17 Family Ski Vacations to Take This Winter

These family-friendly mountain resorts offer exceptional snow sports and activities for all ages.

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17 Family Ski Vacations to Take This Winter

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Expect quality snow, expert instruction and more at these top family ski destinations.

The National Ski Areas Association recognizes 472 ski areas across 37 American states, but families who value snow quality and scenery can also find top-notch – and often surprisingly affordable – mountain resorts with winter sports both in the U.S. and abroad. To help family travelers decide where to go skiing this winter, U.S. News rounded up 17 well-groomed resorts with amenities like professional instruction and child care services that promise family fun on and off the slopes.
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Aspen Snowmass: Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Snowmass attracts an upscale, international clientele with its superb ski schools, gourmet dining facilities and proximity to the chic mining town of Aspen, making it one of America's most sophisticated ski getaways. The largest of the resort's four sister mountains, family-friendly Snowmass features a treehouse-themed child care center and spacious lodging, as well as an action-packed pedestrian base village. Teens will love the four-mountain pass and free shuttle service, which guarantee some independence and a chance to ski Buttermilk (the site of the annual X Games Aspen).
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Expect quality snow, expert instruction and more at these top family ski destinations.

The National Ski Areas Association recognizes 472 ski areas across 37 American states, but families who value snow quality and scenery can also find top-notch – and often surprisingly affordable – mountain resorts with winter sports both in the U.S. and abroad. To help family travelers decide where to go skiing this winter, U.S. News rounded up 17 well-groomed resorts with amenities like professional instruction and child care services that promise family fun on and off the slopes.

Aspen Snowmass: Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Snowmass attracts an upscale, international clientele with its superb ski schools, gourmet dining facilities and proximity to the chic mining town of Aspen, making it one of America's most sophisticated ski getaways. The largest of the resort's four sister mountains, family-friendly Snowmass features a treehouse-themed child care center and spacious lodging, as well as an action-packed pedestrian base village. Teens will love the four-mountain pass and free shuttle service, which guarantee some independence and a chance to ski Buttermilk (the site of the annual X Games Aspen).

Baqueira-Beret: Lérida, Spain

At Baqueira-Beret, a fashionable ski resort about 170 miles northwest of Barcelona, Spain, travelers can enjoy typical Catalan cuisine and explore the area's picturesque villages when they're not shredding powder. Families with varying skill sets will appreciate that Baqueira's three peaks are landscaped for different abilities. Plus, Atlantic-facing slopes produce dependable snowfall and abundant sunshine. Save time for a visit to 1800 Baqueira Children's Park, which has scenic terrain for kids between the ages of 2 an