Winter explorers in the Canadian Rockies can absorb the scenery around Banff, Jasper, Sulphur Mountain, Vermillion Lakes, and the Icefields Parkway. Cross-country skiing in possible at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. One good downhill area is Goat's Eye at Sunshine.
Northstar at Tahoe ranks as one of California's premier ski resorts, offering a fully-integrated facility with skiing and lodging together.
As a traveler seeks to evaluate the merits of various ski destinations in the West, Telluride, Colorado, has some special appeals--namely outstanding skiing and a top-notch spa facility.