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January Learn a Snowsport Month Has $75 Colorado Deal: Lift Ticket, Lesson, Rentals and Lunch

Colorado is kicking off Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month with a thorough roundup of the many great deals available to learners across the state. Whether you're interested in snowboarding, skiing or cross-country; or you're age 6 or 60; many of the 21 member ski areas and resorts in Colorado Ski Country USA want to make it cheap and easy for...

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Ski Industry Planning Snow Fun Vacations for All Ages

With everyone in holiday mode, the major and minor ski areas want us to start dreaming of winter sports and a family ski vacation. Now's the time to to look ahead (while rates are super reasonable) and plan that long-awaited and perhaps inevitable march to ski country.Ready with those poles, mittens, helmet? Here's what's new on our SkiandRide-dar.Consolidation of Resorts Brings Consumer...

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New York State’s Gore Mountain

Take a state-owned and managed recreation area, tuck it into the heart of one of America’s largest parks, give it funds to become a first-class ski resort and you’ve just met Gore Mountain. Gore and Whiteface in Lake Placid, site of the 1960 Olympics, are managed by ORDA (Olympic Regional Development Authority), a New York State Authority charged...

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Aspen – Snowmass, Colorado’s Summer Playground

Many mountain resorts known for snowsports try to attract a summer clientele, but Aspen's long history of cultural attractions outshines the rest.With so many fair weather destinations, families often wonder why they should visit a terrific snowsports resort when there's no snow. It makes some sense that a place that does something so well couldn't possibly excel at the opposite. After all,...

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Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Colorado

When there's snow in Colorado, having Bachelor the golden lab reclining by the grand fireplace makes the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch the ultimate in luxury and warmth for a family snowsports vacation. As you drive up the valley to Beaver Creek, you will pass the cutoff for Bachelor Gulch, which actually sits on the hill just above Avon. Let’s be clear, however – for...

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Avid Skiers + Toddler = Thrills in Banff

Imagine taking your two-year-old on a ski trip to Alberta, Canada? Here;s how one Family Travel Forum family made it a success.Several years ago, my husband, 2-year-old son and I spent a one week ski holiday at the 3,200-acre mountain resort of Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta, Canada.The skiing was outstanding, with a...

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Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon

Streams and mountains, bike paths, fairways, gourmet dining, spa and riverrafting, the Sunriver Resort has something for everyone. Oregonians’ legendary love of the outdoors was one of the state’s main attractions when looking for a place to vacation with our active, independence-seeking teen. Because of our limited time and Oregon's size, a central destination convenient to a variety of recreation...

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Four Seasons At Whistler Blackcomb British Columbia

Get ready to hit the ski slopes, the mountain bike trails or the lake, with family traveler reviews about Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.If British Columbia is Canada's premier outdoor recreation province, then Whistler Blackcomb is its crowning jewel, providing an adventure for every season. My family of ski and snowboard fanatics likes to visit the resort...

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Chill Out in Chile And Argentina

In the southern hemisphere, find snowsports in "summer" and specials for kids at Portillo, Valle Nevado and Bariloche -- top family ski resorts in Chile and Argentina. No matter how avid the skiers in your family, you might not plan on hitting the slopes in August if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. Yet despite the summer heat above, winter skiers can find refuge on the flip side in the Southern...

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Tremblant in Winter

Avid skiers take the family on holiday to Quebec's Mont Tremblant resort for mountains of fun. The location and timing of our family ski vacations owes little to fancy brochures touting the competitive advantages of one resort over another or the quality of snow to be had as early as Thanksgiving or as late a Memorial Day. We are slaves to both the iron logic of the school calendar,...

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