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Wednesday Travel Ticker: Ski Dazzle to open

November 30, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • Cross-country skiers follow Glacier Point Road at Yosemite National Park last year. The road is closed to cars for the 2011-12 season.
Cross-country skiers follow Glacier Point Road at Yosemite National Park… (Dan Blackburn / Image Associates )

Ski Dazzle, the ski and snowboard expo, opens Thursday for four days at the L.A. Convention Center. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children 6-12. For info, click here .... Solvang is hosting holiday wine tastings, pageants and more throughout December. For details, click here .... Half Moon Bay, 40 miles south of San Francisco, is also holding holiday festivities that include gingerbread bakeoffs, tree lightings and boat decorating. For details, click here .... Snow has closed Yosemite’s Glacier Point Road for the season, the National Park Service reports. All roads within the park are subject to chain control or temporary closures due to hazardous driving conditions.  For Yosemite road and weather conditions all season long, call (209) 372-0200 .... Football great Don Shula’s empire of 34 restaurants expands with the first Shula Burger, at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle in the Florida Keys .... San Francisco’s four Hyatt hotels  are offering a special holiday package through Dec. 31 in support of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th anniversary. For details, click here .... Expect woof sailing aboard a dog lovers cruise to Alaska Sept. 8-15 from Cruises Cruises Cruises Inc. The trip departs from Seattle .... Travelers Insurance recommends that those leaving home during the holidays be sure to alert a neighbor that they’ll be gone. Also, do not broadcast your departure on Facebook and other social media, the insurer advises .... North Lake Tahoe’s Kings Beach lights its Christmas tree Friday at 5 p.m. Festivities include photos with Santa, cookie swap, craft stations for kids and hot cocoa .... The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito holds "Home for the Holidays," a free open house, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, click here, or call (415) 289-7325 .... Travel quote of the day: “Those who know me well will understand that idleness is not in my nature, and so it is my intention to accept one of the offers that have come my way over the years. I have decided to join the Emerald Creek Group, an investment firm.” (American Airlines Chairman Gerard Arpey in departure note to employees)

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