CASPER - With access to Hogadon Ski Area, cross-country ski trails and city night life, Casper has been named a Top 10 Best Winter Vacation Destination by Livability.com, a website highlighting best places to live and visit.
The article's author points out that Casper vacations can be significantly less expensive than vacations to more major cities.
"Casper's hotels, restaurants and most of the city's entertainment options cost less than those in many other winter playgrounds," the article states.
The article also praised the city's access to ice fishing, ice skating, historic attractions of the Oregon, Mormon and California trails, its museums, walkable downtown and events available at the Casper Events Center.
"We have always promoted ourselves as the perfect combination of activities, attractions, accommodations and affordability," said Aaron McCreight, CEO of the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in a release. "This honor confirms our belief that Casper is truly the 'adventure capital.'"
To narrow down the list, editors started by identifying cities with an average temperature below freezing and an average annual snowfall more than 25 inches. Next, they looked for cities that offer an ample number of outdoor recreation options - cities near ski slopes or frozen lakes or with large open areas perfect for snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Finally, editors factored in the number and type of indoor activities offered, such as shopping, dining, concerts and theater.
The full top-10 article can be read at http://livability.com/top-10/top-10-best-winter-vacation-destinations-americas-hottest-cold-cities/casper/wy.
The top-10 communities were as follows:
Top 10 Best Winter Vacation Destinations
1. Anchorage, AK
2. Spokane, WA
3. Minneapolis, MN
4. Traverse City, MI
5. Reno, NV
6. Waukesha, WI
7. Missoula, MT
8. Bangor, ME
9. Concord, NH
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