Don’t like to ski? Never been to a ski resort? It’s time to reconsider! You don’t have to overlook ski towns as vacation destinations. Places like Whistler, Stowe and Park City, to name just a few, are jam-packed with trendy restaurants, hotels, spas and attractions that are just as fun for non-skiers. Throw in beautiful mountain scenery and white fluffy snow and you get a postcard-perfect setting for a winter escape.
Frequent contributor Pauline Frommer has chosen 12 of the coolest ski resorts around the world in Hip Ski Towns, a new slideshow on Bing Travel. They are destinations in their own right, and even if you never strap on skis while you’re there, you’ll be plenty busy playing in the snow and relaxing. You might even rub elbows with a celebrity or two in town for the scene on and off the slopes.