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Cold - Weather Family Activites

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  Bah humbug! It’s the winter doldrums and you’re feeling Scroogey about the indoors, the outdoors and everywhere in between. You’ve canceled all cold-weather appearances, have the kids counting coal pellets in the kitchen, and you’re even considering firing that nice, poor man who works for you. But hark, and harumph no more! The ghost of winter present is here to point its fashionably gloved finger out of the drear and into the cheer, with five family-friendly, cold-weather activities that will leave you feeling warm where it counts -- in the once-miserly cockles of your heart. MUSEUMS f you want...

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Utah Slope Series #2 - Summit County

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Utah Slope Series #2 - Summit County

  2. Park City Slopes   deer valley • park city mountain   This town has a lot going for it: classy restaurants, clean air, great hikingand biking in the summer and Robert Redford & friends doing their littleSundance in January… But those are all just pleasant little extras thrown in. Park City’s raison d'être is snow. More specifically, moving people down gorgeous mountains on dry piles of perfect snow made from beautiful angels’ wonderful dandruff. Skiers, boarders, cross-country skiers, even tubers* have everything they need for a day/week/second home in the mountains. Deer Valley’s known for its indulgence, and...

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Utah Slope Series #1 - Northern Slopes

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Utah Slope Series #1 - Northern Slopes

  1. Northern Slopes   beaver mountain • powder mountain • snowbasin • nordic valley   People are lazy. And for Ogden-area skiers, that’s great news. Lazy people ski where they are. Everyone living in or flying to SLC heads to the local resorts (~30 minutes). Or maybe they hump it over Parleys to Park City (~40). Somehow the extra 20 minutes it takes to drive into the Great White North weeds out the masses, leaving the sloping drifts relatively untrammeled atSnowbasin, Powder Mountain, Beaver Mountain and Nordic Val— err, Wolf Mount— err, Nordic Valley. Sorry to ruin your secret,...

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Happy Holidays from Utah.com

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No matter how or what you celebrate, we wish you a happy holiday. May we all spend a little more time with the people we love in the world's sacred spaces, where all is calm & bright.

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What is Fodor's top pick for 2016?

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What is Fodor's top pick for 2016? No, it's not Taipei, Cuba, Lithuania, or any other magical place you could think of abroad. It. Is. UTAH. Really, it's no wonder. We literally have something for everyone. Hikers, skiers, families, and solo adventurers. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to "THE place to get outdoors in 2016" at http://utah.com/

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