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Compass T r av el SLOPESIDE SABBATICALS Looking for an engaging, exhilarating weekend away this month? Key Biscayne- based Ski USA has a couple of ideas for the Miamian who thinks they’ve tried everything. T E X T BY RYA N JA R R E LL The itinerary geniuses at Ski USA have good news for anyone endeavoring to set pole-to-powder before the summer sets in: With record snowfalls and season- spanning favorable temperatures, Mother Nature has set the stage for some sincerely spectacular spring ski vacations, with most North American resorts extending their seasons and offering amazing savings all year round. Whether it’s the peerless peaks of Vail or the oh-so-aptly monikered Heavenly Resort in Lake Tahoe, resorts across the country are adding weeks of access to their sensational slopes. Interested in interspersing your slalom sessions with only the most elegant of accommodations? Legendary slope-side resorts like the Four Seasons Vail (currently offering a free 3rd night for the spring season) guarantee that once the boots come off, the hair can come down, with an impressive array of top-notch amenities. One thing’s for sure: When it comes to renowned ski spots beginning to fold up near the end of April, you shouldn’t wait to plan what promises to be a truly remarkable recess; SkiUSA.com. 16