DREAM SKI RESORTS
From Stowe to Snowmass, 8 Dream Ski Resorts That Are Perfect For Families
The ultimate family resort, this 180-room Ritz Carlton property caters to all ages. Almost ¼ of the rooms are suites, and the resort is only steps-away from a high-speed lift. The Ritz Kids western-themed day camp offers a fun alternative for children who don’t ski.
BIG SKY, MONTANA
Only 6-miles from some of the best downhill skiing in the country, this family ranch resort also offers 50 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails right on their property.
Private log cabins add to the rustic winter wonderland feel.
Beyond the coolness factor here—this contemporary take on the ski lodge boasts an ultra hip design—there’s also the more practical bonus of a small kitchen in every room. The hotel features studios and 4-bedroom suites with a ski-in/ski-out location on the base of Snowmass. Another plus is the easy access to three other peaks including Aspen Highlands, Aspen, and Buttermilk.
The newest boutique hotel in Vail features an enviable ski-in/ski-out location at the base of Gondola #1. The hotel features a chic design, a cozy library for playing board games, and an outdoor heated pool and fire pits with striking mountain views. Families with young kids will love the hotel playroom and Kids Movie Nights.
PARK CITY, UTAH
This new ski-in/ski-out resort was just named the #1Hotel for Families by Travel & Leisure. In addition to a myriad of snowy activities, they offer children’s photography and art classes. Grown-ups will love with glamorous design, Remède Spa, and the Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant.
The only ski-in/ski-out hotel in Aspen, this 92-room hotel has long been considered the best in town. With a recent makeover by celebrated designer Holly Hunt, the rooms boast a warm palette, gas fireplaces, and works by hot contemporary artists like Caio Fonseca and Robert Kelly. Great perks for families include suites with full kitchens, complimentary strollers, and countless adventure opportunities from ski school to dog sledding.
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Ten minutes from downtown Jackson, but world’s away from the bustling ski town, is Amangani. With breathtaking views of the Tetons, a holistic spa, and a very zen design, the resort is all about serenity. Families have the option of renting one of the 4-bedroom houses on the hotel’s property.
The highest peak in Vermont, Stowe boasts some of the largest terrain in the Northeast with over 115 trails. Stowe Mountain Lodge is the only ski-in/ski-out resort on the mountain. Ideal for families, the resort offers plenty of children’s programs including Kids Night Out in the evenings.
Other winter activities include dog sledding tours, sleigh rides, and zip lining.