The civilized route to ski country: The Winter Park Express
All aboard the Winter Park Express at Denver's Union Station

The civilized route to ski country: The Winter Park Express

There is a better way to go skiing -- every Friday and Saturday, January-March, Amtrak offers the "Winter Park Express" from Denver's Union Station to a platform just a short hike from Winter Park's ski lifts.

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Taking the Kids — to Philadelphia and celebrating women during women’s history month
The historic Betsy Ross house

Taking the Kids — to Philadelphia and celebrating women during women’s history month

For 2020, Philadelphia has officially changed the city’s “City of Brotherly Love” moniker to the “City of Sisterly Love,” acknowledging that women of color were not fully enfranchised until the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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Back to Vista Verde Ranch – snowmobiles and more fun in the snow
Adelyn Field tossing hay to the quarter horse herd from back of a horse-drawn wagon at feeding time - Vista Verde Ranch

Back to Vista Verde Ranch – snowmobiles and more fun in the snow

Welcome to Vista Verde Ranch near the tiny Colorado town of Clark and about a 40-minute drive from Steamboat Springs-and a world away from the busy ski town where you have to jockey on the slopes for a place to sit at lunch time.

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Under the Devil’s Thumb, a guest ranch for XC, snowshoe and spa lovers
A miniature donkey at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Under the Devil’s Thumb, a guest ranch for XC, snowshoe and spa lovers

We see that giant snow-covered thumb as we are getting a Nordic classic ski lesson at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, a four-season resort on 6,500 pristine acres about 75 miles west of Denver and 15 miles from Winter Park and its famous downhill slope

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