Great winter trips in the West

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

12 cozy winter lodges

Ski, skate, sled, or just relax by the fire at the West's ultimate winter retreats

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Lost Trail Lodge, near Truckee, CA
Photo by Scott Sawyer

Lost Trail Lodge, near Truckee, CA

It takes a 4-mile trek on cross-country skis, amid endless Sierra views, to reach this mellow backcountry lodge. Your reward: a stove-heated room—one of four in the lodge (there’s a bathroom-less cabin too)—and a veritable Americana museum to browse post-sledding. From $89/person; 2-night minimum;



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