There’s nothing quite like a ski vacation. Between the cozy lodge, fresh powder on the mountain and warm socks on your feet, a ski trip is the perfect combination of activity and relaxation. However, if you’re not lucky enough to live near great skiing, it can be tough to narrow down your destination. That’s why we’ve broken up our top five recommendations, based on a few different qualities.
For Beginners: Beaver Creek
With some of the longest beginner runs in the United States and a ski school that caters to all skill levels, this Colorado resort is perfect for the skiing newbie. Plus, the Beaver Creek Village has plenty of other attractions in case someone in your travel group isn’t a big fan of the slopes.
For Families: Deer Valley
Not only does Deer Valley keep the slopes from getting too crowded by only selling a limited number of daily lift tickets, but they also boasts numerous family-friendly activities, including an adventure camp, children’s center and a collection of “fuzzy mascots” who hang out on the trails. This resort is located in one of the most famous ski locations in the country: Park City, Utah.
For Experienced Skiers: Jackson Hole
This resort deserves to be on the bucket list of every accomplished skier. Known for its particularly challenging terrain, it claims the longest skiable vertical in the United States. It’s also home to Corbet’s Couloir — a legendary chute that attracts expert skiers from all over the world.
For the East Coast: Sugarbush
While the west might be better known as ski country, you aren’t out of luck if you live on the east coast and want to stay closer to home. Sugarbush isn’t quite as well known as other Vermont resorts (like Stowe), but it has all of the amenities and none of the crowds. With a variety of terrain and an efficient lift system, Sugarbush is well worth the trip.
For Non-Skiers: Whistler Blackcomb
If you’re traveling with some non-skiers, Whistler Blackcomb is the perfect location to make everyone happy. Not only will they have one of the most famous villages to explore, Whistler also offers an impressive restaurant scene and multiple other winter activities — like ice fishing, ice-skating, tubing, snowmobiles and even dogsled tours.
Tell us: where’s your next ski vacation?
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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.
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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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