Looking to plan the perfect ski trip, but unsure which resort has everything you need? Certain ski destinations cater to certain audiences and choosing the right spot can have a big impact on your experience. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few places to consider no matter who you are: a beginner, an experience skier, a family…or even someone who doesn’t ski at all.
Aspen Snowmass, Colorado
With over 3,300 acres for skiing, Snowmass mountain has something for everyone — but especially for beginners. The Snowmass Ski School offers an unbeatable learning experience where beginning skiers of all ages can learn on the mountain, rather than the base area. You may arrive a beginner, but you’re sure to leave with some new skills.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The instructors at the Steamboat SnowSports School are exceptionally qualified — from certified professionals to Olympians, to national team members. With a wide variety of terrain (including “magic carpets” and flat slopes) this resort is great for getting comfortable on your skis.
More than 40 percent of the terrain at Telluride Ski Resort is marked for expert skiers, making this the perfect challenge for an experienced skier looking for a serious snow adventure.
Big Sky Resort, Montana
There’s a reason this resort hosts extreme skiing competitions. From the top of Lone Peak, which measures at 11,164 feet, advanced skiers can tackle the cliffs of the infamous Big Coulouir.
Park City Mountain, Utah
Not only is the proximity to the airport ideal for convenience, but downtown Park City has plenty to do to keep your family when someone inevitably gets tired of the slopes. Plus, this resort dedicates 60 percent of their terrain to beginning or intermediate skiers, so it can please a variety of skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Colombia
Known for their beautiful village, there’s a lot more to do in Whistler than hit the slopes. From some of the top-rated restaurants in the world, to other winter adventures — like ice fishing, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiles, bungee jumping and even dogsled tours — no one will be bored in Whistler.
Now that you have your perfect destination in mind, it’s time to start planning your winter getaway.
Just don’t forget the socks.
Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.
Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.
Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)
Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you.
To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart.
The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you.
Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:
Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot.
Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit.
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