Ski towns make list of best cities to raise an outdoor kid

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 2, 2010 1:41 pm

With childhood obesity on the rise, it’s more important than ever to raise our kids in an active, outdoor culture. Watching The Ski Channel all day is great, but you’ve gotta actually get out there yourself once in a while! If you’re thinking of relocating to a place that might fit your outdoor lifestyle a little better (cough, get me out of LA, cough), check out Backpacker Magazine’s list of the best cities to raise an outdoor kid. It’s no surprise to us that a few ski towns made the list!

1. Boulder, CO
2. Jackson, WY
3. Durango, CO
4. Flagstaff, AZ
5. Juneau, AK
6. Seattle, WA
7. Colorado Springs, CO
8. Burlington, VT
9. Fort Collins, CO
10. Lebanon, NH
11. Asheville, NC
12. Portland, ME
13. Hood River, OR
14. Manchester, NH
15. Harrisonburg, VA
16. Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA
17. Sevierville, TN
18. Bozeman, MT
19. Rapid City, SD
20. Brevard, NC
21. Madison, WI
22. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
23. Glens Falls, NY
24. Duluth, MN
25. Wheeling, WV

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