Whether you are tempted by the soaring mountains of the USA or the beautiful slopes of Canada, there are numerous skiing destinations across North America that offer the most memorable and enjoyable family vacation. Did you also know that there are ski resorts in Mexico as well?!
Here are some of our top picks for a fantastic family skiing holiday in North America:
Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA
A beautiful, safe, and fun skiing area, boundless adventures await ski-loving families in Beaver Creek. As well as enjoying a variety of well-groomed slopes that are suitable for different levels of skier and brushing up on skills in the ski schools, visitors can also glide around on the open-air ice rink, have some indoor fun at the excellent Avon Recreation Park with its water park, pools, and gym, get active with a dog-sledding expedition, enjoy snowmobile rides, and explore the pretty villages. Play centres are perfect for younger kids.
Lake Louise, AB, Canada
A stunningly picturesque area, Alberta’s Lake Louise is a top place for scenic skiing and snowboarding. There are skiing lessons for kids as well as a lively day care centre – great for if you want some time alone on the more challenging slopes and if your little ones want a rest from the snow with some new little friends. The Showtime Terrain Park offers excitement and thrills galore for older kids and teenagers.
Blue Mountain, ON, Canada
With a great assortment of family-friendly accommodation options, tempting places to eat and drink, 14 ski lifts, and brilliant snowboarding and skiing opportunities for all, Blue Mountain is a firm favourite. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and set out to explore by foot, twirl around on ice skates, enjoy the pretty wintery views, have a go on the fun Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, and relax or splash about at the water park. The ski school provides great tuition to starters, building their confidence ready to hit the bigger slopes.
Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
The area around the sparkling Lake Tahoe is a treasure trove for families seeking diversity and heaps of outdoor fun. The resort of Northstar is particularly popular, with a thrilling bungee trampoline, night time hiking with snowshoes, snow tubing, and cooking around fire pits.
Whistler / Blackcomb, BC, Canada
A beautiful ski town that includes not one but two fabulous mountains, Whistler / Blackcomb is known for being one of Canada’s premier skiing destinations. As well as easy to access slopes, kids can have fun at the awesome play areas spread around the area. A beginner’s terrain park and snow tubing add to the pleasure, and there is a good selection of restaurants and accommodation options.
Marble Mountain, NF, Canada
Another popular Canadian ski destination, Marble Mountain has loads of cool activities for the little ones, as well as a good choice of slopes. Childcare facilities are available as are lessons for kids and adults. Enjoy beautiful snowy walks, and daring souls can have a go on the adrenaline-fueled zip line.
Wherever you’re heading off for your ski vacation, don’t forget to take along a copy of the Kids’ Travel Guide – Ski.
Enjoy the snow!!
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