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Everything You Need to Pack for a Ski Vacation (Plus $400 Gloves)

by Rob Story. Posted Dec 6th 2013 03:00 PM
A man loading skis on top of a car.
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Before you travel to the mountains this winter, think seriously about what to pack. Don't discard the flip-flops because it's cold: What else are you going to wear to the ski-lodge hot tub, loafers? The following is a list of the essentials you'll need for a fun, safe ski vacation.
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Points of Interest: Alexander Supertramp, Charles Barkley Rides the Subway

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Dec 6th 2013 11:36 AM

The Bourbon Trail, Alexander Supertramp and Charles Barkley on the NYC subway are among today's points of interest:
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16 Easy Ski Vacation Ideas from U.S. Cities

by Rob Story. Posted Dec 4th 2013 05:00 PM
family ski Loveland resort Colorado
Dustin Schaefer
If you don't have the time or money for a big ski vacation this winter you can still hit the slopes. Many great ski resorts are an easy drive away from major cities. We've rounded up the best resorts for a day-ski trip or a weekend escape from eight cities around the country. Most of them Gear up, hit the road and enjoy a snow adventure.
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Best Ski Vacations from Denver

by Rob Story. Posted Dec 4th 2013 04:00 PM
Crested Butte Ski
Courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Winter sports culture would be even more world-renowned in the Mile High City had Denver actually hosted the 1976 Winter Olympics it was awarded. But Colorado voters opted to back out of financing the games with public funds, apparently wanting to keep various Rocky Mountain Highs to themselves. Today, Colorado enjoys far more skier visits than any other state. Colorado is literally the highest state, with a greater average elevation than any other chunk of man-made boundary in the United States. Olympics or no, things have worked out just fine for sliders of the Centennial State.
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Best Ski Vacations From San Francisco

by Rob Story. Posted Dec 4th 2013 04:00 PM
Courtesy of Squaw Valley
Only 3 hours from mountainous Lake Tahoe -- in a state that really, really likes to drive -- San Franciscans grow up making "burrito runs": grabbing a breakfast burrito at one's favorite Mexican joint, filling up an SUV with pals and the nation's priciest gas, bolting to California ski resorts, shredding all day and driving home. Some NorCal hills slide right down into Lake Tahoe itself; others arrive at wonderfully empty spaces we thought no longer existed in the Golden State.
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