit Trail or try ice skating, dogsled riding, snowshoeing or alpine skiing at the nearby Whiteface mountains. The Mirror Lake Inn is located only one block from Main Street in Lake Placid and provides luxurious lodging, dining and spa services.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Devil’s Thumb Ranch provides true rustic upscale western lodging, spa services and dining for your winter vacation in Colorado. Outdoor winter activities are endless as you explore 5000 acres of scenic mountain land. Try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on some of the best cross-country trails in North America. Winter Park ski resort is nearby for those wanting to downhill ski and snowboard.
Trapp Family Lodge
The Trapp Family Lodge welcomes you with Austrian-inspired lodging and dining in Stowe, Vermont. There are 60km of groomed trails for cross country skiing and 100km of backcountry trails for skiing and snowshoeing. The Trapp Family Lodge Fitness Center provides a large indoor swimming pool, climbing wall, massage rooms, sauna and an outdoor hot tub.