It’s time again for families to have some fun in the snow
If you’re headed for the slopes this winter, look for kids’-free deals

It’s time again for families to have some fun in the snow

Peanut M&Ms are good, too. The Aspen, Colorado, middle-schoolers I interviewed for my “Kid’s Guide to Denver and Colorado Ski Country” opine that it’s always smart to have “power candy,” in your pocket

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When someone in the family has special challenges
Adaptive skiing at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

When someone in the family has special challenges

Adaptive sports programs are about much more than the activities themselves, Disabled Sports USA, has some 124 chapters across 42 states, including 75 at ski resorts

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The mountain or the ranch – so many great choices
Our family group snoeshowing at Vista Verde Ranch

The mountain or the ranch – so many great choices

The staff at Vista Verde Ranch, about 25 miles outside the ski town of Steamboat Springs has obligingly left us an Evening Sky Map for this month.

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Getting the whole family outdoors in winter
Over 100 locations across the country offer WinterTrails events

Getting the whole family outdoors in winter

There’s nothing more fun than trying something new — wasn’t that one of your new year’s resolutions — especially in such spectacular country? And there’s no better time than January, which is designated Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

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Taking the kids to a Colorado resort that’s no longer hard to reach
Sun cresting on a mountain peak at Telluride CO

Taking the kids to a Colorado resort that’s no longer hard to reach

Tiny Telluride is a popular place. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, the mountain range has the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks in North America

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Fun off the slopes: learning to build a snow sculpture in the mountains
Ziplining at Big Sky Resort Montana

Fun off the slopes: learning to build a snow sculpture in the mountains

Mountain resorts across the country offer an ever-growing array of off-the-slopes activities where the kids — and you — can get inspired to build your own sculpture either at home or near where you are vacationing in mountain country

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Taking the Kids to Deer Valley, where guests say ‘no snowboarders!’
Kids skiing at Deer Valley

Taking the Kids to Deer Valley, where guests say ‘no snowboarders!’

Instead of frustrating hours at the airport, we spent a blue sky day on Deer Valley’s famously groomed slopes, stopping for an excellent lunch. (Deer Valley is as famous for its eats as it is for its grooming and customer service.)

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In New Hampshire for an old fashioned family holiday getaway
Omni Mt Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods

In New Hampshire for an old fashioned family holiday getaway

In New Hampshire for the holidays, we sleep and hike with the Appalachian Mountain Club, visit the historic Omni Mt. Washington Hotel, tour the treetops at Bretton Woods Ski Area and are pulled by a sled dog team that includes a pair of amazing canines.

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