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Heavy rain destroyed the only road in and out of the area.
While crowds of skiers and snowboarders are flocking to Whistler Blackcomb, Aspen Snowmass and other world-famous resorts, you could shredding (and saving) big at Shames, SilverStar or Whitewater. Haven't heard of them? That's what makes them so special.
Thanks to Google and a few lessons I've learned over the years, I think this trip may be different. I've been diligently researching the best ways to beat the crowds at popular ski resorts during the insane holiday season, and I'd like to share my findings with all of the other overwhelmed ski moms out there.
It may seem like summer just ended, but now is the time to plan your family's winter getaway. Fortunately, Canadians don't even have to locate their passports to experience some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions in the world.
To some, the first snowfall of the season is a solemn reminder there are a lot of months until spring. That's not the case for skiers and snowboarders. In many parts of Canada, the ski season extends from late-November to mid-May, and those first chairlift rides and powder runs are rapidly approaching.