Though it is SO tempting to put that strong USA$ to work overseas...nearby mainland ski/snow resorts have made outdoor adventures that much more affordable and easier to get to.
Celeb and insider destination-favored for its powder snow, the natural beauty of the Rockies- as well as its rather low key-family friendly vibe versus other former mining towns now resorts- Sun Valley Idaho-used to require a full day to get to.
Now added non-stop flights from major gateway cities Salt Lake City, San Fran, LA, Seattle and Denver right into Hailey's Friedman Airport-only 14 miles away...make this four season outdoors wonderland accessible without the hassle.
East coast spots are making it easier for to access too-with new one and multi day deluxe Hampton Jitney bus service from NYC to Hunter Mountain, Plattekill, Belleayre and Winter Olympics worthy Whiteface mountains.
Going upscale? A special "Suits to Skis" experience includes a weekend RT charter flight out of easy to park at- Westchester County Airport to TopNotch Resort-in Vermont...includes luxerious accommodations, transfers, lift tickets, breakfast and a departing Bento Box lunch.(Starting at $1878/person).
Pinching pennies? Families going the affordable route will appreciate the many ways kids can learn/ ride the mountains (tubing, skiing, boarding etc) for free- at Mt. Peter, Catamount (nights, a 4th and 5th graders club and other days- are gratis) or Windham mountains-all under 3 hours from NYC... and beginner breaks -price wise are also available at Michigan winter resorts.
Courtesy (partially, anyway)- of American tax payers... 25% of USA major and smaller ski resorts ---located on US forest Service land are set to participate in the month of January's Learn to Ski and Snowboard deals-..including 160 resorts signed up for the break the - Guinness Book of World Records on January 8th-10AM- for the largest ski/snowboard lessons taught in one day. Very cool.