Montage Deer Valley

Not Home for the Holidays: Travel destinations to visit for a white Christmas

Montage Deer Valley

Park City, Utah

Every year, we dream of a white Christmas. Unfortunately, it would probably take a Christmas miracle for snowfall to hit Baton Rouge. According to travel advisor Tiffany Ellis of Tiffany Ellis Travel, though, there are plenty of places up north that are worth the trip this holiday season. Her first recommendation is the Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. She suggests going for the ski-in ski-out access and staying for the spa, various restaurants and incredible views of the snowcapped mountains.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming

For those looking to travel a little farther, Ellis recommends the Amangani hotel and resort in Jackson Hole. With it being right next to Grand Teton National Park and only 15 to 20 minutes from the honky-tonk bars on Main Street, this destination guarantees adventure and fun all in one. You might even want to extend your stay until the new year to experience the Torchlight Parade in Teton Village on New Year’s Eve.


Farmington, Pennsylvania

From ice skating and snow tubing to dogsledding and horseback riding, the Nemacolin is stacked with different winter activities. And for the ones looking to stay warm during the trip, the resort offers a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley, golf simulator, art classes, wine tastings, Italian cooking classes and so much more. A bonus is that it is dog-friendly.


Leavenworth, Washington

Looking for a European vacation but don’t want the hassle of leaving the country? Leavenworth is a small Bavarian-inspired town “that bursts at the seams for Oktoberfest and Swiss-inspired Christmas celebrations,” says Ellis. With reindeer farms and sleigh rides located near the Posthotel, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the North Pole. The city’s famous Village of Lights event takes place from November 24 to December 24 with over half a million lights to create a real winter wonderland.