Get all of the information you need on the best ski destinations for your family. From the most prestigious ski resorts in the world to old-fashioned mountains and hidden gems, there are a wide range of ski destinations to choose from. Enjoy gorgeous snow capped mountain views in Canada, travel to Colorado for top-notch ski programs and diverse terrains, head to the East Coast for numerous family hills, or hit the slopes in Utah for some of the best snow in the world. Browse through our list of family ski destinations below to find the perfect place for your family this ski season.

Looking for the best resorts for your next family ski vacation? Visit our 10 Best Family Ski Resorts page and choose from ten of the best family-friendly resorts in North America, or visit our 10 Best Family Ski Resorts on the East Coast and 10 Best Family Ski Resorts on the West Coast pages for a detailed look at the top resorts in your region. You can also check out our Early Ski Deals for Families article. Before you go though, make sure you're fully equipped for your trip with our 8 Ski Essentials for Families. You can also access the best Family Ski Deals on hotels and find great packages for the current ski/snowboarding season. Get more vacation tips, planning and ideas exclusively for families in our Family Ski Trip Reports and Family Ski Forums section.



California Family Ski Vacations
California offers some of the most renowned ski resorts in the U.S. including Badger Pass Ski Area and the Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts, offering miles upon miles of trails and terrain for skiers and riders. Avid riders can shred down any of the challenging ... read more

Canada Family Ski Vacations
With castle-high snow-capped mountains surrounding you as you carve and shred down the mountain, the gorgeous views are an experience in and of itself. From giant Canadian ski resorts in Lake Louise and Banff to hidden Canadian skiing gems like ... read more

Colorado Family Ski Vacations
It's no surprise Colorado is home to some of the most prestigious ski resorts in the United States including Aspen, Snowmass, Vail Ski Resort, Breckenridge and Winter Park. With its fresh powder and diverse terrain, Colorado is by far one of the best ... read more

Idaho Family Ski Vacations
Colorado and Utah may come to mind when you think of skiing in the Rockies, but Idaho is just to north and offers families world-class resorts that deserve some attention, too. Celebrities and Olympic athletes have visited resorts like Sun Valley for years and now it's time ... read more


Illinois Family Ski Vacations
When it's time to ski, many Midwest families flock to Wisconsin or Michigan. Illinois, however, offers a handful of small, budget-friendly resorts, including well-known Chestnut Mountain, just 15 minutes from the also well-known -- and quite charming ... read more


Maine Family Ski Vacations
Although sometimes shadowed by New Hampshire and Vermont ski resorts, Shawnee Peak and the Sunday River Ski Resort are proof that Maine offers a fine selection of ski areas with tall mountains, great terrain and the least-crowded slopes ... read more

Michigan Family Ski Vacations
We bet you haven't considered Michigan for a ski trip (unless you live in the Midwest), but did you know it's the second largest state in terms of the most ski resorts? Plus, it offers unique snowmobiling opportunities, coupled with indoor waterpark fun ... read more

New Hampshire Family Ski Vacations
Spread over numerous mountain peaks, New Hampshire ski resorts, including Bretton Woods Mountain Resort and Attitash Ski Resort, offer gorgeous scenery and ideal, snow-covered slopes for families. With green, blue, black and double black diamond trails ... read more

New Mexico Family Ski Vacations
Propped on the edge of the Rockies, New Mexico's Northeast corner offers a mix of red cliffs and snow-capped peaks backed by the bluest skies you've ever seen. Offering a number of family-friendly ski resorts including Taos Ski Valley, and Angel Fire ... read more

New York Family Ski Vacations
New York has more mountains than any other state in the entire country, and therefore offers the largest amount of ski areas in a single state. From Whiteface Mountain, host of the 1980 Winter Olympics, to Hunter Mountain, the world's first ... read more

Pennsylvania Family Ski Vacations
The Pocono Mountains are home to Pennsylvania's most popular ski resorts, including Camelback Mountain Resort and Blue Mountain Ski Area. Outside of the area, however, you'll still find a bevy of family-friendly ski resorts -- there's even one near Hershey, Pa.! ... read more

Utah Ski Vacations
With world-class ski resorts, including Park City, Sundance, Deer Valley, and Alta, miles upon miles of flawlessly manicured slopes, and the lightest powder around, there's no wonder why guests come back year after year. Offering the driest and lightest ... read more

Vermont Family Ski Vacations
Vermont has a number of excellent ski areas for families -- Killington Resort, Smugglers' Notch and Stratton Resort -- which offer challenging slopes for serious enthusiasts as well as gentle ones for beginners and kids just starting out. All the major ones have ... read more



Wyoming Family Ski Vacations
Wyoming's location in the Rocky Mountains affords lots of great slopes for winter fun with the family, mainly Jackson Hole, which provides a ton of skiing in and around Grand Teton National Park and Forest. Here are the resorts where you can ski and snowboard in Wyoming: ... read more


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