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Introducing Skiing And Snowboarding

A seasoned pro shares advice on when and how to introduce skiing and snowboarding -- both great family sports -- to your kids. The sports of skiing and snowboarding can provide an excellent opportunity for the entire family to enjoy winter together. Yet many parents, even from skiing families, have important questions when it comes to getting their child on the snow for the first...

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Overland Across Switzerland And Italy

Enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, leisurely drives, and many more on-the-ground adventures as the slow-paced way to get to know Switzerland and neighboring Italy. Mix stunning scenery with a new culture, wonderful cuisine, eons of history and the majesty of the Alps, and you'll understand why France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy are some top destinations for active on-the-ground vacations...

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SIDEKICK Pro Is The Must-Have Bag For All Hitting The Slopes

The SIDEKICK Pro can easily hold all of your skiing gear as you glide down the mountain this season.Transpack debuted its newest addition to the Pro-series of carry-all ski/snowboard-boot backpacks in Fall 2008. The SIDEKICK Pro seems to be able to hold everything but your skis. With two padded side pockets with air/water drainage holes for your boots, a large central compartment (1400 sq.in./23...

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Quebec City’s Winter Carnaval

Ever since 3rd grade I have wanted to go on this school trip to Québec City, Canada. In 5th grade in 1997, it was so cool to be able to go on such an awesome trip with my friends, I couldn't resist. Ever since 3rd grade I have wanted to go on this school trip to Québec City, Canada. In 5th grade in 1997, it was so cool to be able to go on such an awesome trip with my friends, I couldn't...

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Vail Resorts Leads Snowsports Movement

There's no denying that global warming, whatever its causes, has adversely affected the snowsports industry for several seasons. And like many other businesses, the mountain resorts which drive the industry are doing what they can to fight back. "Green" skiing and snowboarding is only one initiative; industry leader Vail Resorts has purchased...

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British Columbia’s Backcountry Ski Lodges

In the back woods of Canada's far west, you can rough it in style with expert skiers or enjoy the snowy wilderness with little ones. It has been a long day - exhilarating and exhausting. We have skied up and down several mountain peaks in the spectacularly remote Selkirk Range of the British Columbia Rockies. We are literally in the middle of nowhere. Many kilometers - and a helicopter...

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Snowshoes, Dog Sleds And Non-Sporty Winter Pursuits

Families with snowbirds will be pleased to learn that they can safely avoid the tropics in winter and learn to love the "stay-warm" fun of snowshoeing and dog sledding, great family fun for un-sporty mountain vacations.To all non-skiers, we can safely proclaim,"Your time in the snow has finally come!" Not only are the tiniest suburban ski hills equipped with sledding, skating, tubing and other...

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Switzerland Skiing

An avid skier ditches business to ski the Swiss Alps, then returns with his family to share the wealth of sights, slopes and culture.Every ski season is a blessing, and last year I was not once -- but twice -- blessed. Not only did I do more skiing than I had in years, I was able to do most of it in Switzerland. For the uninitiated, the pistes of Europe open a new dimension to Americans...

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Aspen, Colorado: Snapshot of America’s Favorite Mountain

Historic buildings, great peaks, discounted children's lift tickets; something for all ages in this legendary ski haven. Aspen, Colorado is the ideal skiing destination.  There's a choice of four mountains within a 10-minute shuttle ride of town, offering something to please every member of the family, no matter what the age or ability. If I had to break a leg skiing somewhere,...

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Deer Valley Resort: Snapshot of Utah’s Luxe Mountain

Does Deer Valley Resort meet your family's ski expectations and is it worth the premium tariff? Family Travel Forum investigates.Deer Valley in Park City, Utah delivers a deluxe ski experience that pampers guests with posh accommodations and gourmet food. The resort's philosophy that the details make the difference is everywhere--- ski valets care for your skis as you park your car; overnight...

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