7. Sleigh Rides and Lake Cruises
More leisurely trips are available aboard a quintessentially romantic horse-drawn sleigh at New Hampshire's Bretton Woods or on a wintertime cruise on North America's largest alpine lake: Near Heavenly Mountain Resort on the California-Nevada border, the paddle wheelers Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II ply Lake Tahoe.
8. Indoor Adventures
When you pick a resort with cool indoor-receation activities, adrenaline junkies can get their kicks even if Mother Nature isn't cooperating. Crested Butte has an adventure park with bungee trampolines, a climbing wall, and a year-round ice-skating rink. Discovery Ridge Adventure Center at Wintergreen Resort, in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, offers paintball, a zip line, and even a mechanical bull.
If your kind of action involves a green felt table, Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Valley is steps from a brace of casinos on the Nevada side of the resort, and Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort lies 45 minutes northwest of the Strip. Also credit Vermont's Okemo Mountain Resort for helping duffers avoid withdrawal. Its indoor Golf Training Center houses a nine-hole putting green as well as a full-swing golf simulator.
9. Spas and Restaurants
Let the downhillers abuse their bodies on the slopes: You're all about indulging yours. The Spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, at Colorado's Beaver Creek, gets four stars from the Mobil Travel Guide for its coed rock-grotto relaxation room and aerobics facility with Vail Valley views. Likewise, Vermont's Spa at Stoweflake stands out for its massaging waterfall-equipped "Aqua Solarium." Post-massage, grab a bite: The Seafood Buffet in Utah's Deer Valley Resort is rated by Zagat as one of the top U.S. restaurants.
10. Ski-Town Attractions
Think outside the resort and take in dinner and a movie in Park City. Or browse the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympic Museum in Lake Placid, New York, while your party is schussing down Whiteface. Lifelong learners can discover the secrets of guacamole at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, about 20 miles from Ski Santa Fe. Shopaholics flock to Manchester, Vermont, for its designer outlets — and the skiing minutes away at Stratton. Taos, New Mexico, hosts tastings, seminars, and dinners during its Winter Wine Festival. Eleven wineries lure visitors to the Shawangunk Wine Trail in New York's Hudson Valley, home to Belleayre Mountain resort.