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Crested Butte, Colorado At Its Best

A well-skied family goes late in the season to higher altitudes, guaranteeing the best conditions.For families, a ski trip to the Rockies is, at best, a once-a-season endeavor. With only one chance to get it right, mistakes, errors in judgment, and the vagaries of weather and airline schedules are magnified. As parents, we try to minimize such problems -- we buy the right clothing and equipment,...

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Spring Snowsports in Wisconsin

For one of the snow-iest springs ever, enjoy snowmobiling and other winter-only pursuits in Wisconsin.In hilly Wisconsin, a glacier-scarred region receiving more than 40" of snowfall each year, locals are delighted that spring is fast approaching. Not to say that Wisconsin families don’t love their winter outings but...By April, the northern part of Wisconsin has the best conditions...

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Playing With Ice – Safely

Whether you're snowboarding, fishing, skating, or just taking a slippery stroll, knowing ice safety could save your life.During the winter season, families from Maine to Siberia will take to frozen lakes and ponds to ice fish, play hockey, or snowmobile. Accidents will happen, but they can be avoided by following these guidelines from ice safety experts. Ice Safety Do's & Don't's DO...

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See and Ski Norway

Visit Oslo, Norway and enjoy family skiing packages while learning a bit of Viking history. The story of the indomitable Sondre Nordheim, credited as the 'inventor' of modern skiing, and the popular success of the Oslo (1952) and Lillehammer (1994) Winter Olympic Games have contributed to making Norway a skier's fantasy destination....

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Ski Style: Nordic? Cross Country? Ski Touring?

If you love cross-country skiing, and want to share your pastime with the kids, these helpful tips will be right up your well groomed alley!Whether it's fishing, stamp collecting, or an artistic endeavor, every parent loves to share their favorite pastimes with their children. Not only do parents want to teach their children about their hobbies, they hope that their children will also learn...

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Snowboarding for the Very First Time?

Vermont's Killington Resort gets a virgin rider back on his feet. As someone who doesn't normally ski or snowboard, I found myself having a great time when I visited Killington, Vermont in January. The Killington Resort has seven base lodges, all of them inter-connected. If you have more skills than I did, you can get to any of the base lodges from any other through Killington's extensive...

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Keystone Resort, Colorado

Find out how this skiing destination in the Colorado Rockies rates according to Family Travel Forum's ski expert. Find out how this skiing destination in the Colorado Rockies rates according to Family Travel Forum's ski expert. The Keystone Resort (800/354-4FUN) in Colorado is comprised of three mountains- Dercum...

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Out of this World Snowsports

Italy's Sestriere offers skiing families a one-of-kind European experience.  Interested in a uniquely European trans-alpino adventure, in skiing or riding 'without borders'? Over 400 kms/240 mi of groomed trails make up the Via Lattea, Italy's "Milky Way" of resorts revolving around Sestriere, about an hour from Torino in the Italian...

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North America’s 4 Top Family Ski Resorts

Colorado, Utah, British Columbia, Idaho...which of these family-welcoming ski resorts is best for your family?Read on to find out why contributing editor Laura Sutherland, author of "The Best Family Ski Vacations in North America" (St. Martin's), recommends Snowmass (Colorado), Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (Utah), Whistler Resort (British Columbia), and Sun Valley (Idaho) as the top family...

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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort

This writer examines one of the top resorts at Beaver Creek that will suit your family's needs.Winding west from Denver, through the long and narrow Vail Valley, and a few miles north through the friendly town of Avon, we arrive at the two resort areas of Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch, both developments at the base of the exclusive Beaver Creek mountain. From many points, you can see...

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