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Escape Hatch

Travel

In the age of vacation deprivation, a long ski weekend is the solution. Here are travel tips and 24 trips that make it easy to get away.

Free Your Feet

Fitness

Tired of blisters, cold toes and sore arches? Foot problems can really cramp your style on the slopes, so here's how to give them the boot.

Crème de la Crème

Features

The success of a ski vacation depends first on quality terrain and conditions. But a memorable stay at a grand hotel can make five consecutive powder days at a 8,000 feet that much sweeter.

How to Pack Like a Pro

Gear

Bypass the baggage carousel with help from a travel-light guru.

The $5.7 Million Ski Trip

Warren Miller

The flashing lights of the Utah state police appeared in my rearview mirror one spring day in 1997. The police car's loudspeaker blared, "Turn off at the next off ramp." I did as I was told and was surprised when the police car didn't follow me...

Going Down

Travel

The best dive in the ski world is in Utah.

Eat More, Ski Better

Fitness

Sick of counting calories? Feel free to stop. There's no better time than a ski vacation to eat to your heart's content.

Beyond the Ratings

Features

How to choose the best information to choose a ski vacation spot? As cautiously as you'd choose an HMO or a new hairdresser. Travel advice, like the resorts it steers you to, can be of uneven quality.

2001 Number 4 Resort in the East: Whiteface, N.Y.

Travel

The best thing about Whiteface is the worst thing about Whiteface: no slopeside condos, no base village, just trees. That, of course, means uncluttered scenery-and a 10-mile commute to nearby Lake Placid for lodging.

2001 Number 6 Resort in North America: Vail, Colo.

Travel

It's baa-ack. You can't blame other resorts for learning from-and occasionally surpassing-the master. But this year's survey reminds us that Vail unquestionably set, and continues to raise, the standard of the ski vacation.

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