Listen, winter will be coming sooner or later and there are many folks who are excited to get up on the slopes and carve powder. The thing is Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl gets all the press because they are pretty fantastic.

The thing is there are a few ski areas that are less than a day's drive away and are just as worth the snow. Plus, these spots aren't as busy and you will be able to take more runs.

Here are five ski areas you should check out this winter.

Five Ski Areas You Should Check Out This Winter