Expect cold temperatures in the mountains during the winter, of course. In the summer, it can also get chilly at night though you’ll probably be able to wear short sleeves during the day.
If coming from abroad, you will probably fly into New York City, Los Angeles, Miami or San Francisco. You will probably want to take a second flight to get you closer to the spot/s you will be visiting.
Visit during December, January, February and March if you want to go skiing. For mountaineering and rock climbing, summer months are best - although some areas, like California, allow for year-round climbing.
There is so much to do in the US, that you’ll probably have to visit more than once. If you’re visiting the East Coast and want to escape the city, upstate New York offers many interesting hiking and climbing options. There is also good skiing in Vermont and New Hampshire and some good rock climbing options in Virginia, close to Washington DC. In the center of the country and the West Coast, Colorado, Utah and California’s ski resorts offer skiers almost endless options. Wyoming’s Teton Range is world-famous for its backcountry skiing!. And if a trip to Alaska is on your bucket list, we can promise The Last Frontier won’t disappoint you!