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Where to Try Waffle Cabin
Today, there are 36 Waffle Cabins at ski resorts around the country (and a handful at non-ski-resort locations), some of which, like Winter Park, have multiple locations throughout the resort. They’re mostly concentrated in the Northeast and tend to be located at smaller, more local ski spots such as Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts, Mountain Creek Resort in New Jersey, and Boyne Mountain in Michigan. You can also find one in Maine, Lake Placid, NY, and several in New Hampshire.
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The Waffle Cabin Equation
“It's quite easy to ski up to a Waffle Cabin, grab a waffle any time of day—although the lines tend to get longer as the day goes on—and then eat it while you're waiting in a lift line or sitting on a lift,” he said. “That ultimately equates to more runs and time on the mountain. Who doesn't love that?”
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Belgian Waffles at Waffle Cabins in Vermont
Rich Stoner—an avid skier who runs All About Aprés, a blog about all things skiing and snowboarding—has enjoyed countless Waffle Cabin fare at his home mountain of Mount Snow in Southern Vermont. Why? Because they’re delicious—and, as importantly, convenient.
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How the Belgium Waffle came to Dominate US Ski Resorts
Waffle Cabin’s sweet treats have become synonymous with a wintry getaway on the slopes.
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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
French ski town Chamonix, nestled right at the border of France, Italy, and Switzerland, is home to Mont Blanc—the highest summit in the Alps—known for its year-round skiing. But it’s not just steep descents and knee-deep power you’ll find at Chamonix; the inviting European ski town has plenty more to offer, including quaint artisan shops and a vibrant après-ski scene. The Grand Hotel des Alps offers historic charm and well-appointed suites just steps from all the action.
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Jackson Hole, WY
Jackson Hole is the epitome of cowboy chic, marrying classic Western town ambience with an alpine nirvana. Jackson Hole is not for beginners; many find the slopes a challenge and there are only five green runs, but advanced skiers will find more than 50 black trails and over 20 double-black diamond routes to explore. After tearing up the powder, head to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in downtown Jackson for a cocktail, then retire to the Amangani resort for a taste of true luxury.
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Whistler, British Columbia
When it comes to genuine hospitality, it’s hard to beat Whistler. Fly into Vancouver and take an incredibly scenic drive along the coastal Sea to Sky Highway (British Columbia Highway 99) before you land yourself at the Four Seasons Whistler, a gorgeous property tucked into an idyllic mountain at the base of the Coastal Mountain Range.
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Deer Valley, Utah
This snowboard-free mountain caters specifically to skiers and those looking for a more private experience—Deer Valley caps tickets daily so that the mountain doesn’t get overcrowded. Trade long lift lines for great snow and plenty of terrain to explore. For lunch, kick your feet up at the St. Regis Deer Valley to enjoy slopeside hot toddies and a bite, and rest your head at the very posh Montage Deer Valley, where luxury abounds and phenomenal service awaits.
Skiing in Europe is a must for winter sports enthusiasts and Val d’Isere in the French Alps checks all the boxes, from challenging terrain and plenty of off-piste opportunities to a lively après-ski scene on the mountain. If you’re craving to experience the area’s quiet side after an epic day on the mountain, book a stay at Chalet Hibou in Le Miroir, just a short drive from the base of Val d’Isere. Winter Sports, Europe, Alps, Places To Travel, Resort
Val d’Isere, France
Skiing in Europe is a must for winter sports enthusiasts and Val d’Isere in the French Alps checks all the boxes, from challenging terrain and plenty of off-piste opportunities to a lively après-ski scene on the mountain. If you’re craving to experience the area’s quiet side after an epic day on the mountain, book a stay at Chalet Hibou in Le Miroir, just a short drive from the base of Val d’Isere.
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Big Sky, MT
For those skiers who really go to the mountain for the slopes themselves, there is no more impressive option for vast terrain than Big Sky, Montana. Home to nearly 6,000 acres of skiable land, you can go an entire day without coming across the same run twice. Although you won’t find a high density of upscale lodging offerings, the Montage Big Sky just opened and has proved itself a hot contender for the best luxe spot to stay locally.
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Aspen Highlands, CO
There are many things to love about Aspen. For one thing, it’s perhaps the pinnacle of Colorado's mountain beauty. For another, it’s got one of the most impressive restaurant lineups in the country. And, oh yeah, there’s access to four ski resorts all within minutes of each other. Aspen Highlands' expansive terrain offers a little bit of every kind of run, from easier greens to advanced double black diamonds.
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Cerro Chapelco in San Martín de los Andes, Argentina
At Cerro Chapelco, book your stay at Cabanas Huella Blanca and the pleasure of going skiing or snowboarding from the door of your cabin is yours. The ski-in, ski-out cabin rentals are pet-friendly, Wi-Fi-equipped, and have free parking on-site to keep guests happy. As for the slopes, the resort has runs of various difficult levels, stellar snow quality, and postcard-worthy views of Lake Lácar.
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8 Incredible Ski Resorts Around the World
Add these spots to your must-ski list.
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Big Bear, CA
California may be best known for its sprawling beaches and non-stop sun, but it’s also home to the fantastic ski resort town of Big Bear. Just a couple short hours from Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake is nestled in the Sierra Nevadas and is a go-to for skiers and snowboarders along the West Coast. Big Bear Village is family-friendly, but there’s a happening bar and nightlife scene for adults-only fun, too.
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Park City, Utah
Park City boasts one of the biggest ski resorts in the U.S., and skiers and snowboarders have the opportunity to try long, smooth runs over 7,300 acres. Beyond winter sports, the city itself has a lot to offer. Founded in 1869, the town of Park City has a quaint Main Street that’s packed with shops and restaurants. And with 17 snow-capped mountain peaks, the scenery here is truly incredible.