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Winter Getaways

See cold-weather trip ideas across the West.

AAA Members ski with views of Lake Tahoe.

Best Winter Weekend Getaways in the West

From ski towns to tropical beaches, here are the best places to play—and relax—from November to March.
two hikers snow shoe at Mount Hood

3 Top Nature Spots for Winter Fun

Yellowstone, Mt. Hood, and Bryce Canyon offer dramatic snowy landscapes and outdoor excursions.
boy having fun on an inner tube in the snow, Sierra Nevada

Where to Sled, Tube, and Cross-Country Ski in the Sierra

These are perfect places for sledding, snow tubing, tobogganing, and cross-country skiing.
a family sitting on snow overlooking a snow-topped mountain with the sun

8 Tips for a Less Expensive Ski Weekend

Next time you hit the ski slopes, ease your wallet with these simple tips.
Beautiful view of the snow-covered forest opening to reveal a piece of Lake Coeur d' Alene on a sunny winter afternoon

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Winter Weekend Trip

This lakeside resort warms winter visitors with fireworks, chocolate, and alpacas.
Sunrise lights up the rocks in Red Rock Canyon in Nevada on a winter morning.

6 Warm Winter Getaways Across the West

Banish the thermals with surreal desert hikes, dude ranch rides, and alfresco hot tubs.
Elk roam at the National Elk Refuge near Jacksonhole, Wyoming and Teton National Park.

Discover the Best Winter Getaway for You

Whether you’re interested in dog sledding or the desert, there’s a trip in the West for you.
Northern lights above the trees in Fairbanks, Alaska.

7 Places to See the Northern Lights in the U.S. and Beyond

Witness the stunning aurora borealis at one of these spots.
two people on snomobiles carve through fresh poweder in Ely, Nevada.

Visit These 5 Quieter Winter Destinations Instead

Appreciate the colder months in these quaint communities.
Mountain retreats in Whistler, British Columbia, blanketed in snow.

Best Mountain Towns for Winter

These four mountain towns deliver the best of winter.
Joshua Tree National Park rocky landscape, California, image

Palm Springs Winter Escape

Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park peak in winter with hip offerings and outdoor adventure.
A skier rides down the mountain with views of Lake Tahoe in the background, image

5 Things to Love in Tahoe City, California

Tahoe City culture thrives with festivals, live performances, cinema, and down-to-earth dining.
Frozen Emerald Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

7 Best National Parks to Visit in Winter

Bundle up and venture out for a frosty view of the United States' treasures.
Skiiers fly down the hill at Arizona Snowbowl in Flaggstaff.

Where to Ski in Arizona

Hit the slopes at one of Arizona's three ski properties.
South Rim sunrise panorama with snow from Pima Point at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Visiting the Grand Canyon in Winter

Experience the truly great outdoors—and chill out—at the Grand Canyon during the off-season.
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