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Planning, Packing And Powder: The Complete Guide To Ski Vacations

Complete Ski Vacation Guide - VideosSpring may be around the corner, but ski season is still booming with record-setting snowfall in resorts around the country.

Peter sat down with ski expert and journalist Kelley McMillan to talk about what you need to know before you even hit the slopes.

So check out these videos for everything you need to know to plan a ski vacation…

1. What if You Don’t Ski?

If you’re like Peter, the thought of skiing immediately makes you think of orthopedic surgery. But that doesn’t mean you have miss out on all the outdoor fun. From snowshoing to tubing to thrill-seeking paragliding, you can find experiences designed for all types of adventurers. For more, visit our Winter Sports section.

2. Packing for a Ski Vacation

It’s all about the layers, but what are the essential items and materials to stay warm on the slopes? And what’s the most economical way to get your ski equipment to your destination? When does it pay to rent versus buy? For more help, visit our Luggage & Packing section.

Complete Ski Vacation Guide - Interview With Kelley McMillan3. Getting a Great Deal

Find out which affordable resorts are boasting great snow this year, and get tips on how to secure great lodging deals. For more, visit our Budget Travel section.

4. Conditioning for Skiing

How can you prevent injury on the slopes? Start training now! Learn what kind of exercises really pay off for strengthening and conditioning. Find out more in ourHealth & Fitness section.

5. Summer Skiing Destinations

Ever thought of skiing for your summer vacation? Sure, it’s easy if you just head to destinations like Chile or New Zealand. But if you prefer to remain a little closer to home, you’ll be suprised which U.S. mountains have stayed open well into June and July. Get location-specific travel advice in our Destinations section.

To learn more about ski expert and journalist Kelley McMillan, visit her Web site at

Check out the official Peter Greenberg YouTube channel for more travel videos.

And don’t miss our winter sports section for more travel tips and ideas.