Great winter trips in the West

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

18 great snowy getaways

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

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Skiing at Moonlight Basin, Montana.
Photography by Rob Howard

Hit the slopes in Moonlight Basin

Like sisters forced to share the same room, a little tension was inevitable when Moonlight Basin opened next to Big Sky Resort on Montana's Lone Mountain in 2003. But any frostiness melted away with the debut of the Lone Peak Ticket ($79), combining the resorts' 5,300 acres.

Bolstered by 200 more acres at Big Sky this year, the area is now the largest contiguous swath in U.S. ski country ― with enough greens, blues, and double-blacks to keep everybody happy.

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