09. Stowe, Vermont
If you think you’ll get some gift passes for lifts at this time of year at Stowe, you are wrong. Well, it’s a bad news but on the brighter side, they get more snow than any other resorts in December so you are more open to ski here. For your own good, make your bookings for lift in advance and you’ll get discounted price. Rooms in early to mid-December can be over $100 cheaper a night, which leaves you with plenty left over for shopping or lift tickets. If you are not a skier, you can enjoy the spa amenities here and go for first class restaurants.