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10 great places to visit for Thanksgiving

By: Josh Lew on Nov. 10, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
A skier on the slopes of Lake Tahoe

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Ski Thanksgiving in Tahoe

For ski and snowboard enthusiasts, the long Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to hit the slopes for the first time during the season. From Colorado to California, ski resorts open up during the second half of November. Many have enough snowfall that they don't need to rely on artificially made snow by this time of year.

Lake Tahoe is an ideal destination for an early season ski vacation. Resorts like Squaw Valley and Heavenly have plenty of snow on the ground by Thanksgiving. After spending time on the slopes, skiers can head to one of the restaurants near the lake for a turkey dinner.