Kids love to play outdoors. Though they may seem more preoccupied with technology if, given the choice, some fun outdoor play always seems to pull their attention. This year, gift them a trip to fully experience the beauty of winter outdoor play. Whether your kids keep asking to learn or your tweens advanced skills need honing on higher slopes, there are tons of places in the U.S. that will cater to their needs. Take a look at some of the best winter destinations for kids who love to ski, here. Hopefully one of these spots will catch your eye and you can continue to plan your family ski trip!
Park City, Utah
There are tons of places to visit in Utah for a family vacation filled with snow. Park City, however, is a spot that constantly boasts some of the best powder for skiing, which makes it an excellent location for novice skiers. Book your stay at Park City Mountain Resort—they have tons of ski schools and terrain to suit every ability.
Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is a gorgeous spot for those families who love the snow but not the freezing chill that often comes with it. There are tons of resorts and cabins in the area, with plenty of ski opportunities for the little ones. If you get tired of skiing, there’s also tubing and heated cabanas for those moments where you still want fun but need more of a wind-down.
Big Sky, Montana
Definitely a resort destination, Big Sky offers tons of snow and mountain experiences for you and the kiddos. It’s not as busy as some of the others on this list, so it’s a welcome sight for overwhelmed kids and parents. Get in some quality skiing, but make sure to snap some shots too—the views are even better than the skiing—and that’s saying something.
Sun Valley, Idaho
A gorgeous place in the summer as well, Sun Valley is a breathtaking destination for your outdoor-loving family. When you come here for the skiing, there are plenty of resort options, but you could also test your older kids’ abilities with some of their harder slopes. Take a nighttime sleigh ride as a family for additional memories!
Not as packed as Aspen or Breckenridge, but with the same luxurious aspects, Telluride is a great place for your family. There are children’s lessons available, ranging from group lessons to private lessons— your kids will feel like professionals by the end of the day. Not to mention your whole family will love the different mountaintop restaurant options. Fun is bound to happen in Telluride!