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Top 10 Getaway for Family Togetherness – Marriott Vacation Club International

In 2005, FTF's annual Top 10 survey of award-winners honored Marriott Vacation Club International as a Top Resort Chain for Family Togetherness and it's still a winner. When FTF celebrated the 8th annual Top 10 Getaways awards, we acknowledged the latest trend -- family-together vacations. We honored hospitality, timeshare and eco-tourism businesses that have made it possible for...

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Trends – Skiing Strong, Marketing Stale

After a week of skiing in Utah at five different resorts, it's apparent that some big changes are rocking the snowsports industry today. Hopefully the work I do at FamilyTravelConsulting.com will provide some cover as I make the following statements based on observation. 1.  Skiing Bigger than...

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Canada Mountain Resorts For Smaller Skiers Smaller Budgets

Big White and Silver Star Mountain are Whistler area resorts in British Columbia, Canada where families with little ones can learn a lot and save. Big White and Silver Star Mountain are two popular Whister area mountain resorts where British Columbia locals love to ski and ride, without the wallet-aching strain of high priced lift tickets.

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France Alps Spring Skiing from 345Euros 6N All In

The Serre Chevalier Hostel in the French Alps near the Italian border is welcoming families with an amazing six-night ski and board package.  And this special promotion is something only a youth hostel could afford to do. The hostel, a collection of three stone houses, is near the base of a popular ski and snowboarding resort called...

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America’s Top 10 Snowy Cities

Think you've got it bad? Here is a list of the average annual snowfall in America’s 10 Snowiest Cities, according to The Weather Channel 1. Valdez, Alaska: (297.7 inches) Getting 180 inches of snow in just one month validates bragging rights. Valdez, AK, clobbers the competition as...

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Getting Away To Mohonk Mountain House

Your guide to experiencing this lodge near New Paltz, New York as a relaxing weekend getaway. Located 90 miles north of New York City on 2,200 acres of the Shawangunk Mountains, and open throughout the year, the venerable Mohonk Mountain House (800/772-6646) hosts generations of returning guests. Victorian furnished lounges with worn...

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10 Best Family Destinations For Snowsports

In a new family vacation planning guidebook, the FTF community selects their 10 favorite snowsports destinations for a family vacation.In the winter and spring, family ski trips can be a fun and adventurous way to bring the whole clan together.  Many resorts now provide family-friendly services and offer activities for all ages, both on and off the slopes.  In “

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Four Seasons With The Family In Lake Placid, New York

Family Travel Forum reviews the summer and winter activities, as well as the best in local lodging and dining, at Lake Placid in upstate New York.The city of Lake Placid is the most developed population center in Adirondack Park, a six-million-acre wilderness reserve sanctioned by New York State in 1892 to protect more land than Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon...

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Extreme Winter Adventures In New England

Teens, dog sledding, snowshoeing, zip lining, good grub, and ice combine for an unforgettable winter getaway in New Hampshire and Maine. In my family, active vacations work best when we travel with our two teens. The busier our itinerary is, the less time we have to bicker.Downhill skiing is our usual go-to winter holiday. But this year, we were ready to experience some new sorts...

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Colorado’s Finest Skiing Along Route I-70

Although I-70 covers ground from Maryland to Utah, it's Colorado that boasts the most snow fun along this interstate highway.Route I-70 stretches over approximately 2,173 miles from Baltimore, Maryland to Cove Fort in Utah, but it’s really the last several hundred miles that make for an ultimate snow adventure-lover’s haven.Within this stretch west of Denver families will...

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