Head north to Wisconsin to check out one of the Midwest's largest ski areas. The resort is built to resemble a New England ski town, so tons of quaint photo opps abound. The slopes include equal amounts of beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs, so this spot is great for all levels. The base village offers chalets and lounges, with plenty of options to whet your whistle aprés ski. Plus, by booking your lift tickets, lodging, and rentals together, you can save some major dough.
Granite Peak, 3605 North Mountain Road; Wausau, WI; 715-845-2846.
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