Wayne Imber has diverse interests and passions, of these, traveling and skiing are on top of his list. While he loves traveling the world to explore and ski at the same time, he doesn’t always have the luxury of time. Additionally, Wayne Imber knows that the U.S. has its own world-class ski destinations. He shares his top 3 favorite ski destinations below.
Whether you’re an avid skier or you’re only starting to learn the basics (like snow plowing and falling without getting hurt), you will find that the U.S. has plenty of skiing destinations that will definitely be worth your time. Without further ado, here are the top 3 favorites of Wayne Imber:
1. Vail Mountain, Colorado. With 5,200 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, world-class facilities and amenities, and of course the fine powder that Colorado is known for, what’s not to like about Vail Mountain? Trails for various ski levels are available here, and there is also a collection of kid-friendly areas throughout the mountain resort; enough to keep the kids busy and entertained during your stay.
With seven back bowls, you will find that a week here isn’t nearly enough! It’s one of the reasons I keep coming back. Beginners usually hit the slopes on the Front Side while those who love a good challenge head to the Legendary Back Bowls, a distinctive feature that made Vail a popular ski destination.
2. Steamboat Springs, Colorado. At a peak elevation of 10,568 feet, with 18 ski lifts, and a wide assortment of runs, Steamboat has grown substantially during the past 3 – 4 decades. Now offering more than 100 restaurants, luxury resorts, as well as reasonably priced accommodations, Steamboat Springs is considered one of the premier destinations for skiers of all abilities.
Snowfall of 400 inches (10.15 m) per year, 165 runs, with 14% beginner, and the reminder evenly split between intermediate and expert, Steamboat is a favorite of domestic and international skiers. Its western roots give rise to cowboys, vast ranches, and horses, added in recent years to the increasing sophistication and wider appeal designed for visitors from around the world. Highly rated for its snow quality, absence of bustling crowds, and family friendliness, Steamboat Springs is a great place to visit.
3. Mount Snow, Vermont. Mount Snow, originally called Mount Pisgah, is a ski resort in the Green Mountains National Forest. Proximity is one of the reasons why Wayne Imber used to frequent the resort. It’s actually the go-to ski-fix destination of most locals in the Northeastern metropolitan region.
There are various trails here suitable for all types of skiers: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. At an elevation of 3,600 feet, it has a vertical drop of 1,700 feet. The resort boasts 2.38 square kilometers of skiable area. This is actually where Wayne Imber developed his skills in his teens and twenties, moving from one slope to the next as he advanced in his level of expertise.
These are some of the most popular ski resorts in the U.S, and are the go-to ski destinations of Wayne Imber for a quick fix.
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