5 Family Friendly Ski Resorts

Finding a vacation the whole family loves sometimes feels like trying to climb Mt. Everest: tiring, a lot of work, and only a dream. With multiple opinions and personalities, is there a vacation everyone will love?During the winter months, ski resorts are open and full of beautiful scenic surroundings. From California and Wyoming to New Hampshire and New York there are many quaint, charming resorts that offer a variety of activities for all ages. Here are the five top rated ski resorts certain to
make the most of this winter and book holiday vacation rental for a trip to one of these resorts to experience one of the most memorable vacations yet.

skiing with the family

1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort provides abundant entertainment for the entire family. Within its resort is the Cody House Kids Ranch which is an all-inclusive children’s facility for ages 6 months-17 years old. There age-specific and age-friendly activities for all ages from outdoor programs to skiing, snowboarding and sledding.

While the kids are occupied on the slopes with new friends their own ages, there are plenty of adult programs available to try with your all mountain skis. Or spend some quality time inside the resort enjoying rest and relaxation. There are also many family friendly activities off the slopes like Jackson Hole’s old west history found throughout the resort.

2. Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

The largest ski area in New Hampshire, Bretton Woods is a paradise for children with its Hobbit Ski and Snowboard School which is located directly next to the Base Lodge in the Family Center. Providing childcare for the little ones, the Babes in the Woods Nursery staff provide entertainment for children ages 2 months to5 years with arts and crafts, storytelling, games, and plenty of fun.

At Hobbit Ski and Snowboard School, children from ages 4 to12 are placed in groups according to age and skill. This program is all day including supervision, two lessons of either skiing, snowboarding or snow play, lunch, lift ticket, and rental equipment.

Anyone 13 and older can participate in their Alpine Ski and Snowboard School. And of course the slopes are open for families to enjoy together after learning some basic skills.

3. Northstar in Tahoe, California

This resort is reknowned for its award-winning child care programs, highly rated ski school, and plenty of both ski related and non-ski related activities. Northstar provides ski camps and lessons for both kids and adults. Children are assigned to different groups. Minors Camp is for children ages 2 to 6. Ski Cubs, for the ski beginners, is designed for ages 3 to 6 who want to learn how to ski slopeside. For those who are a little more advanced, there is Super Ski Cubs for 5 and 6 year olds.

Parents are always provided pagers for their children to provide peace of mind. Additionally, there are free “Mommy, Daddy & Me” programs where parents can experience their child’s first skiing lessons.

4. Snowshoe, West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain Resort provides family fun in the form of winter ski school for all ages, terrain parks for free riding or practicing tricks, and tubing hills. Snowshoe also offers snow mobile rentals to glide through the masses of snow they acquire each year. Once the sun is down, their Big Top is full of carnival food, arcade games, bounce houses, and rock walls.

5. Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid offers all kinds of winter entertainment. While skiing is certainly available, there is also an Olympic Speed Skating oval and bobsleds that the whole family can pack into and ride down the track. If that is not exciting enough, there is a gondola ride up to the top of the mountain that leads to an observation deck where the Adirondacks can be appreciated from a panoramic view.

Whether experienced or a beginner, skiing is an activity the whole family will fall in love with. Make the most of this winter and book a trip to one of these resorts to experience one of the most memorable vacations yet.

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