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

Jul 9, 2015
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A club dedicated to getting moms back on the slopes


Welcome to Park City Mountain Resort’s new Ladies’ Club, offered certain days of the week. Women who hadn’t skied in a while, said Martell, “didn’t want a high powered clinic. They just wanted an opportunity to get back on the mountain in a non-threatening way.” more
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Luxe and lots of powder at Deer Valley UT


For those who can afford luxe on the slopes, tt doesn’t get any better than the ski-in, ski-out Montage (with its own Compass Sports rental shop and ski valet where they buckle and unbuckle your boots) and Deer Valley more
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Good eats in and around Park City UT


Here as well as at neighboring Deer Valley –which led the industry in providing good mountain eats—we’re seeing ever better food with an emphasis on what is locally sourced. more
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Meet Holly Flanders – and make time for yourself on the slopes


Flanders teaches women’s ski workshops at Canyons—I thoroughly enjoyed one a few years ago—but now has a new mission—to convince women they need to make that time, no matter what else is going on in their lives. more
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When you take the kids, you take what you can get!


When we suggest stopping for some soup, Mel sees her opening to leave us. “I have a PB&J in my pocket,” she says, “I want to keep skiing!” ...So much for family time. more
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Timeout for some spa time in Beaver Creek, CO


Family ski trips can be a lot of work, especially for moms-all the schlepping, all the shopping for groceries and cooking. Certainly moms deserve some “me” time on ski trips and there’s no better place than a spa like this to enjoy that. more
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Back to the 19th Century at the historic Hotel Jerome


The glitterati of the day came from around the country for the opening on Thanksgiving eve 1889. The hot and cold running water, flush toilets and electric lights were the ultimate in luxury for a town used to icy outhouses and miner’s camps. more
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Fresh powder aplenty for First Tracks on Aspen Mountain


There are options for First Tracks every morning, but on Wednesdays for $25 you are treated to this sumptuous spread and then the chance to ski down the mountain any way you like, more
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Snow-shoeing to a gourmet meal in the shadows of Aspen, CO


The highlight—after the snowshoe in the wilderness--is the food—Pine Creek Smoked trout, … Colorado elk bratwurst, a smoked trout melt on sourdough and buffalo tenderloin.. more
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Back to the Ice Age on Snowmass Mountain


Incredible! Just in the past two years Snowmass Mountain in Colorado, famous for its ski slopes, has become the site of one of the largest finds of Ice Age animals on the planet. more
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