Although we’re in the height of summer, it won’t be long before winter starts to roll around. For timeshare owners planning cold weather trips, you’ll need to make reservations soon. To help with your decision-making process, we’ve done some research to find the best winter destinations for the 2016-2017 season.
If you’re traveling to find a winter wonderland covered in snow and slopes, you’re in luck! Some of the most popular and most luxurious timeshare resorts are located in cold weather travel destinations. A select few timeshare resorts have mastered the art of ultimate convenience in the form of ski-in/ski-out resorts, while others incorporate brilliant lodge-style accommodations in traditional large resort buildings. Take a look at some of the best places to hit the slopes this winter!
Utah’s famous ski resort town will always be a contender for best winter destination, and for good reason. The area has gained a reputation for its hundreds of ski trails as well as its emerging arts scene. In 2015, Park City expanded to become the largest ski area in the U.S. More than 7,000 acres now constitute Park City’s skiable terrain, offering a snowy smorgasboard to those who travel for skiing and snowboarding. Aside from the slopes, the area is known for its growing art scene, which includes the famous Sundance Film Festival held each January. With many high-rated timeshare resorts from brands like Marriott and Westgate in the area, you’ll have plenty of options to explore this fantastic destination!
This British Columbian outpost features some of the best slopes and mountain views in the world, thanks in large part to its location just outside Garibaldi Provincial Park. At Whistler, you’ll get to ski or snowboard over 8,000 acres of terrain, the largest skiable area in North America. In Summer 2016, the Whistler Blackcomb resort was purchased by Vail Resorts, which is going to result in improvements to attractions and infrastructure around Whistler. Between the vast peaks and picturesque village inspired by Austrian mountain retreats, there’s no shortage of things to do around Whistler. Notable timeshare brands like Raintree and Club Intrawest have properties in the area, promising a memorable escape to the British Columbia mountains.
Sandwiched by mountains in the Salzach Valley, the small town of St. Johann im Pongau provides the Austrian alpine skiing destination you’re picturing in your head right now. First made famous as the location where Julie Andrews sang in The Sound of Music, St. Johann is now known for its winter sports potential. Noted for its towering peaks and quaint village at the bottom of the valley, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore both the wildlife and culture of the tiny Austrian town. St. Johann is also home to other natural attractions like the Liechtensteinklamm gorge, while the geographical position of Austria makes it easy for travelers to visit other European destinations. With resorts like the Alpenland Sporthotel offering a home away from home, it’s difficult to pass up the trip of a lifetime to St. Johann.
Not everyone packs ski gear for their dream winter vacation—instead, they opt for sandals, bathing suits, and sunscreen. For many people, the season can be cold and unforgiving, which is why a beach destination is the perfect cure for the winter blues. While many sunny vacation spots around the world are packed during winter, there are places that are guaranteed to provide a much needed respite from harsh North American winters, especially for timeshare owners.
Are the dull greys and whites of winter bringing you down? Kauai has the perfect cure for that. Dubbed “The Garden Isle” for its lush greenery and teeming tropical rainforest, Kauai offers everything you dreamt of in a Hawaiian getaway. Geologically, Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, but it is also far less crowded than Oahu or Maui. From the beaches at Princeville to getting up close and personal with the wildlife at the Kalalau Trail, you’ll have plenty to do under the Hawaiian sun. Look for accommodations at notable Kauai resorts like the St. Regis Princeville and Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club.
Want to experience something you’ve never seen before? The United Arab Emirates’ famous city of Dubai brings together the warm temperatures of the Arabian Peninsula with a thrilling and exciting destination. This city is growing at a rapid rate, and its attractions are growing with it. Marvel at the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, or stroll the impeccable white sands of Jumeirah Beach. The DubaI Aquarium and Dubai Mall offer pleasant escapes from the heat, as well. Despite its sense of opulence and luxury, affordable places to stay can be found quite easily in Dubai. SellMyTimeshareNow.com features listings at Royal Club at Palm-Jumeirah and more!
Many people flock to islands like Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Virgin Islands for a beachy winter break, but fewer look towards the mainland for their trip. Costa Rica provides all the makings of an escape to paradise, but without the crowds. Many luxury timeshare units are located in the Guanacaste region, famous for its beaches and scenic wildlife. Playa Blanca, one of Central America’s best beaches, is guaranteed to give you the winter break you’ve always dreamed of. Don’t pass up a trip to this peaceful and picturesque destination!
If you’re still looking for fantastic accommodations for your winter trip—whether you want to ski or sunbathe—SellMyTimeshareNow.com has you covered. Check out our inventory of timeshare resale units as well as our timeshare rental opportunities! Don’t wait; start submitting offers on your dream accommodations today!