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The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, AZ Announces Hot Summer Packages

May 28, 2015
The Wigwam, located 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, Arizona is offering summer deals and activities for all ages starting at $99 per night.

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Enjoying a week of baseball spring training in Arizona with a young cousi


Matt and Ethan at Cubs camp
Matt Yemma and his 12-year-old cousin Ethan Sitzman spend a week shagging baseballs, autographs and enjoying the waterparks and sunshine of spring training in Arizona. more
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Boarding, burgers and teen bonding in Bolton Valley, VT


Burger wars
A high school junior and scholar in the A Better Chance program writes about a weekend of snowboarding fun and bonding time with his housemates in Bolton Valley, VT. more
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Skiing and Soaking at Sunlight Mountain and Glenwood Springs


The Peak of Sunlight Mountain
By springtime, many skiers are exhausted by the lift lines, carved out runs, and crowded resorts in Colorado Ski Country. But Sunlight Mountain Resort is the perfect little oasis where skiers can hit the mountain without having to schlep to the lifts. more
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Telluride: An A-Lister’s Dream; a No-Lister’s Playground


Cousins Mel Yemma and Chris Yemma in the gondola at Telluride CO
Skiing down the “Galloping Goose,” it hit me — Telluride has something for everyone, even the 1 percent A-listers. more
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Tapping his inner rebel at Crested Butte Mountain Resort


Cousins Chris Yemma and Reggie Yemma at the Ice Bar on Crested Butte Mountain
A die-hard snowboarder since his teens, Chris Yemma decided to try skiing on a blue-bird day at Crested Butte to see if his inner rebel still lives. more
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Off the slopes and into the Spa: At The Peaks in Telluride


Winter_Sunset at The Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride CO
My daughters and I head up to one of Colorado’s biggest Spas at The Peaks Resort in the Mountain Village, where kids love the indoor-outdoor heated pool complete with water slide and is ranked a top spa by Conde Nast Traveler more
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Let it snow! Transformational day at Telluride Ski Resort


From our balcony Day 2 in Telluride
After a week of bluebird weather, a much-needed winter storm has moved into Colorado and it is dumping snow at Telluride Ski Resort. more
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Telluride CO: historic mountain town welcomes modern families


Skiing down the mountain to Telluride
Welcome to Telluride Ski Resort, about an hour from Montrose and 2.5 hours from Durango (both of which have regional airports) in Southwest Colorado with just 2500 year-round residents who happily live in a box canyon 8750 feet above sea level. Yes you feel that altitude. more
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Special challenges for special kids in Crested Butte CO


CB adaptive 1
Tony suffers from dwarfism and is autistic. But here at Crested Butte’s Adaptive Sports Center, he literally is king of the hill. more
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Conquering my mountain meltdown with the help of a ski instructor


Adult ski class like Eileen took at Crested Butte
We’re at the top of the mountain in Crested Butte, CO, elevation over 12,000 feet, and I suddenly am too scared to move. To be fair, the wind is blowing hard and the conditions are a bit icy but it really wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle — or hadn’t handled many times. more
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