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Win a family ski holiday to Falls Creek valued at over $5500
Vote in our Readers' Choice Awards for the chance to win a family ski adventure to Falls Creek, Victoria, staying in classic comfort at award-winning Trackers Mountain Lodge.
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Unleash your kid's ski racing and freestyle potential
Running twice yearly intensive Ski Racer & Freestyle Athlete training camps, The Aylwin Alpine Academy is the answer you have been looking for when it comes to a highly regarded, professional, Athlete development program. Let AMPED The Ski Adventure Travel Specialists unleash your athlete's potential, while the rest of the family enjoy a fun, snow-filled family holiday in Canada next year!
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Burton Riglet Parks: Pulling kids in the right direction
Burton Snowboards are committed to building the future of snowboarding by teaching basic skills to the next generation of riders. Their Riglet Park Programmes offer a fun and safe way for kids aged 3 to 6 to learn how to snowboard. Child-friendly equipment such as the 90cm After School Special Board and retractable Riglet Reel help to kick-start their love of standing sideways.
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Be happy in APPI! Early bird package DEALS
Labelled the Aspen of Japan, Appi is a fairly quintessential Japanese bubble era ski resort, developed in the early 1980s. The ski resort features a grand glitzy hotel and lots of family-friendly facilities and activities.
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Family fun at Val d'Isère
In Val d'Isère, experience a host of different feelings and sensations, with new vistas awaiting you around every corner. Teenagers, senior citizens, stars and champions, they’re all heroes at Val d'Isère. Enchanted Christmas from 17 to 24 December 2016: Meet Father Christmas, magic shows and illuminations.
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Cardrona LOVES kids!
Hit the slopes while your little ones have a blast in the Kids' Ski & Snowboard School or fully licensed early childcare centres! Cardrona has a team of qualified kids' instructors who offer a range of group and private lesson options. From tiny tots through to mini shredders, there's something for every youngster at Cardrona!
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Ski Mammoth from $4999* per family
Mammoth Mountain is just that - mammoth! With over 1400 hectares of epic terrain and the highest altitude of all California resorts, Mammoth Mountain is one of the biggest and best in California. Experience the magic of the 2016/17 season with SkiMax, starting from $4999 per family.
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Japan's top family friendly ski resort
in Hokkaido
From banana boat riding on snow and the icy-everything Ice Village, to one of the largest tropical wave pools in Japan... Tomamu offers ski-in and ski-out accommodation with countless activities. Explore how you can TOMAMU!
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Mum's the word
Put the kids into ski school for the day and join other mothers in the Coffee Club, Falls Creek's best-kept secret. For the price of a regular group lesson, you also receive a free coffee and a FREE 1 Day Lift Pass. Same again the next day, and any day the kids are in ski school. You could say mum skis free, but don't say we told you ;-)
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Revel in Vail and book now!
With more than 2100 skiable hectares and seven legendary back bowls, a luxurious mountain village and the feeling of knowing you're truly alive, explore packages at Vail Mountain Resort today! Book your winter 2016/17 trip now for the best rates and availability.
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Kids ski, stay and play for free at Thredbo!
Stay three or five nights in Thredbo Chalets in June and September and kids ski, stay and play for free. Prices start from AUD$1780 and offer includes accommodation in a One-Bedroom Apartment, free skiing for the family, upgrades for rental and lessons and lots more!
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Stay 3, pay 2 at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Located on the border of the Kosciuszko National Park, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is a natural playground nestled in the Thredbo Valley surrounded by the spectacular Snowy Mountains. Just 15 minutes from Thredbo and Perisher resorts, the Resort is central to everything the Snowy Mountains has to offer.
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Turn your next USA trip into a bucket-list train adventure
Amtrak invites you to experience North America at ground level - not from 35,000 feet. Whether it's taking in the bustle and excitement of New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, or marvelling at the magnificent sweeping vistas of the nation's heartland or the majestic Rocky Mountains, Amtrak invites you to get up close and personal with the places and people of America.
Book your 2016 snow holiday
It's time to hit the snow! Plan ahead to make the most of Discovery Parks' Snow Special! Stay three or more consecutive nights in a Deluxe Cabin this ski season and receive a $100 equipment hire voucher and a FREE 12-month Discovery Parks membership.
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2016 Ski & Snowboard Awards are here!
From mountains down under and the heights of the northern hemisphere, we've enlisted our panel of ski gurus to bring you the most perfect snowflakes for families. Each is utterly unique and is loaded with amazing adventures on and off the slopes.
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Stay at Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge and kids ski free!
Book accommodation at The Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge and kids ski free! The Lodge offers family-friendly luxurious two- and three-bedroom residences with spacious living rooms, full kitchens and washer/dryer. Families can enjoy the on-property game room, pool and hot tubs. Complimentary amenities include airport transfers and ski valet service.
