RISMEDIA, January 22, 2010—From the games in Vancouver to the snow storms that have blanketed the country, skiers and snowboarders have plenty of reasons to get excited to hit the slopes. “This ski season, there is excitement in the air at ski resorts around the country as top U.S. athletes train on the slopes for the games in February,” said David De Lalio, Senior Market Manager, Ski and Mountains for Orbitz Worldwide. “It’s easy and affordable this year for travelers who are inspired to experience America’s ski towns.”
Whether you’re looking to hit the powder, enjoy world-class spas and boutiques, or experience electric nightlife, the 2010 Orbitz Index has a destination that matches your interests.
For those looking to lead the pack, Lake Tahoe remains the most popular ski destination, taking the top spot on the Orbitz Insider Index for the third consecutive year. While Tahoe might top the list with its 18 ski resorts, Colorado is a force to be reckoned with- five of its resorts make the list. And with an early winter storm season, East Coast skiers don’t have to look far for a winter getaway. Among the many Northeast resorts that have been blanketed many times over this year is Killington, which rounds out the Top 10.
Orbitz Insider Index reveals the top 10 ski destinations for 2010.
1. Lake Tahoe, CA/NV
2. Breckenridge, CO
3. Park City, UT
4. Vail, CO
5. Winter Park, CO
6. Aspen/Snowmass, CO
7. Jackson Hole, WY
8. Mammoth, CA
9. Killington, VT
10. Durango, CO
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