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Hit the Slopes at the 5 Best Canadian Ski Resorts

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The 5 Best Ski Resorts in Canada

Some people like to use winter vacations as a chance to escape the cold, but vacations can also provide exciting opportunities to embrace winter weather and take full advantage of it. Canada is a great place to do the latter. No one knows this better than skiing enthusiasts, who are very likely to consider Canada their perfect winter vacation destination. But how do you decide where to stay in a country absolutely brimming with amazing ski resorts? The amount of excellent ski resorts in Canada is a blessing and a curse, so we’ve put together a list of the top five Canadian ski resorts to help you narrow down your many incredible options. We considered proximity to the slopes as well as special features of the resorts themselves, like unique amenities and accommodations. Here’s our top five that made the list:

#5. Mountain View Villas at Cranberry

Collingwood, Canada

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Top Travel Destinations for 2017: Staff Picks

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The year of 2016 is drawing to a close, and in these final few days, we’re looking forward to a brand new year full of potential. For the travel industry, 2017 means another year of new and exciting destinations to explore, fantastic resorts and boutique hotels to enjoy, and another opportunity to truly take a vacation and reconnect with yourself. This week, we consulted with our staff of vacation experts and travel junkies to collect their picks for the top travel destinations to look forward to next year. To our surprise, there were both some newcomers and familiar faces in this year’s list!

#1. Cuba

The first travel destination on our list is an obvious one, as it continues to open its doors to American travelers. Cuban tourism is slowly starting to take off, with commercial flights from the U.S. just starting to touch down in Havana late in 2016. One of the largest islands in the Caribbean, Cuba presents an opportunity for new travelers to truly explore a world they’ve never seen before. From the oddly poetic antique cars still lining the streets of Havana, to the pristine shores of Varadero, you must make it a point to travel to Cuba in 2017.

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7-Day Itinerary: Take a Winter Getaway to Whistler

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The charming Canadian resort town of Whistler, located in British Columbia, is perhaps best known for its phenomenal skiing; however, this popular destination also boasts numerous restaurants, shops, spas, and entertainment opportunities. Don’t fret about what to do first—check out our 7-day itinerary to figure out where to go and what to see to make the most of your Whistler vacation.

Day 1: Hit the Slopes

You’ve checked into your suite and you’re raring to go, so grab your gear and head to Whistler-Blackcomb. As the largest ski resort in North America and consistently ranked as one of the continent’s best, this resort boasts 37 lifts servicing over 200 runs on two mountains, with a vertical drop of over 5,000 feet. These sister mountains offer something for everyone, with terrain ranging from beginner areas, chutes, trees, and groomed cruising runs to alpine bowls piled with powder after a fresh snowfall. You also won’t want to miss the record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola connecting Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains. Choose Raintree’s Whiski Jack at Woodrun Whistler, a ski-in/ski-out situated right on the side of Blackcomb Mountain, for a luxurious and convenient stay.

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