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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Stowe Resort, Vermont( Don Landwehrle, Stowe Resort Photo / February 23, 2004 )
Distance from Baltimore: 526 miles, about a nine-hour drive or a one-hour flight
Why it's cool: Named the "No.1 Resort in the Eastern U.S." by SKI Magazine, Stowe Mountain Resort offers a variety of seasonal activities. According to their website, the resort has 36 greens and 18 holes. Beginners also can join the Vermont Golf Academy to improve their game. Stowe Mountain Resort isnt limited to golf. It features a spa, complete with a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzis and private treatment rooms.
Don't miss: The "Scenic Vermont Drive and Gliding Adventure" special which includes a drive up Vermonts highest peak, followed by gliding with an instructor and a spa treatment.
Information: Stowe Mountain Lodge, 7412 Mountain Road Stowe, Vt. 05672; 802.253.3560 or stowemountainlodge.com.