Family vacation at the snow is sometimes difficult, large crowds, varying skill levels and a big bill at the end. However, a family ski holidays will be some of the best vacations you will have. So, we have compiled some of the most family friendly resorts in the U.S and internationally.
1. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
Park City has a pleasant atmosphere for families. The town lift up from the main street will be a breeze for you and your children. Park City has a natural terrain that is very wide, perfect for less experienced skiers and snowboarders. The mountain has plenty of high-speed lifts scattered about, making getting up the top easy and stress-free.
2. Mont Tremblant, Canada
One of the more picturesque ski towns on the list, Mont Tremblant is located in Quebec on the east side of Canada. Mont Tremblant looks like old town Quebec with colourful shutters and cobble stone streets, something the kids may not have seen.
The children’s ski school is highly regarded and has English speaking instructors. The kids can go ice skating or tubing if they have any energy left after a long day on the slopes.
3. Beaver Creek, Colorado
Beaver Creek is one of the most family friendly resorts you will find anywhere in the world. There are multiple areas for kids to learn. One of the sizable areas at the base has a short gondola that is installed just for children; however, parents can ride it too.
For the children that are a little more advanced, Beaver Creek if full of some of the easiest and longest green runs in the West. The faux gold mines are perfect for children to ride through as well.
4. Heavenly, California
The easiest way to get up the mountain with a big family is always by car. Up the top of the mountain you have a few good spots you can unload the kids. The terrain at Heavenly is suited to a family. You have wide groomers, lots of sunshine and plenty of places to pull up and regather the children while on the slopes. There are also picnic locations scattered about, the mild climate and the sun makes it a great stop for lunch on the slopes.
5. Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Located up in New Hampshire’s the White Mountains, Bretton Woods offers a lot to a family. As the largest ski area in the state, Bretton Woods boasts 101 trails and glades and four good terrain parks. For something a little different, the mountain also offers an extensive canopy tour. The tour includes many treetop zip lines and suspension bridges, something to break up a long day of skiing with the family.
6. Avoriaz, France
If you are thinking of leaving North America with the family, France could be the right option. Considered one of the best family resorts in France, Avoriaz is high up in the Portes du Soleil at almost 6000 ft. It’s a smaller village with most accommodation being ski in/ski out.
Gentle slopes specifically for children to learn on and even an indoor waterpark that overlooks the pistes (ski runs). If you are looking for an adventure or something more advanced, Avoriaz can provide. Linked to the massive Portes du Soleil area, you have access to thirteen other resorts and plenty more runs.
7. Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah
Solitude has a good variety of terrains, something for each member of the family. Wide open groomers are directing you towards spacious lodges and even a barbeque shack. The parking is what makes this place easiest for families. You can get a spot right in front for no cost and swiftly get your pack on the snow without fuss. Solitude Mountain is the place to go if you don’t want any crowds. Once you pass the front slopes, you won’t be waiting in lines.