For skiers, the call of the mountains is irresistible, and what better way to answer it than by embarking on an epic road trip? Obermeyer’s roots are tied to an epic roadtrips more than 75 years ago in which two legends—Warren Miller and Klaus Obermeyer—hit the road to explore the Mountain West.
To honor that history, we built a guide for you of the four best road trips in North America for skiers and snowboarders. Stunning landscapes, charming mountain towns, and unparalleled mountains adventures await. Buckle up, gear up, and hit the open road for an alpine journey like no other.
The Rockies Grand Tour: Colorado and Beyond
Embark on a journey through the heart of the Rocky Mountains, starting in Denver and venturing through iconic Colorado ski resorts such as Aspen, Vail, and Breckenridge. As you wind through the mountainous landscapes, explore hidden gems like Telluride and Crested Butte. Extend your adventure north into Wyoming's Jackson Hole and Montana's Big Sky, where vast expanses of powder and breathtaking scenery await.
The Pacific Northwest Loop: Oregon and Washington
Discover the Pacific Northwest's winter wonderland on a road trip that takes you from the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon, to the snowy peaks of Mount Hood. Continue north to explore the diverse terrains of Oregon's ski resorts before crossing into Washington. Revel in the powder paradise of Crystal Mountain and Stevens Pass, surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the Cascades.
The Canadian Rockies Expedition: British Columbia and Alberta
Cross the border into Canada for an unforgettable journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies. Start in Vancouver, British Columbia, and head east to experience the world-class skiing destinations of Whistler and Revelstoke. Journey through the stunning Icefields Parkway, stopping to ski at Lake Louise and Banff in Alberta. This road trip promises awe-inspiring vistas and some of the best skiing in North America.
The New England Ski Safari: Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine
For a road trip steeped in charm and history, explore the ski resorts of New England. Begin in Vermont, known for its quaint villages and picturesque landscapes. Travel through New Hampshire's White Mountains to experience the classic beauty of resorts like Bretton Woods and Loon Mountain. Conclude your journey in Maine, tackling the slopes of Sunday River and Sugarloaf, while indulging in the region's warm hospitality.
As the snow-covered roads beckon, these four road trips promise more than just skiing; they offer a chance to immerse yourself in the diverse cultures, landscapes, and alpine experiences that North America has to offer. Whether you choose the expansive Rockies, the Pacific Northwest's coastal beauty, the rugged Canadian Rockies, or the classic charm of New England, each road trip is a gateway to a winter adventure that will etch memories into the fabric of your skiing journey. Pack your gear, hit the road, and let the mountains be your guide on these epic North American ski road trips.