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Snowsports New Hampshire

Long overlooked, New Hampshire's mountains are one of New England's best-kept secrets - not to mention easier on your wallet. Many families looking for an active and stress-free vacation are surprised to learn what New Hampshire’s White Mountains have to offer. As a loyal New Hampshirite who took her first plunge down New Hampshire slopes at the age of 2, I may be a biased...

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The Place Curious George Calls Home

Try Waterville Valley, New Hampshire for family fun in the White Mountains and learn about one of the most treasured children's book charactersTry Waterville Valley, New Hampshire for family fun in the White Mountains and learn about one of the most treasured children's book characters Margret and H.A. Rey, the creators of Curious George, spent their summers in a small town called...

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Quebec Calls Filmmakers to the Slopes

When my husband David Gil executive-produced Snow Board Academy at the Chantecler (888/916-1616) in St. Adele, Quebec, about an hour from Montreal, I fell in love with the area. The film starred comedian Jim Varney and snowboarder Corey Haim, and is about a ski resort that...

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Top 10 Spring Skiing And Snowboarding Resorts

When the snow starts melting in your hometown, ski resorts begin to rock with sun tans, bikini tops and soft, fluffy runs. For many, spring is the best time to ski. Crisp snow softens into glistening mid-morning corn snow, goggles are swapped for sun glasses, temperatures are mild, no one has to dress for the cold, everyone can eat lunch outdoors and quitting early for sunny apres-ski is part of the...

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Žilinska Lyžovaka Slovakia

Last week the Horeny family - close family friends - invited me to ÂŽilina for the weekend. Žilina is a small city in northern Slovakia situated not far from the Czech and Polish borders.  Nestled amongst the hills of the Mala Fatra, Žilina is surrounded by beautiful mountain...

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Winter Fun In Door County, Wisconsin

From ice fishing to snowmobiling, snowshoeing to cozy inns and fish boils, there is lots to enjoy in Door County after all the summer beach bums go home.Door County is best known as the summer stomping ground for Midwesterners and Chicagoans who come to enjoy its miles of beaches, historic lighthouses, arts and culture, boating and fishing and edible regional specialties such as cherry pie...

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Vail, Colorado For Snowsports

FTF's ski experts rate the family-friendliness and ski-ability of the popular Vail ski and summer mountain resort in Colorado.Vail has one of the single biggest ski mountains in North America, with terrain to please every taste and ability. Its many diverse areas attract families and people of all ages, sustaining its popularity throughout the years. But popularity doesn't have...

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A Weekend Break In Breckenridge, Colorado

Colorado's Breck is a top-notch place for winter fun, with great skiing and riding -- but it shines year-round with places to visit, play, and eat around town.Breckenridge is among the most attractive winter resorts in North America, especially for families. Though perhaps not as chic and au courant as Aspen and Vail, it has abundant antique charm and a full array of activities...

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Breckenridge, Colorado Hotels And Resorts

This friendly mountain town is a funky chic ski resort in winter and a Wild West, hiking and biking summer destination. Breckenridge, Colorado -- funky, reformed mining town -- has finally gone very upscale with the addition of a few gorgeous luxury properties at the mountain base, available for the 2009-2010 winter season. Families with the splurge instinct should check out the beautiful...

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Snowsports Toys And Tricks For All Ages

New snow toys makes non-skiers and too-little-to-ski-ers enjoy their day on the mountain just as much as everyone else.With every season, we become aware of new snow toys and snow fun options waiting to challenge kids and anyone else who's fit and young at heart. During the 90s, when mountain resorts turned their attention to attracting those in the family who would not ski or snowboard, we...

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