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Winter Escapes!
Page Six Magazine, New York Post
December 2, 2007

Escape

Get Away with a Winter Share

Weekend getaways aren’t just for summer months. Discounted chalets and estates help you embrace the cold – and escape the city.

The Catskills, New York: for active, outdoorsy types

Travel time form NYC: 2.5 hours

The area: Just two hours from the city, winter vacationers (including Uma Thurman and Yoko Ono) flock here for skiing (try Belleayre Mountain), ice climbing, snow tubing, ice fishing and hiking trails – and at resorts like Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, visitors can enjoy snowboarding, too. More sedentary type? Check out the galleries, boutiques and local theater companies in artsy Margaretville. “I have the city five days a week,” says Steve Morrows, a real estate developer in his 40s who bought a place after renting in the nearby towns of Andes and Hal Ottsville. “On weekends I want pure nature.” Those who prefer to relax with a hot stone massage can visit the new Shimmer Spa at the sexy, modern Roxbury motel (theroxburymotel.com).