As soon as snow makes its first arrival every season, it’s time to venture out into the great unknown on a skiing adventure with my family. From snowman building to s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire to endless sledding runs, snow days can be some of the best days for our little family. Today I’m featuring some of my favorite ski resorts for families so you can plan your own next family skiing adventure somewhere magical around the world, too. Read more to learn about my top 15+ best ski resorts for families this season.
15+ Best Ski Resorts for Families
100 Dercum Square, Keystone, CO 80435
This ski resort for families offers free skiing for kids age 12 and under when you book your stay for a minimum of two nights. This ski resort offers many family-friendly activities and reasonable pricing options for families looking to schedule their ski vacation in Colorado.
Parent Perks: Private ski lessons for families, outback shuttle service, and Alpenglow Stube for a romantic night out.
Kid Perks: BBQ on the mountain, tubing, and giant snowball launch.
26 Avondale Lane, Avon, CO 81620
This is the best ski resort for families offering a special gondola to keep kids warm and many trails for beginners as well as advanced skiers. Beaver Creek Resort even offers chocolate chip cookies at the end of each day to delight your taste buds after a long day of skiing.
Parent Perks: steep terrain for advanced skiiers
Kid Perks: escalators to bring kids to the arcade center in Beaver Creek Village, and The Buckaroo Expres to keep kids warm in a gondola.
315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611
This grand hotel experience will keep the whole family begging to come back. The St. Regis Aspen Resort knows who calls the shots, the kids. This best ski resort for families goes up and beyond to ensure the kids are impressed and so happy they’ll beg to come back again.
Parent Perks: Childcare Services, Apres Ski Tea Time, Free buses to get to the mountain to go skiing.
Kid Perks: St. Regis Family Traditions, SPG kids pass, child size robes, winter and summer experiences, and dog sled rides.
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683
This ski resort for families keeps everything fun. From the fast paced ski lifts to the racing courses, Crystal Mountain knows just what it means to keep families happy during their skiing vacation.
Parent Perks: Luxury cottage homes, Thistle Pub and spa.
Kid Perks: Kids Club Ski lessons, Kids Corner dining at Campbell Basin Lodge, and racing courses.
2250 Deer Valley Dr S, Park City, UT 84060
This is the perfect option for bigger families looking to go on a ski vacation. Deer Valley in Park City, Utah offers bobsled riding, yoga and so much more for your family to enjoy while on vacation here.
Parent Perks: Fireside dining, and snowshoeing with s’mores.
Kid Perks: Sleigh rides, Children’s Center (Daycare)
13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA 96161
With endless snow and activities perched perfectly mid mountain, this is hands down my favorite ski resort for families. We stayed here as a family and I can’t recommend it enough. Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe knows how to make parents feel great with an array of luxurious spa treatments, delicious food, and apres ski activities, while the kids enjoy their Kids Club.
Parent Perks: The RC Spa has amazing massages and a beautiful and spacious lounge area by their spa pool, the incredible Ski In / Ski Out access of the resort directly on the Northstar Mountain, shopping galore, and of course, the champagne bar.
Kid Perks: The RC Kid’s Club is chock full of awesome activities (indoors and outdoors), afternoon s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire pit, the ice skating rink, the option to have a kid sized camp out in your room (complete with the cutest tent and camp swag!).
5781 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
A family ski resort best suited for families with kids ages 5-10 where you’re able to enjoy an indoor climbing wall, movie theater and an array of awesome activities all year long.
Parent Perks: The breathtakingly beautiful Cliff House Restaurant, endless apres ski options, spa days, shopping, and Cub Childcare for date nights.
Kid Perks: Stowe Rocks indoor climbing wall, skating rink, and Summer Camps.
Steamboat Ski Resort
2305 Mt. Werner Circle Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
The perfect ski resort for families with children between the ages of 5 and 12, Steamboat offers many annual events as well as family activities to enjoy when you opt to spend your ski vacation here.
Parent Perks: Free lift and ski tickets for kids age 12 and under.
Kid Perks: Terrain Park just for kids.
Sun Valley Resort
2 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley, ID 83353
This is a fabulous “keep it simple” sort of ski resort for families with children ages 6 to 12. The terrain offers fun for kids who love to ski as well as parents who want a little more of a challenge.
Parent Perks: Bowling alley and ease of access to restaurants.
Kid Perks: Fun Rollers and 22’ super pipe.
Whitefish Mountain Resort
1015 Glades Dr, Whitefish, MT 59937
If your family enjoys wilderness then you’ll love Whitefish Mountain in Montana. Offering families one of the best resorts to plan your ski vacation where you can get away from it all and enjoy nature.
Parent Perks: Beautiful nature views from atop the summit.
Kid Perks: Kid Centre, kids ski and ride school.
Telluride Ski Resort
324 W Colorado Avenue, Telluride, Colorado 81435
Enjoy some off-mountain adventures with your family at Telluride in Colorado. This is one of the best ski resorts for families with kids ages 10 to 16. Telluride offers a hangout out location for the older kids and an ice rink not too far away.
Parent Perks: Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Kid Perks: Supervised Kids’ Game Hangout Room.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
3395 Cody Ln, Teton Village, WY 83025
This resort is best suited for families with kids ages 12-17. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is known to have some incredible and challenging hills for the avid skier to enjoy during your family ski vacation.
Parent Perks: Kids can ski and rent free.
Kid Perks: Fall Line Camp for kids ages 12-17.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
A family ski resort recommended for older kids and teenagers. Some adult teens, such as those who are 18 enjoy having a beer after hitting the slopes since 18 is the legal drinking age in Canada. Either way, Whistler Blackcomb has over 30 snow guns and makes sure their terrain is superb for all skiers.
Parent Perks: Peak 2 Gondola for easier travel during skiing.
Kid Perks: Snow school.
Wilmot Mountain Resort
11931 Fox River Rd, Wilmot, WI 53192
The perfect family ski resort for your ski vacation with newbies and advanced skiers alike. This is a recommended ski resort for families with kids of all ages as it’s really geared towards families looking to enjoy a ski vacation together no matter their skiing ability.
Parent Perks: 23 gentler runs.
Kid Perks: Kid Center.
Les Fermes De Marie Resort
163 Chemin de la Riante Colline, 74120 Megève, France
A luxurious, but not too luxurious place to stay when you’re looking for one of the best ski resorts for families. Enjoy a half dozen restaurants and many kids options to keep the kids busy during vacation.
Parent Perks: Fermes’ cookery school. Indoor pool.
Kid Perks: junior après ski. Children’s Hamlet.
Rosa Alpina Resort
Strada Micurà de Rü, 20, 39030 San Cassiano in Badia BZ, Italy
Enjoy a kid friendly environment where kids can be a kid and adults can enjoy some relaxation during your family ski vacation. Some regular doubles rooms convert into a two bedroom so that kids can have their own space in your suite.
Parent Perks: Privacy. Pools with garden view.
Kid Perks: Private bedroom. Pizza shops.
There it is, my roundup of the 15 best ski resorts for any family looking to plan a ski vacation together. Whether you’re looking to sled and ski in the United States, Canada or overseas, you’ll have a magical time in the snow with any of these spots on this best ski resorts for families list.