Great winter trips in the West

Find snow, solitude, and shopping on a fun winter getaway

Christmas Eve at the Hotel Del Coronado

The West's best holiday traditions

We asked our readers for their favorite local holiday celebrations big and small. Here are the best of the best, from festive light displays to classic performances

Free lift tickets

Skiing in the West

Our favorite places to go skiing, from Tahoe to Telluride--plus some secret tips to take with you to the slopes

The Aurora Borealis as seen in Fairbanks, Alaska.

8 winter nature escapes

Experience amazing coastline, wildlife, Aurora Borealis, Yosemite, and more

Skiing in Bear Valley, California

18 great snowy getaways

Where to hop on a sleigh, lace up your skates, ski deep powder, or just cozy up

Portland's green boutique Ink & Peat.

13 fun winter towns

Cool finds, festive neighborhoods, cozy cafés, and artsy winter days

Peaceful getaways - View Hotel

Top 10 peaceful winter getaways

Secluded vacation spots that press the pause button on the day-to-day whirl

A romantic beach near Todos Santos Inn, Baja, Mexico.

10 warming winter trips

Escape winter chill on a vacation to SoCal, the Southwest, Hawaii, or Mexico

Snowshoeing in Park City, Utah

Affordable Park City, Utah

Go after Sundance and you'll be rewarded with peace, quiet, and plenty of deals

Discovery Trail - Escape to Long Beach

Escape to Long Beach, WA

Gorgeous coastline, great eats, and zero crowds make this region a winner this winter

Cross-country skiing in Hood River, OR

Ski on the cheap in Hood River, Oregon

An hour from Portland, OR, Hood River’s great après-ski restaurant scene is booming. Here's where to go

Outer Sunset surfers

Beach day in San Francisco

5 great reasons to head to the Outer Sunset in winter

Sandhill cranes in Bosque del Apache, New Mexico.

Into the wild

Escape to New Mexico's Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Telluride ski view

Telluride on a dime

Think this ritzy Colorado ski town is out of reach? Get 4 end-of-season strategies to save


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