1. Deer Valley, Utah
“Everything at Deer Valley is extremely clean and convenient. Everyone is kind and helpful. The Reindeer kids’ program is excellent. Tons of groomed slopes. No lift lines. Excellent for families. The town of Park City is one of my favorites, and so easy to get to!”
No. 2 in the West Overall: Deer Valley, Utah.
2. Keystone, Colo.
“Keystone is great for families. There are wagons to carry all the ski gear and the kids’ ski school is awesome. Really nice blue runs, too.”
No. 19 in the West Overall: Keystone, Colo.
3. Steamboat, Colo.
“Steamboat is a great family-friendly Western resort. Something for everyone on and off the ski hill. Western small-town atmosphere.”
No. 8 in the West Overall: Steamboat, Colo.
4. Whitefish, Mont.
“Ski School is AWESOME! Whitefish gets tons of snow—more than most places. Friendly people everywhere. Quaint town, down-to-earth vibe. Perfect family vacation.”
No. 3 in the West Overall: Whitefish, Mont.
5. Beaver Creek, Colo.
“Beaver Creek is by far my family’s favorite ski resort. The snow is wonderful—always expertly groomed—and is only surpassed by how helpful everyone is on the mountain. And then there are the free cookies that cap off the day. We have never had a bad day at Beaver Creek.”
No. 9 in the West Overall: Beaver Creek, Colo.
6. Winter Park, Colo.
“Winter Park is very family friendly and the resort staff is friendly and helpful as well.”
No. 17 in the West Overall: Winter Park, Colo.
7. Taos Ski Valley
“Taos is an old-fashioned family-oriented, friendly, easy-to-navigate ski area with great snow and ultra-challenging terrain for those who wish for it.”
No. 17 in the West Overall: Taos Ski Valley
8. Sun Valley, Idaho
“Love this place. It’s a wonderful place for the older generation and their families. This resort offers all you would want in a ski resort.”
No. 1 in the West Overall: Sun Valley, Idaho.
9. Park City Resort, Utah
“Park City is incredibly easy to get to: 45 minutes from an international airport to the mountain. Family-friendly, particularly at the Canyons. Great experience for kids to go up in a gondola and ski vs being stuck at the base the entire time.”
No. 11 in the West Overall: Park City Resort, Utah.
10. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.
“Wonderful variety of terrain and skiing options. Reliable snow and conditions. Not too hard to get to from where I live. Whistler is a nice family-friendly resort for kids and grandchildren, too.”
No. 7 in the West Overall: Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.