Planning a Family Ski Vacation?

family ski vacation

family ski vacation

If the sight of snow gets your family excited, grab a pair of skis and head to Snowbird for a wonderful, wintry family ski vacation. The resort rests in Little Cottonwood Canyon, which offers 3,240 feet and 5,000 acres of mountain to explore, and whose proximity to the Great Salt Lake ensures over 500 inches of snow falls annually.

Thirty years after being founded, the resort now features 10 lifts, 85 runs and an uphill capacity of 16,000 people. Beginner skiers, from ages 3 to adult, can learn skiing and snowboarding at the Snowbird Mountain School. Love the outdoors but not a fan of the slopes? The resort offers ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoe tours and luge sleds. Parents can unwind with a stone massage or herbal wrap at the luxurious Cliff Spa, or hit Snowbird’s shops, selling everything from ski clothes and boots to Chinese silk rugs.

Skiing out west is the only place where you can actually get a nice tan on your face and not freeze while you’re skiing. I found I’d rather go away for one week out west and ski great snow and sunshine, then  a few short weekends in Vermont and ski ice and freeze. It ends up costing the same and the experience of skiing out west is the best!

While in Utah, check out the Alta Lodge too! A smaller place but literally right on the mountain! The food is amazing too. All home cooked.

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort info.

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