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First Timer’s Guide to Lake Tahoe

Located on the California-Nevada border in the Sierra Mountains, Lake Tahoe is a popular vacation getaway. Day trippers and weekend warriors from Northern California visit often, but Tahoe is a bucket list destination for travelers from all over the country and even the world as well. With skiing and winter sports in colder months and …

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Everything You Need to Know about the 2020-2021 Ski Season

When the world shut down last March, ski resorts closed abruptly in the middle of the busy spring break ski season. Ski destinations and resorts struggled mightily in those first few weeks – should they give refunds, discounts on the next season, and might there be a hope for reopening in April before the snow …

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Skiing Tahoe with Kids: Comparing the Costs & Kid-Friendly Amenities of Every Tahoe Ski Resort

Since my family lives just three hours away from Lake Tahoe, we head up to the mountains fairly often to ski in the winter. While we have always carefully considered cost with a hobby as expensive as skiing, price is all the more important now that we have two skiing kids. We also love to …

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5 Closest Ski Resorts to San Francisco

After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 15 years, I’ve come to know how San Franciscans take our ski trips to the Sierras seriously. Skiing and snowboarding are central to the travel culture of the Bay Area in winter. Unfortunately, a lot of Northern California ski resorts are pretty distant from San …

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How to Find a Truly Kid-Friendly Ski Resort

Planning to take your kids on a ski vacation? Choose wisely! When it comes to skiing with kids, all ski resorts are not created equal. Sure, most will have a few bunny slopes and usually even a children’s ski school, but that doesn’t mean they are the kid-friendly ski resorts where you should take your …

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The Complete Guide to Skiing Northstar California Resort with Kids

One of the best parts of traveling with kids as a parent is taking them to destinations that had meaning in your own childhood. For my family, Northstar California Resort in North Lake Tahoe is one such meaningful place. The resort is where my husband grew up skiing with his brothers (in their 1980s and early …

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Tips for Driving to Lake Tahoe in Winter

The scene is familiar every Friday afternoon in winter in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Valley. Thousands of cars take to the roads with skis and snowboards up top, bound for the many mountain ski resorts of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is my family’s favorite ski destination, so we’ve made the drive along …

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