For most people who live in parts of the country which experience cold winters, the chance to escape to sunny Fort Lauderdale for a few weeks in the winter is something to look forward to.  But what do you do when you get to enjoy wonderful Florida weather all year round?  Why not plan a ski vacation?  It isn’t too soon to begin planning your time on the slopes, starting with choosing your favorite destination.  Luckily, you can arrange private air transportation to pretty much all of the best skiing destinations with Florida Jet Charter.

Aspen, Colorado – Aspen offers exceptional skiing for sure, but it is also well-known for its high-end dining and shopping.  Don’t miss a visit to the city’s art gallery and historical attractions, and keep an eye out for a possible celebrity-sighting – this well-known ski-town par excellence in the Colorado Mountains is a favorite with the Hollywood crowd.

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec –  This is one of the most popular ski destinations in Eastern North America due to its world-class runs.  It also offers a wide range of winter sports, including dog-sledding, alpine skiing and skating.  Located in the French-Canadian province of Quebec, a trip to Mont-Tremblant also offers a great cultural experience for anyone who loves great food, great wine, and French-Canadian charm.

Telluride, Colorado – Telluride is more than just a ski town, and a visit feels like you have stepped back in time to an old western mining town.  In addition to a gondola system of public transportation system (which can transport skiers directly to the slopes), the town is known for its old-world salons and architecture.  Enjoy world-class skiing, and have fun off the slopes in the spas, climbing activities, restaurants and shopping.

Park City, Utah – This former mining town east of Salt Lake City is the home of the 2002 Utah Olympic Park, and to not one but three popular ski resorts – and it has integrated ski-infrastructure into the downtown area with ski-lifts that come right to the main street.  With plenty of slope options (including night-skiing, snowboarding, Heli-skiing and runs to suit every skill-level), you find it hard to make time for the many spas, restaurants, festivals and other activities.

Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia – Located north of Vancouver, Whistler is home to one of the largest resorts in North America, and has been a top-pick for ski-bums and the well-heeled for many years.  Home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, you can try your skills at ski-jumping in the Olympic Park, or enjoy tobogganing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and other slope-side activities.  Afterward, be sure to spend time in the chalet-style, pedestrian-only town.

There is no shortage of excellent ski destinations that you can choose from this winter – whether your preferences lean towards undertaking challenging runs or enjoying après-ski activities.

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