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9 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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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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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: Northstar, Palisades Tahoe (formerly known as Squaw Valley), Heavenly, Kirkwood and many more. …

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