An avalanche of winter winners
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:
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.
Full list of winners: Best Ski Resorts
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.
Full list of winners: Best Cross-Country Ski Resorts
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.
Full list of winners: Best Ski Towns
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.
Full list of winners: Best Après-Ski Bars
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.
Full list of winners: Best Ski Hotels
Congratulations to all these winter winners! Remember to vote daily in other Readers' Choice categories on 10Best.com.