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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 Chicago

by Rob Story. Posted Dec 4th 2013 04:00 PM
Wilmot Mountain night ski
Courtesy of Wilmot Mountain
This burg, where the prairie meets the Great Lakes, could scarcely be flatter. Nonetheless, Chicago isn't too shabby a place to be a skier or snowboarder. O'Hare has flights to all the major ski resorts out West, and there are many chairlifts in Chicago's vacation paradise: Wisconsin. Glaciers carved some fairly nice ski mountains on the other side of the lake, too, in Michigan.
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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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