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Man Fatally Struck by SunRail Train in Central Florida

Police say a man crossing railroad tracks in Winter Park was fatally struck by a SunRail train.
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The 9 best Airbnbs in Orlando, from a family home with its own arcade to a condo right by Disney Springs

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Thanks to its world-class theme parks, Orlando is a popular year-round destination.The city can be expensive during peak times, but we found top-rated Airbnbs under $300 per night.Experts and the CDC also say Airbnbs are safer than hotels due to minimized contact with others. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Orlando remains one of the most-visited cities in the United States. The proliferation of wor...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Disney, Trends, United States, Airbnb, Interior Design, Orlando, Disney World, Ritz, Disney Springs, Winter Park, Airbnbs, Lake Buena Vista, Paul Oswell, Downtown Orlando

The best Airbnbs in Colorado

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Colorado is a scenic year-round destination, but ski season sees its mountain towns truly come alive.Airbnbs across the state are particularly popular during winter months, so it's best to book early.There are currently no travel restrictions to enter Colorado, but the situation continues to evolve.Read more: Are Airbnbs safe? We spoke to experts, a company representative, and an Airbnb host...
Tags: Colorado, Cdc, Trends, Netflix, New Mexico, Denver, Rockies, Aspen, Glass House, Rocky Mountains, Durango, Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain, Woodland Park, Grand Lake, Winter Park

Colorado ski and snowboard resort opening dates for 2020/2021 season

The 2020 season is here! While COVID-19 is undoubtably making things challenging, here’s what we know about the opening dates and when all the various resorts will be open. By Date Wolf Creek: October 28 Keystone: November 6 (Epic) Arapahoe Basin: November 9 (Ikon) Loveland: November 11 Breckenridge: November 13 (Epic) Vail: November 20 (Epic) Purgatory: November 21 Eldora: November 23 (Ikon) Crested Butte: November 25 (Epic) Beaver Creek: November 25 (Epic) Aspen Mountain: November 26 (Iko...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Skiing, Keystone, Vail, Telluride, Steamboat, Buttermilk, Cooper, Loveland, Winter Park, Breckenridge, Silverton, Snowmass, Eldora, Ikon

The best ski resorts in Colorado and where to stay

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Trip Advisor Colorado is home to 28 ski areas, from family-run hills to glitzy mega-mountains.Skiing and snowboarding may be especially good options this year when outdoor activities and social distancing are a priority.We've rounded up the best ski resorts across the state, plus the best hotel to stay at for each area.Hotels currently range from $155 to $309 to start, though prices will likely inc...
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What is a derecho? An atmospheric scientist explains these rare but dangerous storm systems

Thunderstorms are common across North America, especially in warm weather months. About 10% of them become severe, meaning they produce hail 1 inch or greater in diameter, winds gusting in excess of 50 knots (57.5 miles per hour), or a tornado.The U.S. recently has experienced two rarer events: organized lines of thunderstorms with widespread damaging winds, known as derechos.Derechos occur mainly across the central and eastern U.S., where many locations are affected one to two times per year on...
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2020 DU National Convention coming to Orlando, Florida

Ducks Unlimited will be holding its 83rd annual national convention on Sept. 16-19, at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. IMG Ducks Unlimited U.S.A. -( Ducks Unlimited will hold its 83rd annual national convention Sept. 16-19, at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. The national convention is an annual gathering and business meeting for DU’s most dedicated volunteers, partners, and donors. This year’s event, postponed earlier in the year due to COVID-19 restrictions, will include insightful sp...
Tags: Florida, Guns, US, North America, Ducks Unlimited, Orlando, Everglades, Orlando Florida, First National Bank of Omaha, Kennedy Space Center, Winter Park, Adam Putnam, Conservation News, Ducks Unlimited Inc, Schoenrock, Doug Schoenrock

U.S. Screening Snarls Travel; Airlines Cut Flights: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Airlines are halting flights, and other business are grinding to a stop. People around the the world face more draconian restrictions on gatherings and travel.Europe now reports more daily coronavirus cases than China did at its peak in February. Cases jumped 20% in the U.K., which faced criticism for its approach to the virus. Currencies seem headed for more volatile swings after a turbulent week, early trading shows. New Zealand’s central bank slashed its benchmark rate.Key Deve...
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Mammoth, Big Bear ski resorts shut down indefinitely in response to coronavirus threat

Just as a big snowstorm was expected to drop four feet at the summit of Mammoth Mountain this weekend, officials at Mammoth announced that the High Sierra ski resort will be closed indefinitely as of Sunday, March 15, because of concerns over the new coronavirus. On Saturday, wind gusts in excess of 100 miles at the mountain top prompted early closure of some lifts. By noon, the mountain had been shut down due to the wind storm. “After careful thought and deliberation of our duty in the face of ...
Tags: Utah, News, Colorado, California, Washington, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, San Bernardino Mountains, Vermont, Ontario, Steamboat, Lax, Gregory, Stratton, Winter Park

Coronavirus Crisis Prompts Several Ski Resort Closures

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As ski resorts across the United States grappled with how to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus without having to close, industry giants Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company decided Saturday they would shutter 49 of North America’s most well-known resorts, including several around California and Lake Tahoe. Vail Resorts said it would shut down its 34 resorts for at least one week before reassessing while Alterra is closing its 15 until further notice. The closu...
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United States: Winter Park OKs $20M+ Redevelopment On 17/92 - Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

The city of Winter Park has given preliminary approval to a project slated to transform a decaying retail center along a major stretch in the posh city.
Tags: News, United States, Reed, Winter Park, Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor

United States: Land, Ho: Here's What This Winter Park Firm Plans To Do Next - Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

For Greg Spencer, a move from Aspen, Colorado, to Winter Park means continuing his company's growth — and now he has an eye on buying up land for expansion in Florida.
Tags: News, United States, Reed, Winter Park, Aspen Colorado, Drosdick Doster Kantor, Greg Spencer

Police Say Amazon's Ring Isn't Much of a Crime Fighter

Ring's promotional video includes the police chief of the small Florida suburb of Winter Park saying "we understand the value of those cameras in helping us solve crimes." But over the last 22 months, their partnership with Ring hasn't actually led to a single arrest, reports NBC News. The only crime it solved was a 13-year-old boy who opened two delivered packages, decided he didn't like what was inside, and rode away on his bike. "Eventually the boy was sent to a state diversion program for ...
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Skied at Winter Park on January 2, 2020

Snowpack has been over 100% for most of the season so far so I was not disappointed for early January conditions. My first day (but not Rachel’s) was the day after New Years Day and I got over to Winter Park early. The main free lot was already full by 8:30 and since it was my first day I treated myself to the paid lot so I could take the cabriolet in. As it was a weekday after the long winter holiday season had concluded, I had the place largely to myself. Most folks I met on lifts were vacat...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Skiing, Mary, Rachel, Sunnyside, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Vasquez, Ski Log, Colorado Snow, Eagle Wind, Vasqeuz Ridge, Lunch Rock

2018-2019 Ski Season Noted as Best Year for Colorado

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced at its 56th Annual Meeting in Denver skier visits at its now 23-member ski resorts increased 13 percent over last year’s total, which is nearly 12 percent above the five-year average. Using publicly available information, CSCUSA is projecting a new statewide record for skier visits of 13.8 million. Today’s announcement reflects a percentage increase that includes the current makeup of the association and is adjusted for the departure of Crested Butt...
Tags: Sport, Sunlight, Skiing, Monarch, Telluride, Aspen, Steamboat, Buttermilk, Loveland, Winter Park, Silverton, Colorado Ski Country USA, Arapahoe Basin, Wolf Creek, Ski Paradise, Purgatory

