There aren’t any bad ski resorts when you’re a kid. On the right day, with the right amount of snow and good company, a little hill with an old T-bar can be magical. Racing, jumping, playing and learning don’t require epic views or mile-long runs, just a good mood and a little snow.
That said, some resorts have done amazing things to cater to families, and as kids get older, they start to appreciate a wide variety of terrain, epic runs, good food, and amazing views. As a parent, finding the right combination of value, experience, access and amenities can be key to enjoying a skiing experience that you’ll remember fondly.
I’ll try to provide objective reviews of the different resorts that I’m able to visit. I’ll look at things like how easy it is to get access to the resort, lodging options, school prices, lift ticket prices, food options, terrain types, day care options, lodge quality, phone and internet access and some of the fun activities that are available to do with kids when you’re not skiing.
If you agree or disagree with my opinion on any resort, please leave comments with your thoughts and suggestions.