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First Time in Ski School: Challenges, Successes, & Lessons Learned with a Preschooler

It is no secret that my family loves taking ski vacations. Our now 8 year old daughter has been on the slopes since she was 23 months old. This year is all about teaching my 4 year old son to ski. While he briefly skied as a toddler, he had not yet celebrated a major …

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Northstar California Dining Guide for Families

Long days on the slopes on family ski vacations are bound to make you and the kids starving. If you are headed to Northstar California Resort in North Lake Tahoe, you definitely won’t have a hard time finding great food. Californians know their food and wine, but Northstar’s dining choices are the most extensive and …

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7 Tips for Skiing with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Taking a toddler or preschooler on a ski trip can be daunting for many traveling families. Ski trips are hard enough with older kids with the gear, logistics, and weather involved. Throw in the additional challenge of a little one, and it’s no surprise that many families decide to wait a few years. What’s a …

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Skiing Tahoe with Kids: Why Diamond Peak is Perfect for Families

Living just 3 hours away from Lake Tahoe in the San Francisco Bay Area, my husband and I have skied a lot of mountains in Tahoe.  When it comes to ski resorts, Tahoe has some heavy hitters known all over the world: Squaw Valley, Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood and many more. Sprinkled in among the bigger resorts …

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Guide to Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts With Kids

Winter is in full swing and the slopes are open!  If you are preparing to take your kids on a Lake Tahoe ski vacation, there are a lot of resorts to choose from.  Here is a guide to the major Tahoe ski resorts with kids, with information to help you make a family-friendly and budget-friendly choice. Important Features …

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A Review of the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in Winter

My family usually likes to travel on a moderate budget, but every now and then, we find opportunities for a little luxury travel.  One of our favorite spots for a splurge is the Ritz-Carlton at Lake Tahoe, which is located on the ski slopes at Northstar California. During the height of ski season, the hotel …

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