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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 San Francisco

by Rob Story. Posted Dec 4th 2013 04:00 PM
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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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Best Ski Vacations From Washington, D.C.

by Rob Story. Posted Dec 4th 2013 04:00 PM
Philip Duncan, Snowshoe Mountain
Though the "Beltway" sounds somewhat like a chairlift, D.C. residents actually have to work to get their turns. Fortunately, the Appalachians aren't too far away from the swamplands and estuaries that characterize our nation's capital. Indeed, just past Virginia is something called the Mountaineer State: West Virginia. Once they attach skis or a snowboard to their feet, Beltway types can aspire to shred like famous predecessors Gerald Ford, Dan Quayle and Richard Holbrooke.
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