Great ski towns these days aren't just about great slopes. While that is of supreme importance when choosing a mountain to ride, it isn't all that matters when deciding on a ski getaway destination. A beautiful and quaint town, artisan boutiques, friendly locals and personalized lodging are just a few of our criteria.
If you are thinking about packing up your summer gear and getting out of town for the weekend, try following the migratory birds and heading south for a stately, historic inn. Not only will you get to bask under the balmy rays of the sun but also in the shadow of stunning, centuries-old architecture. You might even bring home a history lesson or two along with your newly-minted tan.