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Learn about the Best Ski Vacations, Itineraries, and Resorts for Kids & Families.

From tots working on their pizza wedge to tweens honing their advanced skills, ski resorts across the Globe have recognized the importance of catering to families and are helping kids progress their skills and enjoy their time on and off the mountain like never before.

Limited child-to-instructor ratios and increasingly segmented age groups are improving the on-mountain learning experience, while an emphasis on base-area activities and events is adding more family fun to the after-ski routine. U.S. resorts are catering to new parents with child care and babysitting programs available for kids as young as 6 months. As for those hard to impress teens? Ski areas are rolling out nighttime activities and relaxed, yet supervised, areas to just hang or play games.

View from the Slopes at Northstar in Tahoe

Skiing in Lake Tahoe

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Kasumi Ito describes her experiences skiing in Lake Tahoe (in California) with her young son and offers some advice for families planning a trip there

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Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Massachusetts

Our First Family Ski Trip: Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts

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Mom Justine Bray discusses her first ski trip since having kids at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Massachusetts

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Stratton Mountain, Vermont

Four Day Ski Trip in Stratton, Vermont

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By Deepal Sehgal Stratton, Vermont, a snowy piece of heaven, is just four and a half hours from downtown New York City. No matter what you are looking to do — ski, snowshoe, dog sled, etc. — you can find it all here. Let me tell you about us. We are a family of four:…

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Maine Huts Ski Trip

Skiing in Maine: Maine Huts & Trails

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Chia Chan describes her skiing trip with Maine Huts & Trails, including accomodations and the overall experience of being off-the-grid

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Skiing in Austria with kids – Skiing Alpendorf

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If you are looking for a resort where you will enjoy an exciting family ski vacation in Europe (Austria), then the Alpina Family Spa and Sporthotel is just the place to be.  My family, along with some family friends, went there for a skiing vacation during the kids’ winter break; we had a great time skiing in…

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Niseko, Japan

Niseko, Japan Itinerary

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Niseko, Japan Itinerary Day 1:   FLIGHT Hotel :  (Landmark View, 7 Nights, booked thru SkiJapan) Super late arrival, got a few groceries at Lawson’s   Day 2: Breakfast:  In room (did same every day, there is a coffee shop attached to hotel) Enroll kids in ski school – Go Snow. Just a short walk…

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