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Ski Wyoming & Utah

If you can stomach the exchange rates, consider putting your 2016 ski dollars toward a trip to the big snow and big sky of Wyoming and Utah.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is expanding with new terrain, a new summit restaurant and a new lift that will take 2,000 skiers up 500 metres every hour. Their now-famous gondola is still a pre-run thrill. Easy to get to, too: One hop from Seattle, Minneapolis or Chicago and you’re in. Visit JacksonHole.com.

And if you’ve been to Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort before, you may not recognize it now. Vail Resorts bought both it and the adjacent Canyons Resort earlier this year, merging them into one – now the largest ski resort in the U.S. at 7,300 acres. Upgrades included a new gondola that connects the two areas, new high-speed chair lifts, restaurant renos and better snow-making capabilities. Visit ParkCity.com.