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The 10 Most Family-Friendly Ski Resorts In The U.S.
Recently, The Family Vacation Guide, revealed the most family-friendly ski resorts in the US to help parents plan the perfect ski trip this winter and beyond. The US offers a number of awesome resorts, many of which are perfect for the whole family to enjoy,
The guide analyzed the 100 highest-rated resorts across the country on a range of family-friendly factors, from the total length of ‘easy’ runs, the cost of a lift pass for a family of four, the availability of people movers and more.
“We wanted to share the US’ top-rated resorts that have a substantial length of ‘easy’ runs that are perfect for kids and beginners, are able to handle a significant capacity on the lifts to prevent lengthy queues, have available people movers or Sunkid moving carpets to make it easier for little ones and have affordable lift passes available,” said The Family Vacation Guide.
Here are the 10 most family-friendly ski resorts in the US to help you to choose the best resort that suits your family well.
1. Vali, Colorado
With a 4.6/5 star test report score, 57 km of ‘easy’ runs, an hourly lift capacity of 63,658 and 7 people movers, Vail, Colorado takes the #1 spot as the best ski resort for families in the US and as one of the best family ski resorts in Colorado.
2. Park City, Utah
Park City takes the second spot in the ranking of the most family-friendly ski resorts in the US, with a 3.9/5 star test report score, 27 km of ‘easy’ runs, an hourly lift capacity of 78,210 and a cost of just $276 for lift passes for 2 adults and 2 kids.
It is one of the biggest ski resorts in the United States of America. The total slope length is 250 km.
3. Breckenridge, Colorado
Breckenridge ranks third, with a 4.3/5 star test report score, 28 km of ‘easy’ runs and 10 people movers available.
4. Keystone, Colorado
Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado, consists of three mountains—Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and the Outback. There are also five bowls offering skiing at all levels.
5. Big Sky Resort, Montana
Big Sky has 5,800 acres to complement an equally impressive 4,350 feet of vert and a six-mile-long run. The mountain is rarely crowded, with terrain choices for all levels.
6. Sunday River, Maine
Sunday River spans three miles and is spread across eight interconnected peaks featuring 300 acres of tree skiing, six terrain parks, and a super pipe. It is split up almost perfectly by difficulty, with beginner, intermediate, and advanced/expert terrain all representing about one-third of the mountain.
7. Stratton, Vermont
Located on the highest peak in Southern Vermont, Stratton Mountain ski resort provides skiing and boarding for all levels. With nearly 100 trails and several terrain parks, this ski resort will delight all age riders. Popular summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, tennis, camps for kids and golf.
8. Mammoth Mountain, California
Mammoth Mountain ski area is a large ski resort in the western United States, located in eastern California along the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the Inyo National Forest. Mammoth has more than 3,500 acres (1,420 ha) of ski terrain, serviced by 28 lifts.
9. Beaver Creek, Colorado
Beaver Creek is one of the closest ski resorts to Vail Resorts, and it’s just a 20-minute drive from one region to another.
The resort has a complete infrastructure to serve ski and snowboard lovers, couples, families and groups of friends.
There are 25 lifts that lead to 150 tracks of the most varied levels of sport. It also has a wide range of restaurants and shops.
10. Angel Fire, New Mexico
Angel Fire Resort is a year-round mountain resort in northern New Mexico, 23 miles from the town of Taos.
The ski resort has more than 2,000 vertical feet, served by 6 lifts, 3 terrain parks, night skiing and a tubing hill.