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Ski Town Holidays: Not Just For Skiers
The fact is, there are now more options than ever for non-skiers and those on a tight budget to engage in other winter sports, if they're not willing or able to hit the slopes. I know many couples that have differing ideas of a ski vacation: one loves alpine skiing, while the other is happier sitting by a fire drinking hot toddies or shopping. They make it work.
Regardless of your mutual or differing snow-centric passions, ski town holidays can work for everyone. Most resorts now have Nordic centers and outfitters that offer at least some combination of the below list, so there's no excuse not to get out there this winter.
Nordic/cross-country skiing (free/cheap rentals!)
Dog sledding (please do your research beforehand, to make sure the business has no animal welfare citings)
Skjioring (when a skier is pulled by a dog or horse0
[Photo credit: Flickr user US Embassy Sweden]
Winter riding at The Home Ranch, in Clark, Colorado (near Steamboat Springs)