Searching for a family-accommodating ski resort that won’t bore your younger downhill racers? You’re in luck because we’ve found some of the best kid-friendly ski resorts in the United States. Without further adieu, here they are in no particular order:
Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado
Just under two hours from Denver, Keystone is Vail Resorts’ budget and family-friendly mountain with some of North America’s best “backcountry” skiing. They’ve got a kids ski free program that allows kids 12 and under to ski completely free, and they’ve given away more than a hundred thousand complimentary lift tickets to families who book a two-night or longer stay in one of the resort’s three auto-free villages. The activities for children in these areas are virtually endless including snow play, adventure walks, pottery classes, cooking classes, skating and more. The best part? Most of the activities are also included with your stay!
Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah
Only a 35-minute drive out from Salt Lake City, Utah, sits Park City – a small town with Western flair. Not only does this spot host the Sundance Film Festival every year, it’s a ski-family favorite. Teens particularly like the area. Just a few of the features you’ll find here include Olympic-class slopes, fabulous ski lessons, a plethora of restaurants and shops, snowboarding, snowmobile tours and more.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont
More segregated, however inside an hour’s drive of Burlington International Airport, this peaceful northern Vermont resort knows exactly what the kids want, but also offers adult experts more advanced slopes at the same time. When you all grow weary of skiing, there’s also a zip line canopy tour on site, as well as an indoor FunZone recreation complex. And, for the skier that needs a little pampering, you’ll love the massage center featuring aromatherapy treatments.
Aspen Snowmass Resorts in Aspen and Snowmass Village, Colorado
Snowmass is the biggest of the four mountain resorts in the area. It features 3,400 skiable acres with slopes perfect for all levels. On site there’s also a Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center with a gym and loads of children’s activities. There are also plenty of activities to keep teenagers entertained. One thing that sets this ski resort apart from others is that they offer not just restaurants, but also bowling, wildlife hikes, and even pool parties. Yep, you read that right! Pool parties at a ski resort!
To learn about any of the resorts mentioned above, or to book your own ski adventure, call Ingenious Travel at 888.695.0321. We look forward to helping you create the vacation of your dreams!