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The Best Ski Resorts for Athletes

For the true fitness buff, heading for the slopes doesn't mean sacrificing your workout.

There’s no trip like a ski trip for packing in equal parts exercise, relaxation time and sightseeing. The way we see it, athletes require two things of their ideal ski destinations: Muscle-challenging ski runs and access to top-notch fitness facilities. Meg Austin, a ski expert who lives and works in Vail, Colorado, shares her favorite resorts for those who won't take double-black diamonds without NFL-level hotel gyms.