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5 of the Best Places to Ski in Pennsylvania

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The northeastern US stateof Pennsylvania is known for its diverse terrain, including forests, farmland, and perhaps most famously the rolling, beautiful Poconos mountains, with its lovely resorts and the state's best skiing. Here are my top five suggestions for the upcoming winter season: 

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Blue Mountain Resort

Located in Palmerton, Blue Mountain is the best of the best ski spots in Pennsylvania. The resort offers the highest vertical peak and largest terrain of all of the ski areas in Pennsylvani

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What, you say - skiing in New York? Well living there most of my life, I can tell you NY has some pretty good skiing. It's obviously hardly the Rockies or Alps, but it's pretty good.

New York’s climate gives us the perfect opportunity to ski and snowboard in various popular skiing destinations in the state, bounded by the snowy region of the Niagara frontier and its Southern Tier, the hilly, snowy areas near the border with Pennsylvania.


There are some wonderful ski resorts out

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France's Top 6 Winter/Ski Resorts

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by Felice Hardy

Why ski France? The resorts aren’t always the prettiest or most atmospheric compared to small postcard towns in Austria or Switzerland. But what France does have is a huge variety of skiing, ranging from some wide and gentle slopes around Courchevel to the rocky challenges of Chamonix.


This is also skiing at high altitude, which makes a handful of the French resorts some of the most snow-sure in the Alps. Val d’Isère, for example, has its new Snow Factory, which provides the mo

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My 4 Top Choices for My Europe Ski Trips in 2017

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Europe has the ideal combination of tall mountains and lots of snow and that means it has plenty of great skiing destinations come winter.

Of course, you don’t want to waste your time hitting average ski resorts or slopes, we want the best there is. I will share my research on the top European ski resorts and what they offer. In preparation I went out and bought some new ski clothing and gear for the trip.


La Grave, France


If you want an ideal ski mountaineering location, you can’t do much better t

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6 Best Budget Ski Resorts in Europe

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by Felice Hardy

Skiing in Italy
‘s fabulous Sella Ronda in the Dolomites recently, I was stunned by the low prices I found for food and drink. In cute little mountain restaurants I paid 1.10€ for coffee, 2€ for soft drinks, and 4€ for a pint (half a litre) of beer… and that’s just the drinks. I was bowled over by a 6.50€ bowl of soup and pasta for 8.50€. Quite a change from France’s Val d’Isère, where coffee ran anywhere from 2.90€ to 4€, soup (soup!) set me back 13€, and let’s not even talk ab

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What do you get when you build the world’s highest-altitude glass-walled rotating restaurant overlooking a 360-degree panorama of the Swiss Alps? What if deep below this restaurant carved into glacial ice, you can explore lit passageways connecting large grottos filled with ornate ice carvings, an ice altar for celebrating weddings, and another room completely outfitted as a playground with slides and ladders for the children? My first words to describe these wonders high above Sass Fee atop th

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Spain Ski Resorts & Winter Sports

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Spain has several superb ski resorts with outstanding slopes, excellent facilities and most importantly of all, really great snow. Here we’ll be taking you on a mini-tour of some of the best ski resorts in Spain – and there are quite a few to choose from – to help you make up your mind.

SKIING IN GRANADA, ANDALUSIA

Granada is situated in eastern Andalusia in the Baetic System and at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The climate in this city is one of extremes: temperatures soar in

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With approximately 150 ski areas, suitable for all levels of the winter sports lovers, Switzerland has some of the best skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and sledging, not only in Europe – the country is undoubtedly at the center of the winter sports universe. The scenic beauty of the Swiss Alps, its perfect slopes and wide range of accommodation make this country a favorite among ski enthusiasts. For beginners, all Swiss resorts have high quality ski schools where you can just turn up and pay f

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Tahoe Donner - Cross-Country Skiing Redux

I never thought I’d go cross-country skiing again, but I went this morning. I tried cross-country skiing years ago, not out of desire but because it was a story assignment for a Tahoe weekly paper I worked on. If I recall, I spent most of my time that day in the snow. Not on it. And my take on the whole idea of cross-country skiing? Tougher than downhill skiing. Painful. Not worth it. Not by a long shot.

For a downhill skier, which is how I identified myself at the time, wobbling along on skinn

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5 Best Budget Ski Resorts in Europe

If budget is a concern, and let’s be honest, when you’re traveling with friends rather than family, then consider one of the less expensive destinations for your ski holiday this year. Well, you probably won’t bump into the Beckhams, but the snow is the same color and the skiing is just as good as in the A-level resorts! Here is our selection of 5 winter sports destination that won’t break the bank!

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1. Albertville, France

Albertville, the largest region in the Savoy area. The lovely French valley

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Are you a ski enthusiast and want to get the best ever ski experience? Well, Big Sky, Montana is the place to be!

 

For every ski enthusiast who has not yet skied in the Big Sky Montana, he is definitely missing out an experience of a lifetime. Big Sky Montana is the final frontier with magnificent 11, 000 foot mountains, mesmerizing scenery and adventure around every corner. Located at the south of the Gallatin Valley, everything in Montana is larger than life in big sky country.

 

The area has thr

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The Sundance Film Festival screens hundreds of films from January 20-30. Local insiders know that during the festival, the slopes are less crowded than usual. While filmgoers crowd the theaters, restaurants and bars, skiers enjoy shorter lift lines and uncrowded runs. I don't ski but I do eat. For those who are going to watch films, here are some suggestions about where to eat. 

 

With heavy snow falling in Atlanta and New York City where it isn't wanted, there's comfort knowing that snow is also

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