With the holidays coming up, kids are off school, snow is beginning to fall, and now is the perfect time to treat your family to a winter getaway. There are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a resort for your family getaway, its accessibility to the slopes, variety of terrain to accommodate all skill levels, and other amenities the resort towns have to offer, especially for the non-skier or riders in your group.
Vail is one of the largest most well-known resorts and is perfect for a family getaway. With tons of terrain for anyone of any skill level, as well as the many lessons available, Vail is great even for those still getting comfortable on the snow. There is world-class skiing to enjoy and the town of Vail, which features tons of shopping and other winter activities like ice skating.
Park City, UT
Park City is the largest resort in Utah, therefore, features tons of terrain. From easy gentle greens and blues to cruise to something more challenging for the more advanced skier looking for an adrenaline rush, it’s the perfect resort for all riders.
Breckenridge is a ski area and a cute little town that started as a mining town. With tons of activities other than skiing, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy, like shopping, dining, even a spa. The resort is also very family-friendly, with easy access to the slopes and terrain for all levels of experience.
Keystone is an excellent location for a vacation. It has tons of variety of terrain, gentle cruisers, and glades give plenty of options for families. Not only does it have great skiing but also close proximity to the many amenities in Dillon and Silverthorne. It’s also not too far from Denver.
Alta is known for having the “best snow on Earth,” meaning it will most likely have excellent conditions at the time of your trip. Good conditions make it significantly better for learning. Not only does it have great snow, but also a world-class ski school to send the kiddos or yourself to learn a few new things on your trip.
Palisades Tahoe, CA
Palisades Tahoe also features a variety of terrain, making it another excellent option for your next family vacation. It’s also especially great for beginners with gentle slopes perfect for learning. For a few extra bucks, join a group or even a private lesson with professional instructors and learn anything from loading a lift to even stopping.
Angel Fire, NM
With over 50 acres of groomed terrain, Angel Fire also sits at a lower elevation of 8,600ft, making it a great place for a family vacation, mainly because you won’t need to adjust to as high of an elevation as other resorts. Not only does it feature easy terrain but also multiple terrain parks and a tubing hill.