Play in the Snow: 5 Amazing Destinations to Consider for a Family Ski Vacation

Organizing a family ski vacation? Good idea!

There’s nothing like hitting the slopes with your loved ones, enjoying the fresh powder and getting active. 

And with some mountains even open during the summer, there’s no wrong time to plan a ski trip.

But how do you select a destination that’s best for you?

Don’t worry, we’ve narrowed down a list of 5 amazing ski destinations to consider for your next trip. Keep reading to find out more! 


One of the top destinations for skiers of all levels, Whistler, British Columbia, offers everything you want or need in a snow destination. 

The mountain and terrain itself are gorgeous with many locations offering Whistler ski in ski out, such as Blackcomb Lodging for easy access to the slopes without having to take a car or van to the mountain. 

Whistler held the 2010 winter Olympics and with over 200 marked trails, a new ski challenge can await every day and throughout every visit. 

Because of its infamy and wide appeal, Whistler has plenty of lodging which can accommodate any kind of budget. From high-end hotels to more moderate cabin rentals, there are options for small and larger families alike. 

Park City

Park City, Utah may have the fluffiest powder in the entire country, making it a top destination for avid skiers and those wanting to learn. 

Aside from the various draw of the mountain and the incredible snow, the city has some other perks that make it desirable for family vacations. 

For starters, there’s free in-town transportation so you can explore the city without a car. There’s also plenty to check out in the historic part of town if you and your loved ones need a break from skiing. 

You can also take the town lift from your city hotel up to the mountain and then ski back down at the end of the day. 

Lake Tahoe

If you’re looking for epic views and scenery, Lake Tahoe is the place to be. 

Rent a house or cabin along the lake to wake up in nature choose from one of their various ski mountains to spend your day. 

You can also partake in other snow activities like sledding, tubing, snowshoeing and more. 

In recent years, Lake Tahoe has made a serious jump forward with the food scene so there will be no lack of delicious options to choose from. 


Mammoth Mountain has arguably the longest ski season in California and is perfect for those who live locally or are up for a few hours drive. 

You can get from Los Angeles to Mammoth in about 5 hours, making it less of a chore than hopping on a plane with all the kids and having to check bags and skis. 

Mammoth is also very affordable as far as ski lodging and mountain pass prices go. Perfect for the family on a budget who still want to feel like they’re taking a first-class vacation. 

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is well known for their epic tram which can carry up to 100 people and get you to the top of the mountain in under 15 minutes. This is a huge draw for those who grow tired of waiting for the tram on a packed mountain. 

The mountain is also close to the airport so you don’t have to land and then travel a ton once on the ground. You can arrange for pick-ups and drop-offs through your hotel so you don’t have to pay to rent a car. 

Plan Your Family Ski Vacation Today! 

With the suggestions above, you can plan the perfect family ski vacation. 

Consider what you want out of a trip. Do you want to ski all day? Spend some time seeing the sites? Are world-class restaurants the most important component?

Whatever it is, there’s a ski destination that’s right for you.

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