Best Family Ski Resorts

Ski Resorts that are family friendly

Getting away and enjoying some fresh powder is one of the things that ski lovers enjoy the most. If it is going to be cold and snowy, why not enjoy the elements at a ski resort?

We are asked often about some of the best family ski resorts. Take a look at our picks from the ultimate in luxury and everything in between.

If we’ve missed your family’s favorite spot, make sure you let us know why it needs to be on the list!

Below, in no particular order, you will find our picks for the best family ski resorts.

Colorado’s Keystone Resort:

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Just a short drive from Denver, the Keystone resort is a family friendly ski resort that offers free skiing for kids 12 and under. That’s right, kids 12 and under ski free!

The resort is open year round but the main attraction takes place during prime skiing season.

No matter your budget, you’ll find accommodations that play nicely with your wallet!

Spruce Peak, Vermont

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A trip to Spruce Peak in Vermont is for sure one of those times when you are feeling like you want to treat yourself. The accommodations are luxury properties.

Spruce Peak is open year round and offers a wide variety of activities beyond the skiing that you would expect. You can give snowboarding a try and in and Spring and Summer enjoy mountain biking and fly fishing and even squeeze in a round of golf.

Beaver Creek – Colorado

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Lodging at Beaver Creek ranges from the traditional hotel type of accommodations to condos that have skiing right outside of your door.

Scattered around the resort are kid activity zones, there is an outdoor ice skating rink in the middle of the village, and fantastic shopping.

Everyone traveling with you will find something fun to do, even if it is just sipping a cup of steaming hot chocolate in front of the fire.

Big Sky Resort – Montana

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With four different lodging options at Big Sky, this is the resort that you can truly find something that will work with your budget.

Big Sky Resort is open year round and in addition to the skiing that you expect from a ski resort you can also do snowshoeing, adventure zipline.

While in the Summer you can do mountain biking, golfing, and guided hikes just to name a few things.

Don’t worry about getting bored with the food options that are provided. There is a wide range from a hot dog restaurant to more upscale choices.

Jay Peak Resort – Vermont

At Jay Peak Resort in Vermont, they boast that about half of their lodging is ski in/ski out.

Also worth noting most of the lodging is located within walking distance to a ski lift. Also, like Big Sky Resort the lodging options will work with a wide range of budgets.

A special attraction of Jay Peak Resort is the fact that they have an indoor waterpark. Complete with a flowrider, a kid’s play area and of course waterslides!

Grand Targhee Resort – Wyoming

Located in the Grand Teton range the resort offers cozy lodging for families and small groups.

Amenities that are offered to those staying at the resort include:  ski & bike demo/rentals, mountain activities, heated outdoor saltwater pool, hot tub, spa and laundry facilities.

And as a very sweet bonus, it is close enough to go and visit both Grand Teton and Yellowstone.

No matter what resort you end up giving a try, you and your family will have a blast skiing together!

Think that trying snow tubing might be more the speed of your family? We’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about snow tubing with kids.

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Are you considering a trip skiing with your family? Take a look at our list of ski resorts that are family friendly. Our list covers a wide variety of budgets as well.