Consider these options: Dallas to Vancouver $640; Dallas to Seattle $360. Multiply those rates by four travelers. Given the cost difference, Continue reading Getting to Whistler/Blackcomb
An enormous pedestrian, retail Village surrounds Whistler/Blackcomb, making it more a Canadian Mall of America than a ski resort. Restaurants, bars, shopping (it has a Lululemon!) and even a library await you at Whistler. Try to remember to ski. Continue reading 6 Reasons to Choose Whistler/Blackcomb
Skip Ski School for Your Kids (unless you don’t know how to ski yourself)
Ski school is expensive and violates the number one reason we take family vacations: bonding. Continue reading Skiing with Young Kids
Ah, teens. They ski faster than you, take more risks than you, and are wittier than you. They can also imitate your cadaver-like stiffness on the slopes. Aren’t you glad to be able to laugh at yourself? Continue reading Skiing with Teens
Jackson Hole, where both ski bums and grown ups settle, Continue reading Why Ski Jackson Hole?
Not skiing in Jackson Hole?
I probably should stop skiing Continue reading Why ski?
1. Get Picky about Elevation
I won’t ski in Colorado. I live in Texas, but Colorado is out for me. It’s not the marijuana, it’s the elevation.
For me and my husband, Brad, elevation means altitude sickness. What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness is like the worst hangover you’ve ever had.
Jackson Hole, where both ski bums and grown ups settle, is the 48-mile long valley that includes the town of Jackson, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Village, Wilson, Moran, Kelly, and a town called, simply, Moose. I’ve never been a place more Christmas-y than the town of Jackson. Bundled in plaid wool and shearling, and accented with antlers, the town of Jackson glows quietly from Jackson Hole’s darkened valley. You can curl up in a log cabin at The Rustic Inn, feast in a log cabin at Café Genevieve or stir your drinks with plastic rifles at The Gun Barrel. Best of all, if Brad and I retired in Jackson, our sons, Gage and Cole, would visit often just to go to The Mangy Moose. Continue reading Holy Jackson Hole!