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Embrace Snowpocalypse: Skiing with Families Across the Country

By February 11, 2015October 5th, 2017No Comments

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If you live anywhere near New England, you might have converted your house into an igloo by now. With a record amount of snowfall in many northern states, families are groaning their way through multiple days off from school, restless kids and no end in sight. But we’ve decided to embrace this historic winter and plan a few ski getaways! We have great memories of weekends at Sunday River, Maine, or Loon Mountain, New Hampshire, just to name a few. It’s time to re-create some of those moments and love our beautiful, chilly part of the world.

The main roads are mostly clear, so it’s time to venture into Vermont, New Hampshire and other super snowy places for some time on the slopes. Maybe we will even head out west to Washington, Utah or t tackle their staggering peaks. Learning how to ski (or snowboard) can be a fantastic activity for kids and teens to try out this winter. The earlier they start, the easier it is to master and have a blast doing it.

We all know choosing ski spots is based on that sweet, fresh powder. Artificial snow is fine, but there’s nothing like the real deal. Here is a handy chart by Williams Ski & Patio to show you historically which ski resort have had the best snowfalls nationwide. It’s a great starter to get inspiration for discovering your family’s newest favorite mountain. Happy trails!

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This post was created in collaboration with Pure Wander staff and Williams Ski & Patio. All opinions are solely of

Eileen Cotter Wright

Author Eileen Cotter Wright

Eileen Cotter is a freelance travel journalist and owner of Pure Wander. She's our resident expat extraordinaire and falls down a lot in yoga class. Follow her on Twitter @Crooked_Flight

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