Here are a couple secrets about skiing and riding during the Thanksgiving holiday:

 Turkey day tends to be light on crowds at many U.S. resorts

 November isn’t peak season, so resorts offer reduced lodging rates

 You can avoid kitchen stress by dining out on traditional holiday meals 

Sure, the fledgling snowpack may rely on heavy snowmaking for groomer skiing, but most skiers’ legs could use the warmup. However, if our pre-season snow totals are any indicator, Thanksgiving skiers may be stuffing their faces with more powder than turkey. 

Click through this handful of North American ski resorts and find your best bet for skiing and riding during the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday.