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Learn To Thrill And Chill With Skiing

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If you are looking for a great way to please your family, a ski vacation is the right choice. ski vacations are relaxing for the family and you can enjoy the various winter sport activities like skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tubing.

Winter holidays are extremely popular in the state of Maine. Sugarloaf, located on Sugarloaf Mountain is a ski resort that appeals to every member of the family. The Sugarloaf resort has a grand history of winter sports. In 1951, the Bigelow Boys created the first ski trail on Sugarloaf Mountain. Today, the trail is a premier ski area, second in elevation to Mount Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine. This Ski area is a favorite among all the United States winter sport athletes.

Cannon Mountain is very popular among ski enthusiasts too. Located in New Hampshire, Cannon Mountain is the home of the New England Ski Museum. A haunt for all winter sports lovers, the museum contains an extensive collection of historical ski equipment, literature, films, clothing, photographs and artwork. The museum is officially recognized by the United States Ski Association as a regional museum and is recommended by scholars and historians for its extensive and rare archives.

A Ski vacation can never be complete, without a trip to the Canadian Alps. Its snow-clad cliffs offer thrills that are every skier’s delight. Blue Mountain that lies on the south of Georgian Bay in Ontario is Canada’s largest skiing arena in the province. The resort offers a range of six chair lifts. Enjoy your visit to Blue Mountain for a fantastic and unique experience.

Whiteface Mountain is considered the best ski resort in America. Whiteface Mountain is located in upstate New York. The mountain is considered the fifth highest mountain in State of New York. The Adirondack range, Whiteface Mountain, has a beautiful all round view of the mountains in Canada and Vermont too. Many daredevil skiers attempt skiing on Whiteface Mountain, as it possesses one best vertical drops in the eastern part of United States. Located near Lake Placid, Whiteface hosted the Alpine Skiing Competition of the Winter Olympics, in 1980.

Among the other affordable places, the world famous Aspen Mountain in Colorado is popular for its skiing trails. Nicknamed the old Ajax by locales, the Aspen Mountain is a skier’s delight. The Vail Mountain, another Colorado mountain resort is a must visit. Another world famous western state resort is in Park City, Utah, home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. All of the resorts listed provide ample opportunity to ski and relax.

It is advisable for skiers to wear warm clothing and follow runs, trails or patrolled ski routes that are checked for safety. Most skiers enjoy cross-country skiing, but non-professional skiers are warned to stay within the boundaries of the resort. Cross-country skiing is not appreciated in most European countries. These countries have implemented laws forbidding tourists from crossing the boundaries, due to avalanches and the high cost of search and rescue operations.

Skiing, considered a fitness exercise by fitness gurus, is a great way to get in good physical shape. The experience savored on a ski family vacation is a unique and memorable one.

Rob Carlton
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Written by Snowboard And Ski Guy

October 1st, 2010 at 10:04 pm

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