Finding some great fun skiing and snow resorts is quite easy. That's true if you tally the needs of the winter sports aficionados in your party. Snowboarders have different needs than beginning skiers, and those with a need for adaptive technology consider the availability of rental equipment and classes specifically for them to be a big plus. Best of all, there is one resort that offers free skiing to its registered guests, which makes it possible to spend the savings on a lot of other fun activities in the snow.
Attitash Caters to Snowboarders, Experienced Skiers, and Adaptive Riders
New Hampshire's Attitash ski area actually has two mountains for the enjoyment of skiers and snowboarders: there is Attitash itself, which stands 2,350 feet tall, and also Bear Peak, which is slightly shorter at 2,050 feet.
Between Attitash and Bear Peak, there are vertical drops of 1,750 feet. About 20 percent of its 78 trails are marked as suitable for beginners. Adaptive equipment--and also lessons for disabled skiers--are part and parcel of the skiing experience at Attitash.
Attitash Ski Resort
Bartlett, NH 03812
Bear Valley for Expert Backcountry Skiers and Snowmobilers
Advanced skiers may participate in back country skiing that occasionally traverses extremely steep terrain. The Bear Valley resort contracts with Mountain Adventure Seminars to train winter sports aficionados to learn how to safely pass through the sometimes treacherous back country. This same company also runs snow cat adventure rides that take experienced skiers into untouched portions of the mountainous terrain for extreme back country skiing. At its summit, Bear Valley measures 8,500 feet tall.
Highway 4 @ Highway 207
Bear Valley, CA 95223
Snow King Resort for Full Service Family Vacations
Bring the kids and vacation at Snow King Resort where guest services include babysitting referrals, ski lessons, a sauna, game room and also spa services. Best of all, guests of Snow King Resort qualify for free lift tickets. You have your pick of 16 slopes with a 1,570 feet drop, of which five are specifically reserved for experts only.
Children enjoy the easy slopes that are located near the ski school that offers child friendly instruction.
400 East Snow King Avenue
Jackson Hole, WY 83001