Forbes Travel Guide’s 16 Top Destinations for 2016

1- Park City

After merging with neighboring Canyons Resort in November, Park City became the country’s largest ski resort. That means you’ll only need one ski pass to tackle double the terrain. Navigate the combined 7,300 acres with Waldorf Astoria Park City’s new Waldorf Ski with an Olympian Experience in which Olympian Nate Roberts leads you on a private all-day tour. Or try The St. Regis Deer Valley’s Ski Ambassador Program. The latest to join the superstar roster is Hannah Kearney, an Olympic gold medalist and the most decorated freestyle skier of all time.

But skiing isn’t Park City’s only draw. Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley took over private country club Park Meadows in June to give hotel guests a place to golf. To mark the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, Montage Deer Valley expanded its Montage to Moab program (where a private flight takes you on a daylong excursion for mountain biking or hiking) to visit additional Utah park locations. Montage also offers a photo-themed excursion with landscape photographer Fatali. Then there’s the Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 19-29); Sundance Mountain Resort will be an official venue with four daily viewings in Robert Redford’s own Screening Room. Though we want to visit the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel to try its new Sundance ZipTour for an aerial view of Mount Timpanogos and the 2,100 feet of vertical drop — the most of any U.S. zip line. The hotel also plans to host a fall food and wine festival, which gives us yet another reason to visit this hot city.

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