Ski Vacations

Best Ski Vacations from Seattle

by Rob Story. Posted Dec 4th 2013 04:00 PM
Snoqualmie Ski
Jeff Cavan
As the home to Eddie Bauer, REI and dozens of other outdoor gear companies, Seattle is closely intertwined with the history of American Alpinism. In fact, the first American expedition to Mt. Everest was overloaded with Washingtonians. Seattle seems surrounded by peaks -- with the Cascade Mountains here and the Olympic Mountains there, not to mention the Coast Range up above. If you had Mt. Rainier hovering majestically over your city every day, you'd be inspired to get outside and accomplish alpine feats, too.
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50 Ways to Ski in 50 States

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Dec 4th 2013 03:30 PM
Colorado skier Crested Butte
Courtesy of Crested Butte

How many states can you ski in? Most people know there are slopes in Colorado, California and Vermont. But what about Florida? Hawaii? New Jersey? Turns out, there are options for snowbirds in some surprising places. Here's how to ski in every state, from the epic to the wannabe to the wacky.
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Ski Resorts: What to Do Besides Ski (VIDEO)

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jan 2nd 2013 10:52 AM
Looking for alternatives to skiing at a ski resort? Consider these options.
What to Do at a Ski Resort Besides Ski

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Three Great Destinations: Skiing and Snowboarding (VIDEO)

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Dec 24th 2012 07:52 AM
The Hottest Skiing Destinations

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Avalanche Kills Three Skiers In Switzerland

by Kate Auletta. Posted Apr 2nd 2011 09:11 AM

Three German skiers were killed in an avalanche above the Swiss town of Ayers, the second such incident with tourists in less than a week, according to website Breaking Travel News.
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Best Places to Ski Near Québec City

by Dan Leeth. Posted Feb 18th 2011 10:00 AM
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Sébastien Larose/Québec City

Québec City provides a ski base unlike any other in North America. Instead of staying in some variation of faux-Alpine condo camp, skiers here can lodge in a 400-year-old walled city. With the natives speaking French, Old Québec feels positively Old World. As the cliché goes, it's like Europe without the jet lag.
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Romantic Winter Getaways: Relax & Pamper Yourselves

by Meg Massie. Posted Feb 11th 2011 05:30 PM
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Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Beverly Hills

It's easy to get cabin fever in the winter. Even if the weather cooperates, daylight is gone before the work day is over. The best way to get through the long winter is to take a Monday or Friday off and take a long weekend somewhere special. Better yet -- take your sweetie with you for a romantic winter getaway that will recharge your spirits until spring. Here are three luxurious romantic winter getaway ideas that you can book today.
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All-Inclusive Ski Vacations

by Christopher Curley. Posted Dec 21st 2010 11:09 AM
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All inclusive ski vacations are a great way to de-stress a winter getaway. And if there's a silver-sloped lining to a down economy, it's that ski resorts are anxious to bring more skiers to their slopes, and that means bargains abound, if you know where to find them.
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Best Ski Resorts in Europe and North America

by Shawn Douglas. Posted Dec 15th 2010 09:30 AM
best luxury ski resorts

For some, skiing is a one- or two-day event with few frills but many thrills. For others, nothing short of the world's best ski resorts will do for an amazing winter ski vacation. If you want to experience some of the best skiing, dining, and relaxing, - and money is no object - then consider one of the following top luxury ski resorts for your next ski holiday.
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Ski Travel Insurance

by Shawn Douglas. Posted Dec 13th 2010 09:30 AM
ski travel insurance

So you're excited to hit the ski slopes and begin your ski vacation, right? You have your insulated socks, snow goggles, and parka ready to go. Gloves are packed. You've checked off everything on your list of things you need for skiing, but you have the strange feeling that you're forgetting something. Could it be that you've forgotten to purchase ski travel insurance?
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