At Chalets USA we have helped families plan ski trips for many years and clients tell us what magical moments this time together as a family brings, along with snowy memories which last a lifetime. There are definitely some things families can do to make sure your time in the mountains is happy for kids & parents!
Here are some tips on organizing your family ski trip, to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Of course every family has different requirments, depending on the age of their children, whether they're beginner skiers / snowboarders, needing lessons & need to be near the ski school or are more advanced & can ski in, ski out.
Some families love to eat in & need somewhere with a kitchen, dining room & living space, others prefer to go out to eat & some just love hot chocolate!
Please do ask us for specific advice about the best places to ski for your particular family, where to stay, how much does a family ski trip cost & tips for skiing as a family.
All the ski resorts in the USA are family friendly and of course cater for families with children. They offer ski school & lessons for kids, whether you're beginners planning your first skiing holiday or more experienced skiers, plus other winter family activities. Breckenridge & Deer Valley both deserve high praise for their family snow holidays, but also take a look at Aspen Snowmass and Beaver Creek, American ski resorts which stand out, as some of the best places to ski with kids:
We are often asked this question and of course it can vary quite a lot, depending on where you go, the accommodation you choose, the time of year you ski & so on. We can advise you on the various costs of different ski resorts, accommodation, the cheapest lift passes etc. & we have options to fit many budgets. Please ask us for what your family needs.
Here's a quick check list to help you start thinking about the things you will need, which contribute to the cost of your family ski trip:
Airport transfers or car hire
Ski / snowboard rental
Lessons if needed
Souvenirs / gifts / treats!
We hope this has been a helpful guide and gives you some things to think about when planning your next family skiing holiday. We understand if you haven't skied in the US before it can be tricky knowing where to take your family skiing, which is the best ski resort for your family ski trip, with the best ski school etc. We'd love to help you organise your next family ski holiday, so please ask us for advice, to help you have the most memorable family ski holiday in America.
We live in Colorado, know the ski resorts & lodging well we visit them regularly, keeping up to date with the latest things happening in each resort.
We will help you find the dream ski vacation for your family or group by giving you expert advice and saving you time & effort.
Happy Skiing & Snowboarding!
Helen & Rob Brown
UK Tel 01223 655642
US Tel 303 482 1961