Throughout the month of November, snow begins to fall and mountain towns across the continent start coming to life in anticipation of ski season.
Where are you most excited to ski this year? What's your favorite post-adventure watering hole? Which hotel offers the best ski-centric amenities? Answer by voting for your favorite nominees in each category. You can vote once per day, per category until polls close on Monday, November 20 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Ski Resort
Which resort offers the best alpine skiing? — Photo courtesy of iStock / andresr
Temperatures are cooling and ski areas all across the continent are gearing up for their winter season. 10Best wants to know which North American ski resorts are the crème de la crème. Which resort gets your vote?
Best Cross-Country Ski Resort
Get your heart pumping at these 20 Nordic ski centers — Photo courtesy of iStock / TommL
Few activities can compare to cross-country skiing for the opportunity to experience a quieter, more serene side of winter (with a killer cardio workout to boot). While many alpine ski areas also offer Nordic trails, some of the best cross-country skiing is found at dedicated resorts.
Best Ski Town
A great ski town offers more than just easy slope access — Photo courtesy of iStock / DOUGBERRY
What makes a great ski town? Some would say it's convenient access to the slopes. Or maybe it's the variety of restaurants, bars, shops and accommodations. Yet, others might gravitate towards a small town vibe or historic atmosphere.
Best Après-Ski Bar
A perfect day on the slopes calls for a perfect bar at night — Photo courtesy of iStock / oneinchpunch
When the sun goes down and the lifts shut down for the day, bars and restaurants in ski towns across North America fill up with skiers and snowboarders looking for a good time with good friends. These awesome après-ski bars offer top notch food, drink and atmosphere – a perfect setting to close out a perfect day on the snow.
Best Ski Hotel
These 20 hotels offer loads of ski-centric amenities — Photo courtesy of iStock / buzzanimation
These 20 hotels and resorts, selected by a panel of ski and snowboarding experts, offer perks like stunning mountain views, serene spa treatments, convenient slope-side locations and even ski-in, ski-out service. What's your favorite hotel for the perfect ski-centric winter vacation?
Vote for your top choices in each category once per day, and remember to check back on Friday, November 24 to see the full list of winners.