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Resort Guide 2022

Resort Guide 2020 West: Family Vacation

When you've got groms in tow, consider these 10 ski resorts for the ultimate kid-friendly experience.

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

If you’re traveling with your kiddos this winter, it is important to find a ski destination that is fun for you and your whole family. These top 10 resorts are perfect kid-friendly spots for the ski-family this winter. 

1. Park City Resort, Utah

Park City Top 10 Activities
Families need options, and Park City Resort is chock-full of those, from a variety of lodging and dining to kid-friendly activities on and off the mountain.Vail Resorts

2. Deer Valley, Utah

3. Steamboat, Colo.

Definitely no complaints from this kids

“Great Family Friendly resort with fantastic accommodation! Great mountain to ski on with fast lifts and easy access to all parts of the mountain. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable about the mountain and area. Would definitely go there again.”

4. Beaver Creek, Colo.

5. Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

Aspen Snowmass Top 10 Family
Aspen’s family-friendly activities are perfect for when your kiddos need a break from skiing Aspen Skiing Co.

“Aspen Snowmass offers the best and most extensive skiing opportunities for all levels from beginners to expert than any other area. This coupled with alternative activities and entertainment make the entire area incomparable.”

6. Northstar, Calif.

Northstar’s beautiful views are just one of the perks of this family-friendly resort

“Great family resort. There are groomed runs for days, fun tree skiing on powder days, untracked snow can be found bell to bell, and lots of dining options”

7. Sun Valley, Idaho

“This has been a favorite spot of mine for 11 years. It had always been consistent in many aspects from the mountain to food. I started as a beginner on Dollar Mountain, took lessons and quickly advanced to skiing black diamonds on Baldy. Their kids club and ski school is amazing. Our daughter started when she was 23 months old and skiing is now one of her favorite things to do. We have actually considered moving there because we love it so much. “

8. Whitefish Mountain Resort, Mont.

Whitefish’s great conditions and family-friendly atmosphere make it a great stop for ski-familiesFile photo

“A great mountain with great quality snow. People are super friendly. The mountain is very family & budget friendly. The cost to ski here is less than half what the big resorts charge with less crowds.”

9. Keystone Resort, Colo.

10. Copper Mountain, Colo.

Copper Top 10 Family
Copper’s open green runs are great for the little skiers just starting outCopper Mountain

“A fantastic place to take the family! Wide-open runs and great grooming, yet fun steeps and even a cat to take you into the “backcountry” kind of! Very fun mountain, with a friendly vibe. Fun stuff to do at Woodward at the base. The Parks are off the hook! Huge pipe and hits! Big air abounds!”

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