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Why We Don’t Mind Paying Top $ at Snowmass

A top travel writer share her "favorite family resort" with readers and explains why Colorado's Snowmass is worth the bucks.Snowmass (800/525-6200), the Aspen Skiing Company's bastion of family skiing, might be one of the most expensive places we've ever skied but...

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Ski On – Even During A Recession

FTF and FamilySkiHub.com offer tips on how to still enjoy the great family sport of skiing in a down economy, with some resort suggestions.You don't have to search long to find headlines bemoaning the economy. It seems as if everything from unemployment to the stock market is going the wrong way on a daily basis.  So, where can you manage expenses and still have a great ski trip?

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Mad River Glen, A Unique Eco-Resort Celebrates 60+ Years

This ski mountain in Waitsfield, Vermont offers all the traditional amenities of a winter resort, plus a lot of eco-friendly activities.Hate the whoosh of snowboards and the heavy metal beat as you glide down the slopes? Curious to see wildlife only the dawn Ski Patrol ever encounters? Then the unique Mad River Glen in Waitsfield,...

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Canada vs. US: Finding A Snowsports Bargain

How family ski resorts in Canada compare price-wise to skiing the U.S. -- with some strategies to make planning simple for your next (budget) snowsports vacation.A Winter 2005 study done by the FTF office for a holiday weekend ski trip showed it cost about the same to fly from the Northeast and ski in eastern Canada, as it did to drive several hours to ski in a New England resort. (However,...

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Aspen – Snowmass, Colorado Hotels And Resorts

From classic Western hotels to Colorado's contemporary condos and mountain chalets, families will find a wide range of lodging.From classic Western hotels to Colorado's contemporary condos and mountain chalets, families will find a wide range of lodging. Families looking to hit the slopes this season -- whether for skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer -- can look to Colorado's...

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Mont-Tremblant, Quebec Hotels And Resorts

To better appreciate Eastern Canada's Laurentian mountains at any time of year, check in to this famous ski area base camp.After 11 years of winning Ski magazine's award as top resort in the Northeast, Quebec's Tremblant ski resort has blossomed into an international tourism destination -- not only for skiers, but for families interested in the beauty of Mont Tremblant and the Laurentian...

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No Snow? No Surf? Mountainboard!

Find out how mountainboarding has grown from an extreme trend to a widespread and professionally-recognized sport.Leave it to sports adventure enthusiasts to solve a duel dilemma: How can we snowboard after the snow melts? How can we skateboard off road? The creative answer to both these questions is the mountainboard, which resembles a snowboard with tires that protrude outwards, monster-truck...

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Top 10 Getaway for Family Reunions – Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont

FTF's annual Top 10 survey of award-winners highlights Stratton Mountain Resort as one of 2004's best places to host your family's next reunion.FTF's annual Top 10 survey of award-winners highlights Stratton Mountain Resort as one of 2004's best places to host your family's next reunion. In 2004, FTF evaluated businesses in the hospitality, cruise and tour sectors...

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Retreating to New England’s Lesser Known Snow Resorts

"Let It Snow" is the appropriate anthem for these traditional mountain resorts of Vermont and New Hampshire.One of the staples of the Christmas television season is the movie "Holiday Inn," starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Crosby, a refugee from the New York rat race, moves to bucolic Connecticut and opens an inn - the Holiday Inn - where he produces nifty numbers for the city's finest. At...

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Family Snowmobiling

If your family is feeling adventurous, our FTF expert suggests you try snowmobiling, available from the winter wonderland of Maine to the vast reaches of Wyoming. If you go out snowmobiling in January, you may just catch sight of a pair of bull moose antlers, recently shed by a buck grooming a new pair for spring. That's more likely than spotting the moose itself, who will disappear at the...

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