Best ski resorts for mountain biking

Just because the snow is melting doesn’t mean the chairlifts stop running. Bike parks are popping up at mountain resorts across the US and Canada, and you don’t have to be an expert to ride them. A good mountain bike park offers both downhill trails that challenge your technical skills and cross-country trails that test your endurance. If the park crew mixes in a collection of berms, bumps, and trestles, that’s a recipe for pure success. You can find solid bike parks at ski resorts across the...
Tags: Travel, US, Canada, United States, Mountain Biking, New Mexico, North America, Ski Resorts, Park City, Mont Sainte Anne, Andorra, Downhill, Chamonix, All, Quebec City, Salt Lake City International Airport

On a Colorado Ski Trip, Planes, Trains, No Automobiles

Getting to the slopes without driving was the dream. The Winter Park Express from Denver made it (almost) possible.
Tags: News, Skiing, Denver, Winter Park, Travel and Vacations, Transit Systems, Denver (Colo, Colorado Ski Trip Planes Trains No Automobiles, Winter Park Express

Skied at Winter Park on March 15, 2019

I was lucky enough to have a mid-day visit on Friday to Winter Park after a huge storm on Wednesday. It was a beautiful sunny day and around 1:00 PM I pulled into Winter Park’s free parking lot and was able to find an open parking spot. After walking past the Moffat Tunnel I was greeted by zero crowds and zero lines. My luck had just begun. View of Vasquez at Winter Park from the lift I made my way up the gondola and wandered towards the Vasquez territory. I enjoy the bumps and ...
Tags: Photography, Snow, Sport, Skiing, Terrain, Don, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Vasquez, Ski Log, Moffat Tunnel, Colorado Snow, Panoramic Express, View of Vasquez, Winter Park Overall

Joe Auer, who scored on Miami Dolphins' 1st play, has died

Joe Auer, who returned a kickoff for a Miami Dolphins touchdown on the franchise's first play, has died at age 77. The Dolphins confirmed that Auer died Saturday in Winter Park, in Central Florida. Auer fielded a kickoff to start the Do
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Skied at Winter Park on March 9, 2019

Our first day back on the slopes since late January with so much great snow! Rachel looking out across Winter Park on March 9, 2019 It’s tough to write but it’s true: for various reasons, we weren’t able to ski at all in February. It had been way too long. That said, we woke up to 8 inches of new snow overnight at Winter Park giving it almost a 90-inch base. Wow! With our little one too little, we are still working to figure out the way best way for both Rachel and I to ski. We de...
Tags: Photography, Snow, Sport, Skiing, Panorama, Terrain, Rachel, Devin, Sunnyside, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Ski Log, Colorado Snow, Eagle Wind

Skied at Winter Park on January 21, 2019

After a big storm, I had lots of fun exploring the Eagle Wind territory. Early morning bumps at Winter Park I started the day a little after 9:30 AM (on a Monday) so I had the whole place to myself. It had been a very crowded weekend with, from what I heard, anywhere from 15,000-17,000 people on Saturday and Sunday. My first ride up the new gondola was speedy and pleasant, it’s such a solid improvement to the base of Winter Park. From the gondola, I wandered down towards Mary Jane...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Skiing, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Ski Log, Colorado Snow

Colorado Dog Sledding and Winter Adventures

As we drove down the switchbacks of Berthoud Pass I pointed out Winter Park ski hill to my friend Lynn. We both looked at the little ant-like people coming down the runs and kept driving. Even though Colorado has had one of their best early snow seasons that had everyone flocking to the slopes in December, I still wasn’t interested. I am one of the few people who live in Colorado that doesn’t like downhill skiing. However, I too was excited by all of the early Colorado snow as we passed through ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, US, Alaska, Denver, Adventure Travel, Steve, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Columbine, Rachel, Lynn, Fairbanks Alaska, Ottsworld Unique Travel, YMCA, Denver Colorado

Scenic train rides to ski resorts

Ski vacations truly are the antidote to the post-holiday winter blahs. But sometimes getting to said ski vacations involves inching your way up an icy, two-lane highway, spending more time crammed in your car than speeding down a mountain. Much like traversing cities, trains help people avoid the pain of traffic en route to their ski destinations. Whether day trips near American metros like Denver or week-long excursions through foreign terrain in, say, Switzerland, taking a train to the moun...
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Skied at Winter Park on December 22, 2018

