Best Family Ski Vacations

Best Family Ski Vacations
Whether you are planning a winter family adventure vacation and wish to try something new, or you and your family are avid skiers, you will enjoy a family ski vacation. It is important to remember that you will spend a lot of time on the slopes with the kids, but they--and you--will also need some down time. The best family ski vacations are located in resort areas that offer visitors extra features and amenities in addition to great skiing for all ages and skill levels.

Snowmass, Colorado

Located just nine miles from the airport in Aspen, Colorado, Snowmass offers families great skiing without Aspen's high prices and upscale atmosphere. In addition to boasting the largest vertical in the United States, Snowmass is home to the 25,000-square-foot Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center. The center is located at the intersection of a variety of ski lifts on the mountain, and is also linked to kid-friendly gondolas and magic carpets. Babies starting at eight weeks, and toddlers and teens are all welcome at the Treehouse. In addition to ski programs for children three years old and over, the Treehouse Kids' Adventure center offers a climbing gym, teen activities and themed rooms for all ages.
130 Kearns Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615-5010
(866) 352-1763

Steamboat, Colorado

Steamboat Ski Resort lives up to its reputation as one of the most family-friendly ski resorts. If you choose to head to Ski Town, U.S.A, your children will have their own Kids' Vacation Center, where daycare is offered beginning at six months and ski school for kids who are at least three years old. Additionally, feel free to enjoy a night out without your kids while they play games, watch movies and eat pizza at the Kids' Adventure Club at Night. Enjoy extra savings because all kids under the age of 12 ski for free, which even includes ski rental. Your children will also enjoy skiing on kids-only terrain with their own lifts and a park.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation
2305 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat, CO 80487
(877) 237-2628

Smuggler's Notch, Vermont

Located just a short distance from Jeffersonville, Vermont, Smuggler's Notch, also called Smuggs, offers many of the same amenities and features as the big family resorts in Colorado. If you are itching to get your two-year-old on skis, Smuggs starts ski school at the age of two-and-a-half. In addition to offering lessons for skiers of all ages, Smuggs offers Mommy & Me or Daddy & Me skiing lesson. The resort's Treasures daycare will take excellent care of your young children under the age of three. Other age groups can participate in different types of day camps. Each camp consists of ski lessons and activities to entertain your children while you head for the black diamond runs.
Smugglers' Notch Resort
4323 Vermont Route 108 South
Smugglers' Notch, VT 05464-9537
(800) 419-4615

Article Written By Jessica Morelock

Jessica Morelock began her professional writing career in 2007, after a three-year stint as a producer and co-host on Sirius Satellite Radio. She has also worked for the airline industry and as a travel agent. She completed a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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