Category Archives: Eastern U.S. and Canada

Quebec City’s Winter Carnival Offers More Than Skiing

Québec (QC), Canada – Québec City’s renowned annual Winter Carnival continues through February 14, and for cold weather lovers this is the place to be. It’s is also an excellent vacation choice for families with young children. While many First Tracks!! Online readers love winter for the skiing and snowboarding, Carnival visitors know that there is more … Continue reading Quebec City’s Winter Carnival Offers More Than Skiing

My Tremblant: An American Skier in Quebec

Mont-Tremblant (QC), Canada – In 1938, Joseph Bondurant Ryan, a wealthy American from Philadelphia, and his radio journalist friend Lowell Thomas, climbed to the summit of Mont Tremblant in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains, using skis wrapped in seal skins. As the story goes, Ryan – who was ostensibly in the area to prospect for gold – took … Continue reading My Tremblant: An American Skier in Quebec

Camelback: Family Fun That’s 100% Winterized

Tannersville, PA – After two years’ construction time and a $163 million budget, Camelback’s new Aquatopia waterpark (the largest ski-in/ski-out structure of its kind in the U.S.) and 453-suite lodge were successfully put through their paces over the recent sold-out MLK holiday weekend – crowning the 52-year-old resort’s transition from a daytrip visit into an overnight, year-round destination. Located … Continue reading Camelback: Family Fun That’s 100% Winterized

Liftline Lodge Keeps the Light Burning for Frugal Travelers at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain

Stratton Mountain, VT – You can swing a cat from the Liftline Lodge and almost hit the base village at Stratton Mountain Resort in southern Vermont, which is appropriate since pets are welcome, though dogs tend to be better travelers. Frugal travelers have long enjoyed this little gem in the rough, but its future as a … Continue reading Liftline Lodge Keeps the Light Burning for Frugal Travelers at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain

Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide

Salt Lake City, UT – Face it: as if airline travel these days isn’t enough of a hassle, traveling with skis or a snowboard has become an absolute pain. As a result, many travelers who used to bring their own gear now rent when they arrive at their destination. That, however, can be costly, and the … Continue reading Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide

On the Hill with Stoweflake Resort’s Scot Baraw

Stowe, VT – While on a mid-March visit to Stowe, my first time there in nine years, I spoke with Scot Baraw, the Director of Sales at the Stoweflake Resort which, with more than 150 employees, is one of the largest family owned businesses in the region. Leveraging his http://www.gooseoutlet.dk status as a born-and-bred “Stowe-ite,” he provided an interesting … Continue reading On the Hill with Stoweflake Resort’s Scot Baraw

Camelback: The Poconos’ Full-Service Winter Getaway

Tannersville, PA – Living in the northeast corridor isn’t considered a prime location for skiers. Many of us habitually drive a minimum of two hours each way to the Catskills, four hours to the Adirondacks, five or more to Vermont, or sometimes we just bite the bullet and take a plane gooseoutlet.dk west. But for family … Continue reading Camelback: The Poconos’ Full-Service Winter Getaway