An Arctic Circle adventure in search of the Northern Lights, how to pick the right ski resort and more

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 05:58:45 AM. Take a private train on an Arctic Circle adventure in search of the Northern Lights, figure out how to pick the right ski resort and more.
Venturing above the Arctic Circle, particularly in the winter, can be a real challenge. MIR Corp. makes it a cozier endeavor with a tour called Arctic Explorer by Private Train: Quest for the Northern Lights. The 12-day itinerary travels from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Moscow aboard a deluxe private train, the Golden Eagle. In addition to the train, the trip calls for five nights in hotels, starting in St. Petersburg with a three-day tour of its famous sights, like the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace. Highlights of the train ride include outings in search of the Northern Lights, a visit to a snow hotel near the Russian border in Norway and a dogsled ride. Guests will also visit the far-North port of Murmansk, where Russia’s Northern Fleet is based. Other cities visited include Petrozavodsk, founded by Peter the Great, and Vladimir and Suzdal, which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Feb. 11-22, 2018, trip is priced from $11,995 per person, double occupancy. International air is extra. Info: 800-424-7289, Picking the right ski spot The folks over at have put together a list of their recommendations for best ski resorts based on what type of skier you are and any special interests. There are picks for families, beginners, powder hounds, those on a budget and people looking for a lively apres-ski and nightlife scene. Families, for example, might want to take a look at Park City, Utah, or Snowmass or Vail in Colorado. The budget-minded should check out Heavenly in...Read more
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