Tweens Spill on Skiing in Vail and Beaver Creek
Warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies are a trademark apres ski feature at Beaver Creek

Tweens Spill on Skiing in Vail and Beaver Creek

Local kids in Vail Valley say there’s so much to love about the area. Hear directly from kids themselves about their favorite ski runs, off slope activities and more!

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The right kind of family condo found! The Antlers at Vail
View from living room at The Antlers Vail

The right kind of family condo found! The Antlers at Vail

The condos here range from one to four bedrooms but they all are unique—the one bedroom we have, for example, has a separate alcove with two bunk beds—perfect for a young family.

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Last Day at Vail – Best Day of the Ski Season!
The legendary back bowls at Vail

Last Day at Vail – Best Day of the Ski Season!

And what better place to be than Vail -- and Vail’s legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. And though much of the terrain is for experts, you’ll find trails that suit every level and every style of skier.

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Legacies of the 10th Mountain Division – all over Vail Colorado
10th Mountain Division Training for WWII at Camp Hale CO

Legacies of the 10th Mountain Division – all over Vail Colorado

The newly re-opened Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum (it’s free!) in Vail is a great place to learn about the tremendous influence those 10th Mountain Division veterans who founded the modern US ski industry

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Family-oriented hotel in Vail – The Sebastian

Every day at The Sebastian, a family-oriented hotel in the heart of Vail Village, there is a complimentary kids’ activity so parents can relax over a drink in the Frost bar, grab a nap or luxuriate in a spa treatment

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People come to Vail to ski, sure, but also for the spas
Whirlpool at the Four Seasons Resort Spa in Vali

People come to Vail to ski, sure, but also for the spas

At the Four Seasons Vail, men come for a restorative massage after skiing including the “brew and renew” that incorporates warmed cans of Crazy Mountain Brew rather than hot stones. The treatment finishes with a can of cold beer.

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Taking the Kids — summer fun and July 4 in the mountains
Best Summer Vacation Ever

Taking the Kids — summer fun and July 4 in the mountains

These days across ski country you’ll find not only plenty of old-fashioned celebrations for Independence Day but also a growing number of mountaintop and mountainside activities

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Breckenridge CO: Plenty for families on and off the slopes
Eileen finishing up her ride on the coaster at Breck

Breckenridge CO: Plenty for families on and off the slopes

What I love about Breck, as locals call it, is there is plenty to do even if you aren’t a skier or rider. There are more than 200 restaurants, bars and shops

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At Ski Cooper – a half hour and a world away from Vail and Breck
Hazel, 8, adds rock to a cairn originally begun by the 10th Mountain Division during World War II training

At Ski Cooper – a half hour and a world away from Vail and Breck

It feels as if I have the entire mountain with its fresh snow all to myself—and it’s Saturday. Welcome to Ski Cooper, just outside of Leadville with 39 trails and four lifts spanning 400 lift-served acres and no artificial snow

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