In the words of George R.R. Martin, "winter is coming," and 10Best is ready to hit the slopes. During our 2018 Ski & Snowboard Readers' Choice Awards, we're asking you to vote for your favorite alpine and Nordic ski areas, ski towns, hotels and après-ski hot spots across the United States and Canada.
You can vote in each category once per day, and voting ends on Monday, November 26 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Après-Ski Bar
These 20 après-ski spots offer a perfect end to a day on the mountain — Photo courtesy of iStock / ViewApart
When the sun goes down and the lifts stop running 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 20 après-ski bars offer top-notch food, drink and atmosphere – a perfect setting to close out a stellar day on the snow.
Best Cross-Country Ski Resort
These resorts earn rave reviews for their Nordic trails — Photo courtesy of iStock / Jag_cz
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. We asked a panel of Nordic ski experts to nominate their 20 favorite resorts, and now we need your help crowning a winner.
Best Ski Hotel
Where would you love to stay slope-side? — Photo courtesy of iStock / Arand
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?
Best Ski Resort
We've nominated 20 ski and snowboarding areas, and now we need your vote — Photo courtesy of iStock / anatoliy_gleb
Temperatures are cooling and ski areas all across the USA and Canada are gearing up for their winter season. 10Best wants to know which North American ski resorts are the crème de la crème, so we've asked a panel of skiing and snowboarding experts to nominate their 20 favorite resorts – mountains that offer serious snowfall, varied terrain, lots of lift access and all the desirable amenities in town.
Best Ski Town
Which ski town offers the best winter vibes? — Photo courtesy of iStock / Adventure_Photo
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. Others might gravitate toward a small town vibe or historic atmosphere. What's your favorite ski town?
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, December 7.