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8 Great Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

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If you’re on the East Coast, Smuggler’s Notch in VT is about as kid-friendly and fun as it gets. In addition to skiing, there are family activities like a sled-building content, arcade, tubing, bingo, magic shows, and so much more.@SmugglersNotchVT
At North Star in the Lake Tahoe area, kids can take lessons or go to a fun childcare program while parents ski. Plus there are outdoor fire pits, a movie theatre, and kid-friendly restaurants.North Star
Nestled in the Mt. Hood National Forest, Mt. Hood Meadows offers some of the best family-friendly skiing in the Pacific NW. Choose between half or full day lessons for your kids and there’s also an option for "Parent & Me" lessons where you stay with your kid.Mt. Hood Meadows
Did someone say candy cabin? Yep, at an elevation of 9840 feet at Beaver Creek in Colorado you’ll find a cabin with sweeping views and a wide selection of candy to get the family sugared-up for their next run. Did I mention there’s also a cookie cabin?Beaver Creek
Nordic Valley in Utah is best known for its night skiing, which means it’s never too crowded during kid-friendly day hours. At $130, group lessons for kids are more affordable than other resorts.Nordic Valley
Located in Peru, VT, Bromley Mountain is just about as kid-friendly as ski resorts get. In addition to ski school (called mountain camp) for little ones 6-12, there are tennis courts, a playground, and sleigh rides in town.Bromley
Getting out west can be a long journey, but Big Sky is easy to get to with a ton of direct flights to Bozeman, MT. A nice combo of world class skiing and trails designed for beginners, there’s also dog sledding, kid-friendly restaurants, and a zipline.@bigskyresort
If you want to get your kid comfortable on skis before hitting up a full-fledged mountain, try Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, NY. In addition to skiing lessons, this all-inclusive resort has an indoor waterpark, snow tubing, laser tag, and so much more.Rocking Horse Ranch