13 Unusual Places to Go Skiing

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Yesterday National Geographic brought us 10 great trips to take this spring. Today, the travel experts at Nat Geo are offering us a list of 13 unusual places to go skiing. These are destinations that you would traditionally think of as a place to hit the slopes, some of which are completely unexpected and quirky.

Some of the places that earn a spot on this list include Mauna Kea, Hawaii, where it is possible to ski from the peak of the Mauna Kea volcano, which receives snow a couple of times each winter. Other destinations include Turner Ski Area in Montana, which is a volunteer run resort located in a remote mountain region, and Beartooth Basin Summer Ski Area – also in Montana – which actually opens in the spring for good off-season skiing.

The other locations on Nat Geo’s list are equally interesting and offer some unique aspects to the experience that is unlike just about any other place you’ll find in the U.S. The resorts range all over the country, from the East Coast to the West. So, no matter where you are, chances are one of these places isn’t far from where you live.

Check out the full list here, and start making your plans for hitting the slopes yet this spring.

Kraig Becker