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Vail Resorts Continues Expansion with Acquisitions of Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte & Stevens Pass

Vail Resorts Continues Expansion with Acquisitions of Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte & Stevens Pass

By Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Vail Resorts is continuing its buying spree, giving it more reach and penetration in New England with the acquisition of Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont, which had been owned and operated by the Mueller…

Mountain Top Inn & Resort: The Perfect Vermont 4-Season Family Retreat

Mountain Top Inn & Resort: The Perfect Vermont 4-Season Family Retreat

by Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   There are subtle things. Little surprises. Like shortly after our arrival at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort, I peek outside to see the horse-drawn sleigh gliding…

Vail Resorts Unveils Major Improvements at Network of Ski Destinations; Deadline to Purchase EpicPass is Nov 19

Vail Resorts Unveils Major Improvements at Network of Ski Destinations; Deadline to Purchase EpicPass is Nov 19

By Karen Rubin and Eric Leiberman Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Time is running out to purchase Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass and for the first time, because of Vail’s acquisition of Stowe Mountain in Vermont – its first Eastern resort – it…

Tenaya Lodge Provides Luxury Lodging Resort Experience at Gateway to Yosemite National Park

Tenaya Lodge Provides Luxury Lodging Resort Experience at Gateway to Yosemite National Park

By Karen Rubin, Eric Leiberman & Sarah Falter Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The description of the Tenaya Lodge nightly Flashlight Hike sounded very tame. A mile-loop in the woods surrounding the resort. Indeed, it is designed for families. But shortly after…

Deer Valley, Utah is Skiers’ Only Paradise with Retro, Refined Vibe

Deer Valley, Utah is Skiers’ Only Paradise with Retro, Refined Vibe

By Karen Rubin, Eric Leiberman & Sarah Falter Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Park City is a veritable skiing metropolis so close to Salt Lake City (35-45 minutes drive), it may well be considered the suburbs rather than this vast Nature’s…

Mount Snow’s First Ever Devin Logan Experience Provides Template for New Women’s Programs

Mount Snow’s First Ever Devin Logan Experience Provides Template for New Women’s Programs

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Mount Snow resort was abuzz – Olympic freestyle skiing silver medalist and hometown hero Devin Logan was back on the mountain where she learned to ski and compete. But what may not have been…

Two Nights, One Day in Pittsburgh: Historic Omni William Penn Hotel Connects to City’s Proud Heritage

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I have come to Pittsburgh to join the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn three-day, 120-mile bike tour on the Great Allegheny Passage. I only have two nights and one full day in the city, so…

Historic Hotels of America to Select 2016 Awards of Excellence Winners from Among Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide®  will be announcing winners of the 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence at a Gala Dinner at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) in Honolulu, Hawaii on November…

Vail Resorts Looks to 2016-17 Season With $100M in Improvements, Acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb

  By Karen Rubin, Eric Leiberman, Dave E Leiberman Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Each year, Vail Resorts has something sensational to announce and this year is no different: the company, already the largest collection of major mountain resorts, is acquiring the…

Vermont Mountain Resorts Gear Up to Enhance Guest Experience On and Off Slopes

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Even as Vermont’s major ski resorts add imaginative new experiences on and off the mountain to new heights, high speed six-pax and bubble chairs, other resorts are promoting their “pure Vermont” roots…

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