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At the ski resort
Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts/Keystone; written by Ted Alan Stedman

At the ski resort

Keystone Lake, CO

Toothy 12,000-foot peaks rake the sky above a bustling base village that could charm the antlers off Rudolph. Come evening, a dazzling Christmas tree glows in the middle of the 5-acre lake.

The scene: Downhillers off the mountain and families snapping holiday photos with the sleigh and reindeer ice sculptures.

The inside scoop: Look but don't lick–the Chocolate Village, a 2,500-pound confection in the lakeside lodge, includes a life-size white chocolate Christmas tree and moving chocolate gondolas.

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