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Top 10 Resorts For Skiing And Snowboarding 101

Our picks may not be the most famous of ski resorts, but here are 10 top learn-to-ski and ride programs that know how to teach -- kids or adults. They're not in any particular order; four are in the West and six in the Northeast, but perhaps that's because the smaller northeast mountains have to concentrate on beginners since they have much less advanced terrain. So, is your toddler...

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Snow Thrills at Valcartier Vacation Village in Quebec

Imagine a snow-capped theme park that in winter has as many sled and tubing rides as the major waterparks, and in summer melts into a major waterpark, too. Say “Bonjour” to Village Vacances Valcartier, located within a half hour drive of Quebec City, Canada. For snow tubing on steroids – with toddler-friendly snow playgrounds and teen-thrilling...

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Windham Mountain Resort, New York’s Best Kept Ski Secret

Sometimes time and circumstances don't permit us to get to the very best or biggest mountain resort for a family snow getaway - that's when you discover resorts like this metro-area New York secret which offer a real vacation and money savings.Windham Mountain Resort is one of the sweetest family ski destinations in New York's Catskill Mountain area, and even in all of New York State. When...

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Quebec City, Canada Attractions

An 18th century European old town, family-friendly ski resorts, water parks, zoos, monuments, a river and more make Quebec City a great, four seasons family destination. Seated atop cap Diamant and overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, the great family vacation spot Québec City has been influential in North American history since Samuel de Champlain recognized its potential and...

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Whistler Blackcomb Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb Resort, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers Award, gets a fresh look in 2015. Located in British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb is one of North America's most popular recreational areas. With over 8,100 skiable acres between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains (combined...

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Alta, On Top Of The Ski World In Utah

Snow-loving families know Little Cottonwood Canyon shelters the hardcore charms of Alta, a classic mountain resort which celebrated its 75th anniversary in the 2012-2013 winter season. Within a 45-minute drive of the Salt Lake City Airport, this valley of the Wasatch Range finds snowboarders (along with loads of skiers) taking one fork to

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Quebec’s Mont Sainte-Anne Resort

Hit the slopes at Mont-Sainte-Anne, a child-friendly Canadian mountain resort where cheap lift tickets and lessons mean learning the sport is affordable and fun.It's French-ish, it's snowy and it's very welcoming, with children of all ages giggling on the beaten snow paths around the base village. It's Mont-Sainte-Anne Resort,...

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Club Valtur Pila, Valle D’Aosta, Italy

Club Valtur, Pila,  Valle d'Aosta, Italy, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award, gets a fresh look in 2015. Like its French counterpart Club Med, the Italian-owned Club Valtur runs all-inclusive resorts around the world staffed by enthusiastic and friendly equipe (Italian for 'crew') who...

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Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah

Snowbird Ski Resort, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers Award, gets a fresh look in 2015.    In the canyons that form between the towering peaks of the Wasatch Mountains rising out of the Salt Lake Valley, some of the...

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Extreme Ice Canoeing, Only In Quebec

The "snap, crackle, pop" of crunching ice does little to distract me from the notion that ice canoeing is supposed to be fun.  Of course, that overused word – FUN - one too often associated with adventure travel, would never have occurred to the early French settlers who braved the treacherous Saint Lawrence River of necessity.  Back...

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