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A beginner's guide to planning a ski trip

Anyone who has ever taken a ski vacation knows that dreams of swooshing down a slope can, indeed, come true. So what's stopping ski trip virgins from making their own memories? It could be a combination of old-fashioned inertia and persistent misconceptions as to what a ski vacation is all about.This year's ski issue is designed to help would-be schussers overcome three of the most pervasive myths that make planning an overnight skiing getaway seem much more intimidating than it needs to be.

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