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Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
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SnowMamas — changing the face of the ski industry


Meet Park City Mountain Resort’s new crop of Snowmamas, chosen from applicants by Park City Mountain resort officials from around the country. The website has become the go-to place in the industry to help moms make trips to the snow easier and more fun. more
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Park City Day 2 – meeting up with the Ladies Club


Now the resort wants to make sure all moms—all women—make the most of their time here. To that end, they’re establishing Ladies Club—a two-hour session that starts at 10 a.m.—to give moms enough time to get their kids to ski school or older kids out the door. more
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Four days with the SnowMamas in Park City, Utah


Maybe buying ski boots isn’t that big a deal. But it says something about my desire to invest in myself instead of everyone else in the family for a change. And every season, I say I’m going to hang up my skis because I’m not having fun out there—certainly not when I try to keep up with my family, experts all. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary | 9 Comments


Dream Big: Win a $10,000 Ski Vacation to Aspen Snowmass


Maybe you’re from a family of skiers or maybe you’ve never even considered the sport. Either way this contest is for you. You and your family can win a dream snow vacation -- a 5-night, $10,000 ski vacation we're giving away in to Aspen Snowmass in conjunction with Family Travel Forum, TravelingMom, ski.com and Aspen/Snowmass. more
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Silverton Mountain is not your typical ski resort


This isn’t any ski resort. For one thing, there is only one lift and no bathrooms–just an outhouse. Apres ski means a beer or a coke in the chilly tent that serves as a base lodge. It’s heated by a wood stove. more
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Ski resorts are offering more and more for families


Snow resorts around the country are pulling out all the stops for families this winter with everything from alpine coasters (Park City Mountain Resort, Breckenridge) zip lines (Crested Butte, Colo., Big Sky, Mont.) and family festivals (Sunday River, Me., Mount Snow, Vt.) more
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More and more very upscale resorts begin catering to families


A growing number of ultra deluxe resorts around the world, which once never saw kids or barely tolerated their presence, have changed their tune as more wealthy parents are bringing their kids along. The good news for those of us without unlimited resources: Choose your dates wisely and you may be able to vacation like the rich and famous more
Beach Vacations, Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Snow Vacations, Weekly Column | 2 Comments


Returning to a place and time when all did not go well on our family vacation


Family vacations, of course, are a lot about memories. But there’s something to be said for returning to places where things might not have gone as planned and let’s face it, they often don’t on family vacations. Returning gives you an opportunity to measure how much you and your kids have grown and to create new memories. more
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The Ice Age has come to Snowmass CO – literally!


One day last fall—Oct 14, 2010 to be precise—a bulldozer operator named Jesse Steele, working on the expansion of the Ziegler Reservoir for the Snowmass Water and Sanitation District, discovered a bone. But not just any bone—an Ice Age mammoth bone. That was just the beginning more
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Putting on the Ritz in Ski Country


Well-heeled families are opting for services that offer convenience — even delivery and pickup of ski and snowboarding gear to your hotel room and Black Tie Ski Rentals will even swap them out on the mountain too. Kids rent free till the end of the season and private family lessons are available for about $600 a day. “Parents want to see the kids learning,” explains Sue Way, director of Children’s Programs for the Aspen Skiing Company. They also love the convenience of having the ski instructor meet you at your hotel and tailoring the experience to your family. more
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