Olympic Valley, California
Sleigh rides offered: December through March
Tucked up against a mountain, the hotel at this luxurious resort features guest rooms with a magnificent valley view. For a half-hour ride through a snowy meadow, guests board European-style sleighs at the resort. Each sleigh holds two to four people, and blond Belgian horses that weigh more than a ton each pull it. On-property ice-skating and dog-sledding tours are available. Guests also have ski-in, ski-out access to adjacent Squaw Valley USA. Mountain Buddies — a supervised children’s program — operates for ages 4 through 12.