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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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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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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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Kids Stay and Ski Free Over School Breaks at Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia is offering Kids Stay and Play Free weeks over prime school holidays in a deal we love. Why? Because this resort has committed to using the trademarked Terrain Based Learning program (learn more about it in our Top Mountain Resorts roundup) to teach beginner skiers and riders in two new terrain-based teaching parks.Since...

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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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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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Oaxaca, Mexico Attractions

Oaxaca (pronounced wah-HAH-kah) is a culturally diverse and charmingly compact center of Zapotec and Mexican arts which many liken to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The capital city of the state of Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico, it is a safe and friendly town whose attractions should be shared by the whole family, particularly if Mexico and its many wonders are new to your kids. If you begin your explorations...

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Doing Atlantis On A Budget At Comfort Suites Paradise Island

I am delighted to recommend the Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel, a wallet-conscious way for the family to enjoy an Atlantis family beach vacation without breaking the bank.  My kids had been aching to visit Paradise Island in the Bahamas -- especially Atlantis, undoubtedly a great family resort -- but we knew this family vacation would not come cheap.Sure,...

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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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