A world of winter wonderlands to discover
The call of the wild. Pristine snow glittering in the sunlight, majestic peaks in the distance, and the deep silence of the woods. The mountains in winter have an enduring charm, not just for skiers eager to try their skills on the slopes, but also for snowy family adventures that include mugs of cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate around a roaring fire to enjoy at the end of the day. Holiday Inn Club Vacations membership gives you the opportunity to plan ski getaways in the high Sierra around Lake Tahoe, or in Vermont and to explore the valleys and ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
With two resorts in the Lake Tahoe area, Tahoe Ridge Resort and David Walley’s Resort, you are all set for skiing, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, hiking and more. Just breathing the crisp, cold air and taking in panoramic views of spectacular alpine scenery from your terrace will reconnect you with nature. The Tahoe Ridge Resort even has a direct Skier Express gondola to Heavenly Resort’s Stagecoach Lodge and lifts, giving you easy access to the slopes. For the après ski scene, enjoy the resort restaurants and explore the South Lake Tahoe dining scene.
Mount Ascutney Resort in Brownsville, Vermont is at the heart of the soft beauty of the Green Mountains for skiing, sleigh rides, hiking and even ice fishing. Enjoy snowball fights with friends and family and delicious local produce in the resort’s farm-to-table restaurant. This peaceful mountain retreat is near Woodstock and Windsor and only 90 minutes from the picturesque town of Stowe for craft breweries, wineries, cider bars and more dining.
A stay at Oak n’ Spruce Resort in South Lee, Massachusetts gives you the opportunity to enjoy the snowy landscapes of the Berkshires. Go skiing and snowshoeing, hike the Appalachian Trail, climb Monument Mountain, and explore the area’s valleys and lakes. After a day in the great outdoors, visit historic communities with New England ambiance, museums and seasonal festivals such as the Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum and the Bright Nights holiday lights in Springfield.
Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is right on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with over 800 square miles of hiking trails, 100 waterfalls, caves, historic communities, and wildlife ranging from wild turkeys to groundhogs, deer and black bears.
Winter sports include skiing and snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg or enjoy ice skating and hiking. Dare to walk across the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America in Gatlinburg Sky Park and climb up to the viewing point for breathtaking views of mist-shrouded mountains and forest as far as the eye can see. Take the family to Dollywood®, where there’s a Christmas Festival too, or enjoy scenic valley drives to the historic community of Cades Cove and other highland villages and viewpoints.
For more southern winter vistas, plan a stay at Apple Mountain Resort at Clarkesville and explore the Blue Ridge Mountains.
More winter wonderlands further afield
Holiday Inn Club Vacations membership gives you the option to exchange Holiday Inn Club points to IHG One Rewards points to stay at hotels and ski resorts in North America and Europe. Visit famous winter sports destinations such as Vail and Aspen in Colorado, British Columbia and Mount Tremblant in Canada, Courchevel with its six villages in the heart of the French Alps, Austria and Switzerland. Planning a European getaway in December also means enjoying Christmas markets, lights displays and plenty of festive cheer in cities such as Prague, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris, and London.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts has a collection of 18 brands to choose from and you are sure to find a hotel that suits your needs.
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