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Park Secrets: First Class takes you to the hottest natural parks, as well as the restaurants, accommodations and activities that surround them.

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Shot of Mammouth Lakes snow covered mountains in California
Shot of Mammouth Lakes snow covered mountains in California

Shot of Mammouth Lakes snow covered mountains in California

The beautiful and popular mountains of Mammoth Lakes, CA, are a skier's paradise. Nestled close to Nevada, Mammoth Lakes is 5 hours from both Las Vegas and Los Angeles. 960 1280

  

Hikers warm up in the hot springs of Mammoth Lakes California

Hikers warm up in the hot springs of Mammoth Lakes California

With pockets of hot springs, this stretch of eastern California is a perfect place for hikers to warm up. 960 1280

  

Picture from the top of Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes California

Picture from the top of Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes California

A breathtaking view from the top of Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, CA. 960 1280

  

Olympic mementos on the wall

Olympic mementos on the wall

Mementos from the 1980 medal-round men's ice hockey game "Miracle on Ice" are housed at the US Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. 960 1280

  

Ski-lift on Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes California

Ski-lift on Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes California

Skiers ride the ski-lift to the top of Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, CA. 960 1280

  

A signpost gives direction to the skiiers on Mammoth Mountain in California

A signpost gives direction to the skiiers on Mammoth Mountain in California

A signpost points the way to various ski runs on the top of Mammoth Mountain. The different symbols on the map signify the level of difficulty for a particular run, the diamondback being one of the more difficult runs. 960 1280

  

The bottom of Mammoth Mountain in California

The bottom of Mammoth Mountain in California

A shot from the bottom of a ski run on Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, CA. 960 1280

  

map of the bobsled track at the Olympic Sports Complex in New York

map of the bobsled track at the Olympic Sports Complex in New York

A map of the bobsled track at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, NY. 960 1280

  

Outside shot of Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont

Outside shot of Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont

The von Trapp family, whose story was depicted in The Sound of Music, started the Trapp Family Lodge in the 1950s in Stowe, VT. 960 1280

  

Inside picture of a library in Vermont

Inside picture of a library in Vermont

Along with a brewery, an abundance of meeting room space and accommodations for guests, the Trapp Family Lodge offers a cozy libray accessible to guests. 960 1280

  

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