Traveling north for an epic ski trip can be the highlight of the whole winter season for snow-bunny families. Maine just so happens to have a healthy lineup of family-focused accommodation options for those seeking natural slopes covered in fresh powder, but with the added conveniences of home, and then some. Keep this list of family ski mountains and local lodges in mind while planning your next family ski trip.
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Choose a ski resort carefully to meet your family’s winter sports interests and abilities. If these vary, be sure there’s enough terrain to keep all levels of skier busy for a week. Most mountains have trails for all levels, but they may have only a few trails in some of them — especially beginner and expert, so those skiers can get tired of the same terrain day after day. If you have children who are beginning skiers, make sure there is a good lesson program geared to their age group.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Over in Northwest England, rich with industrial history and die-hard football (or soccer for us Americans) fans, Manchester is a city bursting with diverse attractions. The old-world architecture, Salford Quays dockyards and red-brick buildings may be leftover from a time gone-by, but are now alive with new appeal as shops, restaurants and boutique hotels.