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Mountain Lodge Telluride
The Family Special, from $11,650, includes 12 nights in a Two Bedroom Deluxe with 12-day lift pass for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (6-12 years) travelling between 2 January and 17 February. Mountain Lodge is located slopeside and offers upscale amenities including concierge, daily housekeeping, complimentary Wi-Fi, outdoor deck with heated pool and jacuzzi, exercise and steam room, ski lockers and hotel shuttle along with the personal and attentive services of a fine hotel.
Snow play the day away!
Share magical moments with your children this winter at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Melbourne's closest winter wonderland, just 120km from the CBD.
For a day of snow play take advantage of the Family Snow Play Package for just $137.
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Get more at Baw Baw this winter!
Get more at Mt. Baw Baw with the Early Bird Family Discover Package which provides you with an affordable snow escape from just $975 including 2 nights' accommodation (2 adults and 2 children under 14 years), Resort Entry, a 1-hour private family ski or snowboarding lesson plus more!
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Kids ski free at Jackson Hole
Choose any condominium or home rental for four nights* or more and receive 10 per cent off your lodging and, for each paying adult, kids 14 and under ski free!
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Only 3 hours from Melbourne, Mt Buller is the perfect family getaway
At Mt Buller – just 3 hours from the city – kids up to 5 ski for free all winter while kids under 15 stay free during June and September! You'll find everything you need for a winter escape, whether you're planning a quick day trip or an extended ski holiday.
Koki Alpine Resort
Family owned and operated, Koki Alpine Resort offers fully self-catering accommodation in the heart of Falls Creek close to shops, restaurants and main access lift. Koki offers a variety of accommodation styles to suit any budget, from lodge-style rooms to fully self-contained apartments. In-house facilities include indoor heated swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa and sauna and a shared lounge room with wall size windows and views of Mount Bogong
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Japan 2016-17 season early bird specials
A Japan snow holiday has never been easier with Take advantage of Early Bird Discounts - UP TO 20% OFF to secure your favourite accommodation at the best price! Next year's snow holiday is closer than you think, so book early to save even more! provides holiday packages that cater for all levels of snow rider/kids and they offer the largest choice in accommodation for all budgets, styles and locations across Japan's best ski resorts.
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Queenstown's best hotel for ski family holidays
Skiing and boarding with families should be fun and enjoyable for every family member. The Rees Hotel Queenstown will make your family snow holiday memorable for all the right reasons. With a spectacular location, convenient access to four nearby ski fields, spacious apartments and comprehensive complimentary ski concierge services, your family will make the most of your time on the slopes and in Queenstown.
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Ski Sun Peaks from $2355* per family
Enjoy bluebird days and regular snowfall at the second largest ski area in Canada. With a number of activities for the young (and young at heart) and a variety of terrain, Sun Peaks really does have something for every member of the family.
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Aspen early bird packages – Kids ski FREE
This gorgeous Western mining town may have a reputation for glitz and glamour, yet you'll find a town that welcomes you with open arms. Aspen/Snowmass is two resorts in one, with Snowmass best suited to families due to its varied terrain and ski-in, ski-out accommodation offerings.
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Early bird accommodation and lift packages at Telluride
Telluride lives up to its reputation as the most beautiful place you'll ever ski. There truly is something for everyone on this mountain with a varied, exciting terrain mix including lots of family-friendly ski terrain, terrain parks and kids' zones.
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Plan the perfect Niseko ski trip with NISADE
From family-friendly apartments to ski lessons, the team at NISADE has you covered when it comes to booking your Niseko winter escape! The NISADE team are experts on family restaurants, off-piste activities and the best slopes for the kiddies. Find out more about how you can enjoy a 10 per cent discount* exclusive to Ski & Snowboard with Kids readers.
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Falls Creek and Mt Hotham family transport options
FallsBus and HothamBus offer value-for-money coach transfers from Melbourne and Adelaide along with both Tullamarine and Albury Airports to either Falls Creek, Hotham Alpine Resort or Dinner Plain. Daily transfers are available and most long-distance coaches are fitted with Wi-Fi, USB chargers and equipped with onboard restrooms. Prices start at $399 ex Melbourne return for two adults and one child, with two children being $499 and three $599 etc.
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When to start snowboarding
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A winter escape in Queenstown
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Perisher for families
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Early bird Furano, Japan packages from $1635 per person
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Kids stay free at Trackers Mountain Lodge Falls Creek Alpine Resort
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Road trip around New Zealand
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8-night family packages from $9950 in Whistler, Canada
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Avalanche rescue dogs: Class of 2016
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The Minons have taken to the slipes with Rossignol's fun-loving terrain junior skis. We have a pair of skis to giveaway including Kid X 45 binding, available in 104, 116, 128 and 140.
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We have teamed up with GoPro to offer one lucky winner a GoPro pack. Including a HERO4 Session, GoPro Handler floading hand grip, Junior Chest Mount and a Micro SD Card.
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Stay safe and in style on the slopes with Smith’s high-performance Grom goggle. Be in the running to win a pair of Grom Reactor Creatre/GNSX goggles and a Holt Jr. Reactor Youth Medium helmet.
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