When the mercury drops, drop everything and go.
When the weather turns cold, some people are inclined to flee to warmer temperatures. But some of us embrace the falling mercury and the vacation opportunities it allows — opportunities like skiing, sledding, snow-angel making, and, perhaps most important, sitting by a toasty fire, warm drink in hand, surrounded by friends and loved ones. For a bracing hit of the glorious outdoors, head to Colorado’s Wyndham Pagosa, an 18,000-acre Rocky Mountain playground featuring hiking options, lakeside fishing, cross-country and downhill skiing, and the famous "healing waters" at the Great Pagosa Hot Springs. For bountiful gaming and entertainment possibilities, as well as 15 ski areas, make your way to Nevada, where Zephyr Cove’s Wyndham South Shore sits just a quarter mile from beautiful Lake Tahoe and its many charms. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t highlight Wyndham Vacation Resorts Smugglers' Notch Vermont, which offers one of the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in the East. Explore these and other wintertime options below.