Family Ski Resorts


Top 10 Family Ski Resorts

Family Vacation Critic’s Winter Favorites

Pennington, NJ — January 6, 2010 — Family Vacation Critic, the new family travel forum and review site from the publishers of Cruise Critic, has announced its picks for the best kid-friendly winter getaways and launched its new Family Ski Vacation Center to help parents plan perfect winter vacations.

For families seeking fun on the slopes, editors chose their Top 10 Family Ski Resorts, which offer plenty of family activities, both on and off of the mountain.

Top 10 Family Ski Resorts:

  • Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont
  • Okemo, Vermont
  • Park City, Utah
  • Big Sky, Montana
  • Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Lake Tahoe, California
  • Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado
  • Whistler, British Columbia
  • Badger Pass, California

Family Vacation Critic features reviews of family-friendly resorts and hotels, as well as family travel deals and destination guides for planning kid-friendly vacations. The site also provides a forum for swapping tips on all aspects of traveling with kids. The new Family Ski Vacation Center features reviews of popular family ski resorts, activities and advice for planning the best winter getaways.

Three of the Best:
Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Vermont: Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides, indoor pools, outdoor skating rinks, educational ski trails for kids, snow-tubing and nightly family entertainment. Fully equipped condos at Smugglers’ Notch Resort cater exclusively to families, the ski tuition for kids is exceptional, and the lineup of family activities is extensive.

Lake Tahoe, California: This destination offers a winter playground the whole family will love, with plenty of family-friendly resorts from which to choose. Trails have been added to offer easy access, and the size of the beginner teaching area has been doubled. Also new this year, the Burton Snowboard Academy will offer instruction for wannabe boarders, ages 4 to 12.

Park City, Utah: There are hundreds of serpentine trails to choose from at the three ski areas — Park City, Deer Valley and the Canyons — that make up this family-friendly locale. Remarkably, many of the easiest trails start from the top of these peaks, so first-time skiers are rewarded with glorious mountain vistas. There’s also dog-sledding, hot-air balloon rides and the Old Town district that easily transports kids back to the days of the Wild West, when Park City was a big mining town.

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