The Hottest Skiing Destinations

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Away.com shares the hottest skiing destinations to visit this winter.

    Amanda Lukoff: With the smell of snow in the air it is time to start planning a get-way to the slopes. At Away.

    com we've picked some great ski destinations for this season's trip.

    Salt Lake City has more than seven ski resorts within a 30-mile radius, meaning travelers can usually find a good deal because of the competition. The Wasatch mountain range is near 30-minute drive from Downtown and offers hundreds of miles of trails at world-class resorts.

    In its proximity to the Salt Lake City International Airport makes this destination great for a weekend get-away or a week-long winter vacation.

    Lake Tahoe is the country's largest alpine lake, surrounded on all sides by the Sierra Nevada Mountains that's travel Nevada and California. A former site of the Winter Olympics in 1960, this area offers some legendary skiing adventures. And with merely 300 days of sun shine a year Lake Tahoe is usually a sure bet for great weather during your vacation.

    Killington, Vermont is nicknamed The Beast of the East as it's the largest ski area on the East Coast. Some of the runs are up to ten miles long and the area offers more lifts, more runs, and more vertical feet than any other ski area in the region. Plus, it has the biggest snow-making system in the world and the longest ski season in the East, usually from mid-October to June.

    So grab your board or skis and head out for your own adventure this season.