Our #1 pick? Park City, Utah. Conveniently located near an international airport, with 5-star accommodations and restaurants, everything a pampered leisure seeker might want, and activities close at hand for the little ones. Back-country skiing, snowboarding and Nordic (cross-country) tracks are all available. A plus? The Olympic trails and venues are open to and usable by the public.
#3: The Summit at Snowqualmie, Washington. Well-groomed trails and steep drops will leave you breathless, as well as give your newbies a place to learn. Snowboarders, you'll love this halfpipe! And once you get there, you'll want to stay for the food, views and relaxation you'll find.
#4: Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont. We picked this one for the snowboarder in us all! Several areas offer various degrees of difficulty. Accommodations and other activities are close by. A plus? Really friendly and very skilled people.
And last, but not least, #5: Giants Ridge Resort, Minnesota. If you're an Alpine or Nordic skier, snowboarder or snowmobiler, you don't want to miss this one! Fantastic snow conditions and Olympic hopefuls...what a treat!
So strap on, zip up and push off for the best skiing of your life!