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Resort Guide 2020 East: Family Resorts

Young skiers rule at these Top 10 resorts in the East for families.

Resort Survey Categories: Travel Ease + Grooming + Down Day Activities + Charm + Family Friendly

Got the little ones with you this winter? These resorts have got you covered on where to take your little groms this year. These are the top 10 family-friendly resorts that are whole-heartedly approved by the families who love them.

1. Smugglers’ Notch, Vt.

Smuggs Top 10 Activities
No shortage of fun diversions at Smugglers’ Notch.Smugglers’ Notch Resort

2. Tremblant, Qué.

3. Mount Snow, Vt.

Mount Snow Top 10 Family
This kiddo is definitely enjoying their time at Mount SnowMount Snow

“Best family mountain around! You can be comfortable to have your children ski on their own with friends. Terrific ski and snowboard camps/lessons and programs.”

4. Bretton Woods, N.H.

5. Whiteface Mountain Resort, N.Y.

Whiteface Mountain family
All families are welcome at Whiteface.Photo courtesy of ORDA / Dave Scmidt

“First time at Whiteface and it was fantastic! My son and I had a great time.”

6. Holiday Valley, N.Y.

7. Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Mass.

Wachusett Top 10 Family
The kids are loving their time as Wachusett.Wachusett Mountain

“Wachusett is a great mountain to hang out with friends or family. The snowmaking and grooming are top-notch. The mountain is a perfect size to let the kids off on their own with no worry of meeting up at the lodge. A stop at the warming stone hut off of Tenth is a quaint and unique treat!”

8. Okemo Mountain Resort, Vt.

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Okemo offers great programs to start your little ones skiingOkemo

“Great resort. Extremely family-friendly. Snowmaking is taken to the max. Wonderful staff and kids programs.”

9. Mad River Glen, Vt.

10. Magic Mountain Ski Area, Vt. 

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