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13 Best Winter Vacations in the Snow for Families

Winter is a great season for fun adventures and weekend getaways with kids. If you’re looking for one of the best winter vacations for outdoorsy families, we have everything you need, from snowy wonderlands to cool-weather dessert hikes. Whether skiing, dog-sledding, or snowshoeing, these kid-friendly winter vacations promise joy and memories that will last a lifetime! Keep reading to learn about our top picks for the best snowy winter destinations in Canada and the United States for families.

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Four teens huddle together while playing in the snow, and wearing their warm winter layers!

The Ultimate Guide to Base Layers for Your Outdoor Kids this Winter

Base layers (or thermal underwear) wick moisture away from the skin – keeping kids warm and dry. The best options are form-fitting. While it is tempting to size up when buying for kids to make them last longer, this layer should be true to size. Fabrics like synthetics (polyester or nylon) or Merino wool are best. Keep reading to learn more about our top picks for base layers for outdoor kids this winter!

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5 Best Warm Winter Vacations for Outdoor Families

Ready for a little fun in the sun? Many families who live in snowy climates are already planning trips to escape the snow and find some sandy beaches to stick their toes in. If you’re considering warm winter vacations with your kids this season, we have some excellent ideas just for you! Keep reading to discover our top picks for the best sun-soaked destinations in the United States for families.

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Winter Layering for Kids

As cold weather makes it’s way, knowing how to dress your kids for the conditions is incredibly important. We’ve talked about layering a few times on our podcast — How

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