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The Skier First Makeover Plan for Taos Ski Valley

Change continues at Taos Ski Valley, a New Mexico mountain resort whose 2013 purchase by billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon had sent a shudder of anxiety rippling through the ski world. Since its founding in 1955 by ski pioneer Ernie Blake, Taos had been owned and managed by the Blake family, first by Ernie and his wife Rhoda and later,...

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Airbnb Gets Into the Ski Business

With a bold move into a lodging segment that has traditionally belonged to the managed rental, condo and timeshare market, Airbnb is offering a $100 discount to winter sports enthusiasts who book their stay in an Airbnb accommodation with a new ski promotion.   What's the Big Deal? First...

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Spring Skiing: Squaw Alpine Does It Right

Think T-shirts, hiking shorts and polypropylene socks and you'll get a hint of the magic of spring ski season while the snow lasts. I know from experience that families want good snow plus sunshine on a spring break snowsports adventure. While the Christmas-New Year break is a crowded and expensive time, the spring and Easter breaks are dramatically less so, due mainly to the fact that different...

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Double Your Pleasure On California Streets And Chutes

This wallet-friendly California road trip from fabulous San Francisco to the sunny slopes of Lake Tahoe's mountain resorts delivers twice the vacation bang for your buck. As luck would have it, my daughter Eve lost her a high-tech job in Seattle just as the snow began gracing the slopes around Lake Tahoe, California. What better place to search -- not too hard– for a new meal ticket? Our...

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Utah’s Brian Head Resort

Brian Head, Utah is a family-oriented mountain resort which offers first-class alpine skiing, a terrific kids programs, and a host of winter and summer activities for all ages. With a lodge at 9,600 feet, it is the state's highest base village averaging an annual 360" of Utah's trademark "Greatest Snow on Earth." Brian Head is also unique because...

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Alaska’s Alyeska Resort

Experience a variety of scenic adventures for all ages in and around Anchorage, from your home base at the 50th state's favorite ski resort.How does someone who feels frozen as soon as the temperature drops below 55° wind up in Alaska for a vacation? After doing some research for one of FTF's members and seeing photographs of its beauty, I decided to pack my fleece clothing and go. In August,...

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A Ski and Soak Weekend at Camelback

In a winter where snow is scarce across the United States, planning an extended ski vacation can feel like an expensive risk, especially for those new to the sport. Tristate families can minimize the risk and maximize the fun by planning a trip to Camelback Mountain, Pennsylvania, which is an easy drive from New York City and offers everything from equipment rentals and lessons to a wide variety...

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Winterlude And Carnaval, Canada’s Winter Festivals

Here's a fun, blow-by-blog journal from FTF's train reporter on riding the rails to sample Winterlude, the cold Ottawa, Ontario festival, and Carnaval de Quebec, Quebec City's very cold festival. Both winter festivals are held annually in Canada (Winterlude the first two weeks of February and Carnaval the last three weekends in February) and are great fun for families.Day...

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8 Essentials To Keep Kids Safe In Extreme Cold

When parents invest in a snowsports vacation, they can't always be sure that the weather will cooperate to deliver those bluebird skies that mountaineers dream about. That's why we asked a pediatrician for his tips on protecting kids from the effects of extreme cold: hypothermia.As our family playground shifts in wintertime to the mountain slopes and cross-country ski trails, we must respect...

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The Millennium chairlift at Ski Santa Fe.
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Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Multigenerational Mountain Resort

Thanks to its proximity to Ski Santa Fe in the mountains just to the east, this historic southwestern city affords a multi-generational skiing family with easy access to an array of diversions for the skiers and non-skiers alike. Many members of my family are avid skiers or snowboarders—but not all. This has always made going away on a ski vacation together a challenge: The non-skiers tend...

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