TRADITIONS ARE BORN IN THE MOUNTAINS

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Beyond the thrilling runs and snowy picturesque scenes are unforgettable memories being etched into you, moment by moment. 
 
Whether it’s time warming your feet by the fire or time spent making snow angels in the streets, the moments make memories. And it’s the best memories—the ones that come to you year after year—that become traditions. 
 
When you bring your family together for a winter mountain getaway, you’re not just in it for the skiing. You’re there to create lifelong memories, deeper connections, and most importantly, traditions.
 
There’s no shortage of would-be traditions waiting to be discovered high in the mountaintops, where your visit is made up of smiles, laughs, and exhales of relaxation. 
 
On the mountain, in the village or even back at home, a ski vacation truly offers countless opportunities to make the most of your time together.
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Looking for fun on the mountain? Miles of deep powder runs and freshly groomed slopes are only the beginning. 
 
The locals at Northstar will say your ski trip hasn’t begun until you shed those heavy layers and make a “T-shirts only” first run. And when the group is up bright and early and looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, travel up the mountain first tracks. 
 
You get to be the first ones on the slopes with the first chairlift ride, as your skis leave their memory in the snow. Or take a ride on the Heavenly Scenic Gondola Ride for panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.
 
Down in the village, you’ll find plenty of places to rest your tired legs while you recap the day’s best runs. In snowy towns, challenge your family to an evening snowball fight—DUCK! 
 
Enjoy an après–ski treat of ooey-gooey s’mores at Northstar Village. Take a spin, hand in hand, ice skating on Heavenly Village Ice Rink. 
 
Or cozy up and wander the village during the holidays to partake in Kirkwood's Holiday Walk, a holiday extravaganza that includes photos with Santa Claus, a holiday trolley, and family-fun for everyone.

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