Winter is still here for a few more months, and there are plenty of places offering specials for consumers seeking to go skiing or snowboarding before the warmer seasons come. If you are thinking about taking a different kind of vacation than the usual trip to the beach, now is the time to act. Contact your local travel agent to plan your snow-related activities before time runs out.
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It can be rather difficult to pick a destination for your winter sport activities, there are just far too many all over the world. We’ve seen them in magazine, on TV, on the internet at www.expertsatellite.com, and in person. Here is a brief list of some of the best travel destinations for winter sports, whether you’re an advanced snowboarder or novice skier, there is something for you.
Aspen, Colorado, United States
Aspen has been a famous winter sport area for more than half a century. You should try to make it at least one time in your sporting lifetime. One of the great things about Aspen is the many things to do with friends and family who are not rabid fans of winter sports. That fact may be one reason that Aspen is so popular with so many people from all over the world, not just those looking to hit the slopes.
Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
One of the world’s best family winter sports locations is the Whistler Blackcomb area in Canada. Many of the resort facilities at Whistler have been tailored especially for families with younger children. At both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, winter sport areas have special sections set aside for winter sport beginners to enthusiasts to children.
Beaver Creek, Colorado, United States
Beaver Creek is another great winter sport area that loves to host families. For almost two months each winter season there are special activities and rates, especially designed to attract family groups. Most popular are the mid-afternoon free cookie snacks and storytelling on the mountain tops, both of which are big hits with younger skiers.
Club Med Resorts – Japan – Europe – China
Club Med is the best place to experience an all-inclusive winter sport resort experience. Even winter sport equipment is included in the price. A full range of programs, including lessons for all ages, are available at Club Med winter sports resorts.
Mammoth, California, United States
Another great snow sport destination. Mammoth is the top choice for serious snowboarders in the United States. One reason is a wide range of facilities that caters to snowboarders of all experience levels, but there are also easier trails for those less advanced.
There are hundreds more spots all over, these are just a few to get you started and to give you an idea of what’s out there and what features you may want in a winter travel destination.
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