Lake Tahoe tops Orbitz list for best early ski destinations |

Lake Tahoe tops Orbitz list for best early ski destinations

Sun staff report

CHICAGO and#8212; Lake Tahoe is the No. 1 place to get your early ski or snowboard on, according to Orbitz. unveiled its top 10 early ski destinations today, offering preseason snow seekers some insight to book destinations before peak season begins.

and#8220;Weand#8217;re seeing a lot of great deals from our hotel and resort partners in and around the top ski destinations in the country,and#8221; said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior travel editor of and#8220;Where thereand#8217;s early snow, thereand#8217;s early ski, and that initial wave of enthusiasts will find powder as well as steep savings with the Orbitz Ski Sale. Even if you never strap on a boot or a board, thereand#8217;s still a world of adventure and shopping to be had at these destinations.and#8221;

The once and current king of the early ski season is Lake Tahoe, which also topped last yearand#8217;s in-season list of top ski destinations.

Colorado again makes the most appearances of any state with five destinations, led by Breckenridge at No. 3 overall. Orbitz bent the rules a bit for its only non-U.S. entrant and#8212; Whistler, in British Columbia, Canada and#8212; due to its size, scope and popularity as a top destination for the U.S. Pacific Northwest.