Timberline Lodge & Ski Area | Mt. Hood, Ore.
The skiing on Mt. Hood is great in the winter, but it’s also the only place in the country where you can ski all summer. From June through August, you can buy a day pass for the Magic Mile and Palmer Lift to explore on the south-facing slopes of the resort’s Palmer Glacier without arctic temperatures.
The skiing is open to the public, but the best experience is signing up for one of the world-class master’s ski race camps. All you need is to know how to ski – the expert coaches will teach you the rest. Camps provide coaching, daily video sessions and meals.
For a ski-in, ski-out experience, stay at the historic Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark and quintessential spot with three restaurants. The breakfast buffet in the Cascade Dining Room is a must. We recommend the made-to-order Belgian waffles, Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats and the amazing fresh-baked pastries.
Stratton Mountain Resort | Stratton Mountain, Vt.
Stratton Mountain’s Village definitely has world-class boutiques (can you say Bogner?), but we’ll bet that no one in your party will swap skis for shopping bags, at least while the lifts are open. Just four hours from New York and three hours from Boston, it’s the ideal girls’ getaway destination.
The mountain hosts the Green Mountain Women program each season, giving you the opportunity to hook up with a lively collection of local women skiers and snowboarders every Wednesday, paired with a 1.5-hour weekly lesson from women coaches. Throughout the season, the resort also offers a la carte extra clinics, yoga workshops, demo days and other special events.