Winter enthusiasts frequent Wyoming for its wide variety of recreational opportunities, warm hospitality and cozy accommodations. Skiers and snowboarders can challenge the laws of gravity Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the nation’s number one rated resort, while skiers and riders of all skill levels can enjoy plenty of powder – and shorter lines ­– at additional resorts around the state.

Those with the drive to ascend frozen surfaces rather than glide down them can sink their axes into ice routes near the ice-climbing mecca of Cody, Wyoming. For snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, the trails and terrain are as endless as the scenery is stunning. In the winter, even dog sledding is an option, with tours running through the Bridger-Teton and Shoshoni national forests.

Of course, the charm of Wyoming’s winters lies in the freedom of open opportunity; whether your dream winter getaway is fishing a frozen lake in the Sierra Madres, relaxing in a warm cabin, or experiencing Yellowstone in an entirely new light, the possibilities are as boundless as the imagination itself.