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Want place with snow for son, coming from Austin

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Okay, my son has been begging me to take him to see snow. Since this is a "La Nina" winter in Austin, I know if just "ain't gonna happen" this year in Austin (it's been in the 70's and 80's most of this fall/winter), which by the way I have been loving, but I am a good father so I do want to please my son and sacrifice this beautiful weather so he can have snow.

So, since my son has a long Christmas holiday, I was thinking of driving to New Mexico and bringing him to the 1st spot that has snow.

First, some information about me: I don't ski, I don't snowboard, I don't like cold or snow. I'm doing this solely for my son. I plan to drive to NM, check in a hotel, then spend the next day building a snowman with my son, having snowball fights, then leaving the next day to be back to Austin to enjoy Christmas in 70 degree comfortable weather.

The reason I say this is usually when I tell someone I'm going somewhere for the snow, they go on and on about skiing and how much they love it, etc... I don't want to hear that. As a good single father, I just want to give my son an experience that he can't get here in Texas. So please stick to the parameters that I state above.

Next, I don't plan to subject my son to radiation from the full body scans, and there's no way I want him to have a "pat down" on parts I've told him are private, so driving is the only option.

Also, I don't have snow tires or chains nor do I plan to buy any, so I need a route that is relatively snow free until I get to the snow area. For accommodations, I need a place with heat that has a thermostat and preferably radiant heat, not those annoying convection wall heaters with a dial as they dry the air out too much and I can never find a comfortable temperature. I would like a place with an in-room fireplace as it is Christmas. The place should have a dining room with full breakfast and interior hallways (i.e. not a motel). An outdoor hot tub would be nice too, that is something I enjoy in cold weather but it's not required.

Also, if you can find a place that is driveable from Austin within a day (8-10 hours) or if not, then recommend a place within 12 hours and a suitable place to stay the night (with the above hotel requirements).

Thank you.

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