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Jasper, Alta.

From Cal­gary, take the drive of a life­time through Banff Na­tional Park along the breath­tak­ing Ice­fields Park­way to Jasper be­fore bunk­ing down at Bear Hill Lodge, which of­fers cozy rooms right in town. Plan a day or two to carve up the slopes at Mar­mot Basin ski re­sort, a hid­den gem with min­i­mal crowds and a 360-de­gree view of the Rock­ies from Mar­mot Peak. For a to­tally unique tour of the area, splurge on a flight with Rock­ies Heli Canada to wit­ness six spec­tac­u­lar glaciers from the air. Re­mem­ber to clear a night to study the skies; Jasper Na­tional Park has a Dark-sky Pre­serve des­ig­na­tion, mean­ing it’s a stargazer’s par­adise. SKI AD­VEN­TURE HID­DEN GEM GLACIER SPOT­TING

Tel­luride, Colo.

This for­mer Vic­to­rian min­ing town perched in the San Juan Moun­tains is worth the trek for its pow­dery ski­ing and Old West vibe (in 1889, it was the site of Butch Cas­sidy’s first bank rob­bery). En­joy Tel­luride Ski Re­sort’s vast prop­erty, and be sure to sched­ule a lunch at Alpino Vino, the rus­tic cabin restau­rant off the See For­ever run at 3,647 me­tres. For a spe­cial treat, book a night at The Ob­ser­va­tory at Alta Lakes, a gor­geous back­coun­try cabin that sleeps 10. Tel­luride Out­fit­ters of­fers snow­mo­bile tours of the re­gion, so bring your win­ter boots and a cam­era! HIS­TORIC TOWN MOUN­TAIN DIN­ING SNOW­MO­BILE TOUR

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