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7 Ideas for Winter Fun in the USA

by Team Fathom

Sleigh Ride National Elk Refuge

A sleigh ride in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photo by Lori Iverson for USFWS / Flickr.

USA – Bundle up and stroll Main Street. Go on safari in grizzly country. Tackle untracked powder with the ski patrol before slopes open to the public. Forget heading south for the winter — there's plenty of cold-weather fun in this part of the world.

A Weekend That Puts the Why in Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, sees millions of tourists in the summer due to its proximity to some of America's best national parks. In the winter, the landscape is powdered, peaceful, and full of elk.

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Sun Valley Lead

The view from the chairlift. Photo by Nandita Khanna.

The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley attracts moneyed and high-profile visitors, but its guests don't really come here for the glitz — they come for the snow and the terrain.

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Lake Tahoe Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing in North Lake Tahoe. Photo by David Bunker.

No Skis Necessary in Tahoe This Winter

Yay! You're going to Lake Tahoe! Boo! You don't ski. No need to sit and sulk indoors. The natural playground that is Lake Tahoe offers heaps of off-mountain fun in the form of snowshoeing and stargazing and fat-bike riding. So leave the skis and snowboard (and marshmallows) back at the ranch, and head outside.

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Woodstock Inn itinerary

A covered bridge in downtown Woodstock. Photo by Berit Baugher.

A Cozy Weekend at Vermont's Woodstock Inn

Frequently referred to as "the prettiest small town in America," Woodstock looks exactly like what you'd imagine (and hope) a small New England village would. Plan an idyllic winter weekend at Woodstock Inn & Resort in Vermont's Green Mountains, where a fresh coat of snow is cause for celebration and the natural surroundings entice you to spend time outdoors.

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Montana Paws Up Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like a perfect vacation. Photo courtesy of Paws Up.

Homesteading for the Holidays in Montana

For an uncharted vacation, look no further than the American West, where vintage views and orchestrated activities in the great outdoors can be all yours. Welcome to Paws Up, a deluxe ranching vacation for the whole family.

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Viceroy Snowmass

Viceroy Snowmass. Photo courtesy of the Residences Viceroy Snowmass.

Swish! Ski-In/Ski-Out in Viceroy Snowmass

There is varied terrain for all ability levels, and the village is quaint. Add a slopeside location, state-of-the-art spa, and varied dining options, and you've got everything you need for a family-friendly luxury ski vacation under one roof outside Aspen in Snowmass, Colorado.

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Teton Mountains Sunrise

Sunrise over the Teton Mountains. Photo by Devorah Klein Lev-Tov.

You've Got Time for One Last Run at Jackson Hole

For baby: Wildlife safari adventuring in Grand Teton National Park. For mom and dad: Easy skiing surrounded by beautiful, sun-kissed mountains rising in the background and snow-covered evergreens dotting the landscape.

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