7 Ski Destinations Non-Skiers Will Love Too

Stunning winter destinations you can enjoy without ever stepping foot on the slopes.

Aspen Snowmass. Photo courtesy aspensnowmass.com.

Destination: Aspen, Colorado
Why You Should Go: Aspen isn’t home to just one, but four world-class ski mountains including, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, and Buttermilk. Snowmass is the largest of the four with 3,332 acres of terrain, which includes 94 trails and 21 chairlifts. Its size means it has plenty of varied terrain, ideal for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. For those seeking more of a challenge, try Aspen Mountain (it’s ski-only), as it has plenty of black diamond runs. Getting up for the first time? Hit Buttermilk.

The region is no stranger to the high life, as it is often considered a playground for the rich and famous. For a luxurious stay try Hotel Jerome. A landmark building in the city, the hotel just re-opened days ago following an extensive renovation, which includes a new lobby bar and restaurant. Hoping to book in some spa time? Try the Remède Spa found at the St. Regis Aspen, where you can indulge in a signature treatment like their Rocky Mountain Ritual ($280 for 1 hr 45min). We suggest finishing off the spa day with an on-site Après Tea, which is afternoon tea meets après-ski drinks (from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Shadow Mountain Lodge).