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? That's what we asked our readers, and for the last four weeks, they've been voting daily for their favorites.
Click on each category below to see the full list of winners:
Best Ski Resort: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has won the title of Best Ski Resort two years in a row — Photo courtesy of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Taking top honors two years running, the winner of the Readers' Choice award for Best Ski Resort sits between Truckee and Tahoe City. Skiers and riders enjoy some 6,000 acres of terrain, including 16 bowls, 270 trails and 42 lifts ferrying visitors to the top of the dual resorts, accessible on the same lift ticket.
Best Cross-Country Ski Resort: White Grass Ski Touring Center
The White Grass Ski Touring Center gives access to the snowy Cabin Mountains of West Virginia — Photo courtesy of White Grass Ski Touring Center
Located in West Virginia's snowy Cabin Mountain range, White Grass Ski Touring Center maintains more than 37 miles (60 km) of trails. The center also offers a variety of rentals, guided tours, lessons, a repair shop and a cafe serving wholesome, healthy and natural foods.
Best Ski Town: North Conway
The town of North Conway sits in New Hampshire's scenic White Mountains — Photo courtesy of Harvey Barrison / Flickr
Nestled within the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire, North Conway sits within a half-hour drive of more than a dozen alpine and Nordic ski resorts. Visitors off the slopes can explore the town's pastel-hued Victorian architecture oozing New England charm. The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center makes for an excellent rest-day diversion.
Best Après-Ski Bar: The Snorting Elk Cellar
The Snorting Elk Cellar serves hot drinks and craft beers — Photo courtesy of Crystal Mountain Hotels
Easily one of the best après-ski spots in the Pacific Northwest, the Snorting Elk Cellar is situated in the cellar of a Bavarian-style lodge near Crystal Mountain. A hot drink menu is complemented by 18 locally-crafted draft beers, all poured next to a warming, roaring fire.
Best Ski Hotel: Hidden Moose Lodge
Hidden Moose Lodge has won the title of Best Ski Hotel twice in a row — Photo courtesy of Hidden Moose Lodge
The slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort lie just minutes from the front door of Hidden Moose Lodge, a rustic mountain B&B complete with a river rock fireplace, outdoor hot tub and a spacious outdoor deck. Each guest room features a different Montana theme, and all enjoy private decks. Other amenities include complimentary evening drinks and a ski shuttle to the base of Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Congratulations to all these winter winners! Remember to vote daily in other Readers' Choice categories on 10Best.com.