100 hot and cold winter getaways [Pictures]
By now we're all three layers deep into our down-filled parkas and up to our ankles in slushy, cold white stuff. Perhaps a winter getaway is not in order. Maybe a beach vacation? But whether you like it hot or cold, here are 100 destinations sure to hit the spot.
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Mammoth Lakes, Calif.( Jed Jacobsohn, Getty Images / January 7, 2010 )
Distance from Baltimore: 2,622 miles, about a five-hour flight
Why it's cool: With 28 lifts and 150 trails, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is a premiere location for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding.
Don't miss: Theres a reason skiers love Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth Mountain has 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, full of steep chutes, bowls, bumps, and open trails.
Information: Mammoth Lakes Tourism, 2520 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546; 760-934-2712 or visitmammoth.com.