winter sports (14)

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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by Felice Hardy

Happily, powderhounds in withdrawal don’t have to hang on till December to hit the ski resorts. The Southern Hemisphere is happy to oblige us with some superb skiing on amazing terrain throughout the southern Andes, where the reversal of seasons means of course it’s winter there right now.

The South America skiing season in Argentina and Chile runs from June through October, with skiing for all levels, modern lifts, some great off-piste skiing, quirky resorts and eclectic hote

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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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Incorporated in 1829, Waterville Valley is a New Hampshire village at the end of a winding scenic road just 15 miles off I-93, 2 hours from Boston surrounded by over 40,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest under a dramatic backdrop defined by 4000 foot mountain peaks.

You're as far as you want to be from anything resembling the hectic everyday world. The skies are dark enough at night to rediscover the constellations, a characteristic that served Curious George authors Margret and H.A. Rey

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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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The Best Ice Skating Rinks Around the World

Most Europeans head for the powdery thrills of the ski slopes during their winter holidays, but ice skating is fast becoming an alternative to the ski trails. Every year, some of Europe’s most beautiful cities transform into fairy-tale lands, and the natural rinks provide the perfect setting for an adventurous city-break.


A skating vacation doesn't have to be a mad dash across the ice, but an enjoyable winter city break. Whether you choose to master the art of the triple Axel on the CO2 friendly

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Park City, Utah: Ski Season News

SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING NEWS FOR PARK CITY RESORTS

You can click here to see why Park City -- which includes Deer Valley, The Canyons, and Park City Mountain Resort -- might be America's best ski destination even without this season's additions and improvements. Then scroll down to see 9008677093?profile=originalwhat's new. 


Deer Valley Resort

The groomed trails (and groomed people, like ageless 1952 Olympics star Stein Eriksen, right) at Deer Valley are so flawless that my Colorado friend wonders if someone there ble

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Lake Placid is the perfect destination in any season and for any reason.  But it is the winter season that put Lake Placid on the map. Lake Placid, in the High Peaks area of the Adirondack, is considered the birthplace of winter sports in America and it was the site of 1932 and 1980 Olympics. After the skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding check out these indoor activities.

  1. Olympic Museum: Explore the legacy of the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games in the many exhibits, which include
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The Alps have the world’s best skiing and there are some resorts that really have it all – from large ski areas to a vibrant nightlife. Here we present the top five.

#1. Verbier, Switzerland

Near the Italian border in southwestern Switzerland, this luxury mountain village gives skier access to the fantastic lift system of the Four Valleys – large and efficient and offers something for everyone. You can find all types of skiers – from billionaires in the Prada to the silver taped ski bum. Here you

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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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Folks in large swaths of the USA’s Northeast have been shellshocked by the so-called “snowpocalypse” (or is it snowmageddon?) these past several days, but meanwhile, up here in southern Quebec, I’ve been witnessing firsthand how little the locals let a little weather slow them down. In fact, they take it up a notch. Even with average annual snowfalls of 14 feet (4 meters) and subfreezing temperatures, for the past 55 years Quebeckers have thrown their own pre-Lenten Carnaval d’Hiver, falling aro
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