Resorts of the Year 2019: Best Family Resorts in the West

Top 10 resorts in the West for Families, according to SKI's Reader Resort Survey.

1. Keystone, Colo.

Keystone Top 10 Family

Keystone, Colo.

"Truly exceptional family resort. Keystone offers a great variety of activities for the kids including ice skating, sleigh riding and family snowmobile tours with some of the best treeskiing in the West. If you book lodging with the resort, the kids ski free."

2. Deer Valley, Utah

Deer Valley Top 10 Family

Deer Valley, Utah

"Deer Valley skiing has become a family tradition for us. Our kids have blossomed in the ski school program."

3. Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley Top 10 Family

Sun Valley, Idaho

"The whole resort is very family friendly and has areas specifically designed for families and kids. The town is so fun and there's a lot to do! Sun Valley is definitely my favorite ski resort!!!"

4. Whitefish, Mont.

"This is a fun resort with something for the whole family. When you arrive at the summit of Whitefish Mountain on a bluebird day, the view into Glacier National Park is nothing short of breathtaking!"

5. Steamboat, Colo.

"This resort is made for families. Easy access, great local transportation, great family friendly dining options." 

6. Grand Targhee, Wyo.

Targhee Top 10 Family

Grand Taghee, Wyo.

"Fantastic place for families with young children just learning to ski. Targhee's Kid's Zone ski area is great. Ski school instructors were fun and accommodating; kids loved it."

7. Beaver Creek, Colo.

Beaver Creek Top 10 Family

Beaver Creek, Colo.

"The best place to take the kids to ski for a great family vacation. Love the cookies at the bottom to motivate the kids to ski a little longer."

8. Banff Sunshine, Alb.

Banff Sunshine Top 10 Family

Banff Sunshine, Alb.

"My husband and I have been skiing since we were kids and now that we have a family of 5, all of our children have learned how to ski at Sunshine Village!!"

9. Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

Aspen Snowmass Top 10 Family

Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

"Despite its reputation, Aspen Snowmass is less expensive than other big name resorts. World-class children's ski school, incredible variety of terrain. Four mountains to choose from. Great town with spectacular views and abundant non-skiing activities to choose from. Terrific family destination."

10. Copper Mountain, Colo.

Copper Top 10 Family

Copper, Colo.

"Copper is a great place to teach children to ski. Patient and family-family staff make the learning experience for preschool skiers outstanding. I was a PSIA certified instructor for nearly 20 years and taught many children and adults to ski and so appreciated the opportunity to observe new techniques and improved equipment."

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