By Bill Kelly
Did you know that Ski.com can handle your fall color tours? We sell most of our 100 resorts worldwide year- round. Autumn is upon us and the time is now to start thinking about fall mountain vacations. The peak time for color in the Western U.S. is normally the last week of September and the first week of October. This all depends on the local conditions, but it generally holds true. In the Eastern U.S., the best time for viewing in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine is usually the last week of September up until the second week of October.
In the Western U.S. you will see spectacular vistas of yellow, and occasional orange, aspen and cottonwood trees mixed amongst vast stands of dark green pine trees. As the aspen leaves fall, they decorate the pines with their yellow leaves and look like ornaments. If you are lucky you may even get to see the surrounding peaks dusted with fresh snow from an early storm. Colorado and Utah both have numerous resort locations that are ideal for a weekend or longer trip for leaf viewing. And don’t forget Wyoming and Montana! Jackson Hole and Big Sky are ideally located near Yellowstone and many acres of spectacular scenery and wildlife. Don’t forget your camera.
The East Coast is particularly charming with blazing reds, orange, yellow and greens. The quaint by-ways and towns are well suited for exploring and sightseeing. Stowe Mountain in Vermont has a gondola that will take you up the mountain with views that go on for miles. It runs daily through Columbus Day weekend and it operates from 10am until 4:30 p.m. Don’t forget to check out the Stowe Mountain Lodge at the base of the ski area, it is a true luxury property that will pamper and please you. Stowe’s historic Trapp Family Lodge, and Topnotch resort are also notable lodging options. Don’t forget, we have properties throughout New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine that are ideal stops for leaf viewing.
Give me a call at 800-299-0656 extension 3692, and let’s explore a trip!