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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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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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Massive Skiing at Le Massif, Quebec, Canada

You can't talk about Quebec's rustic Le Massif mountain resort without understanding how it towers above Charlevoix, a ruggedly beautiful region of fjords, bays and rolling pasture designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Mixed in among hearty farmers are artists, artisanal cheesemakers, and die-hard ski and snowboard fans who cherish Le Massif’s views of...

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Winter Brings On Fun And Festivals Around North America

Here's a preview of some of the top shows and festivals for the winter of 2014-2015, ones often designated as among the American Bus Association's "Top 100 Events in North America." Note that they take place approximately the same time each year.Fun Winter Festivals & Events around the USA and CanadaAnchorage Fur Rendezvous - Feb. 27-March...

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Winterlude in Ottawa

Pack your bags and head to the capital and shy star of Ontario province -- Ottawa, Canada -- for a winter wonderland.Among Canadian cities, Ottawa best straddles the nation's cultural schisms. It sits at the confluence of three rivers -- the Rideau, the Ottawa, and the Gatineau -- and right on the lingually-charged Ontario/Québec border. Queen Victoria picked it as the Canadian national...

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A Chilling Winter Weekend in Montreal

What better way to weather the wintry cold than to travel north for a long weekend of icy immersion in Montreal?The logic seems skewed, but the warmth of the staff, décor, and outdoor Jacuzzi of Hotel Le Crystal convinced us that Montréal, Quebec, Canada was the perfect city for a mid-winter (or summer!) getaway.At Le Crystal, all guests are quickly greeted by highly professional...

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Luxury Meets Utah Ski Resort At Snowbasin

Delivering full service and luxury amenities, high style Snowbasin in Ogden, Utah maintains a clubby, five-star hotel atmosphere which attracts a select crowd of  snowsports devotees.  This unusual mountain resort was developed by Earl Holding, long-time owner of Idaho's legendary Sun Valley resort, who still knows how to have fun in the mountains.Best yet for...

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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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Gorgeous Yellowstone – Family Winter Getaways with Snow Tours from $190 PP

The Old Faithful Snow Lodge in Yellowstone National Park, one of the favorite Xanterra Parks & Resorts properties, is featuring value family snow fun packages through early March. Although park trails are only ccessible by snowcoach, snowmobile, snowshoes or skis, the lodge itself is located in the heart of the...

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