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Ski resorts are plotted on the map directly below. Hawaiian Islands are on another map further down on this page. The third and last map shows all other vacation reviews.
Ski Resort Reviews
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Click on any snowflake in the map above to see the name of the ski resort and a link to the review, or click on any link below to go to the review. You may also zoom down on the map with the plus tool in the upper left, or zoom with your fingers on a tablet. You can move the map around with the hand tool that appears when you move your mouse over the map (click-hold-drag). If you zoom down far enough, you can actually see the ski runs–this is a Google satellite map! Once you’re at a level where you can see the ski runs on the mountain, drag the Pegman (orange person icon in the upper left corner) down to any area with blue lines. These are the areas that Google has mapped, and you can see what it would look like if you were standing there. At some ski resorts, only the road up to the resort parking lot is mapped and you can see the lifts in front of you. At other ski resorts, many of the actual ski runs have been mapped and you can see what it would look like to be on the actual run. The arrow tools in the upper left corner allow you to turn around and get a 360 degree view of that point. The other arrows in the middle of the page let you “drive” the route taken when the images were made. Apparently Google created the images by driving snowmobiles mounted with panoramic cameras down these runs. Amazing!
Idaho: Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Montana: Whitefish Mountain Resort
Oregon: Mt. Bachelor
Hawaiian Island Reviews
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What would a woman who grew up in Hawaii show her mainland-born husband and son when they visited? A former Honolulu resident (me!) profiles various beaches, tourist sights, and different types of “local” food in an amazon ebook. A Hawaiian Family Vacation (Oahu or Maui) is a virtual scrapbook, with photos and commentary of various island destinations from a local’s point of view. It includes photos and sections not found on this website.
Other Reviews in the United States
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South Carolina: Charleston & Folly Beach