The Best Family-Friendly Snow Mountains in the U.S.

The Best Family-Friendly Snow Mountains in the U.S.

  • Canning Properties Group
  • 01/9/24

The Best Family-Friendly Snow Mountains in the U.S.

Looking to get away this winter and make some unforgettable memories? Below is a list of the best family-friendly snow mountains in the United States, many of which our team has grown to love.


Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

Heavenly lives up to its name with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Its expansive terrain caters to all skill levels, and the resort offers excellent ski schools with a variety of kid-friendly activities. The gondola ride provides panoramic vistas for the whole family.


Aspen Snowmass, Aspen, Colorado

Four mountains, one destination – Aspen Snowmass combines diverse terrains from beginner slopes to challenging bowls. The Treehouse Kid's Adventure Center is a haven for children. The resort hosts family events, and the Elk Camp restaurant offers stunning mountain views.


Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, Utah

Boasting the largest ski resort in the U.S., Park City offers an extensive network of trails and terrain parks. The Kid's Signature Programs focus on skill development, and the charming Park City village is perfect for après-ski family strolls.


Vail Ski Resort, Vail, Colorado

Vail's iconic Back Bowls and European-inspired village create a magical ambiance. Adventure Ridge offers snow tubing and family-friendly snowmobile tours. The Blue Sky Basin is a hidden gem for adventurous families.


Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Renowned for its "Champagne Powder", Steamboat is a powder paradise surrounded by the picturesque Routt National Forest. Kid's Ski School focuses on fun and skill development. Don't miss the cowboy-themed après-ski events in Steamboat Springs.


Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky lives up to its name with vast expanses of skiable terrain and the iconic Lone Peak. The Kid's Club offers a variety of activities, and the Ramcharger 8 chairlift is equipped with heated seats and a weather shield for added comfort.


Northstar California Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Northstar combines well-groomed slopes with a charming village atmosphere. The Village at Northstar is a hub of family activities, including ice skating and s'mores by the fire pits. The Burton Snowboard Academy caters to young snowboarders.


Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, Colorado

Nestled in a box canyon, Telluride offers stunning scenery with a mix of challenging terrain and welcoming slopes, and the ski school caters to all skill levels. Kids will love the free gondola rides, and the Mountain Village provides a charming après-ski atmosphere.


Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, or "Breck," combines a historic mining town ambiance with a world-class ski resort. The charming Main Street offers family-friendly shops and dining, and the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster is a thrilling experience for all ages.


Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado

Keystone is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and night skiing options. Kidtopia, Keystone's festival for kids, features daily activities. The A51 Terrain Park offers family-friendly features for those interested in freestyle skiing or snowboarding.


Snowbird, Snowbird, Utah

Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, Snowbird is celebrated for its abundant powder and challenging terrain. The Chickadee and Gadzoom lifts cater to beginners and families, while the Cliff Spa provides a relaxing retreat for parents after a day on the slopes.


With so many fun-filled family friendly options within reach, it’s a great time to create some happy memories.  So go ahead and pack the car, grab the kids and your outerwear and head to mountains. We’ll see you on the slopes!



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