One quick day before the holidays but the best powder so far! Since I’m only averaging 5-10 runs each time I get out, I’m trying to find ways to get creative and make sure I’m spending my time wisely. Luckily the day before Winter Park got a bunch of snow so I headed over to Mary Jane to find some powder. It was really cold, though. Single digits all morning while the sun came up and a bit of a breeze with light snow. After my lift selfie I never took my hands out of my gloves agai...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Skiing, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Ski Log, Colorado Snow, Panoramic Express

Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week–December 20, 2018

Read the full article on at - Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week–December 20, 2018 Congrats to Paul, who is this week’s winner of the travel photo contest! Now that the winter season is here, this snowy photo–from Winter Park, Colorado–gave us the chills.      Each... Read More... The post Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week–December 20, 2018 appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, Mountains, Colorado, Snow, Travel Photography, Sunset, Photo Contest, Featured Posts, Peter, PAUL, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Winter Park, Winter Park Colorado, Fan Photo

Skied at Winter Park on December 15, 2018

Day two and plenty of blue (skies)! This morning I decided to make my way over to the Vasquez Ridge Territory and see how much snow it’s received. I headed up Gemini Express again and worked my way back using Prospector Express and then skiing past Olympia to get to the territory. That’s a nice long lap and with the flats at the end I was pushing hard and gave my arms a bit of a work out. Once I arrived I had the whole area to myself. I played around on some of the fast blues and...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Skiing, Olympia, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Ski Log, Colorado Snow, Aside, Vasquez Ridge Territory, Gemini Express, Prospector Express

Skied at Winter Park on December 1, 2018

My first day back on the slopes! We decided not to ski during the early season since we were still working on getting a little one-year-old comfortable with the cold. It turns out wearing gloves is not a natural or wonderful thing to a baby. Since the gondola at Winter Park’s base is not yet finished I headed up the only chair that could get me to the rest of the mountain: Gemini Express. It’s a nice little chair by the ski school area and I had never actually been on it before. Th...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Skiing, Terrain, Olympia, Rachel, Winter Park, Eskimo, Ski Log, Colorado Snow, Eskimo Express

Colorado Ski Areas Hosts 7.1 Million Skier Visits in 2017-2018

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced at its 55th Annual Meeting in downtown Denver skier visits at its now 24-member ski resorts tallied 7.1 million during the 2017-18 winter season. This year’s total is just slightly ahead of the five-year average. Visits finished only 2 percent lower than in 2016-17. "These end of season numbers are impressive when looking back over the entire season", Colorado Ski Country USA President and CEO Melanie Mills said. "We faced historically low snowfall ...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Sunlight, Skiing, Monarch, Denver, Telluride, Aspen, Steamboat, Buttermilk, Mills, Loveland, Winter Park, Silverton, Colorado Ski Country USA, Arapahoe Basin

25 best airport restaurants

Eating in the airport used to mean standing under a “Snack Bar” sign and choosing between sad-looking hot dogs on rollers and rock-hard Super Pretzels. Maybe if you were lucky, you got a Pizza Hut. Now? Now eating at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant seems basic, as everyone from celebrity chefs to James Beard winners are opening up spots in our nation’s busiest airports. The problem now isn’t finding good food. It’s figuring out where to eat. To help you along the way, we’ve found the best place t...
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Why Hire A Chauffeur Limo Service When You Visit Orlando?

It’s fair to say that Orlando Florida is a city that seeks to give its visitors a good time. This is a city that offers fun, thrills, and excitement to people of all ages, and has enjoyed its place as one of Florida’s most beloved cities for decades. As a result, when people visit Orlando, they know they’re going to be in for a great time. Of course, there are always ways and means to make your time in Orlando even better. A city known for offering tourists a good time made as good as possible—...
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