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Is Your Child Ready For Snowsports?

Great tips from professional instructors dedicated to creating, offering and maintaining the "best resort for family fun, anywhere." Winter offers many opportunities for families to enjoy recreation in the outdoors. Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are all sports that families can enjoy together and pursue as lifelong hobbies.  If your children...

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Snowmass, Colorado In Winter: All Ages And All Abilities

Physical and cultural activities abound at the four Aspen mountains, some of Colorado's most family-friendly snowsports and adventure destinations. Physical and cultural activities abound at the four Aspen mountains, some of Colorado's most family-friendly snowsports and adventure destinations. One company in western Colorado owns and operates the mountain resorts at Aspen, Aspen...

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Top Cheap Ski Getaway: White Mountains, New Hampshire

The White Mountains of New Hampshire is a winner of FTF's Top 10 (Cheap) Getaways For Family Travelers 2008 award. Ski vacations can be expensive and difficult to plan if you don’t know where to look and ways to save.  A snowsports holiday is not usually considered a cheap family vacation because of all the components:  lift tickets, equipment rental, lessons and accommodations...

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Top Cheap Ski Getaway: Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Lake Tahoe, on the Nevada California border is a winner of FTF's Top 10 (Cheap) Getaways For Family Travelers 2008 award. Ski vacations can be expensive and difficult to plan if you don’t know where to look and ways to save.  A snowsports vacation is not usually considered budget-friendly because of all the components:  lift tickets, equipment rental, lessons and accommodations...

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Rocky Mountain High: Breckenridge With Teens Or Babies

When you're doing snowsports with teens, you need more than just a great mountain, you need a great scene. Breck delivers all-around fun plus super infant and toddler programs.What if you asked your teen how he liked his family vacation and he answered: “Breckenridge has to be the best ski mountain I have ever been to in my life. It has everything I would look for in a good ski resort,...

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Vermont’s Smugglers Notch For Grown-Ups

A Vermont mountain known for its super children's programs makes the thrill of discovery available in an adults-only camp rated M. There's something funny about Smugglers' Notch Resort, a ski area tucked away in northern Vermont at the foot of a mountain pass (Smuggler's Notch) over which the rum runners used to haul hootch at night. It's a bit hidden because the condos and base area are...

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East Vs. West: Negotiating The Family Ski Vacation

A family of avid skiers debates whether the eastern mountains or the western mountains should be their goal for the next perfect vacation. Negotiating a steep drop into a powdery glade is nothing compared to our family discussions about ski vacation destinations. It is never simple to accommodate the range of age, skiing ability and, frankly speaking, even interest among various family members...

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Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte is one of the last family-owned ski areas. The pricing is excellent for families there. The kids pay a fee equal to their own ages (from ages 5 to 12) for a lift ticket, and it has a very cute little town.There's a free shuttle bus and numerous restaurants.  Other things to do in the area include free guided mountain tours, dogsledding, and ice-skating.

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Europe Ski Holidays, US Ski Holidays

Three generations of inveterate American skiers review favorite mountain resorts in the US -- East and West -- and Europe. Ski resorts out West? Ski holidays Europe? It's hard to imagine a family with more skiing interest or experience than the Crystal clan. Grandparents Fred and Phyllis Crystal started skiing in the late 1950s, and brought their three children onto the slopes...

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Skiing Italian Style At Sestriere

For an ultimate family ski trip with some dolce vita, lots of pasta and fun lessons, this family chose an all-inclusive resort in Sestriere, Italy. Here's their review of the mountain that starred in the Torino Olympics. With over 400 kms (240 miles) of groomed trails linking five ski resorts, the Alta Val di Susa region's Via...

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