Best Snow Resorts for Families

10 Best Snow Resorts for Families

There's nothing like enjoying snow activities with your family. Whether it's skiing, snowboarding, or other winter activities, a family vacation to a snow resort can be a perfect way to bond and have fun. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your next winter vacation. However, we’ve rounded up the 10 best snow resorts for your family to make your vacation unforgettable!

1. Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Experience a winter wonderland at Bretton Woods in New Hampshire! With 464 acres of pristine skiing terrain, adults can hit the slopes while kids can create lasting memories at the Omni Kids Club, available for guests ages 5-12. Let your little ones embark on exciting adventures and fun crafts. While they make new friends during our themed evening activities, parents can enjoy a relaxing night out.

Bretton Woods

Photo Credit: Bretton Woods


2. Smugglers' Notch Resort, Vermont

Smugglers' Notch Resort has something for the whole family. With trails spread across three mountains, there's plenty of terrain for adults to explore. You can sign up your kids for Smugglers' Notch ski and snowboard programs or take lessons as a family. Other than skiing and snowboarding, you can visit the Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Adventure Center and rent snowshoes, cross-country skis, or ice skates. After a day of skiing or snowboarding, there are several lounges and restaurants to relax at. Parents can also enjoy some much-needed adult time, thanks to the resort's TREASURES Child Care Center and on-property babysitting services. Be sure to check out the FunZone 2.0 Family Fun Complex before you leave!

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Photo Credit: Smugglers' Notch Resort


3. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

Park City Mountain Resort is the ultimate family ski destination. With over 330 trails spanning a vast 7,300 acres of picturesque terrain, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. Beginners and novices will relish in the enchanting High Meadow Park, a groomed area perfect for honing your skills or learning new ones. Treat yourself after a day on the slopes with a beautiful gondola ride for the family, or grab a bite at one of the resort's mouthwatering restaurants.

Park City Mountain Resort

Photo Credit: Park City Mountain Resort


4. Northstar California Resort, California

Immerse yourself in a winter adventure at this stunning North Lake Tahoe resort. With 100 trails and over 3,100 skiable acres, there's endless terrain for the whole family to discover. After a day on the slopes, gather your loved ones for an evening of ice skating and hot chocolate. If you're still craving more excitement, grab a tube and slide down the hill for an extra adrenaline rush. There is plenty of fun shopping to do during the day as well!

Northstar California Resort

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 5. Camelback Resort, Pennsylvania

Experience one of the perfect family-friendly winter getaways at this charming Poconos ski resort. While smaller in size than other resorts, it has 39 ski runs and 42 snow tube lanes, so there is plenty of fun for everyone. If you want to take a break from the snow, check out the Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark which has several waterslides, a wave pool, simulated surfing, and more! Enjoy a winter wonderland and water fun all at one resort.

Camelback Resort | Pocono Mountain Resort

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6. Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Get access to all four stunning mountains that make up Aspen Snowmass with just one lift ticket. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Snowmass is the perfect destination for families of all skill levels. With an abundance of terrain and a range of trails, there's something for everyone. Adults and kids alike will enjoy activities like the Alpine Coaster, tubing, a gondola ride, and more! Discover why Aspen is known as one of the top ski towns in the country for skiers and well as non-skiers.

Aspen Snowmass

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7. Big Sky Resort, Montana

Enjoy a hassle-free skiing trip with your kids at Big Sky Resort. Once you arrive at the mountain, get ready for an amazing skiing experience with over 4,000 vertical feet of skiing off of Lone Peak. The chairlifts have heated seats and weatherproof storm shields to keep you comfortable on the ride to the mountain. When you're ready for a break, have some fun dog sledding or take a magical nighttime stroll through the Enchanted Forest for a breathtaking snowy light show that the whole family will love.

Big Sky Resort

Photo Credit: Big Sky Resort


8. Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont

Don't miss out on the opportunity to create unforgettable experiences on the slopes for your children at Okemo Mountain Resort. Discover the Ski + Ride School at this Southern Vermont ski resort where there are programs for kids of all ages to learn how to ski and snowboard. Our experienced instructors are here to build skills and confidence in every young skier and rider. For experienced skiers and riders, check out the several parks where you can show off and perfect your skills. When you get hungry there’s something for everyone. From casual eats to fine dining, take a culinary tour of the resort's restaurants.

Okemo Mountain Resort

Photo Credit: Okemo Mountain Resort


9. Crystal Mountain Resort, Washington

Get ready for an endless adventure at Crystal Mountain Resort with over 2,600 acres of skiable terrain. Perfect for kids learning to ski with a dedicated area for beginners. For experienced skiers and riders, check out the beauty of night skiing. Don’t miss the scenic gondola ride that takes you up 2,400 vertical feet to the summit where you will find expansive views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range. Once you get to the top, be sure to dine at the Summit House, Washington’s highest-elevation restaurant!

Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington State

Photo Credit: Crystal Mountain Resort


10. Beaver Creek Ski Resort, Colorado

With slopes tailored for all skill levels, including beginners, Beaver Creek Ski Resort is the perfect destination to learn how to ski or snowboard. Our expert instructors provide small group lessons for a safe and enjoyable experience. There are an abundance of family-friendly activities to do such as kids activity zones, ice skating, and more! Get some delicious food at one of the many restaurants at the resort before you go on a shopping spree at the many places that offer unique finds.

Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Colorado

Photo Credit: Beaver Creek Ski Resort

Hopefully, this list has helped you decide which snow resort would be great for your family vacation. You are in for an adventure, no matter which resort you choose!

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