Teenage Tips

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Teenage Tips

Young adults in your group can feel more engaged and independent with these approaches for your next outing That breeze you feel might not be a refreshing alpine wind but instead the sigh of a teenager. While your ski trip may be well-planned, it creates an unfamiliar environment and time spent away from home for some younger group members. Their skill level may be higher than younger children and even adults in your party, and they may balk at sticking with a large,...

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6 New Equipment and Outerwear Offerings

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6 New Equipment and Outerwear Offerings

These products debuted to industry praise and will soon make your trip high-tech and toasty The proliferation of new skiing and snow-boarding technology means you now have hundreds of equipment and outerwear brands to consider. The dizzying pace of advancement makes for yet more choices to factor into your trip, but there are some particular products that warrant your attention. Nearly 18,000 visitors met with snow sport retailers and suppliers in Denver this past January...

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Top-Shelf Après-Ski

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Top-Shelf Après-Ski

Enjoy an uncorked beverage and unwind by the fire at these seven mountain hotspots Nothing tops a day of winter fun better than replacing a sweaty glove with a specialty cocktail. An evening pick-me-up is just one element of après-ski: a tradition of drinks, appetizers and music held at the base of a mountain resort. These seven establishments range from cozy New England inns to glitzy California dance clubs, with plenty of welcoming lodges in between. Unbuckle Après Party...

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5 Tips for Cost -Conscious Ski Trip Planners

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5 Tips  for Cost -Conscious Ski Trip Planners

Resourceful approaches to food and free passes can seriously lower your budget Every group trip has unexpected costs, but ski vacations can inflate nearly every part of your budget. The combined wallop of remote travel, expensive condos and overpriced mountain food options can pinch even the thickest wallet and ruin your winter sports weekend. Luckily, there are tricks and tips to significantly defray costs—all it takes is some creativity and advanced planning. 1....

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Advice from the Experts

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Advice from the Experts

Experienced ski club organizers offer advice for planning your winter outing Who better to provide advice for your group ski outing than seasoned planners themselves? We’ve reached out to ski club organizers from across the nation for their wisdom regarding the daunting task of winter sports group planning. Q: What emerging trends in winter sports group travel should we be aware of? An overwhelming number of responders observe that groups increasingly want a rounded...

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