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posted by Beth van Amerongen on November 11, 2010 8:06 AM MST
I whole-heartedly agree with the Snowmamas and Vanessa that a ski vacation is worth EVERY penny. Skiing is universal. We have lived all over the world and skiing is a fabulous way to enjoy a new country, take in the scenery and get to know the people and the culture. Anyone who has shared a midday hot chocolate or an apres ski drink at the summit, and had a chance to speak to a "local' (or a foreigner if you are the local) knows exactly what I mean.
Our children (ages 15, 17 and 20) have thanked us countless times for having spent the time and the funds on skiing. Ski vacations really do bring families together. Even if your kids are in ski school during the day, the joy of that last run together to show you what they learned or where they skied that day just can't be beat. And, then everyone is good and hungry for a family meal and a puzzle or a game together, as we rest up for the next day. It doesn't get much cozier than this!
Yes, the economy is rough right now and money isn't easy to come by, but the memories truly are priceless and well worth it.