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Le Fairmont Tremblant At Mont-Tremblant

A slice of Quebec culture in an elegant, slopeside hotel that brings a new sense of style and class to the popular Tremblant ski resort. Legend has it that for many moons, the Algonquin hunters explored the Rivière Diable by canoe, growing ever more cold and weary in their quest for winter provisions. One night a Windigo spirit appeared and offered to transport them home for just one...

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Old School Cool in West Virginia

Coolfont Resort in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia is a rustic resort and spa: the perfect place for your family to unwind. You may not need an SUV to get to Coolfont in the panhandle of West Virginia, but it may come in handy on a snowy day at this year-round rustic resort. The Coolfont Resort, Spa & Wellness Center, nestled in the wooded mountains near Berkeley Springs,...

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Vermont’s Hawk Inn And Mountain Resort

The Hawk Inn, a Vermont resort, offers plenty of options for outdoor activity, or simply lounging around, across the four seasons. Summer and Winter, Spring and Fall, the Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort in Plymouth, Vermont is an extraordinarily friendly year-round destination for families. On our family’s most...

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Austria’s Seefeld

This family explores Europe's small towns and festivals on nice n' easy ski weekends.From our home in Heidelberg, Germany we are exploring as much of Europe as possible on long weekends. Our February cross-country ski weekend to Seefeld, Austria began for me with a bike ride to the local Bahnhof (train station) to buy our train tickets. Yes, you can do this on-line at

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Canada Weekend at Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant in Canada was one of the most fun places I have ever been to, when I visited with my family.  Our Voyageur plane flight, direct from Newark to Mont Tremblant airport was the most relaxing flight I have ever been on. The airport there looks like an extremely large log hunting cabin and the atmosphere is very relaxed. When you land, you are greeted...

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Wisp Mountain Resort, Maryland

Head to Deep Creek Lake for skiing at Wisp Mountain, dogsledding, winter sports and more in a little known, top value resort. Within driving distance of many East Coast and upper Midwest communities lies the under-discovered resort area of Deep Creek Lake. This massive yet cozy vacation community is nestled in the natural mountain heritage of the Appalachians. Back in the 1960s,...

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Skiing 101: Adult Novices Feel No Shame

A West Coast mom and an East Coast dad throw caution to the wind and become middle age novice skiers.One of the best things about having kids is that when they're younger, they make their parents show off skills in all the sports that the kids are trying to learn... even if those skills date back to the days of rotary phones. Scootering at 35? Rollerblading at 42? How 'bout freestyle skiing...

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Utah’s Quiet Snows

An expert skier mom reviews what's what for families with all-age skiers at Utah's Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton mountain resorts.My family has enjoyed skiing Utah's mountain resorts ever since we realized that it's easier to fly to Utah than to drive from our home in the San Francisco Bay Area to the ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. Once we land in Salt Lake City, it's a 30-minute...

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Exploring Aspen And Snowmass, Colorado With Teens

Post X Games, a noted ski specialist totes teens to Colorado's top mountain resorts to evaluate just how hip it is.I couldn’t resist the chance for an all-girl getaway to Aspen and Snowmass with my teen-age daughter Madeleine, and my friend Mimi, and her teen daughter Christina. It would be a chance for some mother-daughter bonding, yet would allow each of us time with someone our...

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New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain Ski Resort

This small mountain of Loon will never get taller, but its family appeal includes modern amenities, friendly staff, imaginative cuisine, and off-slope activities. It's no wonder that the February President's Day holiday is called "Mass Week" in New Hampshire, if you consider that almost a dozen mountain resorts are between a two- and three-hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts. To accommodate the...

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