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Winter Adventures - Snow & Sand

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Winter Adventures – Snow & Sand
Fill your holidays with these family-fun Snow & Sand getaways.


Family fun on Snow-Packed Mountain Slopes!  

•  Grab the kids, head for the slopes and enjoy a day of skiing and snowboarding this winter.  Bundle up from head to toe; share stories on the lifts; traverse a winter wonderland; sip hot chocolate in the chalet; and best of all... watch those little red-nosed kids perhaps experience their first snow outing.

•  Choose from a variety of winter sports--downhill skiing, cross- country skiing, snowboarding,
snow blading, snowshoeing, sledding, inner-tubing, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, and ice skating.

•  Ski early or late in the season and travel mid-week for cheaper rates than major holidays or weekends.

•  Consider smaller resorts that often offer less crowds and better rates for families--affordable lodging, discounted lessons and lift tickets, even kids skiing free.  Lessons for the kids can include 1/2 day or full-day ski/snowboard instruction, lift tickets, rental equipment, food, and supervision. Cross-country skiing costs less and offers a great alternative for enjoying the snowy wilderness.
 
•  Find resorts in the U.S. open for skiing usually from Thanksgiving through Easter.

•  Check out this sampling of family ski resorts. Accommodations range from those right on the slopes, base lodges, to others a few miles from the resort.

 
Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Nevada At the northern tip of Lake Tahoe in the Carson Range.
    Activities: All levels of downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing.  
    Families: Ski/Board school and child care.             
    More Information: www.diamondpeak.com


Bear Valley Mountain Resort, California  Located in the Sierra Mountains east of Stockton.
    Activities: All levels of downhill skiing and snowboarding, snowblading.  
    Families: Ski/Board school and child care.
    More Information: www.bearvalley.com


Brian Head Resort, Utah Near Zion National Park in southern Utah.
    Activities: All levels of downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross country, back-country skiing and tubing.   
    Families: Ski/Board school and child care.
    More Information: www.brianhead.com


Red River Ski Area, New Mexico Located in the Sangre de Cristo Range and Carson National Forest.
    Activities: All levels of downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.  
    Families: Ski/Board school and child care.
    More Information: www.redriverskiarea.com

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, Colorado  Located in the Rocky Mountains 58 miles west of Denver.
    Activities: All levels of downhill skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, dog sledding and sleigh rides.  
    Families: Ski/Board school and child care.
    More Information: www.arapahoebasin.com

    
Snowshoe/Silver Creek Ski Area, West Virginia Located in the Monongahela National Forest of eastern West Virginia.
    Activities: All levels of downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides.  
    Families: Ski/Board school and child care.
    More Information: www.snowshoemtn.com


Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont In the Stratton Mountains of southern Vermont.
    Activities: All levels of downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and sleigh rides.  
    Families: Ski/Board school and child care.
    More Information: www.stratton.com


Whiteface Mountain, New York A few miles from the village of Lake Placid in northeastern New York.
    Activities: All levels of down-hill skiing and snowboarding, snowblading, cross-country skiing, skating, tobogganing, dogsledding and snowmobiling.  
    Families: Ski/Board school and child care.             
    More Information:  www.whiteface.com



 

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